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China Live, San Francisco, CA
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China Live

4.6
4.6
2096 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese

China Live, Eater's "Restaurant of the Year," features fresh, seasonal Chinese cuisine cooked from specialized stations that merge traditional Chinese and Western culinary equipment. Our main dining area, with views of our exhibition kitchens, plays centerpiece, appointed with chairs and tables all handcrafted in China from reclaimed Chinese elm. We also offer outside dining.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Chinese (Sichuan)

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 788-8188

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    George Chen

  • Catering

    We offer delivery via multiple Delivery Services (i.e. DoorDash, Caviar, GrubHub, etc), plus Zesty & Moby Dish. If interested in learning more please email events@chinalivesf.com

  • Private party facilities

    China Live can host everything from intimate parties of 10 people to large reception-style events for up to 825 with multiple sensory experiences.

  • Private party contact

    Nicole White: (844) 860-7139

  • Neighborhood

    Chinatown

  • Cross street

    Stockton & Grant (@ Powell)

  • Parking details

    In addition to Street Parking, there are also several public parking options: North Beach Public Parking @ 735 Vallejo St. and Vallejo Parking Garage @ 766 Vallejo St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

We open nightly @5pm for INSIDE + OUTSIDE DINING, DELIVERY & PICK-UP. Our menu changes daily based on seasonal availability of the best quality ingredients, which are non-GMO, organic and gluten free whenever possible. Items are labeled: (v) vegetarian (may contain egg or dairy) and (gf) gluten free. The menu below is for the week of May 23, 2022.

***STARTERS TO SHARE***

    Salads & Lite Fry 餐前小菜/沙拉/小炸

    • Chrysanthemum Ten Ingredient Salad, Plum Vinaigrette (v, gf)$16.50

      什锦茼蒿沙拉

      • Peking Duck Chopped Salad, Asian Pop 'Confetti', Plum-Mustard Dressing$18.50

        剁鸭沙拉

        • "Betelnut" Minced Chicken Lettuce Cup (6) / or Tofu (v)$22.00

          "啤酒屋"生菜鸡松/豆腐

          • Singapore Style Chicken Wings (Prawn Spice)$16.00

            新加坡风味虾酱鸡翅

            • Basket of Fried Scallion Bread (5) (v)$9.50

              金黄葱花卷

              • Dungeness Crab & Shrimp Spring Handrolls, Dual Dipping Sauce (8)$22.00

                手工鲜蟹春卷,双味蘸酱

                • Chili-Encrusted Calamari, Taiwan Basil, Mandarin Orange$17.00

                  熔岩香辣炸鱿鱼

                  Dim Sum 点心

                  • Our #1 Seller Famous Sheng Jian Bao 'SJB' Daily Made Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings (5). Hot & Juicy Inside!$19.00

                    招牌上海生煎包

                    • Dongbei Vegetarian Long Pot Stickers (3) (v)$15.00

                      东北素锅贴

                      • Shanghai Xiao Long Bao 'XLB' Soup Dumplings, 18 Folds Open Chimney Kurobuta Pork with Ginger Vinegar (6)$16.00

                        上海手工小笼汤包

                        • Shrimp & Scallop Shumai Dumpling (4)$20.00

                          鲜虾带子烧麦

                          • Sichuan "Working Hands" Pork Dumplings, Sesame Butter, Peppercorn-Chili Broth (10)$16.00

                            四川红油抄手

                            • "Impossible" Sichuan Working Hands Dumplings (10) (v)$22.00

                              全素抄手

                              • Shandong Chicken 'Shui Jiao' Dumplings with Chili Broth$19.00

                                清鸡汤辣油手工鸡肉水饺

                                Barbecue 烧烤

                                • "Peking Duck" with Kumquat Glaze, Traditional Condiments in 5 Sesame Pockets$27.00

