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Chinatown, San Francisco

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
Home to the largest Chinese community outside of Asia, Chinatown was established here in 1848, making it the oldest of its kind in North America. Immerse yourself in the bustle of this densely packed neighborhood with its numerous shops and restaurants. To learn more about the customs, languages, and identity of this famous enclave, embark on one of the many guided tours. Discover the neighborhood's parks, herbal shops, temples, and numerous pagoda-roofed buildings. No visit is complete without sampling some Chinese cuisine. The dim sum teahouses are especially good. Put Chinatown and other San Francisco attractions into our San Francisco trip itinerary website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Disgusting. Mostly shut down and all of the restaurants have dirty kitchens and low food scores. Real sad to see considering how many Chinese people live here you would think they would take care of.....  more »
  • OVERPRICED , BORING CHINESE SHOPS FOR NIEVE PEOPLE . This is a total waste of energy and shoe leather . The restaurants in Chinatown have raised their prices by at least 150% in the last year because....  more »

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