M.Y. China - SF
M.Y. China - SF

M.Y. China - SF

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mychinasf.com/
  • Phone: 4155803001
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:00 am-2:45 pm

    Lunch: Sat-Sun 11:00 am-2:45 pm

    Bar Menu: weekdays 2:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Dinner: Sun-Th 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Dinner: Fri-Sat 3:00 pm-9:30 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Tony Wu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th & 5th Sts
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from M.Y. China - SF
SEE, TASTE and DISCOVER authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Inspired by years of experience traveling through China, we bring the best ingredients, flavors and techniques. Watch our chefs in action as they prepare every dish in front of your eyes. See world champion noodle dancers pull giant balls of dough into thousands of thin noodles. Taste delicate hand-folded dim sum, and live wok-tossed dished, all in our open exhibition kitchen. Discover ancient Chinese tradition brought to life and interpreted in a thoroughly modern way!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
M.Y. China - SF reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (136)good for groups (110)great for lunch (94)special occasion (86)kid-friendly (46)hot spot (43)neighborhood gem (32)great for brunch (25)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (23)notable wine list (16)late-night find (11)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Fresh and Delicious
    SusanWrite
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was very fresh, as though just made. Service was excellent. Waiter remembered our order of about eight items and was able to make suggestions when requested. Must admit, quite surprisingly good for a restaurant found inside of mall.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was delicious. It has been Westernized a bit--things are sweeter, dishes are plated for individuals instead of groups which I don't like so much. But the taste was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth the wait
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Made reservations for our little group of 4 yearly lunch date after hearing via Check Please this was a good place. Their system was down when we showed up, they offered us complimentary mimosas and we hung out for 20-30 minutes and when system was up, the hostess took us first and made us feel special and appreciated. The food was good, especially the noodles and the calamari. The waiter was a bit pushy on the lobster dish but other than - it was a very good experience. The staff helped by taking our group picture and did it with a smile - I think he was the bus-man, but not sure, was not our waiter - should've gotten his name. Will definitely go back and make reservations. Very glad we chose M.Y. China for our yearly lunch date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was awesome service was great
    Andy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Took my girlfriend for her bday and couldn't have been better. The food was amazing, and the manager brought us several "on-the-house" dishes. Everything tasted grate and my girlfriend was thrilled with the service. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KenB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    great food super waiter. Atmosphere better than mot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot
    klumjr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall, a great place to have dinner if at the Westfield Mall area. We had no wait for our 5:30 reservations. They sat us at a table near the kitchen to watch them make the noodles. Service was attentive, but some of the wait staff should remember to smile. Noise in such a large restaurant was acceptable. Nice modern décor for an Asian restaurant. We had two starters: lettuce cups and mui sui pork tacos. For our main course we had the sea bass, gai lan, general chicken, and fried rice. All were done well. Dessert was the highlight were the donut puffs with three different sauce. Price overall was acceptable was a party of three in that area. If we were in the area we would will be going back to try more of their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for any size
    Coffeeboss
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Having been there solo, with a single friend, and now, with a group of ten, I can say that they handled each instance impeccably.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    As a local, I had not gotten around to trying MY because SF has so many great Asian restaurants. We were delighted. The food was great, the service was friendly and efficient and the scene was really fun. We will definitely come back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good dimsum
    Mskai
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The dimsum was very tasty and we enjoyed every dish that we ordered. I am a pescatarian and they had various selections for that. The hargau, pea shoots, the calamari. My friend had the wanton soup. We all enjoyed the food here that we returned the next day!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Renewal
    DiTex
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is exceptional! The chef gives a flair and new tastes to savor with everything we ate. It was memorable and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love M.Y. China!
    Taygusta
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I recently went on a double date at M.Y. China, and we had the best time! The food was delicious, we had great service, and the overall ambiance was outstanding. I would definitely recommend getting the scissor-cut noodles! Best meal I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the happy hour menu!
    DoloresheightsdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been going for early dinner (perfect before the movies) and including items from the happy hour menu. The chicken wings are the best ever and happy hour menu is very reasonable, both drinks and apps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best chinese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The most incredible Chinese food/meal outside of China. Most memorable and innovative creations!!!! We loved it and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Surprise in a Mall!
    BroadwayFanVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Don't let the idea of eating in a mall set you off, even in the upscale Westfield Shopping Center: this is better Chinese food than you would ever get in San Francisco's Chinatown, made fresh (sit at the counter to watch the food preparation "show") and all the dishes are tasty. What a nice addition to the downtown commercial/retail scene. Definitely make a reservation: the tourists and shoppers keep this place busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly Good Chinese Food!
    BBWWVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been to M.Y. China a few times already & I come back because of the good food. The Garlic Lobster was worth the money and it was so fresh. As an Asian myself I found this restaurant's food are authentic enough for my taste. The decor is excellent and I especially like their design of the table which are expandable to accommodate larger groups. The saturday night I was there, the renown chef/owner, Mr. Martin Yan, was also there. He was very friendly and came to our table to chat with us. He explained to us about the restaurant's food, decor, service,...etc & my group was thrilled with the information that he told us. We really appreciate that he would spend time with us on such a busy night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chinese Food Ever
    timetodineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had given up on Chinese food until I accidentally ran into this restaurant, surprisingly on the fourth floor of a mall. Once inside this well decorated restaurant you begin to forget that you are in a mall. When the food comes you no longer associate your experience with previous mall "food court" type eating. This is a really beautiful restaurant with antiques, and mood lighting. The food is great because it is super high quality and not drenched in the typical sugar/ sweet sour corn starch concoctions so dominant with Chinese food these days. Chairman Mao chicken is high-end chicken breast, crispy yet apparently not fried in the typical manner. The green beans are cooked to just slightly tender. Egg puffs are a must for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yan can cook!
    XBigMan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Not only is the food wonderful, but Martin Yan personally comes to each table to greet the guests. Beautiful contemporary decor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall a great dining experience
    pepper
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our part greatly enjoyed the food served at M.Y. China. We ordered the squid ink noodles and the Peking duck...out of this world! Highly recommend this restaurant for great service, cuisine, friendly staff and fast delivery to the table. An A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Vib
    BarbhmVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Hard to believe you're in a mall when you eat at this restaurant. It is very hip yet sets a tranquil feel and goes well with the food. Hand pulled noodles, their dim sum and cocktails are good choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale Chinese Cuisine Treat
    RestauranteurVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    M.Y. China is a very unique Chinese food experience. They serve dishes with familiar names, 'hot and sour soup,' dumplings,''chow fun,' etc, but served with a style and taste that I honestly have not experienced before in Chinese cuisine. Of course the setting is upscale and kind of new age / asian yuppie, which is a good thing. It's a bit of the familiar mixed with something extra that is hard to put your finger on, some extra spice, or texture makes every dish pretty spectacular. We had the hot and sour soup, chicken wings, dumplings, scissor noodles, garlic lobster, and honey walnut shrimp. We paid about $260 (that's including the tip and wine) for a meal for 4 good eaters, and we still had leftovers. Awesome and special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Food
    goodeatzSF
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    For a mall restaurant, the food was better than expected. I agree with other reviewers that it is pricier than typical chinese food fare but consider the placement. Convenient location, friendly staff, attentive service. If I were in the area, I would definitely return for a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing place! Will be back!!
    1ckndiva
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Read reviews before going there, some were questionable about the service, but our waiter was great!! Very knowledgeable about the food & drink. We would highly recommend being careful not to order too much food! We ate family style, sharing what we all ordered, but still had way too much for the three of us to consume alone! This was exactly what I expected from Chef Martin Yan and his staff. We will remember to eat there again on our next visit, and refer anyone else we know to do the same!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 words...VICTORIA RANDALL ROCKS!