                                  芝麻烧饼北京脆皮鸭

                                  • Side of "Peking Duck", Traditional Condiments, with 3 Sesame Pockets$29.00

                                    烤鸭盘

                                    • Char Siu BBQ Pork " Dutch Crunch" Baked Buns (3)$13.00

                                      酥皮叉烧包

                                      • Kurobuta Pork Char Siu, Hot Mustard$20.00

                                        蜜汁叉烧

                                        • Chef Chen's Braised Pork Belly "Gua Bao" Lotus Bun (3)$16.00

                                          陈老板特色五花肉刈包

                                          Cold Plates & Side Dishes 冷盘

                                          • Crushed Cucumber Skins, Chili Garlic Vinaigrette (v,gf)$9.00

                                            脆皮黄瓜

                                            • Century Egg with Roasted Peppers (v)$8.00

                                              燒椒皮蛋

                                              • Crispy, Spicy Brussel Sprouts (v, gf)$9.00

                                                脆辣球芽甘蓝

                                                • Butter Garlic Noodles$9.00

                                                  黄油蒜蓉小面

                                                  ***BIG PLATES TO SHARE***

                                                    Poultry & Pork & Beef 热炒/鸡/猪/牛

                                                    • House Famous Kung Pao "Firecracker"

                                                      招牌宫保

                                                      • Chicken 鸡丁$24.00
                                                      • Tofu (v) 豆腐$22.00
                                                      • Prawns 大虾$36.00
                                                    • 1/2 Crackling-Skin Cantonese Fragrant Garlic Chicken (gf)$24.00

                                                      蒜香脆皮鸡

                                                      • Tamarind Laced Sweet & Sour Basil Glazed Pork Ribs$23.00

                                                        九层塔糖醋排骨

                                                        • Chengdu Pock Mark Ma's Mapo Tofu Claypot

                                                          四川麻婆豆腐

                                                          • Minced Pork (gf) 肉$20.00
                                                          • Vegetarian (v, gf) 素$20.00
                                                        • Singapore Nonya Style Spicy Chicken Curry with Crispy Brussel Sprouts (gf)$23.00

                                                          新加坡风味咖喱鸡

                                                          • Wok Seared Filet Mignon 'Steak Kow," Snow Peas (gf)$38.00

                                                            锅煎黑椒牛球

                                                            Seafood 海鲜

                                                            • Live Local Dungeness Crab: Salt & Pepper or Spiced Chili JiuNiang Sauce (gf) AQ

                                                              活蟹:椒盐,姜葱或四川酒酿汁(市场价)

                                                              • Sichuan Red Chili Prawns, Rice Lees, Bloomsdale Spinach (gf)$35.00

                                                                川酱爆虾球

                                                                • Miso-Glazed Pan-Roasted Chilean Sea Bass (SCS Certified), Sweet/Sour Cucumber Namasu (gf)$35.00

                                                                  锅烤味噌智利海鲈鱼

                                                                  • Sea Scallops, Lily Bulbs, Chinese Black Bean, Rice Wine Sauce$32.00

                                                                    米酒豆豉鲜带子

                                                                    Vegetable 时蔬

                                                                    • Roasted Eggplant Claypot, Basil & Shallots (v)$21.00

                                                                      九层塔茄子

                                                                      • XO Corn Riblets (Vegan Option Available)$16.00

                                                                        XO 玉米排骨

                                                                        • Three Styles Spicy Tofu Medley with Seasonal Veg - Family Style (v)$22.00

                                                                          家常豆腐

                                                                          • Yu Choi, Roasted Black Garlic (v,gf)$20.00

                                                                            黑蒜子菜心

                                                                            • Sichuan Blistered Green Beans, Yunnan Olive, Pickled Radish, Salted Plum, Mushroom & Toon Paste (v)$20.00

                                                                              四川干煸四季豆

                                                                              • Charred Chinese Broccoli, Oyster Mushroom, Roasted Sesame Seeds (v, gf)$21.00

                                                                                焦烤鲜菇中式芥兰

                                                                                Rice & Noodle & Soup 米面类

                                                                                • Hong Kong Wok-Fried Egg Noodles with Mushroom & Bok Choy

                                                                                  香港锅煎炒面

                                                                                  • Chicken 鸡丝$21.00
                                                                                  • Vegetarian (v) 素$21.00
                                                                                • Shanghai 'Fat' Chow Mein Pork, Shrimp, Chicken & Seasonal Vegetables

