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Chinatown in San Francisco

Embrace the culture, cuisine and art of Eastern Asia at San Francisco's historic Chinatown. Walk through the dragon-crested Chinatown Gate, a gift from the Republic of China, and explore Chinatown's historic alleyways lined with Chinese stores, herbal shops, markets, restaurants, bars, temples and art galleries. Enjoy dining and dim sum at wonderful Chinese restaurants.
 
Discover beautiful churches and temples, like Old St. Mary's Cathedral and Kong Chow Temple, and Chinese-influenced buildings including Bank of Canton and the Sing Chong Building. Visit unique attractions, including Portsmouth Square - the heart of Chinatown - the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory and Great Star Theater.
 

Details

Hours -

Vary
 

Prices -

Free
 

Events

  •  Chinese New Year Parade
  •  Chinese New Year Flower Fair
  •  San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
  •  Chinatown Community Street Fair
  •  Autumn Moon Festival
  •  Chinese Culture Center Spring Festival
 
 

Activities

  •  Dining and shopping
  •  Chinatown Night Market Fair at Portsmouth Square
  •  Cultural festivals and parades
  •  Chinatown walking tours
 
Before you go

Chinatown Dining

Enjoy a culinary adventure in Chinatown as you visit authentic Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants, food markets and bakeries. Pick up your chopsticks and dig into lo mein and Peking duck at authentic Chinatown restaurants including Bund Shanghai, Capital Restaurant, R&G Lounge, Great Eastern Restaurant, Green Garden, Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant, Z&Y Restaurant, Kam Lok Restaurant and Hunan Home’s Restaurant. And tucked away in one of Chinatown’s alleys is San Francisco’s oldest dim sum house, Hang Ah Tea Room.

Chinatown Walking Tours

Explore the mysterious maze of San Francisco’s Chinatown on walking tours. Experience the sights, sounds and ancient culture as you visit Chinese markets, specialty stores, historic landmarks and attractions, such as Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, Chinatown alleys, the Chinatown Gate and Portsmouth Square.

All About Chinatown Walking Tours

See buildings of historical and architectural interest and unique attractions, including the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, Chinese language schools, herbal pharmacies, Stockton Street food markets and Waverly Place.

Culinary Walking Tour of Chinatown

Walk to the back alleys, food markets and local restaurants for a culinary journey through Chinatown. Visit the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory and enjoy an authentic Chinese dinner in the heart of Chinatown.
Faqs

Is there public transportation to Chinatown?

Chinatown is easily accessible by train and bus. Hop on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains to Downtown San Francisco (exit Powell Street Station), and transfer to one of the buses that stop in Chinatown, including the 12 Folsom, 30 Union-Stockton and the 45. Buses charge $2.25. You can also hop on the historic cable cars on the California Street line. Chinatown is located just steps from the Inn at Union Square.

What annual events are held in Chinatown?

Chinatown offers exciting cultural events, including the Chinese New Year Parade, Chinese New Year Flower Fair, Chinatown Community Street Fair, and Autumn Moon Festival. One of the world’s top 10 parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is a huge celebration with colorful floats, marching bands, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, marching bands, martial arts, Chinese acrobatics and Miss Chinatown USA. In the spring, you will find the Chinese Culture Center Spring Festival and San Francisco International Asian Film Festival.
Chinatown
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Chinatown, San Francisco, California, 94133 Chinatown Phone Number888-212-3203 Visit Chinatown Website
 
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