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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
(415) 433-1817
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Ranked #655 of 4,920 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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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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Wallingford, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We got there just after 2pm and the lunch specials ended at 2, so we had to order off the regular menu which is more pricey. My friend and I split a beef and broc., and seafood dish. The sizes were perfect for lunch and the sauces were quite flavorful.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The restaurant wad clean with plenty of people in, it was after 9 when we got there and seated. When ordering we were told the kitchen was shutting and could the food be brought as it was ready. This was fine, but all seemed very rushed, and we still weren't the lsst to leave. They would have been better turning... More

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Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Oriental Pearl was recommended to us by a good friend who knows and likes Chinese food. On arrival, my wife and I realized we had eaten here once before, many years ago, with that same friend. What a coincidence! The mini egg rolls with shrimp and pork did not appear to be freshly cooked: hard shell-like wrapping, though the contents... More

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Mexico CIty
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Finding a memorable chinese restaurant in San Francisco can be quite a challenge. After revising Zagat ratings we decided to approach to the Pearl. We have been chinese food enthusiasts for long time, and this is surely a different place. Starting from the discreet and efficient service, the food is special. You will not find the spiciest and extreme flavours... More

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