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Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

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San Francisco, United States
Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

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Experience the distinctive architecture, history and culture of San Francisco’s Chinatown with a 3-hour guided walking tour through this thriving, colorful community. Explore Chinatown alongside a knowledgeable guide, visit an exclusive teashop that specializes in fine Chinese teas and browse traditional remedies at a Chinese herbal shop. Learn how the neighborhood was founded and built then get a glimpse inside the area’s elaborate Taoist and Buddhist temples. Stay after the tour for an optional meal, and enjoy a sumptuous dim sum tasting menu followed by an entrée, side dish and dessert.
  • 3-hour walking tour through San Francisco's Chinatown
  • Visit temples, tearooms and herb shops
  • Lean the history of this fascinating neighborhood
  • Explore alongside an experienced guide
  • Stay for an optional, traditional Chinese meal
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Guided by a talented, Chinatown-native tour leader
Easy stroll with cultural and historical narrative
Several interesting stops along the route
Fortune cookie factory visit and samples
tea shop visit
See colorful murals by local artists
architectural points of interest
colorful alleyways
Gratuities (appreciated, but completely at your discretion)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Washington Street & Walter U Lum Place , Washington St & Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Please join us at the upper level of Portsmouth Square by the flagpole. The parking garage elevators are just adjacent. Meeting time is 9:45am for a 10am tour start.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wok Wiz Chinatown 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "The luncheon was delicious and well worth the extra cost, especially having a local to explain the dishes." See review

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Informative and fun
Rosa_S
, Jun 2022
We took our daughter a small group of her friends on the tour for her 12th birthday. Lola was a great guide. She has an authentic understanding of the community and shared personal stories of growing up in Chinatown. Adults and kids alike had a blast.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you, Rosa, for including us in your daughter’s birthday plans! It was a pleasure to have you all on tour. Lola is not only a knowledgeable guide, but also a doting grandmother to similarly aged kiddos. She very much enjoyed your group. Hope to see you again one day. Tina @ Wok Wiz
star-5
Gammy was amazing. She...
Alfredo_R
, May 2022
Gammy was amazing. She took us to great places full of history. Ended the tour with a very nice lunch.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Alfredo_R - Thank you for sharing some info about your time with Gimmy. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to Chinatown and we appreciate being a part of your plans. Come see us again one day! Tina @ Wok Wiz
star-5
Gimmy was a great guide! ...
Maryalice_D
, Apr 2022
Gimmy was a great guide! Funny, knowledgeable, enthusiastic. Loved hearing personal anecdotes of living in Chinatown.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Maryalice_D- Thank you for coming to Chinatown and experiencing a tour with Gimmy. She is an area native and loves sharing the history of our neighborhood. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Come see us again one day! Tina @ Wok Wiz
star-5
Amazing Tour
Karen B
, Sep 2019
WOW! This was a very informative, interesting and historical tour. We loved it, we loved the food, we especially loved our guide Gimmy! She was amazing, knowledgeable and adorable! I would highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Chinatown tour..
Michael_G
, Dec 2018
The tour was exceptional. Lola our guide was fantastic, her knowledge of Chinatown was remarkable. Especially reminiscing about growing up there and showing us her old house. The fortune cookie factory and traditional pharmacy were very interesting also the history as we walked. The luncheon was delicious and well worth the extra cost, especially having a local to explain the dishes. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting San Francisco.
star-4
Nice tour of Chinatown
Perdita_H
, Aug 2018
We did only the tour, not the hosted dim sum because we had our own plans for dim sum elsewhere. The tour guide was very informative and pretty entertaining. We got lots of information about Chinatown that we wouldn't have gotten had we just walked through on our own. The tea room tasting was one of the highlights on the tour.
star-4
Really enjoyed this tour. The guide...
Julie M
, Apr 2018
Really enjoyed this tour. The guide had grown up in Chinatown so she had valuable information and insights. She took us into various food stores as well as into two temples. I would have liked a even more opportunity to see things not obvious to someone just walking down the streets. Did enjoy the lunch, with the guide telling about times she had eaten in that restaurant when she was a child.
star-5
Excellent walking tour. We had been...
SIMONA and RON HANDLEY
, Dec 2017
Excellent walking tour. We had been to San Francisco's Chinatown many times in the past, but never saw this side. So much interesting information! Our guide was born in Chinatown and really knew the area. She was excellent and had a great sense of humor. We visited all sites, as promised, and the Dim Sum Lunch was delicious.
star-4
It was a little unorganized, the...
Diana I. J
, Aug 2017
It was a little unorganized, the tour guide was prepared but a little sporadic. I feel like there was so much more to Chinatown that I could have learned and experienced historically. The overall experience was great and informative with little gems throughout the tour!
star-5
Great tour and tour guide. Our...
JoAnn V
, May 2017
Great tour and tour guide. Our tour guide, Gimmy, was very friendly and informative. She gave us a look at French quarter, Little Italy and Chinatown. She knew her history and gave us a good perspective of life in Chinatown.
star-4
Very nice tour! The scenery was...
Meredith M
, Aug 2015
Very nice tour! The scenery was punctuated by historical anecdotes from our guide. Alley insider comments made the tour feel genuinely interesting.

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