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Far East Café

Since 1920

 
 
Far East Cafe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Simon Ruppenstein, August 20, 2017
1. Far East Cafe Marker
Inscription. The staffs and management of the Far East Café welcome you into this enchanting restaurant that bring you back in time. Experience dining as it was once enjoyed by the people of ancient China. We serve fine Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. Whether home style or fine cuisine, dining at the Far East Café is a delightfully memorable experience.

This historic Chinatown landmark was first built in 1908 after the 1906 Earthquake shook San Francisco in 1906. One of the few structures that survived the quake is the old St. Mary's Church located directly across the street from this restaurant.

The Far East Café first opened its doors for business in 1920. As you step into the restaurant through the enchanted dragon gateway, you will experience the grandeur of the Orient as you gaze up on the antique palace chandeliers that beautifully light up the painted murals and carved screens. These delicate ancient artworks were brought over from China over a hundred years ago. We are also the only restaurant in Chinatown that have private booths for you to enjoy your dining experience.

We welcome you to come in to taste the fine food of the Far East Café - certainly an experience that no visitor should miss while visiting Chinatown.

Bill Lee
Managing Director
 
Location.
Far East Café and Marker - Looking South Up Grant Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Simon Ruppenstein, August 20, 2017
2. Far East Café and Marker - Looking South Up Grant Avenue
The Far East Café is the building on the right with the yellow and red awning, with the marker itself located next to the entrance of the café.
37° 47.581′ N, 122° 24.368′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Grant Avenue south of Sacramento Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Old St. Mary’s (within shouting distance of this marker); First Chinese Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Sun Yat Sen (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Benjamen Chinn (about 500 feet away); Chinese-American War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Site of San Francisco’s First Book Store (about 600 feet away); Site of the First Public School in California (about 600 feet away); The Birthplace of a Great City (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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