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Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon
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Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

By Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours
Recommended by 93% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Discover the culture, traditions, and cuisine of San Francisco’s Chinatown on a walking tour through the historic community. You’ll discover Chinatown shops where locals buy Chinese herbs and fine teas, peek inside Taoist and Buddhist temples, and even visit a fortune cookie factory. An optional dining experience samples the best of Chinatown flavors, all the way from dim sum to dessert.
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$42.00
per adult
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$42.00
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 105–120 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Walk through colorful streets with a Chinatown-local guide
  • Visit shops, temples, and other Chinatown landmarks
  • Sample tea and fortune cookies at included tastings
  • Optional meal features dim sum, an entrée, side dish, and dessert

  • Guided by a talented, Chinatown-native tour leader
  • Easy stroll with cultural and historical narrative
  • Several interesting stops along the route
  • Fortune cookie factory visit and samples
  • tea shop visit
  • See colorful murals by local artists
  • architectural points of interest
  • colorful alleyways
What's not included
  • Gratuities (appreciated, but completely at your discretion)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Washington Street & Walter U Lum Place, Washington St & Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA Please join us at the upper level of Portsmouth Square by the flagpole. The parking garage elevators are just adjacent. Meeting time is 9:45am for a 10am tour start.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15139P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon?
How much is Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon?
Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon price starts from $42.00. Discover and book Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon on Tripadvisor
What is the Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon cancellation policy?
Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon?
Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon is hosted by Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15139P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Washington Street & Walter U Lum Place
    Washington St & Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Please join us at the upper level of Portsmouth Square by the flagpole. The parking garage elevators are just adjacent. Meeting time is 9:45am for a 10am tour start.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Wok Wiz Chinatown Walking Tours
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chinatown
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Portsmouth Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

jeffbI9297IB
jeffbI9297IB
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Great way to see Chinatown
Our tour was amazing. Our tour guide, Frank, was a Chinatown native. He knew all the local scoop. Each stop for foo
TravelSouthGA
TravelSouthGA
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Our Guide Made the Tour!
Our guide, Gimmy, was great. She's enthusiastic and informative, and she took the time to learn each of our names
Kathryn A
Kathryn A
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WOW!
From the moment we started, the tour was amazing. Frank, who grew up in Chinatown and seemed to know everyone (bas
285joannar
285joannar
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Wonderful
My husband and I were in a quick business trip and had a few hours on our own. We had already been to San Francisc
jxmibelle
jxmibelle
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Great!
Wonderful tour with Dorothy Quock. She imparts her years of experience in the tour. I will take it again! Thanks
mhutton7
mhutton7
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Terrific tour of Chinatown
Had a wonderful tour of Chinatown on Saturday with Gimmee Park Li. She is a talented guide and gave us a thorough
Feena T
Feena T
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a pleasant walk
This tour is more about the place and less about food. Gimmy was a kind guide but was not able to answer all questi
melissamL91WC
melissamL91WC
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Chinatown tour
Great tour with interesting historical and cultural information provided by guide Gimmy. Tasty lunch concludes the
Katrina M
Katrina M
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The Wok Wiz "I can't believe I ate my way through Chinatown" tour
Our guide: Frank was one of the happiest guides I've had and it was evident that was a well respected member of the
Korey W
Korey W
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Great way to learn about Chinatown’s history
My friends had a great time. Chinatown’s history was much richer than I had imagined. We really needed a guide to a
Lisa T
Lisa T
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Memorable day
Thank you to Gimmy Park Li, who was our amazing guide today! She was personable and knowledgeable. She pointed ou
Franz K
Franz K
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Absolutely amazing!
Last time we visited SF we strolled very quickly through Chinatown because we felt lost very quickly. I read about
Angela L
Angela L
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China Town in a different light!
We loved our tour guide Gimmy. She was very knowledgeable and made our experience awesome. I would highly suggest
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Wok Wiz was Wonderful!
We experienced this tour over ten years ago with Shirley Fong-Torres and loved it. We had the opportunity to return
Jenny B
Jenny B
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Wok Wiz Chinatown Tour
I can’t say enough about this experience. Always check out a neighborhood with a local! Gimmy was informative and d
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SDA
Ann Arbor, MI4 contributions
Nov 2022
Our guide Gimmy is awesome. We all loved her. She is a life long native who also shared some personal experiences and memories. My favorite aspect of the tour was the connections between past and present.

Our tour included the luncheon. It was super tasty and provided a wonderful opportunity to try dishes new to me. Glad I had ample opportunity to walk it off after I ate every dish up.
Written November 7, 2022
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Camille
Oakland, CA7 contributions
Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Gimmy was amazing. She really knows Chinatown so well and you can tell how near and dear it is to her. I loved learning about all the details of the city from the murals, to the cultural significance SF Chinatown has to offer. We ended the tour with a little lunch and it was absolutely perfect. The food choices were great!

