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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

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Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 433-1817
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Nice

This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere that is different from some in Chinatown. The food was very good, particularly for those who like the spice level high. A particular standout in that regard was the hot and sour soup.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Tony S
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, Kentucky
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere that is different from some in Chinatown. The food was very good, particularly for those who like the spice level high. A particular standout in that regard was the hot and sour soup.

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Arkansas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This place looks like a dive from the outside, but it's worth heading into Chinatown to visit. The inside is surprisingly updated and modern, and the dumplings are to die for. Try a variety...you don't be disappointed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have been many times in this restaurant. The owners are a nice couple from Hong Kong. It is clean and well decorated with a nice and relaxed atmosphere. The service gentle and quick Very good pecking duck, mongolian beef although a bit too spicy. I especially like the vegetables deluxe plate and spring rolls

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Tromso, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wanted to try some genuine Chinese food while in San Fransisco. The staff was service minded and pleasant and prices OK. But the food did not really taste anything (we tried three different courses). Had much better chinese food at a food court a few days later.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went here because the taxi driver said it's popular and we were starving ! Staff nice but go around like headless chickens or ducks which ever you prefer . I got my main about 10 minutes after my fiancé ! the chicken was very fatty and lumpy . It's far too over priced for the quality . Avoid it

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Tustin, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My co-worker and I asked the hotel concierge for a recommendation for a good Chinese restaurant in China Town and he suggested the Oriental Pearl. Upon first arriving, the lighting was dim which to me means they're hiding something. The menu had a wide variety of dishes so we started with a mixed appetizer plate that included egg rolls, shrimp,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by the hotel concierge and can only assume he must be on a commission as the place was tacky and the food was awful Cold and bland....the food and the service. Avoid! You've been warned!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

City tour bus brought us to the 'gates' and we walked here. Happy, happy combo of quality and choices. Got Dim Sum for two. Fabulous flavors.

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South San Francisco
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was recommended by a friend so my wife and I tried it. We've been to Chinatown hundreds of time, and I don't know why we missed this place. It was a Monday so it was not too crowded. The place was clean and the atmosphere was relaxing, not too noisy and good for business meetings. The prices are $$$... More 

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Lakewood ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we ate here as part of the walking tour, it was upstairs and you could easily miss it. We were served a 10 course dim sum lunch. Some of the items were familiar others were new but all were very tasty. The chow mien was great. The decor was so-so but the service was good. Overall it was a fun... 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: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 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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