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Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour
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Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour

By Local Tastes of the City Tours
Recommended by 99% of travelers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-100, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch


Start:
  • 400 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    At the corner of Bush and Grant Streets, in front of the Chinatown (Dragon) Gate.
End:
  • 650 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3327P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ATTENTION: Each Youth or Child registration requires an Adult registration
  • We are not able to accommodate nut allergies
  • 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 15 travelers

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

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: 3327P1

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  • 400 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    At the corner of Bush and Grant Streets, in front of the Chinatown (Dragon) Gate.
  • Pass by
    Dragon's Gate
    Chinatown
  • 650 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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  • Local Tastes of the City Tours
    2,257
    San Francisco, California
    Joined in May 2007
  • MelissaM6726
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Time was Had!
    My husband and I enjoyed our tour! We visited the San Francisco area from Alabaman. Andre was insightful and a great tour guide! He was also very knowledgeable about the surrounding communities . He took extra time to get to know the people on the tour and helped with suggestions as far places to visit and eat after the tour was completed. I would highly recommend this tour!
    Written July 12, 2024
  • Linda A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brian is a pro.
    The knowledge and interesting tidbits that we received about San Francisco made us feel like locals. Everything from places to eat, uniques shopping, night spots, or learning about beatnik, jazz, and literary neighborhoods. The food was plentiful and delicious right from the start. Brian felt more like a host verses a tour guide. He takes great pride in the city and made me want to come back for more in subsequent visits.
    Written July 7, 2024
  • AFB1967
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Tour to Get to Know 2 San Francisco Neighborhoods
    This tour was a highlight of our San Francisco visit! Isabella, our guide, was knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and made sure everyone was satisfied with the food choices-which were delicious! We highly recommend this tour!
    Written July 7, 2024
  • Matthew_bags_packed
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alot of food and great entertainment
    First, there is a ton of food so come hungry. At each stop, we had alot of leftovers. Doug, tour guide, was very entertaining. He kept things lively and gave some great insights to the neighborhood. We had a small group so we could move quickly. The line for the fortune cookie factory was too long but I came back later.
    Written July 7, 2024
  • X4161XOsarahl
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect day in San Fransisco
    We loved our tour and Andre, our guide. We felt immersed in the culture of the city while being treated to excellent food. This is a must-do tour!
    Written July 5, 2024
  • CeCe Pleasants A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous food tour!
    We had so much fun on this walking tour with our guide Isabella! The food was amazing and she was so knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we visited and all of the different culinary delights we enjoyed! It’s a walking tour so be prepared to do some walking - but the pace is very civilized with plenty of stops for bites along the way. One tip: bring a bottle of water along, especially if it’s a warm day. We loved this tour, and it’s a great way to see parts of the city you might otherwise overlook! 10 stars for Isabella!
    Written July 4, 2024
  • BuoniViaggi
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very fun time eating and walking our way through culture and history
    Our guide Isabella was amazing! Very knowledgeable and made the tour very fun. The food was great. The tea tasting was very educational and we had a wonderful time. Lots of walking. Overall I would highly recommend it!
    Written July 3, 2024
  • Mirlain
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mom & daughter day out!
    Very much enjoyed our tour. Scott was great, our daughter & I enjoyed our day! Food was delicious, highly recommend this tour!
    Written June 27, 2024
  • GlobeTrotting351815
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Food Tour
    Absolutely fabulous! Our guide Isabel does an awesome job blending fun city facts and food info as we strolled thru Chinatown and Little Italy! The food tastings were delicious and generous!
    Written June 25, 2024
  • donnanS2291JR
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the cost!
    Isabelle was our extensive tour through Chinatown and North Beach. Being a native to San Francisco I was thoroughly impressed with all the hidden gems of both neighborhoods. Isabelle was informative, fun and funny! The 4 hour tour was well worth the cost, food, history and great people! Our teenage kids had a blast, not one complaint about walking bc the food was yummy and there was great information shared!
    Written June 24, 2024
  • MelissaG3769
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    3 hrs of food heaven 😋
    Our tour guide, Brian, was amazing! Great hospitality, made sure everyone in the group was taken care of. So much food, all the food was so delicious! Come to the tour with an empty stomach. If history & food are your thing, this is a tour for you.
    Written June 23, 2024
  • carlawI4250PN
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Chinatown/North Beach tour
    Highly recommend this combo tour with Doug was your guide, he is fantastic. He included some historical landmarks along the route and with his sense of humor and knowledge of the area he made it more fun than I expected. The food was delicious at each location and were nice size portions, worth the trek. The route was a comfortable walk, nothing too steep.
    Written June 22, 2024
  • catherinelB88AK
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally enjoyable and beyond expectations
    Brian was an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining guide. His local connections and knowledge gave us a unique insight into the San Francisco of today and the past. We were also overwhelmed by the quality, variety and quantity of the food and thoroughly enjoyed it all. We took note of the places for our family here. Thank you for a great day all round!
    Written June 21, 2024
  • sdkerv
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Walking Tour
    Awesome walking tour with Andre. Very knowledgeable about the history of the areas visited and lots of foods to try. Plan to spend a minimum of 4.5 hours on the tour,
    Written June 16, 2024
  • kateellingson
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour! Excellent food!!
    This was a great tour!!! We learned so much info and had the best food!!!! I wish that the non-food parts were shorter - we spent too much time on an upper deck/park, a church, another park - and then had to miss the fortune cookie factory and a couple other food stops. The guide was so knowledgeable and passionate - I didn't mind the fast speed at all to make sure we got in a ton of stops, but some people were very tired and frustrated with keeping up. I was exhausted but it was worth it. Definitely wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk very fast to keep up with the guide. This was one of the best tours ever and we tried delicious foods that I'd never had before!!
    Written June 14, 2024
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Brandi
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We had an amazing tour with Isabelle! So much food (half a pork sandwich, moon cake, onion roll, potstickers, fortune cookie, Peking duck & green beans, etc.) My favorite was tea tasting. Isabelle provided so much historical context and was an amazing guide. She lso made sure to accomodate members of our group that didn't eat pork or beef.
Written June 27, 2021
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El Turista John
New York City, NY5,191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you’re looking for a great introduction to the food, culture, and history of San Francisco’s Chinatown then look no further. This was 3.5 hours so we’ll spent and in terms of value for money a 11 out of 10. Brian was a super (!!) tour guide using facts and humor to craft an excellent narrative for the tour (Many thanks!). Make sure you go hungry because you’ll be well fed - we had rolls, dim sum, noodles, pot stickers, moon cake and Peking duck.

