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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 19
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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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Abilene, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This hidden gem is a must! A small establishment which can be found by locating the line down the side walk where the customers anxiously wait as the properittor cracks open the door to take your order . The egg custard tarts and coconut macaroons are a must!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There was a long line so I thought the bakery must be really good. It was okay, not worth the wait. It is kind of pricey too. Nothing extraordinary.

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Go for the egg tarts, once you have one you will be hooked. The thing that pisses me off about this business is the amount of time they are closed. There is even a comical FaceBook page about it but those egg tarts, I had to give them 5 stars.

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Minneapolis
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Golden Gate Bakery

Address: 1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5004
Phone Number: (415) 781-2627
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Bakeries, Asian

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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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