"Chinatown" Chinatown Tip by NoFuture

Chinatown, San Francisco: 181 reviews and 324 photos

It was like stepping in to another country (almost!). Signs were in English and Chinese, there were Chinese shops, restaurants, people. I think even the Mc Donald's had Chinese writing. People spoke Cantonese. It was (sort of) like a mini-Hong Kong.

If you like Chinese food, wander until you see something you fancy! The food is great here. Try some dim sum.

Buy some asian snacks in the food stores; Vitasoy soy milk, Meiji gummies, Cup Noodle etc etc etc.

Have eggs tarts in a cafe/bakery!

There are many buffets here too, though I never tried them.

Just walk around and explore, it's fascinating. You can see Chinese people going to have yam cha (dim sum & tea breakfast) in restaurants with newspapers, all chatting in Chinese just like in Hong Kong.

The Chinatown in San Fran is one of the biggest and best in the world and reflects the history of immigrants into the US.

Address: Bordered by Broadway, Bush, Kearny, Stockton sts.
Directions: Ornamental gate at Grant and Bush intersection.
Phone: 888-212-3203
Website: http://www.sfchinatown.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 15, 2004
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