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Chinatown

Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
888-212-3203
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Ranked #89 of 374 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia.  It is a place many visitors want to see and put high on their list of places to go.  But... more »
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Rocky River, Ohio USA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

If you're in San Francisco a stop in Chinatown to walk around is a must! You can drive through but it's pretty tight but to really see it and really appreciate it you have to walk through it!! Shops are cute and you must stop at a tea room! And you have to stop at the fortune cookie factory. And... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I visited Chinatown in a trip with my parents. We really enjoyed it and the real Chinese atmosphere! Shopping for oriental items was fun and there are plenty of restaurant options.

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boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

After a splendid day with family across the bay, we came back into town and were surprised to find ourselves shopping and dining in chinatown. What unexpected fun!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you are in San Francisco, you really have to visit Chinatown and walk down Stockton street. The abundance and variety of fresh foods and fruits and vegetables is a sensory overload. You will see things you have never seen before or probably will never see again unless you go to a market in China.

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Good for inexpensive tee shirts and unusual Asian goods as well as plenty of places to eat. Close to downtown, it is bigger and cleaner than most Chinatown's I've visited. You can spend a few hours just going from street to street, time just melts away. I wouldn't drive, its crowded, park the car nearby and walk around. Fun to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

As we are part of a Chinese community back in New Zealand this for us was a must see and enjoy experience particularly as this was the first community for the Chinese in the US. Very helpful to have some local knowledge to get you to the right places for eating, shopping and looking around otherwise you miss the best... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We just wanted to take a drive through to take in the culture but we just felt like we were driving through any other ghetto.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

What a fun place to visit!! Lots of little shoppes over-flowing with everything Chinese!! From silk robes and slippers, to cheap, fun souvenirs, paper lanterns, chop sticks, asian groceries & tea shoppes-- there's so many things to discover. We rode a packed-jam, standing-only bus into Chinatown from Union Square at rush hour during the holidays with kids!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!... More

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Brisbane
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were a bit disappointed with this area, we expected it to be bigger and better. We were put off eating here as the general feeling is that it is tired and in need of a makeover. Felt that the Sydney Chinatown is much better. There are a lot of tatty tourist shops here, just not our thing I guess.

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Wilmington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed walking around Chinatown and learning about tea at Vital Tea Leaf. Vital Tea Leaf was the only spot we spent any considerable time inside, but just walking around the neighborhood itself was a fun thing to do for an hour. I wouldn't go way out of my way to see Chinatown, but if it is... More

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