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Great Eastern Restaurant

649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-986-2500
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“dim sum” (189 reviews)
“dumplings” (41 reviews)
“roast duck” (11 reviews)
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649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So of course everyone knows that president obama visit this restaurant back in 2012, so with that being said, the food must be good, right? And yes, the food is hood; however, the menu is limited for being a dim sum restaurant.

Thank lynhdan
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited this busy place for the last 25 years whenever we visited SF . Located in the heart of Chinatown , you need to go at 5 pm for dinner to avoid a wait line The decor is not fancy (typical of this...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wasnt my first choice but was close by when that wasnt available. Service was very quick. Dumpling choice was very limited for dinner time which was very dissapointing as that's what we wanted. Dumplings seem to only be available during lunch. Beef chowmein was...More

Thank Kiwibectravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to get into City View for Dim Sum in SF but it was very busy with big line up so walked a couple of blocks to the Great Eastern Restaurant which did not disappoint. Not as nice looking as City View but the food...More

Thank TheCannyscott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In October, on my first trip to SF, my local SF took me to the restaurant and we had Ox Tail Clay-pot, Peking prawn and pea sprout. The dishes were cooked to perfection. The Ox tail was to the right tenderness, the prawn was fresh...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to eat dimsum for lunch. Passed by this restaurant saw the photos of Obama took away food, so we decided to try. Was round noon time, very crowded and long queue waiting already. Dimsums and cold cut were ok but Wonton soup was...More

Thank fatty2004
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We had great dim sum! My co-diner was a fish-itarian and we found plenty of dumplings on the menu that worked for both of us. We were brought a picute menu and the staff answered questions about dumpling contents. The restaurant was busy. Downside -...More

Thank virtualfruitcake
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Good service, reasonable prices, with a nice selection of good and tasty cuisines! Nicely decorated, well-lit restaurant with a lot of souvenir shops and many restaurants near by.

Thank aprilc4222016
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on recommendation. The portions are large, the service is prompt but impersonal and inattentive. The food is bland and nothing to remember. Very disappointing

Thank serenaa
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The last time I ate here was when I was a very young. Interior has been updated. Beautiful panoramic wall tapestry – too wide for a picture. Roast duck hanging behind a window towards the back. There is extra seating in the basement – no...More

Thank Flounder B
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2500
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