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Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour provided by Local Tastes of the City Tours

Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour

Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
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: 3327P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 400 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA At the corner of Bush and Grant Streets, in front of the Chinatown (Dragon) Gate.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • ATTENTION: Each Youth or Child registration requires an Adult registration
  • Proof of vaccination is required on all tours. Masks may be required in some stops.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • 400 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA At the corner of Bush and Grant Streets, in front of the Chinatown (Dragon) Gate.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 650 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • ATTENTION: Each Youth or Child registration requires an Adult registration
  • Proof of vaccination is required on all tours. Masks may be required in some stops.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 19, 2022
A note from Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour
Proof of vaccination is required on all tours. Masks may be required in some stops.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    400 Grant Ave
    400 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    At the corner of Bush and Grant Streets, in front of the Chinatown (Dragon) Gate.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Dragon's Gate
    Chinatown
  • You'll end at
    650 Jackson St
    650 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    See address & details
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SomePlaceNew702
Las Vegas, NV214 contributions
Brian gave us an excellent history lesson and a delicious adventure in Chinatown. We learned a great deal about the city and architecture as well as tasted a great variety of foods we would’ve been too naive to order on our own. Brian was very animated, friendly and interactive. We would recommend this tour to anyone who can walk and eat well that would like to get to know the city a little better. Enjoy and thanks Brian!!
Written April 8, 2022
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LK
Marietta, GA1 contribution
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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Cindy C
10 contributions
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
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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Kay V
4 contributions
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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ElTouristo61
New York City, NY2,677 contributions
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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Francesca S
1 contribution
Isabelle was great! We were greeted with hot green onion rolls from the New Hollywood Bakery and the tour only got better from there! There was an unbelievable amount of food with samples of many traditional Chinese dishes, ending with dinner at a restaurant. As we walked, we saw the places where locals hang out and and it was obvious that Isabelle has developed a great relationship with many of the local storekeepers. She had great stories about all the "firsts" found in San Francisco (so many I can't remember, but of course I remember that one was the first topless bar ...) and lots of anectdotal stories about the history of the area. I loved the fortune cookie factory - I had never thought about how they were made! I have been on several food (and non-food) walking tours in my travels around the world and this was as good as any of them. It was a terrific way to see one of San Francisco's many neighborhoods.
Written August 11, 2021
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Brandi
6 contributions
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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Tourist701664
2 contributions
Isabella is a wonderful tour guide, and everyone should ask for her as a tour guide. She is professional and very knowledgeable about both Chinatown and Little Italy. She is considerate in asking about peoples’ food preferences and allergies and offering alternatives. She also sincerely wants to know about peoples’ backgrounds and interests. She has very positive relationships with all of the foods venders. And she offers a variety of new tasting experiences. We even received small gifts. Our complaint….too much food. So much fun and such an enriching experience to know San Francisco in more depth.
Written June 10, 2022
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ccisme
Tampa, FL152 contributions
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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Jacqueline H
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Amazinggg
This tour is perfect for exploring Chinatown, learning about the history, and eating tons of delicious food! The hi
wallywrub
wallywrub
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Great tour
The tour guide, Brian, went out of his way to find GF options, including GF pizza at the last stop. The tour was fi
665hilarys
665hilarys
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Fun afternoon in Chinatown and North Beach
We took the tour on July 5, 2022 and had a very good time. We were welcomed warmly by our tour guide and instantly
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August_2022famfun
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Fun with new friends!
Fabulous experience! The walking tour was informative and our guide Isabella was spectacular. So much food, we love
jeffereyl2015
jeffereyl2015
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Fooding through North Beach.....Yum!
We joined Brian on his North Beach Food Tour on August 8th. We love these types of tours as you can really get the
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Ebflemin1111
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Little Italy Food Tour
Brian did a great tour for us today! Delicious food and good knowledge of the area. Thanks Brian, I’m glad we did t
erramsey
erramsey
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Come hungry, leave very happy
I could go on and on about how fantastic this experience was. We toured with Brian and he is an incredible guide. H
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644ishanp
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Great time!
It was a very well planned trip with tons of things to do. We got lucky to witness lion acts in china town. Brian i
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V3228AImarlenes
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Amazing tour with Brian!
Brian was amazing and so insightful! He provided a great level of detail and you could tell he was passionate about
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Inspire08922427811
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Excellent Tour
This tour was so fun! Our tour guide, Brian, was entertaining and informative! We are from the Bay Area and learned
Kateryna P
Kateryna P
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Food tour for foodies and anyone who like to stay adventurous and experience different food
We had great and fun experience with our guide Lauren. You can tell that she is very passionate of what she is doin
K7780HFdenisem
K7780HFdenisem
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Excellent
Fantastic tour, make sure you are hungry , really generous portions and lots of stops . We were on this tour today
Natalie W
Natalie W
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Great tour - highly recommend!
Took this tour today and loved it! Brian is a real character and great guide who knows the area (and the food) very
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512rickyg
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Brian = Tour Guide Extraordinaire
Today we took the Little Italy and North Beach Walkng Tour in San Francisco. It was an most amazing day thanks to
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patfD1097UI
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Terrific!!
Brian was our guide and was Terrific!! Lots of fun historical information and fantastic food! He knew all of the re
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