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SF Chinatown Ghost Tours

731 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
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Ranked #184 of 298 activities in San Francisco
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Type: Tours, Walking tours
Most recent review
- Jun 11, 2014
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After shopping a bit in the oldest Chinatown in the US, we joined Cynthia the owner of the Ghost Tours for an enjoyable evening of walking the streets and colorful back alleyways of Chinatown. Cynthia did a nice job of filling us in on some ghost stories and common sightings, as well as a few tidbits of interesting history such... More

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Kailua Kona, HI
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163 reviews 163 reviews
55 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Did the daytime tour which included Dim Sum at the 4 Seas Restruant. Russell was an excellent guide with much knowledge of the history of chinatown in SF and the more modern aspects such as movie scenes. Best stop was the Golden Fortune Cookie factory where we got to see Fortune cookies being stuffed and "unfortunate" cookies being discarded.

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Brentwood, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I live in the Bay Area and always try to do the touristy things people come from all over the world to see and enjoy. This is one of those things that you may not do because one becomes jaded to what's available in their own back yard. It was a fun and entertaining tour. Back alleyways and background information... More

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Brazil, In
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This tour originated at the Four Seas Restaurant in Chinatown (San Francisco). We signed up online and met at the appointed time at the restaurant for the tour (we paid full price, but check Groupon before you buy your tickets). Our guide, Ruby, was very familiar with the area and had relatives who were born and raised there. She led... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I really enjoyed this tour more than I thought I would. I learned quite a bit about Chinatown and the culture. The tales reflect unfortunate events that happened to individuals in the area, which means if you're expecting horror type movie ghost tales; you'll be greatly disappointed. A word of caution. There are a few steep inclines, so be prepared.... More

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

There were some fun facts/locations pointed out but the tour guide was a bit disorganized. Could have been better if she had collected her thoughts & presented the group with a well-told story. Unfortunately I think she lost the attention of some of the group members...

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New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Same as last review a lot of what the last reviewer stated. Ruby did seem to pull things out of thin air. but the tour itself I still found the history interesting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have been on ghost tours in many cities and was really looking forward to this one. Our guide Ruby was not a good storyteller, forgot what she was saying numerous times and seemed to be making things up as she went along. It doesn't matter if there are ghosts or not, if the person is a great storyteller it... More

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Livermore, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My friend and I bought a Groupon for this SF Chinatown Ghost Tours and had a ball!!! We arrived early and enjoyed $3 beers and Dim-Sum, and they were delicious!! After the meal, we headed off on our tour at 7:30pm. Our tour guide, Cynthia, was really knowledgeable and was a complete delight!! She knew all about the history of... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

SF Chinatown Ghost Tours also offers what they advertise as Feng Shui Chinatown walking tours which include a Dim Sum lunch at the Four Seas Restaurant on Grant. My adult daughter gave me this tour for Christmas and I was very excited to go. Several years ago, we had gone on Linda Yee's All About Chinatown tour and loved it.... More

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