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Stockton Street

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Address: Chinatown (Not SoMa), San Francisco, CA
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Activities: Shopping, Dining

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Chinatown

Stockton Street takes you through the less travelled roads in Chinatown. Make a visit to this part of Chinatown as it is less touristy and far removed from the crowds elsewhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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FB, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
51 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There are several shops on the street with everything you can think of. Pressed duck and prepared food, clothes, vegetables, silk komonos, lottery tickets, all sorts of fun things. It's crowded with elderly Chinese people doing their daily shopping, and the language is a sharp contrast to what the English speaker is used to.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stockton Street takes you through the less travelled roads in Chinatown. Make a visit to this part of Chinatown as it is less touristy and far removed from the crowds elsewhere.

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san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stockton Street from Columbus to the tunnel is the commercial center of the real Chinatown. It is an interesting walk that you should consider doing.... Let's start with the negatives: 1) nothing touristy here (except maybe Kong Chow Temple --- one of two temples that claim to be the oldest Chinese temple in the US; this temple relocated in the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stockton and Pacific Street is where you will find Chinatown for locals. None of that touristy stuff on Grant Ave. Sidewalks packed with people and produce and ducks hanging in the window. Visit Chinatown gate and then head over here for the real deal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

During a recent trip to San Francisco we used Stockton Street to walk from Union Square through Chinatown and found this a nice path to use for this city street walk. In the Union Square area, Stockton is typical of Powell, with lots of shops and dining but it seems to quiet down once you pass Union Square a few... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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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