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All About Chinatown Tours

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Address: 660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94164-0145
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This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 34th year. Join us as we visit...

This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 34th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food markets, a secluded Chinese temple, an herbal pharmacy and more. Complete the visit with a dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's legendary restaurants.

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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour
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Engaging and informative tour led by Chinatown native and historian!

Linda Lee a chinatown native and tour guide for 30 plus years gave our small group a fun, informative and lively tour. She easily engaged two seniors, a mom, a 9 yr old and two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Deborah C

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Linda Lee a chinatown native and tour guide for 30 plus years gave our small group a fun, informative and lively tour. She easily engaged two seniors, a mom, a 9 yr old and two teens! Not an easy feat. She was prepared with so much great information on the history and current day life in chinatwn and used her... More 

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Francisco can be overwhelming, so you have to narrow things down when only having 2 1/2 days coming in from the east coast. A friend said I would not be disappointed with Linda Lee's tour, and he was correct. Linda is welcoming, gracious, knowledgeable and entertaining. You do not just walk through which is probably what the majority of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our walking tour with Linda Lee in Chinatown was informative and fun. We'd recommend it to everyone and include the dim sum lunch option.

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Hi Shelleybanner: Thank you for posting your positive review of your experience in Chinatown. I'm glad you also enjoyed the luncheon. Please visit again! More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The four kids ages 9 - 14 got so much more out of is that we five adults could have imagined. The highlight of the kids entire San Francisco visit was the tea tasting (which tied in their opinion with The Lion King). They went home, drank tea and talked about ying and yang. Our jaws dropped. Our guide, Jim... More 

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

It's not easy to impress four kids ages 9-14, but Jim Adams is an exceptional tour guide and your positive review supports his great tours. Thanks for the detailed descriptions of what your party found so memorable: the tea tasting, Chinatown's history, the temple, and everybody's favorite, the fortune cookie factory. The cookie factory and the tea shop are open... More 

La Grange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I took my middle school students on this tour and they absolutely loved it! We started out with a delicious lunch. Next, Linda Lee- who has a bubbly, fun personality showed us and told us all about the history of Chinatown. She is full of knowledge!

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Beth: If we can entertain and educate your middle school students, and in addition, make them happy with good food, we have created an excellent field trip for your students to look back on with fond memories. Thank you for your positive review and we hope to see your students visit Chinatown in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Wanted to get some exercise and education in an activity that would appeal to our 2 teenagers. The tour exceeded our expectations for attractions of interest. We lived in San Francisco a couple years (many years ago) yet this tour gave us a whole different appreciation for the history and community of the neighborhood. It was especially fascinating to visit... More 

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dan: What's harder to impress children on a walking tour, full of history and culture and walking? Impressing TEENAGERS with history and culture and walking! Thanks for your positive review of both the tour and lunch for your family. Please visit us again. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you Linda Lee for the tour/adventure today of Chinatown! We really enjoyed how you made us feel like we were visiting your neighborhood and not tourists!

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

While Chinatown is one of San Francisco's popular tourist destinations, it is a community of stores, institutions, and residents. I'm glad you felt welcome in the my hood! More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had a wonderful time and learned so much. My mom can walk with cane and enjoys having her wheel chair handy when tired. Linda was very helpful in picking a safe waking path for my mom and asked the community in chinese to make room for the wheelchair. Thanks for helping with the wheel chair and being so accommodating... More 

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

I'm glad you both had a wonderful time and learned a lot. Chinatown is full of history and culture and is accessible for all. With a little patience to navigate busy streets and some slight hills, the best way to visit Chinatown is by walking and can be visited in a wheelchair as well. Happy holidays to you both! More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Linda Lee was awesome. Knowledgeable, engaging, and informative for the entire tour ending with lunch.

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review. It's like getting a report card from you with #1 on the page! More 

Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This tour was so much fun. We took our 11 year old daughter, who leaned in to me at one point during the tour and said "I'm so glad we did this. I'm learning so much!" Linda was the perfect mix of history, current events and humor. This was probably my favorite activity of our trip!

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Dear Nikkijeanaustin: If my tour can delight an 11 year old child, it makes my heart sing with pride! Thank you for visiting Chinatown with us. More 

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Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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