Take a Photo at the Dragon Gate
Eat at Z&Y Restaurant
Visit Portsmouth Square
Check out the street art
Stroll Waverly Place
Visit the Chinese Historical Society of America
Admire the Chinese architecture
Have drink at Li Po Cocktail lounge
Create your own fortune at the Fortune Cookie Factory
Attend the Chinese New Year Parade
Most Chinatown adventures begin at the corner of Bush and Grant Ave at the ornate Dragon Gate.
Z&Y Restaurant is a Szechuan-style restaurant headed by the award-winning Chef Han. One of their most raved-about dishes is the tea-smoked Peking duck.
On many streets in Chinatown, you’ll find a variety of street art. Some depict Bruce Lee, others with dragons and Chinese architecture.
Waverly Place is two blocks lined with beautiful Chinese buildings, family-run businesses, temples, and the Michelin Star restaurant, Mister Jiu's.
Known as the Heart of Chinatown, Portsmouth Square is also the first place where the American flag was raised and where the discovery of gold was first announced.
The Chinese Historical Society of America is a museum and society dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Chinese contributions to America.
A few of my favorite places to see Chinese architecture are Waverly Place, Grant Ave, and the Sing Tong building.
The major draw to Li Po Lounge, that’s drawn the likes of Anthony Bourdain, are the killer mai tais that that incredibly friendly bartender blends up in batches.
The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory makes 10,000 fortune cookies from scratch…and by hand, daily!
The Chinese New Year parade is one of the biggest parades in the world and the biggest Lunar New Year celebration outside of Asia.