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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
+1 415-433-1817
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“dim sum” (90 reviews)
“fried rice” (30 reviews)
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760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being in San Francisco, we decided to take a tour to Chinatown. After walking a lot, we stopped by a simple but comfortable Chinese restaurant. Nice people in the staff. My have had the chicken fried rice that she loved. I ordered the Pecking duck...More

Thank arnese13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of three, in San Francisco on spring break, ate a very good dim sum meal at Oriental Pearl during our walking tour of Chinatown. The service was friendly, prompt, and polite, and the food was fantastic--we chose one of the set menus, and...More

Thank dunadan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come back every year and always like it Especially recommended the peckin duck, spring rolls and dim sum. Service very good and plates very well served If you like chinese it is a must

Thank patriciabadinotti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the 2nd floor on Clay St. in Chinatown. The entrance on the street level looks a little seedy, but don't let that deter you. The restaurant is actually simple and lovely on the second floor and quite comfortable. The service is...More

Thank Cecilia37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had one of the set meals and it was delicious and great value. Dim sum delicious and hot and dour soup was great. In the set meal the special rice was a meal in itself but the highlight was the sweet...More

Thank Royboy67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had been recommended by the hotel concierge, and we looked forward to an authentic Chinese meal. The chicken was tasteless and had no real texture. Rice was served in a little bowl, crusty and unpleasant. A beef meal was more acceptable, but nothing...More

Thank AlisonWilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently dined at the Oriental Pearl several times in June 2017. Each time, I found the food very good and authentic. China Town isn't what it used to be, but this restaurant reminds me of the authentic and competently prepared food found there back...More

1  Thank Roger D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oriental Pearl serves proper Chinese food, fresh and not oily (and no MSG style cooking). The reason for 4 star and not 5 is because the dim sum appetiser wasn't really up to scratch - it was ok, but a little overcooked. I had beef...More

1  Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet setting, excellent wait staff, good food. We enjoyed our meal and the pleasant atmosphere. Just be cannot to order too much!

Thank Melanie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many restaurant choices in China Town, so I'm so glad a friend recommended Oriental Pearl. We ate at three different Chinese restaurants by the end of our visit to SF, but Oriental Pearl was our favorite! Delicious fried rice, hot and sour soup, and...More

Thank crcleoflife07
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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Mattia I
16 January 2016|
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Response from Prickycritic05 | Reviewed this property |
I think there was a tofu dish that didn't contain meat. However this isn't a vegetarian restaurant so do bear in mind that the same wok is used to cook meat dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1817
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