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
227 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (125)good for groups (106)great for lunch (86)special occasion (77)hot spot (49)kid-friendly (34)neighborhood gem (31)vibrant bar scene (23)great for brunch (19)romantic (16)notable wine list (16)late-night find (11)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Up-scale and Trendy Chinese Food!
    RaiderBossVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Great Chinese food.....up-scale, trendy and very modern,
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing food. I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Disappointing food. I expected much, much better from Mr. Yan.
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  • The food is good and priced
    Love2DineVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    The food is good and priced as expected for a fancy mall restaurant. The service, from the hostess to bar staff to table wait staff, is obviously rookie. I've been twice now and each time they fumble over standard reservation/seating questions and the food ordering process. The staff is very nice but you can tell they are fairly inexperienced, which makes the service slow and inefficient.
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  • The "Coming Soon" sign finally
    Patric
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    The "Coming Soon" sign finally came down and Martin Yan's China opened @ Westfield Mall. It did NOT disappoint. It is a Chinese restaurant for everyone's taste. Chef Yan hit the mark on every detail- food, bar, kitchen, design, storage, a mix of hip and traditional decor. The restaurant has only been open for 3 wks and I've already dined there 3 times. And this is a dining experience. The food is amazing~ from the freshest calamari to the hand-pulled noodles to the delicious egg puffs. Bring an appetite because it is an event. One more reason to go the Mall just to eat! I wish M.Y. China the best of success and I will be a regular patron. Happy New Year!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Actually a good solid experience,
    KismetVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Actually a good solid experience, food and service. White wines by the glass where excellent, reds leave bit to be desired. Knife cut noodles Beijing were especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dumplings are great -- everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Dumplings are great -- everything else kind of so-so. Some of the dishes were completely tasteless -- the ma po to fu and the mushrooms come to mind. The noodles were decent, but personally, I would stop by for a few dumplings if I were in the mall and needed a bite and pass on the rest.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent! The
    Dennis
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    The food was excellent! The East meets West cocktails were quite good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is too salty, Juicy dumping
    GuessVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Food is too salty, Juicy dumping should be easy remove from spoon without broken the skin. Noodle option are limited and not able to substitute which cause customers not able to order if can not eat the stuff (beef/seafood) come with it. High-end charge without the services (we make reservation for a table but hostess want to seat us at the counter and the waiter mix up our order with the next table) to come with it.
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  • service needs improvement,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    service needs improvement, we sat at least 15 minutes-no one approached, granted it was busy, but there were many staff standing around. Finally asked for our waiter to order a drink. Unacceptable...first impression of a new restaurant. Accidents happen, but one dish delivered with spillage on my friend's jacket, was not even noticed by server. Shows lack of a level of service. Pricey for type of food, but some dishes were delish. Not rushing back, but I will return to give it another chance.
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  • nice food with food demonstration.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    nice food with food demonstration. ran out of one item though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for lunch place but definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Good for lunch place but definitely would not go here for dinner. Food was okay and our food did not come in order. They brought out appetizers after our main dish.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • We had a great meal at M.Y.
    joseVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    We had a great meal at M.Y. China. The menu is great - lots of interesting dim sum and noodle dishes. We loved the pork and truffle dumplings that were soupy and full of flavor. We also loved the crispy noodles with chicken and the salt and pepper crab. The crispy tofu is fantastic. The space is gorgeous and they did a great job of not making you feel like you are in a "mall" at the top of the Westfield. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Dim sum was good, but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Dim sum was good, but not super impressed. I did go with really high expectations though.
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  • decent place for lunch/dinner.
    ed2321VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    decent place for lunch/dinner. located in a mall with OUTDOOR seating sooo...kinda cheesy in my opinion. i didn't like that there were so many people walking by literally less than 3 feet away from my table peering at our food choices...urg.... been a fan of martin yan since i was a kid...location location location! food was "okay". i think 6 pieces of XLB (steamed pork dumplings) were around $20...wth?!? chinatown is right down the street and i can get a dozen for less than that! sooo...not really worth it so far...but this is only the 1st time around. bad part is...i'm not sure what would want me to give it try #2....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good and it
    JR322VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Food was very good and it was fun watching the chefs handmaking the noodles in the kitchen. However, the servers were overly pushy to take our order and wrap up our meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was wonderful. The
    Nora
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    The food was wonderful. The seafood and dim sum were so fresh. The prawns were my husband's favorite. But, the Peking Duck was divine and to die for. Truly a special occasion splurge as well as a destination for finely executed Cantonese food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    The food was excellent and our server was outstanding. Being seated at an outside table was a little noisy, but the view of the old Emporium domed ceiling was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was obviously working
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Service was obviously working out some start-up kinks. Food was very good but I could not help feeling that we were dining in the middle of a shopping mall. Uncomfortable. Tables too close together. Waiter made us feel rushed. Had to send back the squid noodles with seafood because the kitchen forgot the shrimp.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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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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  • 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
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    • 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!
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    fit for foodies
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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.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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.
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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.
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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.
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    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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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
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    • 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.
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    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.
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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