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Great Eastern Restaurant

649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-986-2500
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“dim sum” (188 reviews)
“dumplings” (37 reviews)
“roast duck” (14 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As photos in the window indicate President Obama opted to dine in this spectacular restaurant. That came as no surprise as perusing the vast menu our party of four was overwhelmed by the range of enticing dishes. Our selection of dishes included the familiar-lo mein...More

Thank Gonzology
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors to San Francisco, and our first choice for dim sum was closed for vacation, so our local Chinese friends sent us here. We went for a late weekday lunch, and the restaurant was still quite full, though 3 of us were seated right away;...More

Thank motraveler90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a group of 3 in the later afternoon. We had the Family Special A for two and I had the pork sweet and sour. Both meals were good and if you put the price in perspective it is a fair deal. Obama and...More

Thank Lucas W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with three other people. We ordered an assortment of dim sum and found them all to be freshly made. The vegetarian member of our party did not have any trouble finding enough choices to eat. The Chinese broccoli was particularly...More

Thank AnnArborMichigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I just ordered from here and it was amazing. The chow mein. And the BBQ fried rice was amazing. So good. Reasonable price too.

Thank Javier S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous (but messy) crab. Great won ton soup. Don't let them seat you downstairs-- it's depressing in the basement. Waiters are efficient. We eat here often and are never disappointed.

Thank LovesRestaurants2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's two stories: They seat the tourists downstairs with the larger roundtables and white tablecloths. Its a classic rude Chinese waiter experience. One of them spilled gravy on spouse and didn't apologize or offer to clean it up. Dim sum is average and not bad...More

Thank sharkisland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not only the best Dim Sum restaurant in San Fran, it's the best Dim Sum in the country. We don't miss Great Eastern on our trips to SF. Fresh food. Delicious! For those wandering Chinatown in search of amazing food, this is it!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dim sum is good and full of people. You need to get there earlier. The waiters and waitresses is not so friendly. We ordered lots of food and able to finish them all. It is one of the best dim sum in SF Chinatown

Thank Jeffrey_Teh_2000
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We went to that place because there is picture of President Obama on the front (where he went previously). Nice place, with nice food. But crowded (we just waited 10 minutes to be seated). A lot of tourist but also local people (food is good).

Thank angelo31fr
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2500
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