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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 33
    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
Really good and very nice service

The Ritz-Carlton concierge gave us this name and I followed up with TA. Once again a lot of recent positive reviews all pointing particular likes and dislikes. The exterior locations is a bit of issue in that it is not obvious were the restaurant is. But that is San Francisco every thing is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
James S
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place is catered to tourists so service is better than what you would expect in a typical Chinese restaurant. Although menu items are authentic, the ingredients are not. The dim sum is full of fillers and not natural and authentic ingredients. I would not recommend this place.

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Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Reasonably priced. When you first approach the restaurant it doesn't look great. But after you walk up the steps to the second floor dining room you'll be surprised it's very nice and clean. Don't shy away because of its outside appearance.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Recommended by vacation club concierge. In the heart of Chinatown. Restaurants are a dime a dozen. Arrived when it wasn't too crowded. Took server some time to come over. Drinks took too long to arrive. Appetizers took too long to arrive. Main course the same. Was a shame because the food was quite good.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton concierge gave us this name and I followed up with TA. Once again a lot of recent positive reviews all pointing particular likes and dislikes. The exterior locations is a bit of issue in that it is not obvious were the restaurant is. But that is San Francisco every thing is under construction. We found our way up... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant. It deserves 10 stars! We had the Peking Duck and it was better than we'd had on our trip to China. The presentation was as good as the meal. The server was very helpful in selecting our other dishes. We also had a vegetable Chow Mein dish that was also excellent.... More 

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Hk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we tried this place cause of the great reviews from trip advisor reviewers. Place is in SF Chinatown and easy to find. Apart from the nice decor everything else was downhill. The restaurant owner claimed he has the best dim sum in SF. He may be able to fool those who dont know dim sum but the food at this... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really good food, especially crispy duck. Good service, enjoyed atmosphere too. Service good, only downside we had a discount as we were sent there by our hotel, when I couldn't find the small card from the hotel, though I could prove we wee staying there I was denied discount.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I went to eat dim sum for lunch a week ago. I had a set menu they prepared--- a sampling of different dumplings. I loved all the different types they served-- the pan fried shrimp dumplings, the chicken and chive dumplings, the beef cho fun, and the sweet sesame balls. I would give this place a try if you're in... More 

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Tarrytown, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great experience in Chinatown in San Francisco. Wonderful service. Interesting dishes. Great fun! Recommended by concierge in hotel. Good choice!

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Nyon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a full dumpling lunch and were very happilly surprised. The service was great even if a little corky: the waiters wear too large suits with red bowtie. The choice of dumpling is what you go there for and servings are generaly 3 pieces. It's a good find for us and an easy recommendation for anyone visiting chinatown

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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

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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