                                                                                  上海粗炒面

                                                                                  • Shrimp, Chicken & Pork 虾/鸡/猪肉$21.00
                                                                                  • Vegetarian (v) 素$21.00
                                                                                • 'Dan Dan' Style Hot Dry Noodles 'ReGanMian' (v)$16.00

                                                                                  著名汉口热干面(素)

                                                                                  • The 'Marco Polo' Zha Jiang Mian$18.00

                                                                                    "马可波罗"炸酱面

                                                                                    • Taiwan "Most Loved" Lu Rou Fan Braised Minced Pork Rice Bowl, Bok Choy$16.00

                                                                                      台湾卤肉饭

                                                                                      • Yangzhou Fried Rice

                                                                                        扬州炒饭

                                                                                        • BBQ Pork, Sweet Baby Shrimp (gf) 烧/虾仁$21.00
                                                                                        • Vegetarian (v, gf) 素$21.00
                                                                                      • Taiwan Best Braised Beef Noodle Soup$20.00

                                                                                        台湾牛肉汤面

                                                                                        • Steamed Jasmine Rice (v,gf)$4.00

                                                                                          白饭

                                                                                          ***Merchandise*** 自制商品

                                                                                          Visit the Marketplace and explore our unique selection of cookware, directly imported pantry items and gifts!

                                                                                          • HOUSE-MADE SAUCES

                                                                                            明店酱料

                                                                                            • Signature Chili Bean Sauce, 6 Oz.$11.95

                                                                                              明店辣豆瓣酱

                                                                                              • House Soy Sauce Non-Gluten, 9 Oz.$11.95

                                                                                                明店酱油

                                                                                                • Ginger-Infused Vinegar, 9 Oz.$11.95

                                                                                                  明店黑醋

                                                                                                  • Sichuan Golden Red Chili Oil, 4 Oz.$11.95

                                                                                                    明店辣椒油

                                                                                                    • House Hot Mustard, 2 Oz.$6.95

                                                                                                      辣芥末

                                                                                                      • House XO Sauce with Cognac, 4 Oz.$22.95

                                                                                                        明店XO酱

                                                                                                        • Peking Duck Hoisin Plum Sauce, 6 Oz.$11.95

                                                                                                          北京烤鸭酱

                                                                                                          • Chef Chen's Famous Chili Crisp, 4Oz.$11.95

                                                                                                            陈家干脆辣椒酱

                                                                                                            • GIFTS 礼品

                                                                                                              • China Live Gift Card Available in any amount

                                                                                                                礼卡

                                                                                                                DESSERTS 甜品

                                                                                                                • Sesame Soft Serve, Mango Shaved Ice (v)$12.50

                                                                                                                  • Macha Lava Cake (v)$10.00

                                                                                                                    • Peking Duck Fat Popcorn$14.95

                                                                                                                      • Cindy's Pineapple Walnut Spice Carrot Cake (v)$9.00

                                                                                                                        • Home Style Mandarin Chocolate Brownie (v)$8.00

                                                                                                                          巧克力布朗尼

                                                                                                                          • Broken Fortune Cookies & Dark Chocolate (v)$12.95

                                                                                                                            Sparkling Wine & Champagne

                                                                                                                            BOTTLES NOW AVAILABLE "TO-GO" OR DELIVERY

                                                                                                                            • Les Comtes de Ribeauvillé, Crémant D'Alsace Rosé, Pinot Noir, Alsace, France, NV

                                                                                                                              • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                              • Bottle$52.00
                                                                                                                            • Stephane Briday, Crémant de Bourgogne, Brut, France

                                                                                                                              • Glass$16.00
                                                                                                                              • Bottle$64.00
                                                                                                                            • G.H.Mumm, "Grand Cordon," Champagne, France NV

                                                                                                                              • Glass$24.00
                                                                                                                              • Bottle$96.00
                                                                                                                            • Champagne Rosé, Gatinois, Grand Cru, France NV$135.00

                                                                                                                              EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                              • Champagne, Pierre Paillard "Les Maillerttes, Blanc de Noirs 2016$186.00

                                                                                                                                EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                White Wines

                                                                                                                                BOTTLES NOW AVAILABLE "TO-GO" OR DELIVERY

                                                                                                                                • China Live, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA 2020

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$44.00
                                                                                                                                • Riesling, Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal, Austria 2020

