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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Expected to find more than just rows and rows of shops selling everything and anything. Some very funky smells about! One to miss if you are short on time.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ZoeB762
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

San Francisco Chinatown is like a small city by itself. Over 35,000 Chinese live here and thus there are numerous Chinese restaurants, Chinese souvenir shops as well as Chinese grocery stores etc. It holds the largest Chinese New Year parade outside of China

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dr_Iris_B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I did not find so much restaurants, few open. I expected probably a Chinatown like the one in NYC. At least found good places to eat and had dim sum.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank auroram429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun walking around the quaint streets of Chinatown. Lots of shops to browse and great authentic Chinese restaurants. Wonderful jewelry stores with fine pieces of jade and exceptional gold jewelry.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 986francinep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really felt like you were somewhere else the decoration the shop windows to the people. Didn’t see so many tourists around and so many shops selling Chinese produce. Nice to explore and certainly felt very safe in the day but nothing special.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 936sophiap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk and explore. Lots of shops with all kinds of jewelry, souvenirs, and jade! Interesting people too. Watch prices...some items are cheaper than others at different shops!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

China Town is like 10 blocks of old Hong Kong. Lots of Cheap shopping and good restaurants. Don't forget to haggle on more expensive things. It starts at Dragon gate on Grant St. Just walk around and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CSMUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed not far from Chinatown so not only I went there to buy some food, I also went there take photos. The main drag of Chinatown is on Grant Strret starting from the Dragon Gate up to Columbus street. It is like you are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

..but wish I had visited the little temple..I saw people accessing it along a passage. Bought a really useful kitchen tool from a market stall. The procession was colourful and several local groups wore the dragon costumes, plus a band marched behind. A moon cake...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BarbinDevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On any given trip to San Francisco, setting aside time to explore Chinatown is time well spent. I have found it far more interesting to veer into the side streets and alleys than spending effort, time and money on Grant Ave. Indeed. I recommend taking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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brwneyedharris
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Response from TRAVLINCOP | Reviewed this property |
Parking is difficult EVERYWHERE and expensive most places. If you are going to be there a few days get the 3 day MUNI passports. They are great for getting to most places in San Francisco. For sure way cheaper than parking... More
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1 July 2018|
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Response from Curiosity2246171112 | Reviewed this property |
No, try a muni cable car or bus, or Lyft.
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5 June 2018|
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Response from Albert J | Reviewed this property |
Golden gate fortune cookie factory . They featured this place on amazing race last season. 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 806-8243 hope this helps
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