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All About Chinatown Tours

San Francisco, CA 94164-0145 (Chinatown)
+1 415-982-8839
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Ranked #38 of 304 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 30th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food... more » Owner description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 30th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food markets, a secluded Chinese temple, an herbal pharmacy and more. Complete the visit with a dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's legendary restaurants. « less
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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend the tour. Not only is it a fun learning experience, the tour guide Linda Lee shares a lot of inside information about Chinatown's culture. Overall, it was an insightful and meaningful experience--and well worth the nominal fee.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Linda Lee is the owner of All About Chinatown Tours and has been doing this tour for a very long time. In the course of the tour and in talking with Linda, I found out that we are the same age and I promised I would not reveal our age to no one. In all honesty, neither one of us... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fantastic tour well worth the money. Linda was our tour guide and she was great. She is very informative and highly entertaining. We took a leisurely walk around Chinatown making several stops for picture and to experience the real Chinatown. The fortune cookie factory and the Lee Family club were just two of the highlights. The trip to the food... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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82 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Linda, the owner, was extremely nice, professional and easy to deal with. Her booking process was very easy, just email her and she answers very quickly. I had the Go SF Card and she gave me almost a 50% discount so if you will be using a Go SF Card make sure to mention that in your booking email for... More

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florida
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8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We are serial touristy tour people, Found this, and booked easily via email. Fantastic historic and interesting tour about the best Chinatown in the US (much better than NYC, in my opinion). Learning about this town IS learning about US history not in the books. Linda, the tour operator, is engaging, funny and smart. Even learned our daughters had similar... More

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Brandon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is the best way to see Chinatown. The place is extremely busy. This is, after all, a living, breathing neighborhood filled with people going about their daily lives. Linda makes the history of this place and these people come to life. And it's easy for her. She lived it. She explains how Chinatown came to be and what it... More

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Mexicali, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is the best way to see China Town. See parts of the city you would not otherwise see, meet some real charaters and find out where the best authentic Chinese cuisine is! Highly recommended!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had done this tour 9 years ago with owner Linda Lee. A few years later our daughter took the tour with a friend who lived in SF and they both loved it. So when I had 4 Dutch people who wanted to see San Francisco, there was no doubt as to what the Chinatown tour would be. I'm sure... More

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Pittsburgh
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Linda really knows her stuff and explains a ton of history in short, concise, interesting stories. I loved her tour. It wasn't what I expected - I think I expected to see more Chinese architecture or something. But I learned more about how and when Chinese came to the US and why they stayed. Linda really put meaning and background... More

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La Mirada, California
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23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a great summary of Chinatown in San Francisco. The highlights were: The Chinese fortune cookie factory where we got to sample warm cookies fresh from the baking process; A local pharmacy where we saw herbs and strange things in jars for curing ailments; The store where the living can buy paper replicas of material goods for their dead... More

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