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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 127
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Nice dim sum

Went to the Oriental Pearl for a dim sum lunch, and wasn't disappointed! Fresh and authentic food. Especially fond of the siu mai and the tofu skin rolls with pork. The restaurant could do with some more windows to let the daylight in. Staff were friendly. And busy, which made the wait for the bill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Sandra N
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family with 2 young picky eaters loved the food! We ordered egg rolls, sweet n sour chicken & Kung pao chicken. Nice portion sizes and very friendly and helpful staff.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our family of four ate here after an afternoon walk through Chinatown. The menu offered a variety to select from. Our kids (who don't often eat Asian food) thought their food was delicious. I ordered the mushrooms with snow peas, and my only complaint was that there were too few mushrooms in the mix because they were outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went to the Oriental Pearl for a dim sum lunch, and wasn't disappointed! Fresh and authentic food. Especially fond of the siu mai and the tofu skin rolls with pork. The restaurant could do with some more windows to let the daylight in. Staff were friendly. And busy, which made the wait for the bill a bit too long.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Right in the heart of Chinatown. Very tasty although dim sum variety is not large. Fried shrimp balls are excellent.

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Pineville, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We ate here only as part of a tour of Chinatown. It was our last meal before going home. Wish we had tried it earlier, we would have been back for more. Very good dim sum luncheon and would have liked to have tried some other items, these were so good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had the Peking Duck with pancakes, but without actually pancakes... it was potatocakes, and it wasn`t that good. ok/good service, an god spring-rolls, and probably one of the best places in Chinatown.

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Hughes, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came here for lunch based on Tripadvisor's reviews. It was great! Enjoy the carts and servers displaying various dishes. We tried our favorites, sui mei, shrimp dumplings, turnip cake, chive dumplings, soup dumplings, and pineapple bun. This place is not cheap but worth the trip. Service was friendly and attentive.

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Clearwater, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Enjoyed an evening with traveling friends and family. The portions were very large and more than enough to satisfy. We ordered one of the set menus and all courses were presented nicely. Service is very efficient. However, I felt a bit rushed toward the end of the meal. Not recommended if you want to linger over your dinner.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely dim sum meal at Oriental Pearl Restaurant. The decor is lovely, the staff is very helpful and friendly, and the food is wonderful. There are various dim sum menus from which to choose. The waitress even suggested that we substitute wonton soup for the hot and sour soup after asking us if we... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Popular for a reason. This was a welcome difference from most of the touristy places in the heart of Chinatown. Oriental Pearl, while crowded, was quiet and clean. Wait staff was efficient and helpful. Most important, the food was quite good, with varied sauces and flavors and appeared to be quite fresh. Also appreciated, the posted health rating was 100,... More 

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Additional Information about Oriental Pearl Restaurant

Address: 760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: (415) 433-1817
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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