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Eight Tables by George Chen, San Francisco, CA

Eight Tables by George Chen

4.6
4.6
256 Reviews
$50 and over
Chinese
"World's Greatest Places 2018, 100 destinations to experience right now - EIGHT TABLES BY GEORGE CHEN" - TIME MagazIne

Eight Tables is an elegant and sophisticated fine dining restaurant serving a seasonal Prix-Fixe tasting menu prepared by Chef Floyd Nunn. With intimate semi-private tables, each guest feels transported to home away from home.

Our tasting menu is $150 per person with an optional wine pairing for $130.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 788-8788

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    George Chen / Floyd Nunn

  • Catering

    Please contact host@eighttables.com

  • Private party facilities

    We will be offering private dining in the Gold Mountain Lounge. Please contact host@eighttables.com

  • Neighborhood

    Chinatown

  • Cross street

    Kenneth Rexroth Pl. is at the intersection of Vallejo St. & Columbus Av

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there are several nearby public parking options also available, 735 Vallejo St #763 and 766 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Innovative

  • San Francisco

    Great for fine wines

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  1. WP

    WP2021

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service as always. New 5-course menu is more focused and enjoyable than the previous 8-course version. This should not be considered classic Chinese cuisine, however. Mr. Chen is doing his own thing while drawing heavily on Taiwanese influences (much of what is offered for sale at China Live is from Taiwan, so the quality is much higher than products from China).
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience - thank you Chef and team!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Absolutely not worth the expense. Food was edible but less than average. Very disappointing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Need better vegetarian options with tofu, vegan Chicken and others heartier items for vegetarian
  5. TR

    TomR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, wine and food. All round a fantastic evening and worth every penny!
  6. RM

    RoMa

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good. All plates were interesting. Many were exciting. All were done very well. Wine list is extraordinary. We did the wine parings and though a bit pricy, they were spot on including some older vintage wines. The young sommelier was impressive in his knowledge and treated us to some blinds that made the experience even more enjoyable. Price is such that I wouldn't make this a habit but would happily go back for a very special occasion.

    Eight Tables by George ChenResponded on December 14, 2022Thank you so much for your review of our restaurant. Please note that Eight Tables will offer a shorter menu with a lower menu price in the new year in order for our guests to frequent the restaurant more often. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you again and have a happy holiday season! :)

  7. MB

    MarmabaniB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my birthday. The entire experience was seamless, from the staff contacting us to enquirer about allergies, to great driving and parking instructions. The ambience was cozy and intimate. Food was outstanding. We especially loved the pork dish and the first course. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend.
  8. J

    Jimbro

    New York Area

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a serious foodie who is well traveled and well versed in high end and Michelin restaurants… this place is AMAZING!! I can tell you every aspect from arriving in the alley to getting out of the elevator in the most beautiful place was fabulous. The food is so unique, so beautiful and tasted so good! The service was perfect! It’s not your typical French tasting menu and that made it exciting. I highly recommend going, I will be back for sure. Thanks to chef and staff for one the most delicious and memorable meals ever.
  9. O

    Opensesame

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    8 Tables was An outstanding experience. It was Chinese cuisine like no other! Very fun!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Memorable & unique culinary experience!
  11. E

    Eastecho

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    very noise tables on the other room. food quality to value is very poor. Not worth it to spend three hours there!
  12. k

    kiap

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gregory our host had so much knowledge, the wine Director was Amazing he knew all the notes that were embedded in the wines. It was a fantastic experience and I will be back.
  13. JR

    JacRaven

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Food quality, creativity, preparation, and presentation were top notch, and so was the service. Wire pairing was a must do! Staff was wonderful and the space was beautiful and unique.
  14. KU

    KUISHINBO

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great venue for special occasion if you gravitate towards Mandarin traditional/fusion cuisine with serenity of very limited seating and superb service.
  15. e

    emires

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Very imaginative and tasty food.
  16. C

    Cheers

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special experience. Beautiful space with just 8 tables. Highly recommend.
  17. I

    Ingrid

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    8 tables certainly provides a unique experience to us all - host and guests included. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. However, for its price range, it seems to be too noisy. While some food are definitely creative and delicious, one or two dishes are ordinary. I would still recommend this restaurant for anyone wishes to have a unique experience aside from the China town traidition.
  18. JA

    JoeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Chef Floyd is amazing. The sourcing of ingredients far and wide really adds to the dishes. And all the staff is fantastic. They made the evening so memorable. Many special touches they provided for my date. Really special evening.
  19. R

    Ryan

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an exquisite experience. The food and wine pairing was wonderful, and Destiny’s curation and service was brilliant! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
  20. DR

    DanteR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience. Be prepared for a nice check at the end but it is well worth it, especially if you add on the kitchen dining experience to see how the kitchen operates. It’s a small staff but they work like an orchestra performing for a great play. Chef Floyd has a great menu, so bring your appetite. Staff are friendly knowledgeable and willing to share any information to further improve your dining experience. I look forward to the next experience, with my foody friends. By the way it is hidden in an alley behind a locked gate so call for the access details.
  21. JL