Thanks for the all the great history lesson on SF Chinatown, Gimmy! My cousins and I absolutely loved it.
Written July 28, 2022
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Wok Wiz Chinato... T
Thank you, outsidetheedge, for joining us in Chinatown and for your kind words about your time with Gimmy. Indeed, she has a wealth of knowledge to share and cares so much about the history, culture and people of the neighborhood. I have shared your comments with Gimmy, our restaurant partner and team. You made our day! We hope to see you again, Tina @ Wok Wiz
Written August 5, 2022
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Sylvia K
River Falls, WI2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
It was a nice little tour. I wish there was a little more food tasting--we only tasted a fortune cookie at the factory, one sample of tea and the lunch. It was a small group and our experience was good. Our tour guide was somewhat knowledgeable although could have known a little more, she was sweet although somewhat hard of hearing. Overall we were pretty satisfied.
Written July 13, 2022
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Wok Wiz Chinato... T
Thank you, nagerpa, for joining us on tour. I’d just like to clarify you booked our Classic Chinatown historical tour and not our food tour. This tour covers history, culture and a dim sum luncheon. It does include a visit to the fortune cookie factory and a tea shop, but is an overview of the area. Come see us for our food tour one day - we’d be happy to have you. Tina @ Wok Wiz
Written July 14, 2022
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Oscar S
2 contributions
Sep 2022
What an amazing experience! Some people take Chinatown for granted - but this is such a vibrant, rich community! There is so much history, so much culture and so many stories to be told. This tour goes out of the beaten tracks (even venturing into Little Italy!) and is an incredible way to experience chinatown through the eyes of a local. And the lunch was just great!
Written October 4, 2022
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Wok Wiz Chinato... T
Thank you, Oscar, for joining us in Chinatown. We enjoyed having you on tour and we look forward to welcoming you, your friends, family and clients to our colorful neighborhood. I know your time in San Francisco was limited, and we are so happy you spent part of it with us. Tina @ Wok Wiz
Written October 20, 2022
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Connector638244
1 contribution
This was exactly as advertised. The tour guide, Gimmy was professional and had lots of energy. She took us to some interesting stores and a fortune cookie factory. We learned just enough, but not too much history of the people and their culture. Gimmy was enthusiastic and proud of the people of Chinatown. We topped it off with a lovely and delicious lunch consisting of several different entrees.
Written May 29, 2022
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Wok Wiz Chinato... T
Hello Connector638244! Thank you for joining us in Chinatown and for taking the time to write such a positive review. We love sharing our neighborhood and knowing you enjoyed your experience with Gimmy is wonderful to hear. She, like all our team members, is a Chinatown native and has a wealth of information to share. Happy to hear you enjoyed your time together as well as the luncheon. Come see us again!
Written May 31, 2022
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Ravi O.
San Jose, CA1 contribution
Feb 2020
Thank you for deleting my previous review. Dorothy is NOT a treasure; at least, not to me. She treated me like a janitor, and made me clean up after everyone after we were finished eating a dim sum lunch. Funny how she asked me, and not anyone else, who all happened to be white, by the way. (This review is for a tour I took that was pre-covid)
Written January 8, 2021
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Noah K
Portland, OR12,831 contributions
The daily tour of Chinatown that Wok Wiz offers, covers more history of the area and Chinese-Americans in the area, than food. There are several tour guides who may lead your trip, and each guide adds their own personal touch to the tour - but they all cover some of the basic history of the area. Although the area of Chinatown that was covered is on steep hills, it wasn't a bad walk - the tour zig zags along, so that you don't have to tackle more than one block of steep hill at a time, and those hills often have a stop along the way. I think the best part of the tour was visiting the small alley ways between the big streets. These alleys have the smaller shops that area residents use every day, and it gives you a better idea of the life in the neighborhood. Without this tour, I would have never seen these smaller side streets. Having lunch at the end of the tour is optional, but I felt it was one of the more valuable points of the tour because it gave us time to viist with the other people taking the tour - and out tour guide - in an informal and casual setting. I was somewhat sad at the end of lunch because I enjoyed the company at our table so much. If you are wanting to try more of the food in china town - take a pen and something to write down names and addresses of restaurants you pass by. Many of them have their menus listed out on the windows - some with pictures. So scribble down an address and a name of where you want to come back to - so you can come back on another day at your leisure and find those places again.
Written January 16, 2008
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GCubed48413
Pleasantville, NY61 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
Frank Jang was our tour guide and lunch companion as we spent about 3 hours with him walking around Chinatown and eating one of the best Cantonese lunches I've ever had. Frank took us to a tea tasting (where we bought tea to bring home), a fortune cookie factory (you'll never eat a fortune cookie wrapped in cellophane again), and scumptious lunch, and we learned alot about the history of Chinatown. Frank grew up in Chinatown and pointed out a lot of sites and stories that we would have missed if we didn't take this tour.
Written March 18, 2014
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ebbie1081
Norwich, CT198 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
My husband and I were lucky enough to have a private tour with Dorothy, who was born and raised in Chinatown. She was so passionate about Chinatown and it was so captivating listening to her speak about the history and people of the neighborhood. We visited several different places, and the highlight was the Tea Room. I am a fan of British tea services, but had never known much about Asian tea culture and was delighted to learn. You also visit a market, herbalist, and temple. There's no stops for souvenir-shopping, so if that's something you want to do, make sure to leave time afterwards (we didn't and were disappointed). The lunch at the end with Dorothy was so perfect. It was great talking to her and learning about her life and the different struggles her ancestors faced. The actual lunch was at Four Seas restaurant. I've read other reviews that it's not good, but we thought it was great. I think we were given about seven or eight different dim sum tastings and a dessert. All in all, a definite must-do if you're interested in different cultures and history.
Written August 20, 2011
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Paul W
Utah20 contributions
Oct 2019
this is a place to see what other cultures have in there lives and how well they can show their ability to live and market their products.
Written February 11, 2020
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