"Eat now, it's later than you think.", Chinese proverb.
The whole district smells delightfully of incense and green tea, and one feels as if they are in Asia, yet this walking food tour is of Chinatown in the heart of San Francisco. We are going to see the captivating sights and enjoy the culinary delights, of this exotic district, the oldest quarter of San Francisco, Chinatown. We are going into places where if you weren't born and raised in Chinatown, you'd never know they were there, no English is spoken by the staff, and English isn't spoken by the patrons. Luckily, your guide was born and raised in Chinatown and speaks Cantonese. So you can relax and not worry about ordering, just enjoy and take it all in. Come, explore Chinatown with us, on our Explore the Real Chinatown Food Tour, the very best and most authentic food tour of Chinatown.
Exotic Food sampling along the entire route of this walking food tour
Fortune Cookie Factory
Chinese Open Air Markets
Back Alley and Side Streets Tour
Temple Visits- If open
Herbalist Shop- If open
Historic and entertaining highlights narrated by knowledgable local guide, Dan Chew. Dan's tours have become legendary, and he has fans from all over the world. His neighborhood history is told from his personal point of view as a resident. His demeanor is friendly and welcoming. Taking a tour with Dan is like joining an old friend for sightseeing. Because he speaks Cantonese, doors will open to restaurants and bakeries that you would never have taken notice of before. Some have no signage denoting their existence, and if they do, they would be in Cantonese.
Explore the Real Chinatown Food Tour
What: Explore SF: Chinatown Food Tours
When: Saturdays at 11:00
Where: Easy meet up location emailed after reservation is made
Who: Explore San Francisco
How: Book Online Now!
Or call: 415.504.3636 Ext 102
Gratuity for your tour guide is customary, though not required.
The industry A is 20%, and can be given to your guide in cash at the conclusion of your tour.
PURCHASE TICKETSWe recommend making your reservation at least 7 days in advance to ensure availability. Ticket sales end 24 hours before each tour.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS REQUIREDTours require a minimum of 4 guests to run. If your scheduled tour does not reach this minimum number of guests then we will attempt to find another date that suits your schedule.
CANCELATIONS DUE TO LOW TICKET SALES24 hours before the tour, sales will end. At that point a final decision will be made by the tour guide whether or not to conduct the tour
Because of agreements with many of our tour partners, we must cancel tours with less than 4 guests in attendance. Please check your email.
Chinatown Walking Tour
Take a photo tour of some of our previous trips: Explore Chinatown
San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the
largest Chinese community outside Asia. Explore San Francisco shows you
the real Chinatown, the Chinatown where the locals live and tourists seldom
We have daytime walking tours, historic tours, food tours, tours of Chinatown
with North Beach or North Beach and Chinatown at night.
Links to Explore San Francisco Chinatown Tours:
Chinatown Walking Tour
The best walking tour of Chinatown
The Real Chinatown Food Tour
Rediscover the Golden Age of Chinatown
North Beach and Chinatown Culinary Tour
Different sides of the street, yet worlds apart
North Beach and Chinatown at Night
Everything changes when the sun goes down
Alcatraz & Chinatown
Take a photo tour of some of our previous trips: Explore Chinatown Photo Tour
We also offer these related tours:
Polk Street Food | Downtown Cocktails | North Beach Walk |
North Beach Food | North Beach & Chinatown
Alcatraz Package Tours | Chinatown Food | Chinatown Walk |
Mission Food | Mission Walk | Mission Food & Drink
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