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$52.00
                                                                                                                                • Albariño, La Marea, "Kristy Vineyard", Monterey, CA 2019 (TAP)

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                                  • Liter$75.00
                                                                                                                                • Chenin Blanc, Florent Cosme, Vouvray, Loire, France 2019

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$60.00
                                                                                                                                • Chardonnay, Tensley, Monterey, Central Coast, CA 2019

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$56.00
                                                                                                                                • Chardonnay, William Fevre, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2019

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$20.00
                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$80.00
                                                                                                                                • Riesling, Stein, Kabinett, trocken, Mosel, Germany, 2020

                                                                                                                                  8 TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$78.00
                                                                                                                                • Roter Veltliner, Ecker, Wagram, Austria 2020$60.00

                                                                                                                                  EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                  • Chardonnay, Mayacamas, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, CA 2019$100.00

                                                                                                                                    EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                    • Chenin Blanc, F. Cosme, "Grosse Pierre", Vouvray, Loire, France 2020$50.00

                                                                                                                                      EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                      • Sauvignon Blanc, Spottswoode, Napa Valley, CA 2015$78.00

                                                                                                                                        EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                        • Auxey-Duresses, J. Lafouge, "Les Hautes" 2019$90.00

                                                                                                                                          Burgundy, France (Chardonnay) | EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                          • Saint Aubin, Francoise & Denise Clair 2019$110.00

                                                                                                                                            Burgundy, France (Chardonnay) | EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                            • Puligny Montrachet, Jean Pascal "Les Enseineres" 2019$160.00

                                                                                                                                              Burgundy, France (Chardonnay) | EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINES

                                                                                                                                              Rose Wines

                                                                                                                                              BOTTLES NOW AVAILABLE "TO-GO" OR DELIVERY

                                                                                                                                              • Grenache blend, Halter Ranch, Adeleida District, Paso Robles, CA 2021

                                                                                                                                                • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$56.00

                                                                                                                                              Red Wines

                                                                                                                                              BOTTLES NOW AVAILABLE "TO-GO" OR DELIVERY

                                                                                                                                              • China Live Merlot, Alexander Valley, CA 2018

                                                                                                                                                • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$44.00
                                                                                                                                              • Grenache/Syrah, Clos Bellane, Côte du Rhône Valréas, France 2019

                                                                                                                                                • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$56.00
                                                                                                                                              • Pinot Noir, Carmel Road, Central Coast, CA 2019 (TAP)

                                                                                                                                                • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                                • Liter$60.00
                                                                                                                                              • Sangiovese Blend, Giornata "Rosso", Paso Robles, CA 2019 (TAP)

                                                                                                                                                • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                                • Liter$65.00
                                                                                                                                              • Pinot Noir, Ken Wright, Willamette Valley, OR 2020

                                                                                                                                                • Glass$16.00
                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$65.00
                                                                                                                                              • Cabernet Sauvignon, Arrowood, Sonoma, CA 2016

                                                                                                                                                • Glass$16.00
                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$64.00
                                                                                                                                              • Cabernet Sauvignon, Halter Ranch, Paso Robles, CA 2018$70.00

                                                                                                                                                8 TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                • Cabernet Sauvignon, Mayacamas "Young Vines", Napa, CA 2018$105.00

                                                                                                                                                  8 TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                  • Cabernet Franc, Lieu Dit, Happy Canyon, Santa Ynez, CA 2020$85.00

                                                                                                                                                    8 TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                    • Pinot Noir, Peay "Scallop Shelf," Sonoma Coast, CA 2016$150.00

                                                                                                                                                      EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                      • Pinot Noir, Bohème, "EnglishHill", Sonoma Coast, CA 2017$75.00

                                                                                                                                                        EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                        • Pinot Noir, Gevrey-Chambertin, René Leclerc, Burgundy, France 2019$150.00

                                                                                                                                                          EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                          • Merlot Blend, Château Laroque, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2016$65.00

                                                                                                                                                            EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                            • Gamay Noir, Domaine Chapel "Charbonnières", Beaujolais, Fleurie, France 2019$65.00

