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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
(415) 433-1817
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Ranked #604 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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276 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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Salt Lake City, UT
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381 reviews 381 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is located right in the heart of Chinatown on the upper floor of the building. There is street parking or a paid parking lot within walking distance. We stopped in ahead of time and got reservations, but it turned out the restaurant wasn't at all crowded when we came back about 6:30, so we probably didn't need them.... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The inside of this restaurant is so charming! We were plesantly surprised with the selections on the menu. Lots of great stuff to choose from. The potstickers were the best I've ever had anywhere. So soft and fluffy. I got the ginger beef with scallions. The hubby got Kung Pao chicken. Both were very good. The Kung Pao had just... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Up and away from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Chinatown, we found the Oriental Pearl. On the second floor, we walked into a quiet and peaceful setting with a staff ready and happy to serve us. We received excellent service and the food was wonderful. We feasted on Mini egg rolls for an appetizer, then Sweet &... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was an average Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. The service was very good and everyone tried to please us. What was good about it was that it was clear that the other customers were locals. This place is hidden on a side street on the second floor. If you want a quiet, uncrowded place--this is it.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The bellman at our hotel recommended this restaurant. We got dropped off across and were looking for a restaurant front. It was upstairs and a bit of the beaten path. Surprise! The food was fantastic! We had potstickers, BBQ sliced pork, house fried rice and General So chicken. I would definitely go back if in town again. Recommend you go... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a suprise! Less than a block off of Gran - the main drag through Chinatown - upstairs at what appeared to be a very unassuming building, the restaurant is very nicely presented inside, not your usual cheap and cheerful place. What makes this place so good is that the dim sum are cooked to order, not rolled around for... More

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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