San Francisco

Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Family Style Luncheon

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Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon
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From $45.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours
  • 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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Wok Wiz Chinatown Walking Tours

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Portsmouth Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

The luncheon was delicious and well worth the extra cost, especially having a local to explain the dishes.


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A great tour of Chinatown
Thomas_C, Sep 2023
Ginny was great! She took us all around and incorporated a food festival that happened to be occurring that day. She is very knowledgeable and I love that we happened to be her only 2 customers ao it made it very personal. Pickup was easy we met in an easy to find park that was easily accessible by public transportation. We walked around Chinatown and learning about the rich history and culture of the town and it's people. My only tip is wear comfy shoes you do a lot of walking!!
Highly recommend Gimmy, very informative!
Kim_Q, May 2023
This experience was GREAT! Our guide Gimme was thoughtful and very considerate of the various needs of the group. She provided interesting and fun historical facts and we learned so much from her! We walked at a comfortable pace and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Our group included my family member plus two other people. Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you, Kim, for your positive review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with Gimmy. She loves sharing the neighborhood where she grew up with guests from near and far. We hope to see you again one day. Tina @ Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours
Dim sum was great !!!
Steve_O, Nov 2022
Gimmy was so knowledgeable regarding China town she was hospitable and friendly. She was great !!! We’d suggest It to our friends.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your positive feedback, we hope to see you again one day! We would also take excellent care of anyone you send our way. Tina @ Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours
lynne_s, Nov 2022
The information given by our guide re the history of China Town however we wasn’t keen on the meting place in the park felt a little unsafe
Great Tour!
Devona_R, Aug 2022
I loved the tour. Lola was an excellent tour guide. Her knowledge of the area was amazing having grown up there. I learned more than I expected on the tour. There was a variety of stops along the way. We stopped at the fortune cookie factory and got some free samples and purchased a bag of cookies. The tea shop was amazing and I also purchased some high quality tea. Make sure to also get the lunch option. The food was great and we were definitely full and satisfied by the end of the meal. I feel like I learned a lot about the history Chinatown and the people. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks, Devona, for sharing your experience with Lola. She loves sharing the neighborhood with guests and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with her. We hope you sip your tea and remember your visit with fondness. Come see us again one day! Tina @ Wok Wiz
Fun in Chinatown!
Brandean_T, Jul 2022
Loved our Guide, Gimmy. Very knowledgeable about the area and the history. The sights, sounds, and smells were ALL Chinatown !
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks, Brandean, for your positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed touring Chinatown with Gimmy. Come see us again one day! Tina @ Wok Wiz
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent walking tour. We had been...
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.
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!
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.
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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