                                                                                                                                                              EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                              • Grenache Blend, Munt Roca, Priorat, Spain 2017$55.00

                                                                                                                                                                EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                                • Cabernet Sauvignon, Peter Michael, 'Les Pavots", Sonoma, CA 2011$350.00

                                                                                                                                                                  EIGHT TABLES by GEORGE CHEN SELECT WINE

                                                                                                                                                                  Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                  COLD DRINKS BAR "JAR" COCKTAILS NOW AVAILABLE "TO-GO" OR DELIVERY

                                                                                                                                                                  • Tail of the Tiger$18.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Henessy VS, Osmanthus Agave, Angostura &. Orange Bitters, Cherry

                                                                                                                                                                    • Lotus Pond$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Ming River Baijiu, Lime, Cointreau, Maraschino & Sesame Oil

                                                                                                                                                                      • China Clipper$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Johnny Walker Black, Sugar, Cardamaro, Peychaud's, Absinthe

                                                                                                                                                                        • Mai Tai La$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                          Bacardi 4 Years, Lime, Cointreau, Orgeat

                                                                                                                                                                          • 7X7 Paradise$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila, Rubino, Lime, Prickly Pear

                                                                                                                                                                            • Oakland Crane$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                              Roku Gin or Haku Vodka, Lemon,Yellow Chartreuse, Elder Flower,Chocolate Bitters

                                                                                                                                                                              • California Bloom$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                Chopin Vodka, Lemon, Pineapple Gum, California Poppy, Yuzu Soda

                                                                                                                                                                                • Lucky Jack #8$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  Knob Creek Rye, Blood Orange, Carpano Antica, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters, Ume

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shanghai Rose$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    Bruxo Mezcal, Pueblo Tequila, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Elderflower Syrup, Pineapple Gum, Lime Juice

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Almost G&T (NA)$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      Seedlip, Mandarin Blood Orange Syrup, Tonic Water

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tropical Break (NA)$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        Blackberry & Passionfruit Shrub , Elderflower, Pineapple Juice, Basil, Sparkling Water

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cold Drinks Bar: Sometimes Old Fashioned

                                                                                                                                                                                          Peking Duck Fat-Washed Glenmorangie X, George Dickel Rye, Black Pepper Syrup, Lemon & Candy Cap Bitters Three cocktails in the jar -- Pour over ice and enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 250ml JAR$40.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cold Drinks Bar: Napa Revival

                                                                                                                                                                                          Mezcal, Jardesca, Chardonnay, Celery Bitters, Orange Bitters. Three cocktails in the jar -- Pour over ice and enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 250ml JAR$40.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        Beer & Sake & Cider

                                                                                                                                                                                        BOTTLES NOW AVAILABLE "TO-GO" OR DELIVERY

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sequoia Sake Draft, San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 500ml$45.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sake, Takara Shozu, Shirakabegura Tokubetsu Junmai, Hyogo Prefecture, Kobe, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                          (720 ml)

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bottle$48.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sake, Niizawa Brewery, Hakurakusei Junmai Daiginjo, "The Connoisseur", Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                          720 ml

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bottle$85.00
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trumer Pilsner, Berkeley$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tsingtao Lager, China$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Anchor Steam Draft, San Francisco$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA Draft, Chico$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Calicraft Draft, "Tiki Time", Tropical Wheat, Walnut Creek$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Young Master, "Jade Scorpion", Green Peppercorn Pilsner, Hong Kong$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hitachino Nest Yuzu Ginger Ale (NA), Japan$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fine Teas

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dragonwell 'Long Jing' Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nutty bittersweet with scent of hops, fresh green tea pan-roasted, flat leaves. The Queen of Green teas. Origin - Hangzhou, China (organically produced).

