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Walk Through San Francisco Chinatown

Covering 24 square blocks, San Francisco's historic Chinatown, established in 1848, is only one mile from Hotel Nikko. Beyond the famous Dragon's Gate, SF Chinatown is a colorful maze of streets and alleys lined with Chinese and Asian restaurants, dim sum joints, food markets, herbal shops, lounges, and Karaoke bars.
Take a guided walking tour into the myriad of hidden alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown. See the iconic architecture of churches, buildings, and ornate temples, including the landmark Tien How, and the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum.


Varies by store, restaurant, and event.


Varies by store, restaurant, and event.


  • Chinese New Year Parade
  • Chinatown Community Street Fair
  • Underground Chinatown Exhibit


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Food Markets
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking Tours


  • What are the best places to eat in Chinatown San Francisco?
    The streets of Chinatown are lined with Chinese and Asian restaurants, from trendy eateries to noodle houses. Savor everything from seafood and duck to pork and abalone at Great Eastern. Try the Mongolian beef, eggplant with spicy garlic sauce or the Kung Pao chicken at Hunan Home's Restaurant. Chow on the sesame chicken at House of Nanking. And for dessert, pop into Golden Gate Bakery for an egg custard tart or moon cake.
  • What are the best things to do in Chinatown?
    You'll find plenty of attractions and things to do in San Francisco's Chinatown. Tour the Fortune Cookie Factory and see first-hand how the cookies are made and fortunes get inside. Check out the historic Portsmouth Square, Chinatown alleys, the landmark Chinatown gate, and the authentic food markets on Stockton Street.

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