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Golden Gate Bakery

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1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5004
(415) 781-2627
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very good Chinese bakery

We got some BBQ pork buns and they were great. We even took some home on the plane with us. It's a very busy bakery right on Broadway, so it's easy to find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Minneapolis
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We got some BBQ pork buns and they were great. We even took some home on the plane with us. It's a very busy bakery right on Broadway, so it's easy to find.

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Coronado, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There's always a line here. I'm not an egg tart connoisseur so the quality is lost on me. They tasted good tho

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After being next to it and reading all the hype and good reviews about this place, we had to give a try. There was quite a line but it moved relatively fast. We read a lot of good reviews about the egg tarte so we had to try one. To our luck they were just right out of the oven.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I can't vouch for whether better egg tarts exist in New York, New Jersey, Toronto or China, but these are better than anything I've found in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Honolulu, and yes, even Richmond/Vancouver (although it' would be a different matter if we were talking about butter tarts from the now defunct BC Royal Cafe in old... More 

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

wow the egg tarts are just simply delicious. the best ive ever had. this place is in chinatown and its hard to get here if you have a car. if you decide to try to drive to the golden gate bakery the best advice i can give you is: have someone drop you off right in front and have them... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A little pricey but the egg custard is wonderful. Eggy and buttery crust and served warm. It is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I can't remember if it's "wife" or "wedding" but it's awesome! They have steep prices for the egg custard though... I went to blossom bakery on wave rely instead for those

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On every visit to Chinatown, we would go to the Golden Gate Bakery, see the line and pass on by. Finally, we decided to get in line and see what all the fuss was about. Our only regret was that we only got 2 egg tarts! Wow! They were wonderful, as were the other items we tried. I can assure... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Golden Gate Bakery has gained a lot of tourist momentum - usually there is a massive line waiting outside to get an Egg Tart. I've tried it and it's good, don't get me wrong, but also the most expensive in Chinatown. I'd recommend trying other places as the quality is just as good (as long as they're hot!), but for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I relied on Yelp for good bakeries around Chinatown-San Francisco area and was not disappointed. Eggtart wasn't my top 5 desserts but since I was there, I had to try it and it was delicious! It was piping hot too so be careful...The crush was flaky and the inside was soft and buttery. I got 2 to go...for myself. Can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (415) 781-2627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Bakeries, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

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