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$24.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$45.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jasmine Dragon Pearls Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Smooth green tea with a rich Jasmine bouquet and natural sweetness. Hand rolled and scented multiple times with Jasmine blossoms. Origin - Fijian Province China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$5.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$15.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$26.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$50.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Premium Organic Milk Oolong Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$5.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$15.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$26.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$50.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lapshang Souchang Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Smoky full-body smoked over pine wood and dried on bamboo. Origin - Fujian Province, China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oriental Beauty 'Dongfang Meiren Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        A famous Oolong tea that is bitten by the Aphid tea bug creates a discolored beauty with honey notes. Origin - Fujian China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$19.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$35.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$65.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Iron Buddha 'Tie Guan Yin' Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The finest light-oxidized Oolong tea with complex golden floral Orchid like hints. Origin - Anxi, Fujian China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$29.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$55.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Green Snail Spring 'Bi Luo Chun' Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Smooth green tea with a rich Jasmine bouquet and natural sweetness. Hand rolled and scented multiple times with Jasmine blossoms. Origin - Fijian Province China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$10.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$30.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$26.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$52.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Big Red Robe 'Da Hong Pao' Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Legendary mountainous Oolong tea with roasted notes and hints of fine red Burgundy. Origin - Wuyi Mountains, Fujian China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$20.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$39.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bird's Nest Pu'erh 'Nuo Mi Tuo Cha' Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aged since 2015, a heavily oxidized aging tea that has a earthy roasted rice scents, soft tannins, smooth rich tea. One of Chef Chen's favorites. Origin - Yunnan China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$18.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$35.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Premium Keemun Black Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Medium Body, Stone Fruit and Floral Scent. Origin - Qimen, Anhui Province China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Keemun 'Mao Feng' Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Full-body, long finish. Perfectly twisted leaves with bittersweet cocoa notes. Origin - Huangshan Region, Anhui Province China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$16.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 Oz.$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Oz.$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 8 Treasure Tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lotus seed, longan, Jasmine Pearl Tea Blend, hawthorne, goji, jujubee date, rosebuds & rock sugar

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mug$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pot$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Non-Alcoholic Beverages

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • San Pellegrino Sodas

                                                                                                                                                                                                        11.15 Fl Oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pompelmo$3.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Limonata$3.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aranciata$3.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • San Pellegrino Water$3.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                        8.45 Fl Oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MexiCoke Coca Cola$3.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                          12 Fl Oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MexiCoke Cola Light$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 Fl Oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kimino

                                                                                                                                                                                                              8.45 Fl Oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ume Sparkling Water$3.95
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Yuzu Sparkling Juice$3.95
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Purity Organic Coconut Water$4.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                              16.9 Fl Oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cock & Bull Ginger Beer$3.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                12 Fl Oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chinese Liquor & Fortified Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wuliang Chun, Sichuan Provence , Baijiu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shot$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$115.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Moutai Prince, Guizhou Provence, Baijiu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shot$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$165.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ming River, Sichuan Provence, Baijiu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shot$13.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$195.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shao Xing Hua Tiao, Aged Fortied Rice Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shot$5.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$50.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wu Chia Pi Chiew (Chinese Fernet)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shot$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$78.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: May 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                What 2,096 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Toronto

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food was amazing and the venue is beautiful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Calgary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beware of the 20% Service Fee that is not a gratuity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. GG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GraceG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I made reservations and got them- what's with the constant warning about the time allotment? It was a 5:00 pm reservation to celebrate my niece who had finished her master's degree- Most of the place was empty- why were we rushed out of there? Why were we seated at the table for 20 when there were only 2 of us? The food was ok, might have been good ,if there hadn't been this over hanging threat of being thrown out of somewhere where I was paying high prices. No, I will not recommend this place to anybody.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. BJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BrianJSpringer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Josh was amazing. The Scallops were delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Christina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food and service were amazing. The ambiance was fun and interesting with the market items interspersed with the dining tables. Some parts of the restaurant were louder than others making conversation a little challenging, but we’ll definitely go back. Great family dinner spot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We went to China Live and the quality of the food was fine but it was overpriced. We ordered too much food and wanted to take it. We asked for it to be boxed up, especially given the price. At the same time we bought some things from the store. When the bag was returned they said everything was in the bag. We got home and the food was missing. Additionally the teapot that my wife bought was $39, but we were charged $60. Yes we should have checked the receipt. However, the teapot had two stickers, so either they just decided to charge the more expensive one (with 2 glasses that were not included) or just a simple mistake. We called the next day to get the refund. We provided exact details and we have had zero follow up. Poor customer service, that is a result of poor service by the waiter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. TW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TimW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gloucestershire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great food. Good value. Multiple mistakes with wine and food delivered to table

