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Great Eastern Restaurant

649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-986-2500
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (199 reviews)
“dumplings” (43 reviews)
“roast duck” (11 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great restaurant for Dim Sum. Even though they do not have the traditional roving carts, the food is still authentic and delicious. The regular dinner menu is just as delicious. Try any Seafood Dish with Chinese Vegetables. Start with Hot and Sour or Egg Drop...More

Thank aander927
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a big group for dinner and thank goodness they took reservations. Food was delicious. Service was good considering they were busy. Reasonable prices too. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Mytreep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was quite busy on Sunday morning but definitely worth the 10 minute wait!!! All the items we ordered were fantastic with the exception of the beef dumplings with bitter melon, that one was not for us but everything else was great! I’ll be back with...More

Thank VI Girl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was wonderful but the Cilantro Shrimp Dumplings stood out! Definitely recommend this spot!

Thank Teri N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent honey walnut shrimp, vegetable chow mein and barbequed spare ribs. Busy restaurant, but we were sat right away. We enjoyed our dinner but they were out of fortune cookies.

Thank MaxMidnight
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here for the second time in a year. Casual dining with table cloth covered table. You order from a printed menu, dim sum, noodles, etc. We order several items and chow fun. Wide Chinese noodles with vegetables. The wait staff was not very...More

Thank skidkid6119
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Having been to Beijing I can say that the Great Eastern Restaurant successfully mimics the style of restaurants in China. Dinner is served at round tables with lazy susans in the middle, so you can spin your food around to share with the whole table....More

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We ordered the Vegetable soup, Peking duck, Egg fried rice and Broccoli beef. It was over greasy, bland, gluey ang didn’t taste like any other Chinese food we had before. No spice or love went in this food unfortunately! Maybe we seemed to them like...More

Thank Jelena B
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Great food which was quick to arrive and the staff were great. The portions were generous. The sesame chicken was delicious!

Thank James M
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

So of course everyone knows that president obama visit this restaurant back in 2012, so with that being said, the food must be good, right? And yes, the food is hood; however, the menu is limited for being a dim sum restaurant.

Thank lynhdan
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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27 January 2018|
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Response from Flounder B | Reviewed this property |
If they do not have a website and if you may have time prior to Feb, I would recommend walking in to ask for a dim sum menu. It is one page, so you could take a picture and study it later. Enjoy your meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2500
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