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Great Eastern Restaurant

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649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-986-2500
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“dim sum” (196 reviews)
“dumplings” (40 reviews)
“roast duck” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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11 - 20 of 566 reviews

Reviewed October 6, 2017

Great place to get wonderful food. Priced just right with lots of choices. Fresh fish! Many choices on the Dim-Sum menu. Dim- Sum only served from 11-2 pm so plan accordingly.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We lucked upon this place after asking a young man from Hong Kong where was best to eat, it didn't seem to be listed anywhere, perhaps it should be. The food, service, atmosphere and even the other patrons in the restaurant were beyond my expectations....More

Thank John B
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Bland Chinese food with indifferent service. The secret to its popularity escaped me. On the plus side the prices are modest

Thank asiahand1
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We had been advised to come here to try the dim sum. The waiter sat us downstairs where there was a funny smell (Best I can describe it as is 'wee'), and brought us a pot of tea. We didn't ask for it, but he...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

I hosted a large banquet in their bottom floor, with about 60 people. The food was fresh, delicious and prompt in service. Authentic Chinese food. The peeking duck was absolutely delicious.

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed September 18, 2017

The hotel concierge is never a place to get a recommendation for a meal especially when there are so many great choices. We could have done way better than Great Eastern. Service seemed annoyed by us. As with many authentic restaurants the menus are HUGE...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Came here with my husband when we visited Chinatown. We did a quick scan on tripadvisor and decided to give Great Eastern a try. Apparently Ex-President Obama visited this restaurant back in 2012. Location-wise, it is easy to get to when you are exploring Chinatown....More

Thank Ahsyl
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Plenty of seating and large menu selection. They were easily able to accommodate thirty of us out on a business meeting. If you're a large group get there before 7 before things begin to fill up and get busy. Food is ok and quite plentiful.

Thank TASunde
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The food was okay, but not served really hot. One serving of steamed rice costs 2 Dollars extra - quite expensive! The service was really bad. The waiters always reached across the table. The last person at the table hadn't finished and they already brought...More

Thank Silja2016
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal. Look at the pictures and make your choice. The food names were in English also. Fried rice and sweet and sour chicken with Won Ton soup.

Thank Kerry R
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2500
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