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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
+1 415-433-1817
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“mongolian beef” (41 reviews)
“dim sum” (94 reviews)
“fried rice” (34 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant. I know, mistake number one. But we had recently arrived and were looking for something convenient. We were two couples. We each ordered different dishes and none of us felt any of it was edible. The hot...More

Thank Bento1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Oriental Pearl a number of times. I keep coming back for the one dish, but everything else is average to below average for a Chinese restaurant.

Thank morandanny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The concierge at our hotel recommended the Pearl to us. Normally we eat at Nanking but decided a change. What a mistake. There was not a sole in the place when we walked in at 6:30- first clue. The woman waiting on us was delightful...More

Thank kathie0309
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

My first clue should have been that the clientele was not Asian. The food was terrible and way over priced. We ordered the set menu A and the dim sum was rubbery and tasteless, the hot and sour soup was runny and thin, the cashew...More

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant two times during our stay in San Francisco. The food was excellent. First we had a deluxe dumpling menu. Second time the staff recommended us different dim sums. We highly recommend this place to any dim sum lovers and for those...More

Thank nkriszti90
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Checked trip advisor for somewhere to eat in China Town on our first night. This place popped up and the reviews did not lie. Walked the short distance from pur hotel. There was a line to be seated but staff were very friendly and accommodating...More

Thank Amie C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Excellent place. Good food. Very non-nondescript. Easy to miss this place but it came recommended and we had an awesome meal. Recommended.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We didn't know where to eat in china town and just happened to pick this restaurant. The food and service was great! There were ten of us. We sat at one table and ordered Chinese beer. We asked what they would recommend and the said...More

Thank Ajaxannie
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Just arrived in San Francisco for a very short visit and wanted to get on the right time zone quickly. Recommended this restaurant by the hotel concierge and was not disappointed. The proprietor recommended an excellent choice of dim sun followed by a Chinese curry...More

Thank JADRobo
Reviewed 27 March 2018

BEST Peking Duck, spare ribs, and dim sum we've had in a long time. And the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend!

Thank Beth S
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Mattia I
16 January 2016|
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Response from Prickycritic05 | Reviewed this property |
I think there was a tofu dish that didn't contain meat. However this isn't a vegetarian restaurant so do bear in mind that the same wok is used to cook meat dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1817
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