    JenniferL

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An intimate dining experience with a range of flavors. Highly recommend for a special occasion!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner. Creative new Chinese/ Chinese meets Californian. The dining room is serene and quiet. Wine/sake pairings were superb. The staff is attentive yet not stuffy or snobby. And the chef came out to greet us which was pretty special. Can’t wait to go back.
  23. T

    Tammietrue

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing dining experience. Highly recommend. It was delightful throughout and the food was wonderful with unique and innovative interpretations of Chinese flavors.
  24. S

    Steven

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the set menu. The food is tasty and the presentation was amazing !
  25. M

    Marc

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for a sophisticated, intimate dinner. The service was impeccable.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice to try how high the Chinese food can go.
  27. c

    cstaes

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service, pairing wines were great
  28. N

    Nick

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    Too expensive. Menu was not as inspired as some of the 2017 reviews would suggest. Great to see Chinese food elevated to this level, but feels like the restaurant has lost its magic.
  29. s

    sherry

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Eight Tables is an experience that stimulates all of the senses. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Staff are welcoming and informed. Each dish was expertly prepared and presented. Do not miss the opportunity to dine here.
  30. B

    Barbie

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. A bit pricey but you're paying for the experience for sure. We got the main tastings, added the special of the evening and had the wine pairing. My personal favorites were the nine tastings, the soup and the pork and fried rice. So delicious. I was definitely full by the time all eight courses had been served.
  31. e

    ebandman

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very eclectic and interesting experience in a calm and pleasant environment. Definitely a splurge but worth a one time experience.
  32. k

    kevinr

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Beware of inflated taxes, fellow customers! We were surprised to see on the bill that taxes were charged not just on food and beverages, but also on gratuity and on the SF mandate fee. Since we had never seen this in other places (including quite many high-end restaurants), we thought it was probably a one-off mistake so we asked the waiter if he could double check. We didn't think it was a big deal, and were taken aback by how defensive the waiter suddenly became -- instead of checking on the numbers, the waiter insisted everything was done the way it was supposed to be and he "didn't manipulate anything." What made us even more uncomfortable was that he suddenly raised his voice while talking about these, which is so different from his earlier communications during the night, as if he was trying to make us feel embarrassed and give in. We had no idea where the defensive behavior came from -- we didn't think or suggest it was his mistake; we just thought it was a one-off accounting error that was worth checking. He made us feel that we had to explain ourselves in order for our simple request to be taken seriously, and after that, it took multiple rounds of communications with the waiter and the boss, about half an hour of waiting, and kind help from other customers (who identified the same issue), for this simple mistake to be corrected. We almost gave up because it wasn't worth the hassle, but decided not to because we felt this sort of mistake (intentional or not) should be put to an end. If you consider going to this place, please beware of this and pay close attention to the bill. This is the main reason why I am giving it one star -- when you pay $700 to celebrate a special occasion with a loved one, the least you would expect is that you are taken seriously if anything goes wrong. But we were hugely disappointed that it wasn't the case. Otherwise, I would give it three and a half — Food was good but not great for the price.
  33. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Table 8 amazing but walked to bar next door same floor after for cocktail and were treated with no respect by the female(not that this matters) bartender tonight and by the way no-one in line and no one at door and two seats at bar available plus more seats..won’t go back to ALL three restaurants now…Shame on the establishment for not allowing me a cocktail after spending lots of money at table 8
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb. Unique flavors and very high quality
  35. Z

    Zoeldar

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique gourmet experience here...outstanding food and so creative! Lovely well-honed procession of courses, perhaps needs a touch of change as the menu was almost identical to what was published. Great for special event, but pricey af.
  36. CH

    ChristopherH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 9 course tasting menu had great variety and, while we had our favorites, everything was fun to try. With the small amount of tables servers are very attentive and responsive. It is expensive but if you want a cool, high end Chinese food in Bay Area you have to try this.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All in all very tasty meal with awesome service.
  38. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had eaten at a San Francisco Michelin one star restaurant the prior week and were disappointed, so since 8 tables had lost their star we were ready to be disappointed again. Well we were not disappointed. Cool spot, quiet table. Very elegant, excellent attentive service. Unique presentation and everything tasted great. The only thing that was puzzling to us was why this restaurant lost its Michelin star.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    50th birthday celebration
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, special, exquisite!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Eight Tables by George Chen is rated 4.6 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Eight Tables by George Chen

8 Kenneth Rexroth Place, San Francisco, CA 94133

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kenneth Rexroth Pl. is at the intersection of Vallejo St. & Columbus Av

  • Neighborhood

    Chinatown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there are several nearby public parking options also available, 735 Vallejo St #763 and 766 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    George Chen / Floyd Nunn

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 788-8788

  • Catering

    Please contact host@eighttables.com

  • Private party facilities

    We will be offering private dining in the Gold Mountain Lounge. Please contact host@eighttables.com

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