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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 good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mongolian beef” (41 reviews)
“dim sum” (96 reviews)
“fried rice” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OK from the outside you’re like I’m not eating there but then you go inside and up the stairs and it is gorgeous if you’re looking for some really reasonable priced authentic Chinese food in the heart of Chinatown this is your place. When you...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 8pm on a Saturday and were dismayed to be told at time of ordering the food that there was no crispy duck because they had run out. The reason they gave was they ‘only have a small amount’. I think if this...More

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hotel recommended this restaurant in Chinatown. The potstickers were ok but the seafood hotpot was really good. I’d cheerfully come back another time. And the staff made me feel welcome.

Thank awrightcharlie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town enjoying the Chinese New Year celebration, and didn't have plans for dinner. We were following the parade through town and of course became hungry. My wife popped her head in and they were able to seat our party of 6 within...More

Thank Brent T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked for a good, but not overly expensive, Chinese restaurant in Chinatown and this was recommended. Up a flight of stars from an almost-disguised entrance, it was reassuring to see Chinese families dining there. The Mongolian Beef with scallions and the Calamari with Spicy...More

Thank gulfcoastboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oriental Pearl is a little tough to find, but worth the search. We ate light starting with Egg Flower soup (excellent), followed by awesome Siu Mai Dim Sum, followed by Singapore noodles that were recommended and were fantastic. Interesting ambiance because the entrance is not...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in by chance, and the efficient waiter recommended a platter with eight different dishes for two. A nice experience with interesting and well prepared pieces. The spring rolls were delicious! Came with a large pot of tea. The total price was 41 USD.

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a favorite that we return to every time we visit San Francisco. Consistently good, with fresh ingredients, friendly service and reasonable prices. Last night we hosted a dinner for six people and everyone enjoyed sharing eight different dishes. My favorite was Peking Duck.

Thank sonnecj
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in solo while wife was at conference. Had glass of wine, hot and sour, and pot stickers. Friendly service clean place, great soup and dumplings. Nice place. Seemed like both the husband and wife owners were there (just a guess.). They were smiling. This...More

Thank matthewjaxbeaches
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the concierge at our hotel. As a group of 12 we were very grateful to get into the restaurant at the last minute. The restaurant was full of large groups. Our family all love their Chinese food and we...More

Thank Kim G
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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Mattia I
16 January 2016|
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1817
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