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Chinatown San Francisco: Colorful Culture, Shopping & Dining

The largest Chinatown outside of Asia, Chinatown San Francisco is an exciting destination with a distinct character and charm. Centered on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, this cultural enclave is filled with herbal shops, food markets, pagoda roofs, dragon parades and temples. Walk through the Gateway to Chinatown, inscribed by Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Explore colorful alleys with authentic restaurants, noodle houses, shops and markets.
Explore historic churches and buildings, including Sing Chong Building, Great Star Theater, and the Chinese Culture Center. Join fun festivals like the Chinese New Year Parade or tour the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Looking for hotels in Chinatown San Francisco? Our boutique hotel is a short walk from this historic neighborhood.


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  • Chinatown Night Market Fair
  • Chinese New Year Parade
  • Autumn Moon Festival


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Museums
  • Sightseeing
  • Entertainment
  • Festivals


  • Where can I eat dim sum in Chinatown?

    Don't miss the experience of eating dim sum in Chinatown San Francisco. From shumai and gyoza to soup and pork buns, you'll chow down on this traditional Cantonese cuisine. Chinatown is home to many incredible restaurants that serve Dim Sum,  including Good Mong Kok Bakery, specializing in pork buns and baked goods. A local favorite, Hang Ah Dim Sum Tea House serves the bite-sized fare, as well as a variety of teas. Over on Jackson Street, Begoni Bistro is a popular eatery for dim sum, and then some.
  • is the fortune cookie factory In Chinatown worth visiting?

    Visit a real cookie factory that makes the wise treats we love to read. As you walk down Ross Alley, the aroma of the freshly made fortune cookies will draw you in. The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory has been supplying fortune cookies to the world since 1962. Take a tour through the factory, see how the fortune cookie are made and stuffed, and try some fortune cookies fresh out of the oven. The factory is free and is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.  You will be amazed at how quickly the fortune cookies are made. 

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