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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Our #1 Seller Famous Sheng Jian Bao 'SJB' Daily Made Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings (4). Hot & Juicy Inside!
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Best Chinese we’ve ever had. BBQ pork, Kung Pao chicken, Cucumber salad were Delicious! 20% gratuity added, not a fan of, but service was good.
It was most amazing food and the rest❤️
Great food, including many delicious GF options. Grateful to chefs for accommodating special requests. Server worked very hard and was very helpful.
Excelente!!! Le pedimos al mesero que nos trajera lo que él quisiera y superó todas nuestras expectativas.
La comida es DELICIOSA!! El servicio EXCELENTE!!! El lugar nos encantó!!! Y el precio muy justo por el servicio y la comida. No sé por qué NY no tiene un China Live.
In my opinion, it is a shame to go to China Live when there are so many fine choices in Chinatown. China Live is mainly for white tourists who want to feel like they are eating in Chinatown. The truth is China Live is a tourist trap.
Birthday dinner and had such a great time. All the dim sum was delicious.
Great food and service really enjoyed watching the kitchen crew in action loved the cocktails will definitely highly recommend to everyone
My husband and I loved everything about our date night here, from the food to the service.
This was the perfect place to bring my visiting family. We walked from the Grant St gate through Chinatown and ate here. Absolute highlight of their trip.
Our new 'go to' for creative high end Asian food, best to go with friends in order to share.
It's a visual and sensory experience as well; you view cooking stations throughout guaranteeing it's fresh and hand prepped.
even after 3 visits, there's more on the menu to explore.
China Live is indeed, the heart of Chinatown!
I would not recommend this place. Food were way overprivced & food served lukewarm,hostess were not welcoming. Our bill was $137 for rice and noodles.
Muy bonito lugar y diferente. La comida espectacular. Muy recomendable.
Amazing service and food!
The food is ok but way too much compared to other Chinese restaurants
Service was disorganized. Good was served before drink that were ordered
The main reason I won’t go back was the noise level. It was so loud that we could not have conversation
Food was excellent!
Cold food and poor service. 30 minutes delay for last two dishes after first few were served. We ended up canceling them.
The food here is amazing. The shu mai is out of this world! And it’s a really nice fancy place. I love it. This was my third visit. I live in San Diego and I will be back!!
The seating was EXTREMELY tight and uncomfortable. Our party of 4 was seated at a tiny table outside that is more suitable for a party no larger than 2. Not the ambience you’d expect for the prices they are charging. The service was very slow and unattentive. It makes it even worse since they force you to pay 20% by including that on your bill. I would not be returning here again.
Great service, wonderful food, a robust menu, and a vibrant atmosphere. Both the teenage kids and the adults founds lots of great dishes on the menu to enjoy.
We had a great meal, our food was quick. The menu could describe the dishes in better detail, but the flavor profile was a pleasant surprise. Excited to return, at least 4 other dishes we'd like to try! Great date night.
There is a few dishes they really excel at, that aside the food is about average. The service and atmosphere is top notch though.
Great food, great service. Not too crowded inside.
One of our dishes (duck) wasn’t up to par at all, super fatty skin, they hadn’t really removed the fat(Peking duck) - which was disappointing
Later in the evening as we were warping up to leave as the staff was cleaning up, we noticed a mouse underneath one of the tables across, which didn’t give us a great feeling
Overall i do enjoy their food.
The service was nice. This does seem like a touristy restaurant and I prefer authentic.
Amazing food, beautifully presented
In a spectacular setting a reasonable price. W
What more can you ask for?
Fantastic experience, strongly recommend
Reunion with an old friend
Worst food I’ve had in San Francisco.
Loud drunk and obnoxious people at our table. Walk ins were being seated inside right away. We had reservations with open table days in advance and they wanted us to sit outside. Apparently it’s better not to make reservations in advance there if you want an inside table. They ignored us at the table for twenty minutes. When they came the service was excellent. The people at our table were so drunk they were screaming at each other. Finally after threatening to leave the management asked them to leave.
This restaurant is a must for my husband and I every visit to SF. Our server, Billy, is very professional and makes great menu suggestions.
It was AMAZING! We never had food like that before, each dish we had kept beating the one we ate previously. I would highly recommend going and trying for yourselves.
China Live is my favorite restaurant in SF! Such a great experience every time.
It was lovely. Good food, nice staff. Love the market
The food was incredibly salty, almost inedible. Nothing at all special about the flavors, salt masked anything that could’ve been interesting. Their quality has gone way down; I remember fondly a meal I enjoyed before the pandemic.
Outstanding food and service.
As soon as you arrive you are told you have 75 minutes and hurried to a table. 1. I get u need to turn the tables but 2. I felt so rushed I didn’t feel like I could two my time to review the menu (first time there). Server was amazing but he seemed rushed as well. Food was ok not great so I give it a 3
Best dumplings ever! Service was great. Will definitely return.
What a great experience. The food is inventive and delicious. The staff is welcoming and actually listens to what you have to say. It’s our go-to restaurant in San Francisco. Love it.
Great service! Raffi was excellent as was the food. Would definitely go back!
You can order delivery directly from China Live using the Order Online button. China Live also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. China Live also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 788-8188.
China Live is rated 4.6 stars by 1720 OpenTable diners.
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