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
242 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (136)good for groups (112)great for lunch (95)special occasion (85)kid-friendly (45)hot spot (44)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
  • We have been to Martin Yan's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    We have been to Martin Yan's new venture several times already, with friends, business associates and children. Our friends have been there for birthday parties, including young adults. We find the ambiance to be wonderful for all these occasions, and a little different depending where you sit, from the bar area where you can enjoy the Chinese bell to the semi private room where there are 18 Chinese monks suspended on the wall. The lighting and Asian music adds to the chic but warm feel. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful, and appears to be well trained in the cocktail, beer and wine selections, as Holly knew the perfect wine to drink with our lunch. And the food: Yes, Yan CAN Cook!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend & I ordered hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    My friend & I ordered hot & sour soup, spring rolls, beef filet, and peppered crab. The soup was probably the spiciest hot & sour soup I'd ever had in my life, which was not ideal for me, though it was very tasty. Everything was tasty (my friend said the spring rolls were the best he'd ever had that he could remember, and he loved the beef despite generally not liking beef). The crab came out fine as well, though we had to wait over half an hour for it, and the beef was brought out some 15 minutes before we got any rice to go with it. We weren't prepared for our dinner to take so long, so that dampened the experience a bit. Outside of this, the decor was beautiful, and where we sat at the bar allowed us to watch the chefs at their craft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food shows promise. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Food shows promise. Service is still working the kinks out but I suspect it will improve. We'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocrity Rules
    MokidokiVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    perhaps we ate here too early before they have a chance to smooth out the roughness. but mediocrity rules in terms of the food. the service staffmembers are great, from the first greeting & throughout. the shrimp dumplings were delicious but they missed giving us the sauce. kabocha soup was watery & indistinctive. bock choy was average, greasy. knife cut noodles weren't good, gluey & w/ basic ingredients. portobello in soft buns were so plain that i asked if a sauce was missing. "no" was the answer. too bad. when i brought the leftover home, i mixed a sweet garlic sauce w/ a little soy and it was perfect! hint hint. maybe in a few months we'll give it another shot. the design & layout are very beautiful.
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  • What Amber is to Indian food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    What Amber is to Indian food, MY is to Chinese cuisine: Modern, sleek & more than you're used to paying at your local take away. That being said, I'd happily re-order any of the items I tried. Not an 'every day' place to be sure, but worthy of putting in your cuilinary rotation if you're in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was some of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    This was some of the best Chinese food I've had in the States!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, disorganized service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    The food was very good (mu shu pork tacos, hong kong style noodles w/ veggies & chicken, and beef noodle soup were all excellent as was the dim sum sampler). The service was way off, though. Showed up on a Monday at 12:25 with a 12:30 reservation, weren't seated until 12:50, then various misfires occurred - wrong dishes were delivered & withdrawn, long lags between dishes, etc. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer (he comped the dim sum sampler, for example) but all told we didn't leave until 2:15! I would definitely return but will give the spot time to work out the kinks in the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was okay, but not
    cometVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    service was okay, but not exceptional. the server was extremely busy na dnot able to devote time to the table. food was very good and timing was efficient. this is a very loud restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool Noodle Pulling & Dim Sim show!
    Foodiesf65VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Treated my family to dim sum brunch and wanted something different than the standard Yank Sing. I had heard so much about the new restaurant over the last year that I decided to give It a try, despite the mall location. Ive watched Martin for years on TV and like his fun, style. I was very pleasantly surprised, not only by the great dim sum my family enjoyed, (which I expected since The waiter told me that Martin teamed up with the guy that owns my all time favorite in Daly City, Koi Palace), but the design of this restaurant is very modern and über cool. The Kung Pao crab & the longevity noodles for my veggie wife were big hits. The big surprise: an open kitchen where they hand pull noodles like a culinary show live!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's Open Finally!
    FoodloverSFVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I am not a big fan of Chinese food, but this is an exception. Everything we tried was great: Portabello sliders, Hong Kong Chicken, Asian Pear Salad and the Forbidden Rice was fantastic. For dessert try the Yam Croquette, unusual and amazing. Very sophisticated, not over-salted and not at all typical. Can't wait to go back and try some more dishes!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was happy to see that this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I was happy to see that this has opened finally, but it's definitely not ready for prime time yet. Service is slow and inattentive. The side dishes were much too salty, and the salt-and-pepper crab didn't have nearly enough flavor. The cocktails were the best part of the evening, and I wish I could have had more of them, but the service was too slow to allow me to order more of them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had been looking forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I had been looking forward to eating at M.Y. China but was disappointed. We were sat at a table outside facing the mail it felt like you were eating in the mall, also while I was dinning 3 people walked in from the outside area and no one stopped one even went to the rest room. They need to figure out this problem. The food was inconsistent the spring rolls were too greasy the soup was good the main courses were hit and miss and it took to long to receive the main dishes. Not sure if the issues are because they are new hope the figure out the issues soon
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Martin Yan's (Yan Can Cook)
    JockWuVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Martin Yan's (Yan Can Cook) foray into shopping mall restaurant dining is a fairly successful venture. Glossy finishes, open kitchen (with noodle pulling demos!) and a location within Westfield San Francisco may not quite justify some exorbitant prices (Salt and Pepper Calamari were quite tasty but stingy at $8 for about 9 bite-sized slices), but other dishes such as Wild Boar Scissor Cut Noodles were a winner, with complex flavours and the requisite breath of the wok. Atmosphere can be boisterous but service is attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been here twice and tried
    SFFoodie14
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I've been here twice and tried many of the small plates. The food and the service is getting better. Love the atmosphere. I look forward to going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Having seen it come to life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Having seen it come to life over the past year, it was good to finally have this restaurant as a destination for our after-the Met HD broadcasts on Saturdays. And, it was not disappointing at all. The dim sum was terrific, the chicken wings were great, the shrimp outstanding and the noodles were a treat, especially to try the different types. Not all rated 100%, but that was due to our different tastes. There were 4 of us dining and we wanted to try as many different dishes as we could. We certainly did not go away hungry! Plenty to take home. We were pleased to find out that there will soon be a take-out menu as well - very good news!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Difficult to Get Open Table Credit
    UnhappycamperVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Good food - be sure to make a reservation though, otherwise long waits. Difficulty getting opentable credit/points though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The decor and food were outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    The decor and food were outstanding and we can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although I had made a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Although I had made a reservation but I needed to wait about 20 minutes. Dim sum selection was not much. The food cooked by the chef was greasy and salty, e.g. Hong Kong Crispy Noodle with Chicken and Pineapple Seafood Fried Rice. Finally, the tea Iron Goddess King was thin. I felt disappointed on this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They're still working out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    They're still working out the service which seemed inexperienced. The music was loud and was competing with the music in the mall. It wasn't compatible. The food was good, but not quite as good as Out the Door was. I'll try it again after they've had a chance to settle in.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    The service was awful and the food wasn't great and a bit overpriced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My visit was soon after the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    My visit was soon after the restaurant opened. Potstickers took fully 1 hour to arrive. A completely overwhelmed waiter thanked us profusely for not yelling at him (when many other patrons were doing so). The best dishes were average. Hot & sour soup was very disappointing. I will give it one more try in a few months, hoping they've worked the kinks out, because the location is so convenient and the atmosphere is a nice oasis from the rest of the mall.
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  • despite the many options for
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    despite the many options for dim sum in San Fran, the food was quite good but a few dollars more than some best dim sum houses in the City. The skins on the dumplings are thin to enable us to taste the very moist and tender pork or shrimp, the dan dan noodles were good but be aware it is a cold noodle dish. Baked chicken bao was a disappointment as the size and quality of the buns were not what i expected. sesame balls were also not as expected as the outer skin was not as crispy and sweet bean stuffing was a little wet. Otherwise, agood choice if you are downtown looking for dim sum. we had dinner as well and the Peking duck was very good and was the Bang Bang Chicken Wings.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New place to take visitors
    Monica
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    I felt lucky to get a reservation the 1st week they're open for dinner, especially given the mall location during holiday shopping season. This will become a very popular spot. Service was great; though only week one our server was very knowledgeable about all the menu items. All the dim sum items were excellent, as was the signature beef noodle soup. Great place to take out of town visitors who are fans of Martin Yan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice atmosphere and quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    Very nice atmosphere and quiet for such a large restaurant. The food was very tasty, although the beef portions seemed small. Didn't realize the Crispy noodles with chicken were going to be ultra-thin noodles. Would have preferred thicker noodles, but it had a nice mix of vegetables.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I just had lunch and the food
    outforfoodVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    I just had lunch and the food is really good. I am Chinese and found the steamed dumplings to rival those overseas. The onion cake wrapped with beef was delicious and delicate. The wild boar scissor noodles were good in texture, but I was not sure about the flavor around it. Even the kung pao chicken was distinctive. It was pricy, but well worth it. I do want to note that I hated the plastic tea cups. I know it is double insulated to prevent the cup from getting hot. But plastic? Also, they are too small as we had to refill our tea the whole time. We are not at a "tea" tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate