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San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour provided by Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco

San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour

San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour
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About
On this guided food tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown, you will taste five different mouthwatering delights. Three of the tastings (enough for lunch) will be done seated inside the restaurants and two tastings will be done on the street in front of the establishment. You will be enjoying Cantonese barbeque-pork filled buns, President Obama’s favorite SF dim sum, Chef Han’s world-renowned authentic Szechuan cuisine, savory Peking duck and egg tarts cooked to a smooth flan-like perfection with a buttery flaky crust.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6242P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • City map
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco
  • Entry/Admission - Portsmouth Square
  • Entry/Admission - Old Cathedral of St. Mary
  • Entry/Admission - Tin How Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
  • 1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Per San Francisco regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • City map
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco
  • Entry/Admission - Portsmouth Square
  • Entry/Admission - Old Cathedral of St. Mary
  • Entry/Admission - Tin How Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
  • 1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Per San Francisco regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Aug 2021
A note from San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour
Per San Francisco regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1066 Grant Ave
    1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    652 Pacific Ave
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Grant Place Restaurant
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Portsmouth Square
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Old Cathedral of St. Mary
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Tin How Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    1068 Stockton St
    1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    See address & details
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Leeping1
4 contributions
Lauren knows all the things!
Lauren's food tour of Chinatown's was fantastic! She knows a ton about the area's history and, even though I'm from here and have spent a bunch of time in Chinatown, I learns a lot. The food was delicious and I was stuffed by the time we had finished. I highly recommend this experience!
Written 27 November 2021
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Erin G
1 contribution
A tasty way to experience the Chinese culture
Nov 2021
My siblings and I took our mom to San Francisco for a birthday celebration. I booked this tour based on a recommendation from friends who had recently went and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Lauren, was amazing and made the whole experience memorable. The tour was full of delicious food (no one went hungry!!) and 4-6 separate dining locations, plus a handful of historical/educational locations. It was a really cool way to learn about the history of and and current day Chinatown. The walk wasn't too bad considering the hills SF is known for...our whole group managed just fine and Lauren was great about speed and breaks. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Written 21 November 2021
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W_Hlavaty
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg5 contributions
Very fun and delicious tour!
I would highly recommend this tour. Not only was it delicious, but Laren made it very fun and informative. She was very upbeat and patient. The food was excellent and Chinatown is just an interesting place to be. I would do it again
Written 21 November 2021
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KylerCA
San Francisco, California106 contributions
So much fun!
Nov 2021
We took the Chinatown Food Tour as a team event for work. Even though we all work in an office building just 15 minutes walk from Chinatown, we had never experienced all the different food options available in just a few square blocks. Our guide Lauren shared some of the history of Chinatown and introduced us to several excellent dishes. It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon with co-workers and enjoy trying some new cuisine.
Written 14 November 2021
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Mary Grace H
7 contributions
Fun Day in North Beach and Chinatown
Sep 2021
Our guide Lauren was just AWESOME! She was knowledgeable, entertaining and a joy to be with. We had a private tour of Chinatown and North Beach. Food was amazing and we learned new things about the area, history and culture of the communities.

