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Address: San Francisco, CA 94164-0145
Phone Number: +1 415-982-8839
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Description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 32nd year. Join us as we...
This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 32nd 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.
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Great and very informative tour

What a great tour! Linda Lee is so knowledgeable and personable I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interesting in the history of Chinatown. We upgraded to include the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Regina, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Linda Lee is a very good guide who knows Chinatown intimately. Her tour includes both history and humour. She winds you through the maze of Chinatown with stops at a fresh food market, Chinese pharmacy, buddhist temple and former telephone exchange to name a few highlights. Take this tour rather than wandering aimlessly through a very busy and confusing(for first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a great tour! Linda Lee is so knowledgeable and personable I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interesting in the history of Chinatown. We upgraded to include the dim sum lunch which was great as well. I would never had seen as much of Chinatown had I gone on my own. Thanks Linda for a wonderful afternoon. Well... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The personal insights from the guide, Linda Lee, really made this a good tour. The best tours of local neighborhoods are given by people who grew up in the area and who tell it like it is. In addition to the history, Linda talked about the immigrant experience and what it was like to grow up in Chinatown. She also... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you write to Linda Lee at All About Chinatown Tours, you will a) get a prompt response, b) get a patient and informed guide, and c) get an inside connection (or "behind the scenes") to this most vibrant of immigrant communities. Depending on the size of your group, Linda has colleagues who are also very good. That said, I... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This tour is great if you have never had dim sum and have never been to an Asian market. Linda, the tour guide is wonderful. We love the hustle and bustle of dim sum carts, but this dim sum was served at a sit down restaurant and it was just the plain dim sum a tourist would choose. We were... More 

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Thank you for your feedback on your tour through Chinatown. Our dim sum luncheon menu was created to please a wide palate of tastes and dietary restrictions. The restaurant can serve exotic choices of spicy jelly fish, chicken feet in black bean sauce, and marinated duck tongue. Guests are welcome to add foods to the set dim sum lunch for... More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is what my grandson had to say about it: "You [Linda Lee] were by far the best tour guide I have ever had. You were really funny and taught me so much about China and Chinatown. Keep up the great work on your tour guides."

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Mailtand, FL
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8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Linda Lee is such a good tour guide: knowledgable, friendly, organized, and a good sense of humor. It was so interesting to hear her stories and visit Chinatown with her. We learned so much as saw it from a different perspective. We opted for the dim-sum lunch and I'm so glad we did - it was delicious! Linda even followed... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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183 reviews 183 reviews
53 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Linda was not only born and raised in Chinatown but also very knowledgeable about the history and cultural back ground of the SF Chinatown. She will take you to a temple, fortune cookie factory, a dim sum restaurant, a traditional Chinese pharmacy and all kind of other interesting places. She is a fun lady and good story teller. Lunch is... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We read the reviews of Linda's Chinatown walking tour on trip advisor and were so pleased we booked it. Linda is so engaging and passionate, and you get such an interesting insight into this area of San Fransisco from someone who is born and bred in this area. Also great to meet a group of people from all over the... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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178 reviews 178 reviews
35 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Linda Lee is the bomb as a tour guide. She combines a great sense of humor with a wealth of knowledge about Chinatown. We visited A Chinese medicine shop, food shop, fortune cookie factory, and a temple. We learned about the history of Chinese immigrants to San Francisco, the various associations, and the buildings in the area. Chinatown will never... More 

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