Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco : Even Obama visits it!

We were introduced to Great Eastern Restaurant while we were shopping in Chinatown San Francisco. After getting our souvenirs (mostly magnets and stuff for you guys), we decided to ask the shop owner which restaurant would be a good one in Chinatown. After looking at the time (it was 9 plus in the morning), she thought about it for a while and said that Great Eastern Restaurant was open for dim sum. So we headed right over…

 Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco
Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco

 Inside Great Eastern Restaurant with many locals!
Inside Great Eastern Restaurant with many locals!

Tanks at the other end of the restaurant
Tanks at the other end of the restaurant


What we ate at Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco

 Beef Ball at Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco
Beef Ball with special vinegar sauce at Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco

 Rice noodle roll with BBQ pork with yummy soy sauce
Rice noodle roll with BBQ pork with yummy soy sauce

 Pan fried pau - wanted to try something different
Pan fried pau – wanted to try something different

 Custard in fried sweet potato ball
Custard in fried sweet potato ball

 Menu of Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco
Menu of Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco

 Total damage of $17USD at Great Eastern Restaurant
Total damage of $17USD at Great Eastern Restaurant

The beef ball was taong and chewy yet tender and flavourful. Comparable to that of Tim Ho Wan. The other thing that you should try is the rice noodle roll with char siew. Looooooved the fatty bits with the shiok texture of the rice noodle roll.
The sauce was also not too salty, just nice :) Try not to be too adventurous and steer away from the pan fried pau which had too much flour.

Conclusion

All in all, if you ask me where to eat in Chinatown San Francisco, I would say that Great Eastern Restaurant is a great place to visit for its dim sum. Seeing the number of locals visiting, you’d probably guess that the food is good and the price is reasonable. Even Obama visits…

 Obama visiting Great Eastern Restaurant in Chinatown San Francisco
Obama visiting Great Eastern Restaurant in Chinatown San Francisco

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Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco
Great Eastern Restaurant Chinatown San Francisco

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So enjoy your trip to Chinatown San Francisco (a must visit!) and if you’re wondering where to eat, do check out the Great Eastern Restaurant located at 649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133!

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