    sfnative
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had the BEST server, Victoria Randall! Great personality, great with the kids (boys, 9 and 6) and was awesome with suggestions. The food was fair, but would have been even better had it come out sizzling or steaming hot. The must have of the evening were the Egg Puffs. Best Egg Puffs ever! And this is coming from a native San Franciscan who grew up in Chinatown and eating them from just about every bakery in that neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EPJ
    Foodnut
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent family oriented Asian restaurant fantastic service great find
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food and service were incredible. We are regulars here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a Kind
    KARANDTARVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    M.Y. China is awesome in every way. We had the dim sum sampler and scissor cut wild boar noodles. Both were outstanding. The menu is huge, the setting and decor beautiful. We will definitely be back and will recommend it to others. If there is a drawback, it's that it is in the Westfield shopping center where parking and valet service is horrendous. No doubt about it, Yan can cook and provide an exceptional dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MY CHINA
    KravenMoorhead
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I highly recommend this restaurant because of the food quality and flavors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun watching cooks
    InfobahnFoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We got to be seated on the counter at MY China that faces the cooking area with a glass panel for separation. Fun watching the food preparation and trying to guess the purpose of some of the moves. The staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine high-end Chinese food
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Chinese restaurants are very hit-and-miss in this town (usually miss), but M.Y. China has been quite reliable since it opened in the Westfield mall a few months ago. Yes, it is relatively expensive, but the quality justifies the price. The crispy roast chicken is outstanding and all of the rice dishes have been excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food
    OrchestraLover
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our waitress was great in advising what to try. She said to just trust her and we were glad that we did. The lobster hot pot was messy, but delicious, containing a whole, sweet lobster. The stir fried green beans were crisp and had just the right kick of spice. The sugar egg puffs are not to be missed. They are the lightest beignets that you could ever hope to find. New Orleans could take a lesson from MY China. The dipping sauces were outrageous - intensely raspberry, silky dark chocolate, and vanilla Chantilly cream. It was the right sweet treat to top off the meal. There is a wonderful collection of tiny bottles on the way to the bathroom (it needs a sign explain their origin). My only complaint is that the place is a bit too noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - inconsistent service
    JR322VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our group of 6 was seated in a corner booth on a Saturday night. It always seemed an effort to get our servers attention for anything. After taking our drink and appetizer orders, our server didn't return to take the dinner order until we had finished with the apps. Then, one of our rice dishes didn't come until we had finished most of the other plates. But the food was very, very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Misguided Waiter
    RayCVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've eaten here at least 5-6 times and usually it consistently hits the mark. Unfortunately, this time, we had a server who had an issue listening. He was so intent on trying to upwell us on drinks, rice and side dishes that he didn't pay attention at all to what we actually wanted to order. Ironically, he forgot and messed up a few drinks even though he was pushing them on us. We didn't bother to correct him out of fear of confusing him more. To make matters worse he clearly forgot to put in one of the entree orders because it came as everyone else had finished theirs. He kept coming by to say "It's coming boss." Trust, if I were your boss you would be doing your job correctly instead of trying to up-sell me on $2 rice.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cant pick my favorite meal
    FreshPeruvianVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have to say I really enjoy M.Y. China, simply because I am still working my way through the menu and I haven't found my favorite. This time I had the steam pork bao, very tasty. Then crispy noodles with chicken. The flavors were great and the noodles soften in the sauce. The texture was great and it made me want more. I will come back and find something new to try, until then I will gleefully agonize over the menu trying to figure out which meal is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre at Best
    FoodRads
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Have been Martin Yan fans for years enjoyed PBS shows and have most of his books. Expected to be blown away by his restaurant instead we were served a dose of mediocrity for a high end price. Located in a mall restaurant is noisy and many tables overlook the shopping traffic. Service was slow. Lobster with scissor cut noodles, served in a tomato base, and while the lobster was well cooked the base was more like Italian marinara then Asian. Sichuan Green Beans no heat. The lobster dish had lots of green beans perhaps the server should have let us known. OUT OF DUCK! so we ordered Crispy Roast Chicken dry and tasteless even with the plum seasoning, Soy chicken at local Asian market beats this hands down.
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  • Bmfaspen
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    food was great , along with service. the duck was amazing and the noodles were a great share to the entrees. service was great and atmosphere was perfect for spending time with friends and being able to have conversations. The MY China breeze and the mai tais added to the fun as well!! can't wait to come back!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JRJRVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A good option if you're in the mall or before a movie, but beware the slow kitchen when they are busy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious noodles
    Eater07
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The menu is diverse but not overwhelming. I wouldn't call this authentic Chinese, but an authentic interpretation of someone who knows the cuisine. So fresh and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We loved our meals -Chinese regional lobster pot and peking duck! The owner, Martin Yan, actually came to our table several times. He visited many of the patrons talking about his views on food and cooking - what a surprise!
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  • Yan CAN cook!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was wonderful - fresh, crispy, hot, sweet, salty, savory...everything you wanted each dish to be. The spinach potstickers with seafood were SOOOO good, and the green beans were fabulous. Also, the stir fried beef was brought to another level with its crunch and great flavor. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE MY CHINA!
    FoodEVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Bar, décor, food was all great. Favorite was the Mu Shu Pork tacos, definitely a must try. Peking duck was delicious as well! Standout, Craig, General Manager gave us the best service we ever had and treated us like VIPs for my sister's birthday. Definitely will be coming back to try their dim sum and other items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate