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Address: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: 888-212-3203
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's...
This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's not hard to find: listen for the clack of mahjongg tiles and nose out the salty spicy squid.
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Some many trips to S.F., but have never been through Chinatown.... this time as out hotel was located right next to it (0.1 mile away)... decided to walk the route and look for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Ontario, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Some many trips to S.F., but have never been through Chinatown.... this time as out hotel was located right next to it (0.1 mile away)... decided to walk the route and look for a fun place to eat. Was surprised that there was not any "STREET VENDORS" selling interesting food from carts, but was still able to fine a sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lots of tourist traps here but if you can look past that and enjoy the smells and sites of this rather large Chinatown it's well worth it.

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Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is something you should do, but realize it's more of a tourist trap than anything else at this point. Lots of shops with cheap souvenirs. Good food. Bakeries were the most interesting thing. Fun to walk through. Stop at the fortune cookie factory too. It takes 5 minutes!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our Comprehensive Shuttle Tour made a quick stop and short guided walk to a fortune cookie factory. We had samples and paid 50 cents to take each photograph. We bought some cookies and they were almost all crumbled by the time we got home. Our guide, Kiira, was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Santa Ana, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of walking but close to everything took the Bart into San Francisco and took tollies and buses for a day so much fun

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Toronto
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I guess from a historic perspective it is like looking at the ruins of an ancient civilization, but the good restaurants with only a few exceptions all seem to be gone, the population has moved elsewhere and the streets from the Chinese gate are lined with closed down store fronts or just with tacky souvenir shops. I grew up in... More 

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Dallas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place has to be experienced. No picture can do it justice. Go eat at hunan home's and embrace the culture. Walk throughout, try some tea and look at the peking ducks hanging from the streets.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Just a fun place to walk around with the family. We checked out many of the stores; even the food markets are interesting to see with all of the exotic food available. We ended up choosing a good restaurant and enjoying lunch before setting off again. Recommend checking it out!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Besides having family that live in the area, we really enjoy the San Francisco area and go here often. Love cruising all the shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I happened to end up in this neighborhood in San Francisco, and was pleasantly surprised. Walking around it actually feels like Asia with the corner street vendors and many people still speaking Chinese. The buildings have also been decorated in the Chinese fashion. The atmosphere seems festive and welcoming to tourists seeking to experience the Chinese legacy in San Fancisco.... More 

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Address: Address: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: 888-212-3203
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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