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
237 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (132)good for groups (109)great for lunch (92)special occasion (83)hot spot (44)kid-friendly (43)neighborhood gem (32)great for brunch (24)vibrant bar scene (23)romantic (22)notable wine list (16)late-night find (11)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Late Lunch at M.Y. China
    Teasprings
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The lunch crowd had left so the server let us have a larger table. He was very accommodating initially but as more guests continued to show up so it got a noisy and he got too busy to check on us. There's a wide variety of food choices on the menu so there is something for everyone. The smoked sea bass was cooked to perfection. The string beans were a popular item and on several tables in the restaurant.
    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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun restaurant in unusual location
    DinerJohn
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Under the "dome" of the major multi store shopping center in SF and on the top floor are 4 restaurants including MY China. The restaurant has a nice bar and many small plates for those wanting to try a variety of food. We ordered from the regular menu and the portions were really large and the food quite good. The service was great too. We'll definitely go back, even though it is odd to have to go through a shopping complex to get to elevators to get to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not good for people with allergies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My 11 year old son had a severe allergic reaction to the one dish that he was supposed to be able to eat, after the staff promised me that they would take the necessary precaution when preparing the dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great customer service and food
    Celia
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    So far it's very nice there! My friends and I enjoyed both the food and ambience there. It's a nice place to group chatting and eating together! : )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr. Kathleen Levdar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    You won't be sorry you gave this unique gem a chance. A fresh take on chinese cuisine that will allow pampered San Franciscan aficionados a new Chinese dining experience. Interesting textures and taste mixed with lovely ambience and expert service made for an all around excellent dining treat. We think you'll return often, as we certainly will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    There is nothing bad about this place, but there is nothing great either. The prices are reasonable at least, but ultimately the food is not worth going out of your way for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mangia
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our lunch was wonderful. The food was great and we enjoyed our special birthday party. One annoying thing was there was a busboy who kept grabbing the plates the second he thought we were finished without asking if we were done. It made us feel like we were being rushed even though the restaurant was not full at the time. Overall we had a great time and would definitely go back again!! Holly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food
    cailach
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We've eaten here a few times and it's always good - from the cocktails to the cream puffs! Love the Piking duck and the green beans.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK -Maybe an Off Night?
    BelloSF
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had really poor service during our visit. We had made a reservation for 5:30pm on Sat and apparently our server didn't show up to work, or was late, etc, as we waited for 20 minutes before we finally had to flag someone down for water. It didn't get better from there. The people next to us were being served, and people who arrived after us received immediate attention. When we did get someone to the table, their first words were "I'm not your server". Same with the next two people and no one took our order. Management had "been informed", but did not come by the table to apologize. If it were me, I would have a comped a glass of wine or something. The overall tenor of "Not my table" from the staff really spoiled the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M.Y. China--the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    M.Y. China is the best. The food is outstanding. Watching the chefs cook behind glass one can certainly appreciate their skills. And what can we say about Sarah, our waitress--exceptional, great attention to details and customers, and still time to engage in conversation. She really made a difference. One should also note the teamwork amongst the staff--they have each other's back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    For really wonderful Chinese food, this restaurant cannot be beat. Don't be turned off by the fact that it is in the Westfield Shopping Center. It's easy to access and has all of the amenities of a stand-alone restaurant. We had been here many times previously for lunch, but this was our first dinner experience and it did not disappoint. The Peking duck was outstanding, extremely moist and wonderful; some of the very best. The appetizers are always amazing and my friends and I love trying them, a really terrific way to begin the meal. And, by ordering lots of different dishes, it's fun to share. The calamari was so good - really a treat. This restaurant definitely has our votes for repeat business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MYCHINA
    bobbies75thVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was just so-so. Portions were big, but that is all MY China has going for it. Well, at least we tried it. Service just so-so also.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My granddaughters' favorite
    CrissiVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is a special treat for adults as well as kids and service is good no matter how many in your party! Love it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adequate Chinese Food
    SCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had seen M.Y. China on Check Please Bay Area and tried it even thought there are many great Chinese restaurants in San Francisco. It is a nice space in Westfield Mall. The service was great. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and made some good recommendations. Unfortunately, the food was a bit of a disappointment. We ordered a variety of appetizers, entrees and noodle dishes and were underwhelmed. A lobster special was flavorful but came with the lobster chopped up and no implements to get the meat out of the shell. Most of the noodle dishes were not memorable and the highly recommended Chairman Mao Chicken tough and comparable to chicken nuggets at a fast food joint. On a positive note, the egg puff dessert was excellent!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal for a food court
    InkillableVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    MY China is located in a food court, which is sad because I missed it on more than one occasion assuming the food wouldn't be that great. Boy was I wrong. The food is great, everything I have tried there is awesome. I will suggest if you go, order the Peking Duck, and 4 extra buns. Portions are big, so the $20 portion is more than enough for two. Just get some dumplings before and you'll leave happy and satisfied. Inside, the ambience is great too, you quickly forget you're in a mall, and the kitchen is in full view. Service is always impeccable, if a little slow, but never had an issue thus far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night out
    Netty
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My friends and I were out in the city for GNO. We wanted to try M.Y. China for dinner prior to our late night destination. My friends with me were not as adventurous with food as I am so we stuck to basic Chinese food. There's nothing basic about this food. Everything was delicious! We started with fried calamari, and chef choice dim sum for appetizers. For entres we had chairman maos chicken, da dao fish noodles, honey glazed walnut shrimp, with steamed rice. For dessert we shared the sugar egg puffs. The food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. Since my girls were not so adventurous I ordered a couple items to go as well. I ordered the Peking duck, and the squid ink snap noodles w/seafood. Best "left overs" I've ever had. 😋
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious unique Chinese
    Alisa
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    All of the sauces are made in house, homemade noodles, great staff all make for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 140 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 567 reviews are from the M.Y. China - SF reviews archive.
  • Take away the plates please....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    No one seems to know how to take the plates away. I had 2 guys present what I've ordered, look at the stack of plates that I neatly set aside, and they just walked away after their 10 second verbal overview of the food. Don't they know that folks don't want all the plates sitting around? In terms of the food - there's 'zero' innovation here - you can get the same food at R&D Lounge, Koi Palace, etc. - MY China has taken some of the 'tapas' type foods I thought were so cool out of the menu, a mistake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC LUNCH
    mal162
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, friendly professional service, interesting and delicious food. Highlight was open kitchen - man displaying to art of making the long noodle by hand - a show in itself. Dim sum - noodle soup - wild boar noodles - string beans - all outstanding. Egg cups for dessert was the perfect end to a perfect lunch. Thank you Martin Yan for a special and delightful experience. I will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rcview
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food and drink were excellent and servers were knowledgeable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • M.Y. China is great!
    Jorge
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal. The dishes were uniformly excellent and amazing. It's the first time my party was seated out in the Rotunda; those tables have a nice open feeling and the Rotunda section is actually quieter than the cozier, more romantically-lit areas inside the restaurant itself. And Martin Yan himself stopped by our table--twice! He was gracious enough to even pose for photos with some of our group. All in all, a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING FOOD
    NCHJVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    IM FROM PERU AND ITS THE BEST CHINESE PLACE IVE HAD SINCE WE MOVED TO SFO.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but has been better
    FantasticFoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    M.Y. China has remained at the top of our dining favorites since our first visit in 2013. Two menu items have stood the test of time and remain outstanding in taste pleasures -- the Peking Duck and their Sugar donuts dessert. If one happens to "luck in" when this restaurant is offering either a special lunch or dinner we say "Go For It." The value and taste exploration has always been delightfully memorable. We were there on Mother's Day -- the taste of the Peking Duck was superb once again; alas, the presentation and plating was not the same. Great food is a taste for the eyes before a caress to the palate and then the tummy so the aforementioned was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shopping Mall Surprise!
    BroadwayFanVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Michael Yan's restaurant is a true gem to find in the food court of the SF Westfield Shopping Center - sit at the counter to watch the experts hand-pull or scissor-cut fresh noodles for a fun food-as-theater experience. Tasty, well seasoned and spiced food and pretty cocktails too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food in Great Location
    GoodFoodAndOpenTableFanVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    After being introduced to the restaurant by trustworthy foodie friends and greatly enjoying our meal, we returned, this time introducing it other friends. We love this place. The food is very, very good, everything we ordered was excellent. The wine list reflects the careful selection of wines which complement the food. The ambiance strikes a good balance between pleasant but not too noisy. And, we like the convenience of the location. Thank you Martin Yang for opening this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's MY restaurant
    SamM
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were the company of 7 people, and we ordered family setting. Every dish was delicious. Quality and freshness were outstanding. Love the restaurant. Definitely will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly succulent crispy chicken
    Barbara
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Meat dishes were fantastic! Service was excellent, we were late and in a rush due to having ballet tickets. Sever and bus staff were calm and kept us on time. Veggie dishes were good but bland as was the 2 seafood rice. Now that we have a better idea of what to order, we'll definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I've eaten here a number of times for each meal service and came with a group of 11. We all ordered different things and shared and it was fantastic
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out in SF
    Tony
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We loved it and the manager came to our table to check on us, we would defiantly come back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Lunch
    stareginaVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great choice for lunch in Westfield Mall. Innovative New Chinese Cuisine with traditional twist. Love it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank You M.Y.
    Dino
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food is consistently wonderful. The prix fixe lunch was a great bargain for $25 each. Three full courses, including a selection of four dim sum. There is another prix fixe for $19. M Y China knows how to apply the heat to the food in a knock out way. The only thing i feel is lacking at this place under the dome at Westfield Center, is experienced or well trained service. It is good enough or adequate but really not on top of things. From the bar on out to the table one feels that the intention is good but lacks in experience. The food always makes up for the good enough service (the food does get to the table).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    mohamed
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    i dined many times ai MY China. I love the lobestor and the other food as well. The service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ambitious but not there yet
    foodmatters
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    atmosphere great, service great, food tending towards noveau-chinese but not there yet . they took out the sugar and the msg but the dishes are dry and lack flavor. at least thats how I felt about my favorite dish-kung poa chicken. the tofu appetizer is very yummy and the duck dish sandwich thing quite novel but again, minimal sauce and therefore flavor
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    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    Guteeltern
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    perfect for lunch during shopping trip. Will try different dishes next time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The chicken I ordered was o.k., but rather expensive at $16.00, with sides like rice charged separately. I had lunch with a friend and they served our orders at different times, instead of bringing them together. There was more than a five minute wait for her order and my side of rice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Very nice evening. Hostess was most gracious in seating us at table of our choice.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a disappointment
    Foodie22VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    If you want expensive, average Chinese food, go to M.Y. China. The dim sum was not tasty and some were soggy in texture. Their hand pulled noodles had wonderful texture but the preparation was nothing exceptional. The service was terrible. I had made reservation asking to be seated where we could see the noodle pulling and that we were there to celebrate a birthday. We were not seated where we could see the noodle pulling, and there was absolutely no acknowledgment regarding birthday celebration. In addition, we asked for help with menu selections from the wait person and got poor recommendations.
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  • Amazing lobster presentation!
    Foodiesf65VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    It had been far too long since visiting MY CHINA for lunch. I noticed a new change in their menu when the entire middle section now features lobster from six different provinces from China. I saw a table a few seats away have a lobster hot pot presented to their group and thought, "what an indulgent lunch but what the heck". So I asked my server about the lobster, she told me that they are delivered live, that the garlic golden dish was the best, most clean presentation, and that it would be $58.00 actually not bad for a two Lund live lobster so that is what we ordered. The lobster flavors got an A, but the cellophane noodles that were under the golden lobster got an A+. That was such a an amazing way to enjoy lunch. So going back soon!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    Partyof4VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Absolutely great food, great service and great location. You need to try for yourself.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but horrible service
    Sandra
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This was my second time to M.Y. China for lunch for a business meeting with a large party. It's a good restaurant for large groups and also helps that you can make reservations. Overall, everyone enjoyed their food, but the service was not great. I understand that the menu is set up for family-style eating - to be expected for Asian cuisine. However, if they are going to offer "Two- or Three-course" lunch options, you would think that the staff would understand that each dish is meant for a specific person and not for the group. Each person in our party ordered the 2-course lunch and the staff would bring out each dish and just put it in the middle of the table. Quite disappointing for a pricier restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.