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Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Stroll the narrow streets and back alleys of San Francisco's Chinatown on this walking tour with a small group. Stop by shops selling authentic Chinese crafts and pottery, as well as hard-to-find herbs and produce. A variety of tastings add up to a full lunch, including tea, fortune cookies, dim sum, and other treats. Listen to guided commentary and ask plenty of questions as you explore.
  • Walking tour lets you get to know Chinatown intimately
  • Guide takes you off the beaten path
  • Traditional Chinese lunch included
  • Small group of just 15 people or fewer
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400 Grant Ave , 400 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

At the corner of Bush and Grant Streets, in front of the Chinatown (Dragon) Gate.

650 Jackson St , 650 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • ATTENTION: Each Youth or Child registration requires an Adult registration
  • Proof of vaccination is required on all tours. Masks may be required in some stops.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Local Tastes of the City Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour.

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star-5
Great history and culinary experience
Carlos_J
, May 2022
Thanks Brian for such great afternoon. We love the history insights in chinatown and of course the dishes.
star-5
Great Tour
Sally_M
, May 2022
Very fun and entertaining. Food tastings were great. Tea Bar was the best experience! Definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
A must do tour!
beckyb177
, May 2022
This tour exceeded our expectations. Of course, the food was delicious, but mostly the tour of Chinatown was amazing. Our favorite part was the last stop at the tea cafe. Very educational, delicious, and fun!
star-5
Wonderful afternoon in San Francisco
Liliana_C
, May 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this Chinatown and North Beach tour. Our guide, Isabella, was wonderful and knowledgeable. The tour was well paced and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.
star-5
Chinatown Food Tour
Rolland_C
, May 2022
We had a great experience on this tour. The insight on some of the history of San Francisco was great, and the food was both plentiful and delicious. The tea shop run by “Uncle” and Mae was informative, tasty and funny. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A worthwhile tour. So many good things to taste!
Michele_L
, May 2022
Isabella, our guide, was wonderful! Caring, knowledgeable and a delightful personality! She’ll fill you up with tasty tidbits and facts about Chinatown.
star-5
Fun and delicious day in San Francisco 's Chinatown
Michael_W
, May 2022
Isabella, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. The stores and restaurants we stopped at were fun and delicious. The people on the tour were nice as well. It was an intimate group. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the San Francisco area.
star-5
Awesome Tour
K_C
, May 2022
Loved the Tea tasting… not sure how I have survived up to now without tea 😁. Plus the fortune cookie plant…. Super cool!
star-5
Our tour guide, Isabella,...
Louisa_S
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide, Isabella, was engaging, friendly, knowledgeable and provided a thorough excursion through Chinatown. It was a good value. I learned so much and had a very good time.
star-5
A must do!
Marc_T
, Apr 2022
Lauren was a fantastic guide! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and professional:) The highlight of the tour was hands down her ‘Uncles’ tea shop; it’s a must see!
star-5
Best tour every
Anjie_B
, Apr 2022
She was great!!! You guys owe her a BIG RAISE....Well done. One of my favorites tours. She was very entertaining, informative and kind.
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star-5
Lauren was an outstanding...
Denise_W
, Apr 2022
Lauren was an outstanding guide. Great stories and even better humour! Very genuine. Couldn’t recommend her more! Thank you !
star-5
Great tour
Johnna_S
, Apr 2022
This walking tour was fantastic! Our guide, Lauren, was very knowledgeable. It was fun to learn the history of the area. I would recommend coming hungry! We were definitely well fed. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone in the San Fran area!
star-5
Lots of food and beautiful things to see!
Crystal_F
, Mar 2022
This was a fantastic tour full of beautiful sights, lots of interesting facts, and most of all...great food! We were stuffed by the end. The best part was the tea service. Uncle was so much fun. Our guide, Isabel, was great!
star-4
Great Tour
Aaron_W
, Mar 2022
Brian was awesome! The food wasn’t too exotic, so good for picky people. I was looking to try some more interesting and authentic foods, but overall, the food was good, and Brian was excellent.
star-5
Historical Highlights Culinary Delights
Joan_B
, Mar 2022
The tour made Chinatown come to life for my daughter and I by having the history and daily life of its current inhabitants explained to us. We loved all the various foods and teas explained to us. We enjoyed every minute!
star-5
Great food sampling and history of Chinatown
Brian_M
, Mar 2022
Excellent walking tour. Nice history of Chinatown. Food was very good and nice variety provided throughout the tour. A good amount of up/down hills so bring your walking shoes! Also recommend bringing a bottle of water with you as many of the food samples are “as you walk”.
star-5
Upbeat informative Chinatown Food Tour
Lynn_P
, Mar 2022
Brian was well versed about Chinatown and a variety of history. A perfect person to entertain a crowd for this venue. He was an absolute delight- all of the shop keepers seem to know and like him. At first we thought we had a different tour guide - they had zero personality in comparison. We were so grateful to have him as our guide.
star-5
Excellent Experience
Eric_B
, Mar 2022
Lauren was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the cuisine. She has formed relationships with all of the shop owners. It felt more like she was introducing us to her friends. I highly recommend this tour. Get to know Chinatown!
star-5
One of our favorite parts...
Suzanne_B
, Mar 2022
One of our favorite parts of our whole trip! The tour was interesting, the food, delish and the guide and other guests delightful!

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