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The Best Chinese Food in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

You’re in San Francisco for 48 hours, and you’re hungry. What’s the plan? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best of the best among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find the best Chinese food in San Francisco—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:China Live, Eight Tables by George Chen, Harborview Restaurant & Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Chinese
Neighborhoods:Chinatown, Financial District / Embarcadero
For 2 people today
Party Size
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Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM

China Live

$$$$·Chinese·
Chinatown
1,170 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
This unique, modern marketplace offers artisan teas and snacks, as well as multi-course Chinese fare. Located in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown, it is a restaurant, bar, anRead more
87% recommended
Chinese in San Francisco Bay Area

Eight Tables by George Chen

$$$$·Chinese·
Chinatown
159 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Located on China Live’s second floor, Eight Tables dishes up some of the best Chinese food in San Francisco. Here, diners can enjoy elaborate tasting menus and highly creative cockRead more
89% recommended
Best Service in San Francisco Bay Area
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Harborview Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Chinese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
122 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
This elegant restaurant focuses on Cantonese Chinese cuisine while offering diners panoramic views of San Francisco's Bay Bridge. Known for their luxurious approach to dining, HarbRead more
Chinese in San Francisco Bay Area

Hakkasan - San Francisco

$$$$·Chinese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,122 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
When searching for the best Chinese food in San Francisco, this spot has it all. Located on the second floor of the iconic One Kearny building in downtown San Francisco, Hakkasan fRead more
83% recommended
Chinese in San Francisco Bay Area
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Z & Y Restaurant

$$$$·Chinese·
Chinatown
175 reviews
  • Authentic
Known for their full-flavor, spicy dishes, Z & Y Restaurant serves some of the best Chinese food in San Francisco. Both this restaurant and its chefs are well-known throughout the Read more
Chinese in San Francisco Bay Area
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FANG

$$$$·Chinese·
SOMA
1,848 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
This trendy and modern establishment focuses on Chinese staples in a more upscale setting. Since 1988, the Fang family has offered a new approach to food that is unique from other Read more
Chinese in San Francisco Bay Area

Yank Sing - Stevenson Street

$$$$·Dim Sum·
SOMA
984 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
When searching for the best Chinese food in San Francisco, as well as a unique dining experience, Yank Sing won't disappoint. Offering diners a highly interactive experience, Yank Read more
87% recommended
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Yank Sing - Rincon Center

$$$$·Dim Sum·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,772 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Authentic
At Yank Sing's second location, situated in the Rincon Center, diners will find white linen tablecloths and napkins, as well as floral centerpieces and bright lighting throughout. Read more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in San Francisco
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Grand Harbor

$$$$·Dim Sum·
Burlingame
100 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Grand Harbor has it all — incredible food, great service, and unbeatable views. This bayside restaurant also specializes in dim sum, as well as other Chinese classics. However, in Read more
Scenic View in Peninsula

Crouching Tiger Restaurant

$$$$·Chinese·
Redwood City
202 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
This casual eatery features bright lighting, a large dining space, and wood accents. Specializing in spicy Sichuan and Hunan dishes, Crouching Tiger Restaurant is certainly a localRead more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in San Francisco Bay Area

Yucca De Lac

$$$$·Chinese·
Palo Alto
149 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Taking a different spin on traditional Chinese food, Yucca De Lac has been serving up Asian-fusion dishes for more than 50 years. The interior space is modern and elegant, and dineRead more
87% recommended

Sino Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$·Chinese·
San Jose
1,388 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Located in San Jose, Sino Restaurant & Lounge is both an eatery and lively nightclub space. Featuring dishes of Cantonese origin made with traditional cooking techniques, the menu Read more

Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Livermore
1,312 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Situated in Livermore, Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard is a classy bar and eatery, offering diners a “zen-like” experience. Independently owned and operated, the goal at Uncle Yu’s is tRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in East Bay

P.F. Chang's - Emeryville

$$$$·Asian·
Emeryville
41 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Located in Emeryville, this family-friendly chain offers Asian-inspired, made-from-scratch recipes using the freshest ingredients. Using traditional techniques, chefs hand-roll dimRead more
86% recommended
Asian in San Francisco Bay Area

Begoni Bistro

$$$$·Dim Sum·
Chinatown
82 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
Bright and airy, this San Francisco Chinese eatery is modern and welcoming in terms of its atmosphere, yet highly traditional in regards to its extensive menu. The restaurant itselRead more
Good for Groups in San Francisco

Chili House

$$$$·Chinese·
Richmond District
174 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
While the interior of Chili House is fairly modest, their menu is anything but. Offering local diners Mandarin-style dim sum, as well as Sichuan-style cuisine, this restaurant is bRead more
92% recommended
Chinese in San Francisco Bay Area
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Tai Pan

$$$$·Chinese·
Palo Alto
731 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
  • Quiet Conversation
Tai Pan offers diners an elegant atmosphere, featuring white-linen tables and contemporary decor. This 168-seat restaurant presents over 60 dishes to choose from, including everythRead more
93% recommended
Chinese in San Francisco Bay Area

Teo Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Chinese·
SOMA
38 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
As soon as diners walk into Teo Restaurant & Bar, they immediately notice the industrial-chic decor, before discovering the flavors of Southern Chinese-style dishes. Sharing their Read more
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Brandy Ho's Hunan Food

$$$$·Chinese·
North Beach
281 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Brandy utilize the infamous chili pepper, transforming this ingredient through various cooking techniques. While dining at Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food, guests can enjoy their house smokRead more
100% recommended

M.Y. China

$$$$·Chinese·
SOMA
1,220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
When diners have a craving for hand-pulled noodles, M.Y. China is the place to go. This Chinese eatery features a fast-paced open kitchen, offering guests a memorable experience. HRead more
91% recommended
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