Guided tour

San Francisco Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour

San Francisco Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour

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From US$ 73.60 per person

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Try foods from the world's largest Chinatown outside Asia on a guided walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown. See fortune cookies made by hand and learn about traditional cooking techniques.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Sample the foods of the largest Chinatown outside Asia
  • Try different types of Dim Sum
  • Learn about Chinese teas and herbs
  • Look inside a local Buddhist temple
  • Visit Chinese markets and marvel at the produce
  • See musical instruments that you have never seen before
  • Marvel at Chinese antiquities and relics
  • Watch artisans making Fortune Cookies by hand
Full description

Explore  San Francisco's iconic Chinatown district on this unique foodie walking tour. Discover a maze of alleys off Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, where traditional techniques that date back centuries are still practiced.

Meet your guide and begin your flavor-packed adventure. See food markets and local restaurants, with a surprise around every corner. Watch artisans making fortune cookies by hand, and enliven your senses with new flavors, smells, and aromas.

Search out authentic crafts and pottery, explore exotic produce, and learn about herbs and teas from the people who know them best. Uncover hidden secrets that only intrepid locals know about.

Taste Dim Sum, fortune cookies, and teas. Peruse incredible antiquities, rare and unique musical instruments, and authentic cookware. Marvel at statuettes and ritual objects that are thousands of years old. Visit a music center to view musical instruments you've never seen before. Try different types of Dim Sum from the oldest Chinese bakery in San Francisco. Go to one of the city's oldest cathedrals and look inside a Buddhist temple.

Includes
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Guide
  • Food and beverages
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Chinatown Gate at the corner of Bush and Grant streets

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • You are advised to not eat too much before the tour as the tasting portions are ample, and the supplier wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fabulous foods
  • As of August 20, 2021, the City of San Francisco is mandating that proof of full vaccination and masks are required to eat inside any restaurants or bars in San Francisco
  • Please have proof of full vaccination with you, as the restaurants will likely require this to eat inside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Enjoyed the tour and the food. Didn't enjoy eating some of the food in the streets, with no explanation of what we were eating, history, etc of the food. The visit to the fortune cookie factory was totally useless. Basically walked in to see watch someone fold a cookie and then walked out.

October 4, 2022

This is a MUST-DO experience, Brian is an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide who made the experience so fun, and showed us spots we will definitely be coming back to. On top of that, every part of the tour was super accommodating to dietary restrictions (vegetarian, no pork, etc.), really great time. Amazing guide.

July 7, 2022

We wound up with a tour experience of just under 5 hours. Our tour guide Brian was informative with a dry sense of humor that worked very well for the tour group we had. The restaurants that were picked out were excellent as well as the experience at Uncle g's T store. Although there's a certain amount of walking in Valdez only a couple tough hop uphill sections so I would recommend this for anybody who's interested in a little bit history and a nice amount of eating.

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April 21, 2022

Product ID: 9463