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Chinatown

Address: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
Phone Number: 888-212-3203
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Ranked #83 of 330 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Sparta, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Chinatown is a great place, but I have one problem. If you are in a hurry to get some where, you can not get there at night. Every night at every intersection, there are people who try to get you to eat some food. Some of them do not even know English, so what in the world are you doing... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I wasn't too impressed. All the shops are the same, all over priced and full of junk and the food isn't very cheap. Chinatown is massive so be prepared for a lot of walking. Some areas are a little shady so don't go wandering around at night on your own. The bakeries are where you want to buy your snacks.... More 

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Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Most of the shops here carry the same thing. Very touristy but I liked one store here which was the linens store. Beautiful tablecloths

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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was neat to walk though here, but most of the stores were catering to tourists with cheap knick knacks. We went into a lovely Wok shop which was more for locals. Very pleasant people running it. It did not have the WOW factor I was hoping for. We were also told by the Big Bus tour guide that bartering... More 

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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122 reviews 122 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

i love this place. with all the little shops and little eateries and delicious bakeries everywhere. of course the steets are jammed packed that its hard to drive a car and park it. they have everything i mean everything in chinatown. the streets are filled with the asian culture and the smell of peking duck and dim sum fill the... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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73 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Seeing a lot of Chinatowns already, this one was a bit disappointing. Most of the shops I saw were tourist oriented and the place didn't have this "authentic" feeling to it. But it might be, that I was just too early (at 10:00am most shops are still not open) and things change in afternoon...But definitely very good place to buy... More 

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JACKSON, GEORGIA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you love souvenir shopping, go no further than the "main drag" through Chinatown. But if you want a true feel for Chinatown, venture off the beaten path. We printed off a self-guided walking tour that it took us through a small park where lots of Chinese men were playing cards and dice games and by wonderful butcher and grocery... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Check out Ross Alley for the fortune cookie factory. The local post office has really helpful and friendly local staff. Also some nice jade jewelery stores and local general stores selling really lovely paper lanterns.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We enjoyed walking the streets of china town. Lots of culture, shopping, and restaurant's. Make the time for a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Compared to the Chinatown area of so many other cities, this one is drab and colourless. No hint of culture, it's just an area that Chinese people live in, like any other suburb.

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