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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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“dim sum” (144 reviews)
“chinese food” (101 reviews)
“grant street” (84 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Suggest you do this during the weekdays as the weekends are packed with tourists. Top Chinatown with the lower 48 - shops, restaurants and street vendors. Don't waste your time with Americanized Chinese food, head to Jackson Street and try the real thing - most...More

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a walk through but no more than an hour or two unless you're having a meal here. We found a few interesting souvenirs but all shops seemed to have the same items. Even the Dragon's Gate entrance at the intersection of Grant and Bush...More

Thank RCSColumbus
Reviewed 2 days ago

This section of the city f SFP gives you a separate feeling and is not harmoniusto the rest of the city. Disctinnctly far east with its Chinese pagoda shaped buildings, the soup and noodle eateries, Chinese items, and lightings, this shoud not be missed. Use...More

Thank Samit B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked down from the cable car museum to China Town (2 blocks). Just what we expected. Lots of stores selling the same stuff. Didn't expect all the dried seafood though. Weird smell and expensive.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of shops for souvenirs. Lots of places to choose where to eat at. Streets are very small with lots of hills

Thank dcolon26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn't like Chinatown. It lacked atmosphere and the shopping wasn't anything special. Bit of a snooze really.

Thank PeterPilt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mmm. What can I say. I have been to and through a number of "Chinatowns". They are all very similar. Whilst I am sure they appeal to some people, this one is not appealing and not worth wandering through. I stumbled upon this one and...More

Thank Gerry K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This street is fun to walk through with all the overhanging lanterns. Lots of places to eat and lots of shops to have a wander through. Make sure you get a photograph at the Chinatown gates.

Thank Keira81
Reviewed 4 days ago

Get lost in Chinatown. That's the way to enjoy it. Start out on Grant Avenue through the main gates, go all the way to the end, then turn left and make your way down Stockton St. The bad part about Chinatown is that its on...More

Thank clearfield2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The building the houses tyke paints and the roofs. It looks like being in another country! Walk around buy some cookies or any souvenir cheaper than in the piers

Thank silurica
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful 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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19 February 2017|
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Response from ed o | Reviewed this property |
portsmouth square public park bathrooms in china town are very clean and safe from my experience.
3 October 2016|
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Response from paull2002 | Reviewed this property |
Here's the thing about San Francisco. If someone in your group has difficulty walking you need to research the bus system which is quite comprehensive. It can take you where you want to go. Embarcadero is a nice area to... More
21 August 2016|
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Response from AllieOops69 | Reviewed this property |
I usually ask to be dropped off at the 'dragon gate' at the bottom of the hill, then walk up past the shops and restaurants. I'm unsure of the name of the street, but all taxi and Uber drivers know where it is. I would give... More