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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
Chinatown
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nestled along Stockton & Grant, Chinatown is a must see if you are in the Bay Area. Expect to see multitudes of trinket shops, vegetable markets, butchers, fish mongers, and authentic chinese food. Spend at least a couple hours walking down the streets and visiting...More

Thank ImportR06
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sprawling market, you will find a lot of Chinese folks around especially if you go during the weekend. Sells a lot of artistic stuff and serves a lot of food, though since I was a vegetarian, not much to choose from. Walked here from downtown....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked around and looked in some of the stereotypic souvenir shops. We did not stop and eat. I'm still not sure what the draw is beyond it being the largest and oldest Chinatown in the country.

Thank ferriswheel2010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are so many restaurants and to pick 1 is hard, of course there are lots of hills so be warned, we spent 4 nights and 4 different restaurants and all were good value for money. Be warned they like to get you in and...More

1  Thank 236ras
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walk from Union Square all the way to Grant Avenue--a great experience! The sights, the smells--peeking into the little markets. Do NOT attempt to drive on Grant Avenue as it is always congested--and you will not get the cultural flavor that you experience when you...More

Thank corteanita
Reviewed 5 days ago

loads of restaurants from cafe style to very expensive and chic. the street are really fun with lanterns hanging everywhere. Worth a walk around if you can cope with the steep San Fran streets

Thank pdchamberlain
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughters and I enjoyed the bakery we stopped at, enjoyed the shops we visited, and LOVED getting off the beaten path. It was very enjoyable, almost like being in a foreign country. Almost, but not quite.

1  Thank 463leahh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A quite average tour. You won't miss a lot if you do not visit it.. You can find cheap gifts and souvenirs..

Thank Salma A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Chinatown was what I expected it to be and how it's been shown in movies. It was interesting to see how low tech the Golden Gate Fortune cookie Factory is, as well as checking out the stores, restaurants, and produce markets. I also had a...More

Thank planterjeni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 70 Chinese community life style can be experience here. The old restaurant setting and traditional overseas Chinese business can be found here.

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brwneyedharris
4 July 2018|
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Response from deelish411 | Reviewed this property |
Id park somewhere else and make getting to Chinatown part of the adventure via BART, waljing , peddle cart, or trolley. Much more fun and adds to the overall experience. Pier isn't too far via telegraph hill...... Look for... More
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brwneyedharris
1 July 2018|
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Response from Curiosity779993 | Reviewed this property |
No, try a muni cable car or bus, or Lyft.
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Mel A
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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