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Teas Temples and Beatniks Tour Including Chinese Tea and Dessert Tastings
"San Francisco is famous for its colorful neighborhoods and interesting residents and here’s your chance to experience first-hand two of its best neighborhoods. Immerse yourself in the cultural and aesthetic contrasts between one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities outside of Asia and the European charm of the Beatniks birthplace North Beach.On this San Francisco tour we’ll explore both Chinatown and North Beach where the exotic East borders the birthplace of the Beat Generation culture. Spend a few hours with your local guide discovering places you never knew existed whether down unassuming alleys or in plain sight!Starting at the beautiful Chinatown Gate your local guide will lead you through the bustling streets of this vibrant area. Learn about the history of this Chinese community during San Francisco's gold rush
From $66.00
San Francisco City Insider Tour with Optional Bay Cruise and Ferry to Sausalito
"You’ll be picked up from your downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf hotel in San Francisco and taken on a 4- to 5-hour city tour aboard a comfortable minivan. Your guide will show you must-see attractions such as Union Square Chinatown Haight-Ashbury Twin Peaks and North Beach and will also take you to off the beaten path places offering you a unique experience of the city from a local’s perspective. Your tour is semi-customizable so you can request places you’d like to see. Simply let your guide know which attractions you'd like to stop at to enjoy photo opportunities. If option selected
From $65.00
San Francisco City Morning Tour
"Join us and explore the beauty of San Francisco know the history come across neighborhoods and appreciate its outstanding views and sights. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides provide a fun and comprehensive look into the culture and history of the City by the Bay.Highlights include (subject to change):
From $59.00

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The Stinking Rose

the stinkin rose was the best place we ate at in all of san francisco. the whole "garlic theme" of this restaurant might scare off the timid, but its worth the 48 hrs of bad breath afterwards. the...
Oct 24, 2006

The Stinking Rose

I live in Los Angeles, and The Stinking Rose is one of my favorite restaurants. I have never had any desire to go to the one in San Francisco because the line is usually out the door. And frankly,...
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Oct 11, 2006

The Stinking Rose

An okay restaurant in my opinion. More of a novelty and a tourist trap than a serious dining experience. Service was nothing special and our waiter was barely ever at our table. The food was not...
Aug 04, 2006

The Stinking Rose

The atmosphere in this restaurant is what gives it its charm. Everything tastes and smells wonderful! It is also one of the only places that you can order rabbit if you're into something different. On...
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Jul 13, 2006

The Stinking Rose

A friend recommended this restaurant to me and I would highly pass on the recommendation. My sister and I went to this eclectic and unique Italian restaurant. We split a great bottle of reasonably...
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Mar 29, 2006

The Stinking Rose

This place's specialty is the wonderful stinking rose, the bulb of garlic. You can get it for appetizers, for meals and even for dessert! I had the garlic pasta. It was delicious and they do give you...
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Feb 22, 2006

The Stinking Rose

To round off our garlic meal, we decided to try the garlic ice-cream. On first taste, it tasted OK, but then you can really taste the garlic. We couldn't finish it, even though we were sharing one...
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Jan 05, 2006

The Stinking Rose

Cute place.. went there for lunch... they should have a lunch menu... portions are on the small side for the price... but the rolls and garlic spread they start you off with fill you fast! (and the...
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Jan 04, 2006

The Stinking Rose

I think this place is tourist trap. Every time I have eaten at this restaurant (even at the Los Angeles location--hoping it would be different) the food had been mediocre, at best. The food is often...
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Jun 15, 2005

Stinking Rose

Romantic and cozy. Super nice food.V. friendly waitresses, nice ambience, boisterous restaurant & crowd-pleasing.Garlics are eveywhere.Try the garlic ice cream there. The bagna calda is amazing...
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Jun 08, 2005

The Stinking Rose

We went here on a whim, had heard nothing about it beforehand. WOW! Lovers of garlic and good food should definitely make a stop here. It was packed and we arrived just in time to be seated so I...
Aug 29, 2004

The Stinking Rose

Neither Olya nor I have been to SF before, so we had no idea where is there good food to be found. Luckily our hotel room had a city guide where The Stinking Rose advertized. Stinking Rose is a...
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Aug 18, 2004
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North Beach

Beach Blanket Babylon Musical Revue Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon was recommended to us by two friends independently. one currently living in San Francisco and the other had just returned from...
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Beach Blanket Babylon

While staying in San Franscico they were advertising and I watched a mini documentary of Beach Blanket Babylon. I was amused at the costumes and the huge hats or wigs the actors have to wear and then...
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I've been to many cultural areas, but I would have to say this is a first for me to see. You go to some towns and they might have a historical building or two, but I was amazed how many beautiful...
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Washington Square Park

There's a time capsule in Washington Square Park at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Monument. Initially placed in 1879, but the original contents were dug up in 1979. New materials replaced them for...
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Transamerica Pyramid Center

Located off Montgomery Street on ground level is the visitor center and gift store. It includes historical displays Chronicling the Pyramid from Conception to its Importance to the Skyline today,...
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Cable Car Museum

The inventor of the cable car, Andrew Hallidie came to the US in 1852 from England. He worked as a blacksmith and surveyor in the gold fields of California. At the age of 19, he designed and built...
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Getting to The Stinking Rose


325 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133


  • Sunday 11:30 to 22:00
  • Monday 11:30 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 11:30 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 11:30 to 22:00
  • Thursday 11:30 to 22:00
  • Friday 11:30 to 22:00
  • Saturday 11:30 to 22:00