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Golden Gate Bakery

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1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5004
+1 415-781-2627
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08:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I came here around 3:30 pm and lined up for half an hour to try the egg tarts. The texture and taste of the egg custard is excellent. The custard has a strong eggy flavor without being too sweet, and it has a smooth, creamy texture a little like steamed egg. The tart shell isn't phenomenal, but does get points... More 

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Thank Anthony T
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I came here 10 years ago the smell of bread baking attracted me here. Ever since then I have been returning surprisingly the owner continues to recognize me. By all means please come to this bakery the long is line the wait is worth every delightful bite.

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Thank Morenomer
Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I went there for the third time during my visit to San Francisco and I just had to have these egg tarts but unfortunately for the third time trying, the place had a sign stated "we are closed for vacation" they seem to do that a lot lately. I don't know if it's due to health reasons or they really... More 

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Thank 2bumdrifters
Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Strolling down Grant Ave, we came across a short line of people outside a small bakery. Being the curious type and a pushover for any baked goods that might be different, we had to ask. "You must try these egg tarts" said the last person in line. "I've been all over the country including New York, and no one ........ More 

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Thank helenskiMinnesota
Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Traditional Moon Cakes were about $8.30 when Eastern was charging $5.90 per moon cake. They were good but not sure if it was worth the extra cost. Again they were out of their specialty "egg custard". So I can't comment on their egg custards.

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Thank Alex M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This bakery has the best egg tarts I've ever tasted. I can't explain to you how amazing they are. But before you come, 1. Make sure to check the Facebook page "Is Golden Gate Bakery Open?". The owners go on vacation a lot. Also, I've been a couple times when they won't have egg tarts until 2 or 3 pm... More 

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Thank serenev0yager
Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

we were walking through china town when two locals told us about Golden Gate Bakery for the best egg tarts. they also said the hours are a little random so when we got to the bakery and found it closed we werent that disappointed. Another nite after dinner in china town we saw a line outside golden gate bakery and... More 

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Thank Danawking
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I used to come here as a little kid, my mom would get me a variety of things. Coconut buns, pineapple buns, egg tarts. I love the smell of fresh bread when they come up from the bakery downstairs with fresh trays of goodness. Everything was cheap and inexpensive back then. Now that this place has gone viral, you can't... More 

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Thank Mimi K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Why would anyone wait so long standing on the street just for baked goods? It's that these egg custards are so darned good. Especially when hot! But, if they also have Pineapple Pies, get these too! Enjoy the scenery (such as it is), make friends with others in line, don't let people cut in line when you "make the turn"... More 

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Thank Peter C
Victoria, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We waited in line for about 10 minutes without anyone moving before someone said the line went another direction and several of us lost our spot. The gentleman near the middle of the other line said he had been there for 40 minutes. It must be worth the wait, but not that day for me. If you make it to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-2627

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