San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in the country. Stroll the bustling streets that are steeped in history, while listening to locals buzz about their day. Chinatown offers wonderful shopping, delicious restaurants, festive events and authentic cultural landmarks. Walking tours offer interesting insights into Chinatown’s history, culture, traditions and architecture.


Chinese New Year, Autumn Moon Festival (September)


Autumn Moon Festival in September
Chinese New Year celebrations
Dim Sum feasts
Buddha’s Universal Church – largest Buddhist church in the country

Chinatown alleys

Ross and Hang Ah are two alleys that offer an authentic look into the history of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Chinatown restaurants

Delicious restaurants include Chef Jia’s, Henry Chung’s Hunan, Lichee Garden and Sam Lok.


Where is Chinatown? The gateway to Chinatown is downtown at Grant Avenue and Bush Street. It ends near the North Beach neighborhood at Broadway Street.

What is the best way to get around Chinatown? Walking

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