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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
+1 415-433-1817
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mongolian beef” (43 reviews)
“dim sum” (98 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
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1 - 10 of 581 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was great. I do not eat Chinese often in Texas (where I live) because it’s not authentic. This place right around China Town in San Francisco was fabulous. I had the hot tea, sweet and sour chicken, egg rolls, and beef fried rice....More

Thank Lacey H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting San Francisco every year since 1995 and we cannot miss a dinner at the Oriental Pearl. For us the best chinese restaurant in town The owners are always so friendly ...and the food is great The best plate is the Peking...More

Thank patriciabadinotti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is mediocre at best and overpriced. The spare ribs were dry and tough and only two to an order for $7.75. The steamed dim sum was only so so . But the mein Lee noodles with seafood and vegetables were barely edible. Greasy...More

Thank Bozouls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a chinese restaurant with a regular menu. No special meals (even chinese). The food is average but expensive. Not recommended with kids.

Thank TlvGilad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, being Chinese, when you walk into a Dim Sum restaurant for lunch and not many tables are occupied and the ones that are, are all Americans... I get a little nervous. My dining partner and I had a flight to catch and wanted to...More

Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of a Chinatown tour which included dim sum here. The cost of the 2 hour tour was only £30 including dim sum so we didn’t expect the food to be that great. In fact it was really excellent....as good as we...More

1  Thank localfoodiea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Hot and Sour Soup, Kung Pow Chicken and Beef Curry... Awesome. Right amount of spice. And the staff was so accommodating. Very unassuming storefront but the food is well worth it.

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for Chinese food in Chinatown is tough to select. Dozens of choices. We managed a recommendation from a hotel staff. From the outside we werent even sure we wanted to enter but we were up for an adventure so in we went and immediately...More

1  Thank david r
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Had a very good dinner at this quiet and relaxing upstairs restaurant. I asked for Szechaun chicken which is not served and was given the suggestion to have Mongolian Chicken with scallions which I did and it was a winner! My husband had Mongolian Beef...More

Thank 23rita
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Chinatown has a million places to eat, but the oriental pearl is one to hit. They say to follow the line of locals to find the best authentic food, but with kids that’s a difficult line to walk. The food here was really good and...More

Thank ajdial
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streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
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Mattia I
16 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Prickycritic05 | Reviewed this property |
I think there was a tofu dish that didn't contain meat. However this isn't a vegetarian restaurant so do bear in mind that the same wok is used to cook meat dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1817
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