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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

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760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
(415) 433-1817
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Indianapolis, IN
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place. Went upon recommendation of concierge at hotel while in town for conference. The hot and sour soup was the best hot and sour soup I've ever had. I had the Mongolian beef which the waitress warned me was spicy. Great! That's what I wanted. I think we had a different definition of spicy. It was good, the beef... More 

Thank treekabird
Clemson, South Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Oriental Pearl in Chinatown was recommended to us by one of the locals. This restaurant was very nice and clean. The staff here is very friendly and the food is DELICIOUS! We ordered Dim Sum for appetizers, which were incredible! My friends and I ordered Cashew Chicken and Sweet & Sour Chicken, which were all perfectly cooked and full... More 

Thank RJamie
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place that served traditional Peking Duck and we found it. Prepared and served "as it should be". In addition to the duck, we chose several of their dim sum offerings and were quite pleased with it all. This restaurant is off of the tourist track but well worth finding it.

Thank Nancy-SC
Central America
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A well appointed and clean Asian restaurant in China Town S.F. Pricey but good food. The service is friendly.

Thank Juan C
St. John's, Canada
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by local contact and we were not disappointed. Not cheap - about $75 for lunch with two beer. However the finest ingredients made for superior chinese food. One of the best ever !

Thank GosseyDoha
North Wales, United Kingdom
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275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oriental Pearl San Francisco We found this restaurant by asking the owner of a beautiful glass shop in China town where they would recommend. We read the $10 lunch menu and walked up the plain staircase wondering what we would find. We entered an understated elegant restaurant with excellent service. We chose the sweet and sour prawns and sweet and... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very nice; I had the sweet and sour chicken. Started with the dim sum; a little bit disappointing to be honest 7.5/10. The portions were a good size; not everyone finish. The sweet and sour was very tasty. Tried a little piece of house special chicken, lemon chicken and Kung pow. I thought the sweet and sour... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge recommended this place to us and we were a little disappointed by it's exterior but it was pretty smart inside. Just as well we didn't judge the book by it's cover. Good menu and the food we had was hot, tasty and served quickly. The chinese lady Maitre-de was a little pushy as though she wanted us... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our last day in San Francisco and we just had to do lunch in Chinatown and since we hadn't done breakfast we didn't want to search around too much so we stopped at the Oriental Pearl after checking the rating with Trip Advisor of course. The restaurant itself seemed clean and a bit fancier than some of the other spots... More 

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orange, ct
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food was very good, service was exceptional and the pricing was very reasonable. next time I'm in town, I won't miss it

Thank travellinman36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (415) 433-1817

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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