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San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour
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San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour

By Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • City map
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco
  • Entry/Admission - Portsmouth Square
  • Entry/Admission - Old Cathedral of St. Mary
  • Entry/Admission - Tin How Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
End:
  • 1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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: 6242P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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

The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
Do you offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options for the San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour?
We do offer a full vegetarian option, however, guests with vegan or gluten-free diets are able to enjoy appx. 50% of the food offerings. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Answered Feb 2021

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: 6242P5

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    We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
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  • Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
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    Joined in January 2011
  • jal3137
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just not a tour anyone should endure
    Dark charmless pasta spot. Weird stories about kidnappings. Very odd places you visit like an alley with Japanese anime over on the Chinatown side of Broadway. Stand on top of a parking garage and eat a sandwich. It’s all weird. Don’t do it. Just walk around north beach and buy some food.
    Written June 19, 2024
  • Passenger48150313330
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Tour
    Michael was our tour guide through the Mission District. He did an awesome job and the four of us thoroughly enjoyed the history and the food! Props to him. Will and have recommended him already!
    Written June 18, 2024
  • KoryK707
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands-down a phenomenal adventure
    Had an incredible tour host and foodie-hike through North Beach & Chinatown. The host was passionate about the stories of these neighborhoods and brought such life to the activity. We had some specific dietary needs and went well out of her way to make sure everyone could have something special to partake. Would strongly recommend this to any group!
    Written April 19, 2024
  • Sightseer507198
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North Beach Food Tour
    Spud did an awesome job of mixing delicious spots with telling us stories about North Beach. We are from the area yet we learned a lot. Spud made sure everyone was having a good time. Hidden gems pointed out along the way were a highlight. Overall fantastic day!
    Written April 16, 2024
  • PeWiWa
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eating with the locals at the Mission District.
    A taste of the Mission District booming food scene was a great 3 hour walk. Michael B led the way, shared his knowledge and in closing, we finished at the scrumptious Tartine Bakery. Loved it.
    Written April 15, 2024
  • Emma V
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Food and History Experience
    Tour was great and well worth the price! Three hour walking and food tour that included 4 food stops and one dessert spot. All were delicious and learned a lot along the way. There was an opportunity to buy alcohol separately at three of the stops - good wine or Italian drink pairings based on the food. You will definitely leave the tour feeling very full so don't eat a large breakfast before meeting your tour guide.
    Written March 28, 2024
  • Angela A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to get to know San Francisco
    We loved out food tour, our guide, the knowledge of food and history of the city that was shared with us as we toured. Our guide was very accommodating of gluten-free and vegetarian needs within our group and it truly was a lovely experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
    Written March 27, 2024
  • bdwood2000
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Of The Line Chinatown Food tour.
    The three of us took a private ChinaTown tour, with five food stops along the way. Possibly with guide other than Jenny P. I would be raving about the food, but Jenny made the area come alive, incredibly alive in the past. We learned so much of the history, and what a history it is of the area: Mexican settlers, Gold Rush, Barbary Coast, Literary Scenes, the list goes on. Jenny was an excellent guide: a vast knowledge of the area, an incredible vocabulary, and a passion for SF history and relating to her audience. The time flew by. I can not recommend strongly enough the pleasure we had while on the tour, and the excitement we left with.
    Written March 23, 2024
  • rkellee
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Familiarize yourself with this area
    Spud was knowledgeable and personable. Even though I am a native San Franciscan I appreciated all the stories about the area and city. There was a good selection of tastes. A great way to see the area.
    Written March 16, 2024
  • dianehA6832TK
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day out in the Mission District
    We had a great tour of the Mission District! Michael, our guide had so much knowledge about San Francisco, we learned so much and all the food stops were excellent! We now feel comfortable to go there on our own and revisit some of the restaurants. Thanks for a great day!
    Written February 28, 2024
  • Ambassador362374
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too much talk, not enough food & wine!
    We've loved many food tours in Europe, so thought we'd try the experience in S.F., even though we've lived here for 30 years. The Mission District food was OK, but the overall experience was a little below average. Biggest concern was that we were supposed to be on a 3 hour tour, but our guide talked so much that it lasted for over 4 hours, and that wasn't a bonus. He talked for 45 minutes on the sidewalk before we even went to our first food stop, and we were HUNGRY! A little history goes a long way, but too much history is just a bore. Enjoyed the side trips to view the Mission murals, but we spent more time looking at street art than eating. And of the 5 restaurants we went to, we only went inside one. All other food was eaten on the sidewalks out of paper bags. We arrived at our final destination so late that we had to take our "breakfast buns" on the go, and who wants breakfast buns for dessert @ 3pm? Finally, not a single food stop included anything to drink except water. There was sangria and beer to be purchased at an added cost, but every food tour we've done in Europe very much sampled the food and the wine TOGETHER. This tour was completely devoid of alcohol, which I'm afraid makes it not worth the cost.
    Written February 24, 2024
  • lisae860
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist or locals...a great way to get to know The City neighborhoods
    We are local and had a great time! We learned about the history of the area and the food in the Mission. We had a variety of great food from taco's and empanadas to pastries. A terrific way to spend 3 hours getting to experience The City and the food. I highly recommend for tourist as well as locals
    Written January 29, 2024
  • Discover46263877305
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sampling the best of North Beach
    Excellent food tour in North Beach. Michael was extremely knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco and North Beach. The food was great and the tastings were all outside. It was a fun way to sample some of the best restaurants and to learn about the area. Highly recommend this tour.
    Written January 27, 2024
  • laurietQ2006TI
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic in the Mission
    We had a fabulous foodie day in the Mission with Jinnie P. All of the food was delicious and Jinnie was an excellent guide. An added perk was seeing the many murals that grace the walls of buildings in the Mission. It is a vibrant City neighborhood, and even though I grew up in SF, I was fascinated by some of the historical gems Jinnie shared with us. I would highly recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike.
    Written January 22, 2024
  • ceciliaderubira
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ocean Beach tour
    Excellent history and Italian food. The guide was very knowledgeable and conscious of San Francisco's history and why the city evolved the way it did.
    Written January 20, 2024
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Beth P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Michael was a phenomenal tour guide, deftly providing history of the area and the people who live here. Food was great— don’t eat before you go on the tour! Bao, dim sum, spicy noodles, duck, egg custard— fortune cookie factory. Michael also gave great recommendations for food in the area— my daughter’s favorite was the toffee cake (eastern bakery). Highly recommend this tour, go at the beginning of your trip to SF like we did so you get to try the places the guide recommends later.
Written January 1, 2024
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gotagetgoing
Northern California3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
What a great experience this tour was for us! Grandmother, Auntie and 12-year-old grandson had a wonderful time! Lauren was a great tour guide and the food was delicious and more than ample. Augie commented on his 10th visit to the cityThat this was the best thing he has ever done in San Francisco. It was so much fun that six adults are now doing the mission tour in January!
Written January 7, 2020
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Joy P
Los Angeles, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent selection of dishes, fantastic amount of food overall - paired with a great historical insight of the area. Lauren was a wonderful guide and I absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking to know Chinatown a bit more intimately while eating great food. Be sure to take her up on the tea tasting at the end!!
Written August 30, 2021
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Thank you so much for the glowing review. We're thrilled you enjoyed our Chinatown Food Tour with Lauren. Join us on our North Beach and/or Mission Food Tour next time...
Written August 30, 2021
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Kyle B
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful food! The best dumplings I have ever tasted. Visited several restaurants with a great, knowledgeable guide who spoke clearly, told us stories of the city and even remembered everyone's names. Highly recommend.
Written June 25, 2022
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Dylan C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife and I did the Chinatown tour with Lauren and had a great time. She was friendly, knowledgable and gave great insights about Chinatown and the city as a whole.

