Experience Chinatown San Francisco shopping and dining
San Francisco Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest outside of Asia. When the first Chinese settlers arrived in San Francisco in 1848, a storied - and sometimes dramatic - history began, one that would leave an indelible mark on the city itself. Today, San Francisco Chinatown is a vibrant and diverse collection of authentic Chinese cuisine and culture, where you can dine and shop with an Asian influence. Favored by locals, visitors and celebrities, the colorful alleys and shops let you experience authentic Chinese life and lifestyles. There are myriad places to shop, dine and immerse yourself in Chinese culture among the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown. There is something for everyone on the quaint streets that make up this dynamic neighborhood.
Vary by store and restaurant.
Chinatown's shops, restaurants, and cultural centers each maintain individual hours.
Chinese New Year Flower Fair
San Francisco International Film Festival
Underground Chinatown Exhibit
What attractions are in Chinatown?
Step beyond the welcoming dragons that ensconce the main entrance to Chinatown and find yourself transported to a land of wonder and astonishment, far from the Western world. Authentic streets and alleys lead to discoveries around every corner. Traditional Chinese herb shops, ateliers fashioning clothing from authentic Chinese silk, restaurants preparing foods in traditional Chinese methods. All is waiting for you in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Where Can I find the best Dim Sum in Chinatown?
Nothing beats an afternoon of traditional Dim Sum in Chinatown. A few of our favorite Chinatown restaurants for this Cantonese delicacy are Delicious Dim Sum on Jackson Street, Good Mong Kok on Stockton Street, Gourmet Noodle House on Geary Street and Lai Hong Lounge on Powell Street.