Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

San Francisco County, United States
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
Loading available options...

3 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


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


Viator Traveler's Reviews

7 Reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
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.

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.

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.

, 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.

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!

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.

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.

Product code: 15139P2

Explore Similar Things to Do