                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. PA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PARO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was fabulous from service to every food we shared at the table. The best part was I have been to ChinaLive many times for many occasions with my family and love the experience. I did not know about the upstairs lounge. The hostess informed us about the place while our table was getting ready. It was our friends birthday celebration and it was just a perfect start with a champagne. We will be back again! Sharing pics for some of our favorite goodies we enjoyed :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. DT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DianeT1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  131 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  131 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yum! Excellent noodle dishes. Everything was wonderfully delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DonnaColson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Had a wonderful time with a post-graduation group. Server was informative and helpful with ordering and the food was delicious. Something for everyone even the vegans! I love the vibe, its fun and the store is full of unique and well priced items that are perfect for hostess or other gifts!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. VM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  VMSoFlo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything from beginning to end was terrific, you won’t be disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. TW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TomW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent food, however service was intermittent and slightly chaotic. Ordered only to be told around 15-20 minutes later that one of the dishes I ordered had run out! The alternative they suggested was delicious however. Waited approx. 35-40 minutes for dishes to arrive after the first dish I ordered came. They apologised and offered me a free dessert which was excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Awesome dumplings and other dishes in a very hip setting. Good buzz and very friendly staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mikey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The funniest part of the evening was when the large rat was running around on the dining room floor for a few minutes and nobody was paying attention to it except for the customers that were lifting their feet or running away. It disappeared behind a work station but then I saw it again sprinting for the rear of the resturant, LOL!! About the restaurant the hostess was very nice, She sat us earlier than our reservations because we got there early. The server was very nice and the food was pretty good but nothing special, the pork was dry and the duck was cold. The ambience is nice but the problem with food runners instead of a main server bringing food is sometimes there is a lack of attention to detail which is what happened that night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                15. OH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OrrinH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jackson Hole

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good food, but seemed way overpriced. Very unusual menu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. X

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Xceptionalcook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spectacular food. It was all insanely delicious & well prepared. Desserts were fabulous as well. Service was attentive, professional & welcoming. We ate outside as this was the only available space. It was very noisy because of the sirens and smelly due to exhaust. It was also windy & cold. Eat inside & reserve well in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. JH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JamesH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were greeted by the friendly staff, seated immediately, and upon ordering, we were served quickly. Our waitperson Zee was helpful about menu options, made excellent recommendations, and was friendly and attentive. I am a returning patron, four of my guests were new to China Live, they loved it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. MP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MarissaP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food, drinks and vibe where awesome! Our server, Josh, made our company dinner very enjoyable!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  marginwalker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cooking of vegetables was excellent! Duck salad needed more duck, though. Outdoor seating was cramped and uncomfortable chairs but I still would come back to try different dishes. Wine pour was generous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maggie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Overall great. But Loud. Wish they was a bar area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We had the best time - our first time at China Live! Our waiter, Rafi, was fantastic! He was professional, fun, and very personable. He gave excellent food and drink recommendations, and we even purchased the chili oil he told us about!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. CM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChristopherM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Joaquin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We absolutely love your place! We are patrons and our meal last night didn’t disappoint! Thank you for the lovely evening!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                23. AL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ALaw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food presentation could be better. While the food was decent, there isn't much presentation. Par for the course since it is a moderate price point. Restaurant charges an automatic 20% employee surcharge on top of the bill and tip needs to be added to that along with the San Francisco health tax. With inflation, this can be difficult for some folks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friendly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything is excellent as I always wanna try China Live in Chinatown. My daughter & her fiance took us there for Mother's Day celebration. The only dish I was very disappointed with was Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup. Everything else was good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. MP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MotherofPearls

