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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Yes, it's always crowded but as a backpacker and a budget traveler, this is where you will go to eat nearly every day. It's on the way to the down town, the piers and the main attractions so walking around the city you will definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank edcooper75
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is full of sparkle and just good stuff. The big ticket exotic stores are like Museums. The gift shops are just full of amazing thing s. Tibetan sound bowls, bamboo, beads , statues, kimonos, Asian clothes, decor, tea pot sets. I found it hard...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 406meyf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice area, easily walkable from where we stayed at the Omni. Usual Chinatown type shopping, nothing extraordinary. Very nice murals and photo ops on almost every building. Leads into little Italy if you're able to walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jbeauvil78
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chinatown was fun to explore. There are so many shops and everyone was really nice and helpful. I felt safe walking along the main streets and in the side streets. The area is really interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LizE115
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating morning in China Town during the build up to the year of the Pig. Lots going on, great atmosphere and interesting shops. The food shops were amazing and I saw things I've never seen before, including an armadillo ready to be cooked!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gillsibson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a 2 day stopover in San Francisco, my husband and I started a day's walking around the city (we did 7 & 1/2 miles!) by going up Grant Avenue, through Chinatown, as it is just above Union Square where we were staying. Chinatown hasn't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank devontraveller2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a chance to Walk around on a Monday Morning. It was interesting to see all the people moving around. Really cool experience. Lots of shops & good food cheap. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend really enjoyed Chinatown. I did enjoy the restaurant and the hanging lanterns and decor in the streets. I however did not think much of all the crap shops.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boys4us
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are Chinese than this is not for you. It's for just foreigners I mean if you are Chinese culture fan this place is for you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SiddhantPatil5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk Grant Avenue to experience this place where people from China, many of whom came to the US with almost nothing, have built a whole rich place to continue their culture. Eat in Chinatown...the eating is good, and you can eat in a wide, wide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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brwneyedharris
July 3, 2018|
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Response from TRAVLINCOP | Reviewed this property |
Parking is difficult EVERYWHERE and expensive most places. If you are going to be there a few days get the 3 day MUNI passports. They are great for getting to most places in San Francisco. For sure way cheaper than parking... More
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brwneyedharris
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Curiosity779993 | Reviewed this property |
No, try a muni cable car or bus, or Lyft.
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ExoticDoll
June 4, 2018|
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Golden gate fortune cookie factory at 56 Ross Alley........There today......Addictive Cash only. Fun experience. Enjoy!!
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