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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
(415) 433-1817
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Ranked #647 of 4,923 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food here was good, but overpriced. I have had better Chinese food in other cities. We wanted to try this place as it was highly recommended by our concerige and Urbanspoon.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

food was good, it definitely didn't feel as exotic or require as much desire for adventure to eat here. It felt like a pretty typical Chinese restaurant... but the food was sooo good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Only a street side doorway and then stairs upstairs but this place is well worth seeking out. They were very busy on the Saturday night with mostly locals who had prebooked a table. This tells me that this place consistently must deliver quality food. Clean and pleasant main dining area. All staff were very professional and helpful. Our group of... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went here on a tip from the concierge. It looked very sketch from the street but when we walked up the stairs we were pleased at the decor and the friendly greeting. The food was excellent and graciously served. Prices at lunch are the best deal.

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Northford, Connecticut, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had the dim sum lunch special. It was huge and reasonably priced. We got to taste every type of dim sum, and it was all excellent. Very clean and wonderful attentive service. Went twice in a week and had almond chicken that was to die for. Huge portions!

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Oak Park, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our concierge at the hotel recommended this restaurant in Chinatown. We were not disappointed. Great staff, attentive to all the details including serving us once our choices arrived. I ordered off the menu only wanting a stir fry combo of chicken and broccoli and they were very willing to accommodate. Was terrific. We also had the Gen Tsao and moderately... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Having decided to have at least one Chinese experience on our SF short city break, we picked the Oriental Pearl from the list in a magazine. Good Hong Kong style food and reasonable prices.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Cool, quiet, nice and clean inside. Friendly staff. The only thing was having to ask for refills. Just a pet peeve of mine for drinks. Dim sum combo was good appetizer. General tso's chicken wasn't too spicy. I would recommend it to those wanting a good quiet bite while taking a break from sightseeing.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place was clean, waitstaff attentive and nice. The food we had came in a timely fashion and was quite good. We got the dim sum combo, potstickers, chicken chow mein, Mongolian beef, and eggplant with pork in a claypot. All of it was fresh, perfect spices and heat. We would definitely go back!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We wanted to eat in Chinatown while we were in SF, and saw this place recommended in a guide, so gave it a try. The outside wasn't very prepossessing, and the dining room reminded me a little of a school dining room; quite stark and very brightly lit. The Wu Sang in Manchester and New Jumbo in Leeds had a... More

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