Tried a few things I had never done before as well as some old favourites, and the tea tasting at the end was a great way to finish.
Written January 12, 2020
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Myk
Newark, DE5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide Ted B was very knowledgeable of the both the food and the history of Chinatown. His talk was appropriately culture sensitive and informative. He was sure to keep our group safe while touring the busy streets around Chinatown.
Written December 4, 2022
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Wendy T
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was one of our highlights of San Francisco. We learned more history of the city and specifically Chinatown than we did on history-based tours. And the food! There was so much that we took leftovers! The pace was good, the walking was not too taxing (considering SF hills), and we had a great variety of foods.
Written January 3, 2024
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Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We're thrilled to read you thought our Chinatown food tour was "Excellent" and you "Highly Recommend" it! Join us on our Mission and/or North Beach food tour next time.
Written January 7, 2024
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Pam W
Goodyear, AZ79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Myself, my husband and our two grown sons had a great Chinatown tour and tasting with Lauren! All of the tastings that she arranged for us were delicious and she introduced us to several delicacies that we had never tried before. All of the great food combined with Lauren's wealth of information on the historical and present day Chinatown, presented in a very entertaining fashion made for a fun night. We are still talking about which dishes we liked the best and having a hard time settling on one!
Written May 23, 2021
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Marcia v
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed every second and learned a ton about the area and food. Lauren is a great hostess and couldn’t be more hospitable. Food was plentiful and if you wanted more you felt comfortable asking. You really don’t need more but not a problem at all. Best bread/buns I’ve ever had. Loved the tea tasting as well. I could have stayed all day. Caution to the unwise, make sure you park where it’s allowed for the ENTIRE time you will be there. SF will tow for around $600.
Written August 16, 2021
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Thank you so much for the glowing review. It brings a smile to our faces to read you thought our Chinatown Food Tour with Lauren was "life changing." There isn't a better compliment than that. Join Lauren on our North Beach and/or Mission District Food Tour the next time you're in San Francisco.
Written August 17, 2021
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Jennifer T
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Took this food tour on a Saturday right before lunar new year with my husband and sister. Our guide was nice and it was fun to be in Chinatown with so much hustle and bustle. We definitely learned a lot about the area and the history. The food was all pretty good, but unadventurous. It also felt like our 3-hour tour could have easily been condensed to two.

The tour company said we would need to be vaccinated to do the tour, but no one ever checked our vaccination cards, even though almost every other place we went in San Francisco did. We also were packed pretty tight into the restaurants with the other strangers on our tour, which given Covid, I didn't love.

Would probably give this tour a 3.5 if we could do half stars. It was nice, but not something I need to do again.
Written January 31, 2022
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