"We ate on a weekend afternoon in a largely empty upstairs dining room; so it was very quiet. The food was tasty and plentiful. The menu was long. The food was eaten on plates over plain white paper placemats set over the white tablecloth.
The ambience was non-luxurious "Old San Francisco", with photos of a very Chinese Chinatown of the past hung on the wall. Historic Portsmouth Square is diagonally across the street.
Service was polite but sporadic.
The bathrooms were downstairs, in good condition.
Prices were moderate.
Chinatown Restaurant is a recommendation based on good food, a historic location (in the original Yerba Buena village and in traditional Chinatown), and a sense of old, working-class, ethnic San Francisco."See more
"Family meal with in-laws from out of town. Everyone was impressed with the quality and flavor of the food, and then we got the bill - $160 for 8 people! An incredible value for a delicious and iconic SF experience."See more
"I am a big fan of Ahi Tuna and their ahi tuna was unparalleled to any I’ve ever had. Incredible. All of the dishes seemed well thought out and decadent. Also enjoyed the vegetable ragoût. Amazing as well! Recommend heavily! Only downside was that there wasn’t a crowd in there and was quiet, but the food was 10/10."See more
"First time here and I will go back. They do a great job with traditional dishes and not using too much oil. The friends I took there are vegetarians and they have a decent variety of options for that - more than a lot of Chinese dim sum places. The MaPo Tofu is delish and the pea sprouts with garlic were perfectly done. Had veggie dumplings and buns and even samosas — all tasty! I enjoyed the ambiance too. Looks and feels modern and clean. The service was terrific too!"See more
"The newly remodeled Palio D Asti has a great atmosphere. The food and service and has always been excellent. I had the special of Ling Cod and it was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant. The big plus for me is that you can DINE instead of just eating, and HEAR the other person(s) talking, instead of shouting to be heard."See more