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This place was good for tourist. It is worth your money if you want authentic Asian food. Yes the Peking Duck was excellent ,but others were way overpriced. $20 for a plate of Chinese broccoli was literally overpriced. If you want ambience then this is your place. But for food, it is not where you go. Definitely not worth $200 for 8 plate. $4 for white rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My daughter brought me to San Fran as my Mothers Day present. Our last day in town we went to China Live. What a wonderful way to cap off our trip. The service, food, drinks all amazing. I told my daughter if I lived near this restaurant I would be there once or twice a week. Loved it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  None of the employees were happy, I witnessed 3 of them arguing with the manager, who did not seem like a nice guy. I eventually won over the bartender but it should’ve been her trying to win us over. The auto grat of 20% is not warranted when the service is this bad. Noodles were delicious though, next time we’ll order take out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                28. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Greenaire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food1service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I ordered the whole crab for $89.00. It was overcooked, dry and impossible to remove from the shell. A good kitchen would never send this out to a customer. I did not return it because we were celebrating an event and I did not want to cloud the celebration by going through the send back process. All the other food we received was great and the service was excellent. But the horrible crab colored the entire event for me in the most negative of terms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                29. OE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OlgaE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The atmosphere feels like you’re eating in the cafeteria because it’s loud, the wait staff is completely under whelming, no one paid attention to us even though we were there for 15 minutes sitting… And on top of that I asked twice for someone to come over to our table… So in essence terrible service… While the food is delicious, the prices are high for what you get and with the ambience and the complete lack of service for management… It’s a no go for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                30. SA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SARAHMcBRU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The folks working at China Live were great - from the people greeting us as we arrived - to our server and really anyone who swung by our bar seats. All were super friendly and helpful. We loved the space -- and the various nooks and crannies where you could sit and have a different perspective on the restaurant. The food was really flavorful and tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interior is like you’re dining at IKEA - tables are surrounded by gift shop shelves… I sat next to pink bunny slippers. Service is poor - they literally gave us a used spoon with sauce all over it and then rushed away. Food is overpriced - you could get even better dishes for 20% of the price at other restaurants down the street.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                32. ER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EddyRoad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent for large parties

                                                                                                                                                                                                                33. DP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DeanP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Overall the restaurant had a very welcoming feel to it. I love the setting and the layout of the restaurant. The food is very good but I believe the pricing was a bit on the high side. Great service from our server. He made a couple of outstanding recommendations (charred chinese broccoli and the seared buns). He was also spot on with dessert, recommending the mango shaved ice. Would recommend the place but if you're looking for a better value for your money, this place will be on the more expensive side of Chinese cuisine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ironarmanna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Modern approach to traditional dishes. Still room for improvements. Overall a fun place to go with family and friends.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                35. k

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  knowingfood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent vegetarian dinner for us three and very smart charming young wait person We sat outdoors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                36. SB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SandraB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food5service5ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were seated outside. Aside from being extremely cold and heaters producing very unpleasant smell, mice were seen under the table. Of course, that ended our dinner real fast. Will NOT be going back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                37. JP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JayaP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tahoe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were seated by the roadside despite my booking well in advance. A mouse joined us at our tables too. Pretty poor experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                38. d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A rather brusque showing to a table which was not good and did not wait to s if table suited us despite having reserved a table - just told us that there will be a 20% service charge! and left. Then got much better. we shifted ourselves to a better table but were refused other tables that were vacant and the restaurant was quiet. Th server was superb; the food was excellent and the advice very good. Expensive sparkling water!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                39. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very special food! Great, prompt service! Loud. But wonderful

                                                                                                                                                                                                                40. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  server

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food was delicious! It was very unpleasant to hear the loud chairs scrapping against the cement floors when people were coming and going.. There has to be something to cut the loud noice under the chair legs on the cement floors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                You can order delivery directly from China Live using the Order Online button. China Live also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 2096 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Google Map for China Live

                                                                                                                                                                                                                644 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stockton & Grant (@ Powell)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chinatown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chinese, Asian, Chinese (Sichuan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In addition to Street Parking, there are also several public parking options: North Beach Public Parking @ 735 Vallejo St. and Vallejo Parking Garage @ 766 Vallejo St.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Owned/operated by

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asian and Pacific Islander

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  George Chen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (415) 788-8188

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We offer delivery via multiple Delivery Services (i.e. DoorDash, Caviar, GrubHub, etc), plus Zesty & Moby Dish. If interested in learning more please email events@chinalivesf.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  China Live can host everything from intimate parties of 10 people to large reception-style events for up to 825 with multiple sensory experiences.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nicole White: (844) 860-7139

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