Thanks Lauren! We hope to see you again on our next adventure.
Written 11 September 2021
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anabanana625
Saint Louis, MO9 contributions
First Food Tour, but Not the Last
My mom and I went on this tour at the beginning of our trip in San Francisco. As a resident food tour expert, (I’ve gone on ones in NYC, Brussels, Munich, and Geneva) I was stoked to try this one! This tour is through the same company that does the pizza tours in New York, and did not disappoint. Laura was awesome at not only giving us a history lesson about San Francisco itself but also the history of immigration to the city and the creation of Chinatown, the Gold Rush, and the impact of Adrian culture here in the states as well as across the Pacific. The food was scrumptious, starting with classic bao buns, and ending with a tea tasting. The tour was so fun, and as my mom’s first food tour in a city, the Chinatown food tour has her hooked for future cities!
Written 10 September 2021
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Joy P
Los Angeles, CA34 contributions
Just do it.
Excellent selection of dishes, fantastic amount of food overall - paired with a great historical insight of the area. Lauren was a wonderful guide and I absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking to know Chinatown a bit more intimately while eating great food. Be sure to take her up on the tea tasting at the end!!
Written 30 August 2021
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JoshuaH2615
Thank you so much for the glowing review. We're thrilled you enjoyed our Chinatown Food Tour with Lauren. Join us on our North Beach and/or Mission Food Tour next time...
Written 30 August 2021
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Andi L
3 contributions
Fantastic Food Tour and So Much More!
Aug 2021
Our Chinatown food tour was an unexpected highlight of our trip to San Francisco! Our impressive tour guide, Marvin, was knowledgeable, informative, professional and personable. My husband and I went with my 80 year old mother. We were initially concerned that the 3 hour walking tour might be too much for her. Happily, this was not the case. The constant stops for explanations and tastings made the time fly by for all of us. Our tour had a small group of 11 people from various areas of the country and various ages. We were taken to 5 different eating establishments. Three of the restaurants involved quick stops where Marvin brought the food outsie to us. We ate while listening to Marvin talk about the history of the Chinatown, it's people, and the food. We also went inside two other restaurants and had sit-down meals, again with explanations about the food, history, and the establishments. As we walked, Marvin stopped along the way to point out prominent areas and people of Chinatown--from card players in the park, to a Buddhist Temple, to Mah Jongg games in a side alley. One of our favorite stops was at the fortune cookie factory where we saw how the cookies were made, given samples to eat, and learned the history behind the tasty cookie. At the end, we were also treated to a complimentary tea tasting session at a local tea establishment. This tour is so much more than just a food tour! You will not be disappointed.
Written 23 August 2021
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JoshuaH2615
We're thrilled to read our Chinatown Food Tour with Marvin was "an unexpected highlight of your trip to SF." Marvin loves guiding our guests to some of the best foods in Chinatown and discussing the history and culture of the neighborhood. Join us on our North Beach and /or Mission District Food Tours the next time you're in SF
Written 23 August 2021
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Marcia v
2 contributions
Loved it, life changing
We enjoyed every second and learned a ton about the area and food. Lauren is a great hostess and couldn’t be more hospitable. Food was plentiful and if you wanted more you felt comfortable asking. You really don’t need more but not a problem at all. Best bread/buns I’ve ever had. Loved the tea tasting as well. I could have stayed all day. Caution to the unwise, make sure you park where it’s allowed for the ENTIRE time you will be there. SF will tow for around $600.
Written 16 August 2021
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JoshuaH2615
Thank you so much for the glowing review. It brings a smile to our faces to read you thought our Chinatown Food Tour with Lauren was "life changing." There isn't a better compliment than that. Join Lauren on our North Beach and/or Mission District Food Tour the next time you're in San Francisco.
Written 17 August 2021
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wheelfire6465
1 contribution
Historic Mission District Food Tour
Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed this food tour! The tour guide (Lauren) was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was delicious. We'll very likely do another food tour, perhaps this time the Beach Food Tour.....looking forward to that.
Written 10 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Beth P
Beth P
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Fabulous Tour
Lauren was a fabulous guide for this great Chinatown food tour. I take a lot of food tours and this was one of the
foodafficionado2021
foodafficionado2021
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A taste of Italy
Amazing food, fantastic guide, and great company! Every stop was well planned and there was enough food to go aroun
cyr0nnec
cyr0nnec
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SF Mission District Food Tour
Our tour guide Lauren was excellent! She was great at sharing the history of the area, as well as all of the great
NicholasT1713
NicholasT1713
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Chinatown Food Tour
Marvin was our guide and extremely informative around Chinatown with the history + best food spots we were able to
tresangeles405
tresangeles405
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Everything a food tour should be!
We had an amazing time on this tour with our 16 year old son. Lauren was an amazing guide. She knew her stuff regar
HEW74
HEW74
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Great time. Highly recommended.
Our tour guide Lauren was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She followed up with allergy info. She made sure no
carlasinkovich
carlasinkovich
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Mission District food tour with Lauren
Both food and tour guide were great! Go hungry because you’ll be enjoying all types of local favorites. Lauren was
bkleis2
bkleis2
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great time with a group.
Lauren was a great guide; fun, friendly, had interesting history facts about SF. Food on the North Beach tour was
travelbertCalifornia
travelbertCalifornia
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Great way to sample great food and learn about North Beach
This your combined visiting restaurants and exploring North Beach and learning about the history and culture of the
ChuckC1790
ChuckC1790
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North Beach Tour!
Thanks, Scott for a fantastic time! We live here and took my parents on the NB tour while they were visiting and we
M3436ELmichaelp
M3436ELmichaelp
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Food Tour Excellent
We enjoyed seeing several restaurants. Great food and fun. Easy walk and enjoyed tour along the way. Lauren was del
dguthrie379
dguthrie379
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The food was OK
really only enjoyed 1 dish. we stood on the sidewalk outside and host brought us a sample from different stops.
Discover41487870800
Discover41487870800
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Loved!
A very cool way to explore the city- we recommended that our friends who are locals take a tour! There is something
chrisaP3910WW
chrisaP3910WW
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Great times w Lauren in Mission District
The three of us REALLY enjoyed touring the Mission District with Lauren. She is a fantastic tour guide and incredib
U1312HQvictoriac
U1312HQvictoriac
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Amazing time! Highly recommend!
Lauren was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable! The food was so delicious and I appreciated all the cultural
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