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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M.Y. China - SF reviews from OpenTable diners
236 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (130)good for groups (107)great for lunch (92)special occasion (85)hot spot (45)kid-friendly (44)neighborhood gem (30)great for brunch (29)vibrant bar scene (24)romantic (22)notable wine list (14)late-night find (11)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly Good Chinese Food!
    BBWW
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • 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
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best chinese
    Buddyrocky
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Awesome peking duck! Chairman's Mao chicken is a must try
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extensive Menu
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a weekend lunch here. They have various dim sum items to order (not the passing cart) and they arrive piping hot. They also have a great variety of noodle dishes and wok specialities. We really enjoyed the food, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    TiaritchVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our second visit, this time with friends, and they too are converts. If you love lobster, this is the place. Only frustration, I couldn't order every lobster dish on the menu. We got the clay pot lobster which we had had before and it didn't disappoint, but they had a separate menu of lobster specialties which would have loved to try. We have tried a lot of Chinese restaurants in SF and you just wouldn't expect the very best to be in a shopping center!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good foods, service OK, very noisy!
    tq525VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Last minute reservation after a long afternoon of shopping. Located under the dome in SF shopping mall, very convenient. The Peking Duck dish was excellent. Service is a bit slow. Inside seating is much noisier than outside. The host was not helpful when asked to be reseated to a less noisy section.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    happybadger
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a large dinner with my wife's family and my family both visiting us. The food was excellent, the waitstaff was very accommodating for such a large group. We had some special requests they fulfilled and everyone had a great time. The food was excellent, especially the lobster, and we found something for everyone to enjoy. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    teester
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Although we understand that MY China justifies its cuisine by using the "best" ingredients, we were very disappointed as it lacked originality, authenticity and quality. The wait staff was not fully versed about Chinese cooking and the manager was defending a dish that was absolutely inedible by advising us that it was indeed the proper and intentional preparation. We are foodies from Hong Kong so her defense was pretty offensive. It'll be a while before we return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A special - and tasty - respite...
    Sardini
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Beef noodle soup had one of the best broths I have ever tasted. Service was exceptional. Manager stepped up too, when the wine I ordered was not available, offering me tastes of comparable reds.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For fun!
    oakiedokie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    M.Y. China was a great venue for a birthday because the wait staff was amazing! The food was very attractively served but most of it was fairly bland. But, if you can believe it, I'd go back just because our waiter, Kevin, and the rest were so fabulous! Nice looking restaurant too. Although the noodle show was over by lunch (and we were having dinner), one of their noodle twisters actually came to our table and did a demo! Really, I can't say how much we enjoyed the staff. Go there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pulling noodles
    MimosanVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Craig the manager sent the noodle puller to our table.what fun. Our waitress Genisis was brand new and so friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    fantastic place check it out, bbq pork, crab, and the desserts are to die for. mix of traditional chinese dishes with a more american take on some. either way, this is a great fit for anyone. fantastic staff and delicious drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good family spot
    Marvin
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    WE went with a party of six including a seven year old child. The service was very attentive, and the food was very good. Don't miss the outstanding duck! Unfortunately didn't get to see the noodle twirling which we have enjoyed in the past. Food was brought out in stages which allowed us to enjoy sharing the various dishes order. Well worth the visit!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MY China going south
    ReenVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I'm disappointed to say that this restaurant has really gone downhill since the last time I dined here a year ago. The service was terrible, half our entrees came out cold (including the won ton soup!), and the food was served haphazardly. We were right next to the kitchen so we could see when our food was done, and the waiter was not prompt about delivering our food to us. He didn't even give us our rice until halfway through our main dishes! Most waiters at Chinese restaurants would partially serve the soup or rice on our plates-- nope- he just placed the dishes wherever there was space, including almost knocking my water glass over. Never asked us how we were doing, or followed up with us on anything. Food was ok, but sporadic at best.
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  • M.Y. China, b-day experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our server was accommodating and friendly. The decor was great. This food was a bit over priced but I expected that from the location we were at being in a mall. Surprising authentic taste but the display of making of the noodles and presentation of the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    awesome
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    always solid food. wish they had dim sum all day. the noodles are legit
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic