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Chinatown

Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's not hard to find: listen for the clack of mahjongg tiles and nose out the salty spicy squid.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“chinese food” (129 reviews)
“dim sum” (157 reviews)
“grant street” (102 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Chinatown
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+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chinatown is neat to see and experience; however, many of the restaurants appeared ran down and not very clean. The shops were also cluttered. However, if you see something that you like remember to barter!!!! :) You can sometimes get great deals.

Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked the whole strip towards coit tower and little Italy. Fun atmosphere. Lovely tea shops. Worth a walk thru. I still think Victoria China town is more interest despite being smaller in size.

Thank Lorna M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting the most famous Chinatown and was sorely disappointed. We arrived at the gate around 7pm and strolled down the main drag. Every time we went into a shop they said they were closing - which I thought was...More

Thank Nelzgirl
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All in all the china town is really big. But there are only a few streets where you really get the feeling that you are somewhere in China. Very cheap and nice shops to buy souvenirs and the food is just awesome. Follow thestyriantraveller on...More

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must go where in San Francisco . Interesting area and shops for walking. Go to dragon gate and walk Grant St all the way to Columbus and then to Ghirardelli square and Fishermans Wharf.

Thank RamonFP1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience going to China town in San Francisco the food is great yummy in fact do check out the restaurant some are not so good

Thank Pauline K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There's so much to do in SF Chinatown. Just wander the streets and let your nose lead you to great food, listen for music to direct you to street performers, or take in the visual splendor of all the shops and curiosities. Chinatown is also...More

Thank nsb218
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Reviewed 2 days ago

"Chinatown is average at best with nothing new, unique or interesting to offer! Unless you are looking for something distinctly Chinese which you feel you really need to get, there's no need to visit this place!

Thank SUNILDASWANEY
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time visiting San Francisco and first time visiting Chinatown . We were staying at the Fairmont hotel and it was a short walk to Grant street . Lots of food choices and lots to see . We walked all afternoon and truly enjoyed our...More

Thank mrmoparhemi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

San Francisco’s Chinatown is colorful, vibrant and fun. It is a short walk from Union Square. You can enter through the dragon gate and walk down Grant Avenue packed with its many shops - wonderful to browse and buy. There are also tea tasting places...More

Thank neeratraveler
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brwneyedharris
July 3, 2018|
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Response from deelish411 | Reviewed this property |
Id park somewhere else and make getting to Chinatown part of the adventure via BART, waljing , peddle cart, or trolley. Much more fun and adds to the overall experience. Pier isn't too far via telegraph hill...... Look for... More
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brwneyedharris
June 30, 2018|
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No, try a muni cable car or bus, or Lyft.
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Mel A
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Albert J | Reviewed this property |
Golden gate fortune cookie factory . They featured this place on amazing race last season. 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 806-8243 hope this helps
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