What to expect
- Explore the nation’s oldest and largest Chinatown like a local during a guided walking tour
- Check out some of the area’s hundreds of restaurant, shops, and landmarks
- Get an inside look at the the colorful lives of a community rich in tradition
- Enjoy stepping out of the world you know into a vibrant world of temples and ancient culture
|Date||Start Time||Duration||# Spots||Price|
|Sun, Mar 26||11:00am||4 hours||0||$40.00|
|Thu, Mar 30||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, Apr 2||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, Apr 6||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, Apr 9||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, Apr 13||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, Apr 16||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, Apr 20||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, Apr 23||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, Apr 27||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, Apr 30||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, May 4||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, May 7||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, May 11||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, May 14||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, May 18||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Sun, May 21||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
|Thu, May 25||11:00am||4 hours||10+||$40.00|
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About this Activity
During this guided tour, you'll get an intimate introduction to the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. That means not only exploring some of the more touristy streets, rife with delicious aromas and small shops, but also hidden aspects, such as its residential streets and alleys. Along the way, you'll find yourself immersed in an exotic world filled with temples, pagoda roofs, and hundreds of colorful venues.
Just don’t spend too much time gawking. Someone might mistake you for a tourist!
Note: The exact meeting location is given upon confirmation of booking.
|Price||$40.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||4 hours|
|Rating||2 positive reviews|
JIm G.Chinatown Food Tour May 25, 2014
My wife and I took this tour March 2014, and would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the REAL Chinatown and what the history and culture are really about as well as try foods that are not on the American menus typically found in Chinatown Restaurants. Dan our tour guide actually grew up in SF Chinatown and gave us an excellent insight to the history of the area as well as introducing us to the cuisine. He was sensitive to the fact that Americans and Chinese do not have the same pallet, and was careful to not to order items that might not be to our liking. We had a great time on this tour and would give it our highest recommendation!
Ashley P.Chinatown Food Tour November 6, 2013
We did the Chinatown Food Tour at 11am on Sunday. The tour was scheduled for 3 hours. My husband and I ended up having the undivided attention of our guide, Dan Chew. Dan grew up in Chinatown and took us to only places that he would go on his own. We really got the "Chinatown through the backdoor" experience, if you will :) We had moon cakes with lotus paste, Chinese chicken wings, prawns, did a tea tasting, had wintermelon cookies, some sour dried mystery fruit, and dim sum, all at different places. We also climbed several flights of stairs to visit a Buddhist temple in the heart of Chinatown, and visited the site of the first public school in CA, now a bustling public square where we saw many people playing card games and socializing.
Dan was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable not only about Chinatown and its history and food, but also about San Francisco's history in general. He even showed us some graffiti art by Banksy that we definitely would have missed if not for him.
We had a great time and before we knew it, four hours had gone by. What a great way to see the real San Francisco, away from the main drags crawling with tourists.
Next time we visit SF, we plan to do one of the Mission tours.