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Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

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    What to Expect
    It is art, it is history, it is fun...but most of all, it's delicious! On the tour, time-permitting you will:
    *Learn about the history, architecture, folklore, culture and food of America's largest Chinatown
    *Visit a Taoist and Buddhist temple
    *Enjoy a visit to a premier Chinese teashop
    *See murals by local urban artists
    *Nibble samples of freshly prepared fortune cookies while you see the fascinating process of making them.
    *Peek into side streets and alleyways, following the heady scent of a Chinese herbal shop

    & much more!

    And, after the tour, if you choose, share a hosted luncheon, a "tasting menu" that includes a couple of 'dim sum' items followed by a popular entree, side dish and dessert at a traditional Chinese restaurant. Enjoy piping hot cups of tea, friendship and conversation.
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    Departure Point
    750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guided by a talented, Chinatown-native tour leader
    • Easy stroll with cultural and historical narrative
    • Several interesting stops along the route
    • Tea presentation and sampling at a premier tea purveyor
    • Fortune cookie factory visit and samples
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (appreciated, but completely at your discretion)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews tea shop wok wiz tea tasting fortune cookie factory dim sum group members oriental pearl chinese culture our tour guide buddhist temple personal stories historical information wealth of knowledge would highly recommend this tour dorothy neighborhood depth
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    Reviewed 22 August 2019

    My family took the walking tour (without lunch, although we ended up buying several snacks across our stops). Lola, our guide, was full of interesting stories and anecdotes, and although my husband and I (being local) were already familiar with Chinatown, she showed us several...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank marieccy
    Wok Wiz Chinato... T, Owner at Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you, marieccy, for your review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time in Chinatown with Lola. She mentioned that, in addition to sharing our neighborhood with you and your family, chatting with your aunts about life in Singapore was fun & enlightening....More

    Reviewed 20 August 2019

    Our tour guide was friendly and moved at a great pace, but it felt like the content wasn't really there. Very little about the history of the neighborhood. A couple of conversations veered into political/PC issues and made for a few uncomfortable moments. Wok Wiz...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank howiwander
    Wok Wiz Chinato... T, Owner at Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are disappointed to hear that your time with us was less than stellar, of course, this is not our goal. We are always looking to improve the experience we provide and will take your...More

    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    Imagine finding out that Chinatown's main street, Grant Avenue was San Francisco's first street, that Chinatown was completely destroyed in the fires after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and that Old St. Mary's Cathedral (built in 1854) was the only building in Chinatown to survive...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Wok Wiz Chinato... T, Owner at Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Chinatown with Dorothy. She is indeed "a gem" and an area expert. She is a vibrant, knowledgeable and talented tour leader and an actively involved community member. Come see us...More

    Reviewed 23 July 2019

    For the most part, this tour did not live up to expectations. We started 30 minutes late b/c group members were late. There might be better ways to deal with this problem than to shorten the tour for those who are on time. We didn't...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MagistraMcG
    Wok Wiz Chinato... T, Owner at Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you, Magistr, for your feedback. We apologize for the delay in start. While the vast majority of our tours begin on time, we will take this as an opportunity to review our practices to encourage "late birds" to join us enroute.

    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    My teenage kids and I really enjoyed Gimmy's tour. She took us into several shops and a buddhist and taoist temple. She gave us some history of Chinatown but there were times when it felt like she was in a hurry. What we loved the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Wok Wiz Chinato... T, Owner at Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you, BArubia, for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time in Chinatown with Gimmy. There is a plethora of things to see in the area and I'm sorry if Gimmy's pacing felt rushed. We agree with...More

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