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San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour provided by Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco

San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour

San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6242P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1066 Grant Ave
    1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    652 Pacific Ave
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Grant Place Restaurant
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Portsmouth Square
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Old Cathedral of St. Mary
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Tin How Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    1068 Stockton St
    1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    See address & details
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5.0
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Andi L
3 contributions
Our Chinatown food tour was an unexpected highlight of our trip to San Francisco! Our impressive tour guide, Marvin, was knowledgeable, informative, professional and personable. My husband and I went with my 80 year old mother. We were initially concerned that the 3 hour walking tour might be too much for her. Happily, this was not the case. The constant stops for explanations and tastings made the time fly by for all of us. Our tour had a small group of 11 people from various areas of the country and various ages. We were taken to 5 different eating establishments. Three of the restaurants involved quick stops where Marvin brought the food outsie to us. We ate while listening to Marvin talk about the history of the Chinatown, it's people, and the food. We also went inside two other restaurants and had sit-down meals, again with explanations about the food, history, and the establishments. As we walked, Marvin stopped along the way to point out prominent areas and people of Chinatown--from card players in the park, to a Buddhist Temple, to Mah Jongg games in a side alley. One of our favorite stops was at the fortune cookie factory where we saw how the cookies were made, given samples to eat, and learned the history behind the tasty cookie. At the end, we were also treated to a complimentary tea tasting session at a local tea establishment. This tour is so much more than just a food tour! You will not be disappointed.
Written August 23, 2021
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JoshuaH2615
We're thrilled to read our Chinatown Food Tour with Marvin was "an unexpected highlight of your trip to SF." Marvin loves guiding our guests to some of the best foods in Chinatown and discussing the history and culture of the neighborhood. Join us on our North Beach and /or Mission District Food Tours the next time you're in SF
Written August 23, 2021
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Kyle B
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
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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anabanana625
Saint Louis, MO11 contributions
My mom and I went on this tour at the beginning of our trip in San Francisco. As a resident food tour expert, (I’ve gone on ones in NYC, Brussels, Munich, and Geneva) I was stoked to try this one! This tour is through the same company that does the pizza tours in New York, and did not disappoint. Laura was awesome at not only giving us a history lesson about San Francisco itself but also the history of immigration to the city and the creation of Chinatown, the Gold Rush, and the impact of Adrian culture here in the states as well as across the Pacific. The food was scrumptious, starting with classic bao buns, and ending with a tea tasting. The tour was so fun, and as my mom’s first food tour in a city, the Chinatown food tour has her hooked for future cities!
Written September 10, 2021
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Joy P
Los Angeles, CA35 contributions
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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JoshuaH2615
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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for4farmers
South Dakota27 contributions
Lauren is a wealth of knowledge and she shared her first hand stories about the area. She maneuvered our group politely and stealthily through the crowds of Chinatown. The food choices were perfect and delicious, probably ruined all future Chinese food for us!
Written January 1, 2020
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gotagetgoing
Northern California3 contributions
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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Jennifer T
18 contributions
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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Marcia v
2 contributions
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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JoshuaH2615
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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Erin G
1 contribution
My siblings and I took our mom to San Francisco for a birthday celebration. I booked this tour based on a recommendation from friends who had recently went and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Lauren, was amazing and made the whole experience memorable. The tour was full of delicious food (no one went hungry!!) and 4-6 separate dining locations, plus a handful of historical/educational locations. It was a really cool way to learn about the history of and and current day Chinatown. The walk wasn't too bad considering the hills SF is known for...our whole group managed just fine and Lauren was great about speed and breaks. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Written November 21, 2021
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Pam W
Goodyear, AZ64 contributions
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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By: Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
OnAir440508
OnAir440508
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Much more than expected!
Blair M was the leader and despite his mild-mannered and even shy appearance he is a FIRECRACKER who is brimming ov
bruingal82
bruingal82
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Not impressed. Why would you let someone live stream?
I have taken other Sidewalk Food Tours in the past loved them. This one was annoying because one out of five partic
gillic2016
gillic2016
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Excellent tour, highly recommended
Delightful tour, both in the food we experienced and in the expert and entertaining background information provided
Karen and Kim S
Karen and Kim S
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Great walking tour of North Beach
Our guide - Scott - was terrific. Knowledgeable, personable and full of obscure facts, he made our three-hour tour
StevenJules
StevenJules
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Mission District Food Tour
Our tour guide Blair was very informative and took us to some places that we probably wouldn’t have tried if we wer
sekellner
sekellner
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Delicious and fun
Blair walked us through the Mission to a bunch of really great spots. He was super friendly, and remembered everyon
greatestmom10
greatestmom10
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North Beach Foodie Tour
Spud was a great guide! Knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Food was amazing as well. He took into consid
B4996NEjohnm
B4996NEjohnm
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Delicious food and fun time!
Wow! What a cultural culinary delight! Delicious food items with back-stories on the foods and the neighborhood. We
izzy19922022
izzy19922022
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Great tour guide and fantastic food!
We had a great tour with Blair! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun and showed us lots of cool spots in San Fr
Christy S
Christy S
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May 21, 2022 Chinatown Food Tour
We had a great time with Ted B as our tour guide. The food was great at every stop and Ted was extremely well verse
StephF408209
StephF408209
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Tour guide Scott is every bit an attraction on the tour as the eateries
It's been weeks since this tour and I'm still thinking about it. Scott Lettieri, our guide, led us through time, dl
smfahss
smfahss
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Super Fun
The food was great, the pacing was good, and Blair was an awesome guide. We had an amazing time on the tour!
Lynnmagyar
Lynnmagyar
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A great food tour!
Our guide, Spud was great! The food was varied, delicious and portions were generous. The Mission District is vibr
billvoris
billvoris
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Great food, great guide!
Our guide Ted B was awesome. Just enough walking and history between each stop on the tour to be ready for the next
lawrences354
lawrences354
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Terrific Sample of North Beach Cuisine and History
This was really a top notch walking and food tasting tour of the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco! Our kn
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