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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

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760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
(415) 433-1817
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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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Granby, Connecticut
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad to walk into this place for lunch. We were all hungry and they had a very broad menu including a dim sum sample for a great price with lots of food. This was one of the only places in Chinatown that had some Vegetarian choices so that worked for us. All the servers were very attentive and pleasant.

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Thank Renee D
Seattle, Washington
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288 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This popular restaurant in Chinatown provides well prepared classics. With many restaurants in the area, it can be hard to know which ones are worth stopping for. Located upstairs in a nondescript building, the decor is muted gray with white tablecloths. The staff are friendly and efficient but the meal is not rushed. Dishes are served family style so it... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious dinner. Food was superb. Staff couldn't have been nicer. They made suggestions, didn't rush us at all, and it was a Saturday night. Be sure to make a reservation.

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Thank alippel
Chino Hills, California
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food in this place in the heart of Chinatown. But it seems it is only known from tourists and not from locals, and quite some french people there as the restaurant is in the Michelin Guide. Efficient service, however not really smiley and friendly.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the exterior - inside is really nice, excellent food. Only negative is that we felt a little rushed. Recommend the ribs, chicken in black bean sauce and chow mein. Wine a bit pricey so we chose the house red which was fine.

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Thank Roxychick46
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this review because after reading so many good reviews it made our choice simple. We got to the restaurant at 9:10 PM. We were told they close at 9:30 PM. It was a bit unusual that the store was not on street-level. You had to walk up a flight of stairs or take the elevator. We were... More 

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Thank Roberta M
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to Chinatown and wanted good food. Checked reviews and picked this one for lunch. Great atmosphere. Service great and all questions answered with good advice given. Selected ala carte and it was wonderful. Would highly recommend.

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Thank uptrooper
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch spot while touring Chinatown. Food was ok, nothing special, but fairly expensive for lunch. Ambiance is nice, provides good break from Chinatown. Service was spotty, hard to get attention after food was served and restaurant wasn't very busy. For price, wouldn't recommend it.

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Thank Mike N
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is terrific - very civilised and authentic. Try chicken meatballs and yee min noodles - both are delicious, especially when washed down with a Tiger beer

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many places to choose from if your looking for Chinese Food in Chinatown. We strolled along and wondered where to go, checking reviews on our phones as we walked. We decided to give this place a try and we are glad we did! I had Kung Pao (spelling/) shrimp. So good! Everyone was pleased with their selections.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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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