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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

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Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum
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760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 433-1817
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Chinese Dim Sim

Had lunch here with some friends. It was not busy. The service and food was good. We found the Dim Sim delicate and as good as any we have tasted. We ordered the Taro Puff, Turnip paste, Prawn Dumpling, Lotus wrapped Glutinous rice, Prawn rice roll, Fish cake on Peppers and Prawn in rice rolls. For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
mikelima
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Brilliant hole in the wall dim sum place. Having lived in Vancouver, I can say this restaurant holds itself to a very high standard. Given the price range of the food here, it's a must visit if you're in town and craving dim sum!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Upon leaving I saw a man walk out onto the street from the kitchen and light a cigarette and smoke. Any smoke chemicals emitted by the smoker would affect the ingredients and the cooking. It almost couldn't be more unhealthy to eat food from here.

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Sydney
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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here with some friends. It was not busy. The service and food was good. We found the Dim Sim delicate and as good as any we have tasted. We ordered the Taro Puff, Turnip paste, Prawn Dumpling, Lotus wrapped Glutinous rice, Prawn rice roll, Fish cake on Peppers and Prawn in rice rolls. For the 3 of us... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal at Oriental Pearl, the service was good and the dishes great ! The owner was very helpful and made suggestions for us to order including Duck and the special fried rice. We enjoyed our meal and it was reasonably priced. Would recommend !

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed several dishes at the restaurant for dinner after exploring Chinatown. The menu is extensive with choices to please anyone. Prices are a bit higher than average but the quality of food and service justifies the cost.

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here last week with my family and everyone left happy. We told the concierge we wanted good Chinese food in Chinatown and he pointed us here. I'm the token vegetarian of the group so I had the vegetable chow mein (~$12, quite delicious). Everyone else opted for one of the chef-selected menus ($25), which they thoroughly enjoyed. The service... More 

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Towamencin Township
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155 reviews 155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not a low end restaurant. We were looking for some good Chinese while playing tourist in Chinatown. Stumbled onto this one and discovered a bunch of awards on the wall and NO pictures of their food in a window like you are used to seeing. Food excellent but once again a language barrier prevented us from learning more about the... More 

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Hartselle, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The was one of the restaurants recommended by the staff at the Hyatt. Great Recommendation. Food was wonderful, staff were more than helpful and very pleasant. Was quite an experience to get to eat there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A place to keep in mind if you're interested in good simple Chinese cuisine. And you won't smell it in your next meeting.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's on a side street in San Fran Chinatown.. The door is right at the sidewalk and the wall is just concrete block. Inside there's more concrete blocks, a stairway and an elevator. When you come out of the elevator one floor up, you won't believe it. White linen tablecloths and beautiful, elegant décor. The food is amazing - and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (415) 433-1817

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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