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Chinatown, San Francisco
(2.9/5 based on 3,800+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our San Francisco vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Chinatown and other attractions in San Francisco.
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  • Went for drinks and meal one night. Was the usual China town so so restaurants but did find great little bar called Buddha bar which made our night. Especially with the cucumber eating landlord 
  • Enjoyed getting a taste of local culture in Chinatown. Did some shopping, saw some very unique sculptures and artwork. I felt safe in this area during the day. 
  • We went back twice to the area. It is true that you can see one of the largest Chinese community in the USA. It was great fun and experience to eat in genuine authentic Chinese restaurants in the area...  more »