The piece de resistance to the tour was our last stop at Vital Tea-Leaf for a tasting of 6 different teas. The explanations about the teas’ benefits, and their tastes, were great, but 90+ year-old “Uncle (Mad Dog) G” provided the best sales pitch and comedy show ever! (Keep going Uncle!)

My only comment on the content of the tour is that the tour guide could add a few extra comments about how all the street art reflects the culture and history of Chinatown.

I look forward to trying some of their other “Local Tastes of the City Tours!”
Written November 15, 2021
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LK
Marietta, GA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a fun way to see San Francisco! We had a great time on our walking food tour with Isabella. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide - thoughtful, knowledgeable, funny. Isabella taught us so much about the history and people of Chinatown while feeding us yummy food along the way. Best pork buns ever, fun fortune cookie factory, oldest bakery in Chinatown were just a few of our stops. Would definitely recommend this outing for anyone wanting to dig a little deeper than just passing through this fascinating part of the city.
Written July 27, 2022
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Kay V
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
Well, that was fun! Love being a tourist in our own colorful, vibrant, endlessly fascinating City - particularly on a perfect day - what a treat! Our guide introduced us to a few gems that we have not found on our own numerous visits to Chinatown. Tea tasting was most educational with the very enthusiastic Mei, and the sneak-peak theater tour was a surprise. If you are familiar with basic Chinese food and culture, there are really no wow moments. But this is not intended to be a deep dive into Chinatown history. Still, there was enough info to spur additional research post tour. Recommended!
Written January 13, 2022
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Judi D
Deerfield Beach, FL22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It starts with a reservation that we were lucky enough to get added to an already full group thanks to to an attentive owner named Tom!
Our tour guide was prompt, knowledgeable and informative and kept us moving through out the area. She brought us warm bread to start, then at the end, gave us a good luck charm and sweets, with so much more all throughout our tour. She was great!
The tastings she took us to provided a wide variety of Chinatown flavors. If only I could find them in Florida! Wow! The Tea tasting was especially nice and Tom sure put on a show of how to make proper Tea!
All in all, worth every dime you pay for this tour.
Written April 25, 2024
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ccisme
Tampa, FL156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brian is hands down the best tour guide ever (and I've been on dozens and dozens of tours in my life). Fun, engaging, knowledgeable and considerate. Walked and talked and ate our way through the history of Chinatown and it's obvious the store owners love and respect him greatly... they treat him like family and we became an extending of that family while visiting each place. Such a delightful experience.
A suggestion would be to indicate in the your description how much walking there will be... it was not as much as I was thinking for a 3 hour tour. It really only goes slowly around the compact area of Chinatown but not being familiar with the area, guests don't really know what to expect and may be hesitant to book a 3 hour walking tour thinking they will be walking for miles.
We loved everything about our tour with Brian and would highly recommend him and this tour to everyone!
Written November 1, 2021
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Cindy C
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took the culinary walking tour of China town in San Francisco. Brian was our guide and he was informative, fun, and made the trip excellent. We enjoyed all of the history presented and some of the sidebars that only come with walking a city like San Francisco with a local like Brian. His unique flair added to the excitement to the tour. If you have an opportunity to book this tour, ask for Brian. You won’t regret it!
Written July 31, 2022
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Brittiny W
Jacksonville, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Our guide was SO knowledgeable and patient. We had two people with gluten intolerance on the tour and she was well prepared with food that they could enjoy. She was very charismatic and told a rich history of Chinatown that we never would’ve gotten otherwise. And the FOOD. Holy moly it was AMAZING, filling, and so so much. You will not be hungry afterwards. The food was so authentic and high quality. I would do his tour again. Our tour guide also deserves a raise, she rocked.
Written May 22, 2022
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ellen t
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
The tour was so wonderful! We stopped at five or six different restaurants and were able to try all the types of food that Chinatown had to offer. Our tour guide, Cynthia, was very knowledgeable and made the experience that much more enjoyable! She recommended several places to check out after the tour was over and not one of them disappointed. Will definitely recommend this to anyone looking to visit San Francisco and experience a bit of history and culture in Chinatown!
Written August 23, 2021
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Margi F
Perth, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
What a great way to see SF Chinatown and eat some of the best Chinese fare we’ve had. This was as much a food tour as a history tour, with Brian, our SF local, telling us all about the area, architecture, and cuisine and how it has all evolved and developed over time. And the tea tasting at the end was incomparable!!! Thanks Brian!
Written January 4, 2020
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