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Harborview Restaurant & Bar, San Francisco, CA

Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4.5
4.5
748 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Located at Four Embarcadero Center, Harborview Restaurant & Bar serves quintessential Cantonese Cuisine and traditional yet innovative dim sum and banquet menus, with impeccable service in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. With a main dining room seating more than 200, Harborview also features a full bar, patio, private dining and special event space. Harborview is a combination of traditional Cantonese classics and our own original recipes, using the finest ingredients.

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Harborview Restaurant Team

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:15 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:45 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 399-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Delivery to nearby Financial District and Embarcadero Center offices.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Harborview Restaurant & Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Sacramento

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking at Embarcadero Centers 1 - 4 MON - FRI: Before 5pm, 1st hour Free, $4 for 2nd hour. After 5pm: $2 for 4 hours SAT & SUN: $2 for 4 Hours All Day Garage Closes Daily at 12am

  • Public transit

    Embarcadero Muni Metro & BART Station - All Lines, Cable Car, 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14, 21, 31, Ferry

  • Additional

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

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Disappointing overall. Industrial ambiance with overpriced food and wine.
  2. G

    Gofoodie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate everything! It was all so tasty and I can't wait to go back for more, for lunch or dinner!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to harborview a lot as they serve high quality Chinese food
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food there is great but the service is very much lacking.
  5. R

    Rajesh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was just excellent. Its for the first time I had some good authentic Cantonese food in SF. Good food. Service is a bit slow. I guess they need to hire more people. The waitress serving us was polite and responsive, but was overwhelmed with too many tables to serve and obviously overloaded.
  6. AC

    AngelaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I made reservation for outdoor dining. When it was too cold outside, I was asked to dine in the bar area on folded tabe with table cloth. I specify this is for a Birthday occassion when I reserve. I am not pleased to be seated in a make shift space. We were finally given the chance to sit in the main dining room, the 5th seat was added on the isle, whenver wheelchair or babystroller came by, I had to get up. And I am a senior myself, having a bit struggle to get up & down from the chair. That's the only thing I didn't like. Everything else was Exceptional. We had Lily the server, she was excellent!!Food was better than expected. Everyone remarked that I chose a good restaurant... And hope next time we'll be able to dine outside.
  7. LS

    LilyS

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best dim sum experience I've ever had. From the food, to the view, to the service, this is hands down a winner in all departments. Haborview is located at Embarcadero 4, right by the Hyatt. Validated parking was easy in the underground garage. I definitely recommend sitting in their terrace outdoor area to get the beautiful view of the ferry building and skyline. There are heat lamps everywhere, so even in November I could take off my jacket. The food is really the star here. Every item we had was meticulously made, and every mouthful was delicious. Even the wrappings on their dumplings were next level. They tasted freshly made and they don't separate from the meat filling. What we ordered: + Harborview beef - tender beef with a slightly sweet coating. Highly recommend. + Baked BBQ pork bun with crunchy sugar crust - this is not heavy as I imagined. In fact, it's very light, soft dough with a slightly sweet crispy exterior. It's not very sweet and blends perfectly with the pork inside. + Soy sauce chow mein - chow mein with some bean sprouts and green onions. Nothing fancy, but hits the spot. + Shrimp dumplings (har gow) - OMG, the best I've ever had. The wrapping has an almost mochi consistency and the filling is superb. Wrapping and filling does not separate. + Lobster & Shrimp potstickers - one of our favorites. Again the wrapping is worth mentioning because it tasted so fresh, like it was just made. And the lobster and shrimp filling was delicious. + Pork 'xiao long bao' soup dumpling - really enjoyed the pork and soup broth inside. The wrapping was nice and stretchy. + Steamed pork & shrimp dumpling (siu mai) - great flavor with pork, shrimp, and mushrooms. Very fresh. + Mango sago with grapefruit - a refreshing way to end the meal. This is a cold mango soup with tapioca and grapefruit pulp. Overall, love this place. Yes, it's pricey but worth a splurge once in a while. They include an 18% service charge regardless of party size, but their service
  8. LJ

    LynaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The variety of the Dim Sum is good. The shrimp toast is on Chinese Long Donut which differs from other Dim Sum places. The food is delicious. Wishing that the Peking Duck Dish comes deboned. It is a little messy to assemble it with the buns.
  9. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Acceptable prices. Amazing service. Our tasty food came out quick. We were in and out in 30 minutes. We will be returning.
  10. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place with wonderful food……………………………,.,.,.,.,.,…,…,,.,………………..
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended! Amazing food and place.
  12. AK

    AshleyK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We enjoyed the food and servers. The restaurant is gorgeous on the inside as well. Food is excellent. My only complaint is that upon arriving, there was a line waiting at the door. They don’t open until exactly 5 PM and it was Thanksgiving day. There were about 30 people standing out front in a line and the waitress came out with barriers and started pushing everyone back and being very rude about it. This was a really elegant quiet group of people. There was no rowdiness, but we were treated like we were pushing our way into a nightclub. That did not set a good tone before coming into the restaurant. My suggestion is to have your barriers out front early. The way they handled everyone was just poor. Literally these were families standing uniform in line- no one was even speaking, being loud, playing around. Everyone was just standing still waiting and the hostess came out like she was corralling an unruly group of teens. However, once inside, things were really good. That was just our first impression having never been to this restaurant and coming out to enjoy the holiday.
  13. B

    Barney415x

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and space. Just a bit pricey
  14. C

    Clouds

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Crispy chicken stuffed w/ sticky rice was exceptional as was the Peking Duck and several vegan dumpling dishes. However, there was a mixup when a mushroom/ mustard green entree was brought to our table instead of the Mushu vegetable we ordered. We let it go as the price was comparable. Then we were charged for a dish we never got. The restaurant will want to improve its spotty service. Other than these mishaps, we enjoyed our Thanksgiving dim sum luncheon.
  15. JB

    JoanneB

    San Francisco

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving holiday. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back again.
  16. SM

    SMET

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dim sum is delicious and made with the freshest ingredients.
  17. CK

    CheroxieK

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food is very good, fresh and prepared to order. The entire menu is A la Carte and service fee is include. Enjoy!
  18. GM

    GraceM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate any special occasion! Food is always great!
  19. SF

    SusanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a family luncheon here. We had a birthday banquet celebration in September and was so happy with the food and service that we had to return to try their dim sum. Was not disappointed! Everything is amazing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great meal
  21. AC

    AlexC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This remains a very satisfying, high quality dining experience. The outdoor patio has a lovely view of the Ferry Building and is relatively warm even on colder days, and elevates an already excellent dim sum menu to an occasion. The food, especially the signature pork buns and anything shrimp based, are superb. The best rule is two items per person plus one for the table.
  22. e

    elsie

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Requested outdoor. Didn’t tell us there wouldn’t be any. Noisy and terrible service
  23. P

    Peter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Minimue 50 characters. Minimue 50 characters.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good place good people. Slow service
  25. FL

    FoodLove

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Felt rushed with the bill around 2:30 pm it was like here plot your bill. Please pay now… was spoken. Did not match the decor. But the food was good and the one server that helped with getting us water and boxes was great I. Being proactive and asking if I needed validation and immediately gave me a validation ticket.
  26. S

    Spicegirl

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The server was very responsive and helpful. It is in a good location with good ambiance as we sat outside. We had lunch with 12 attendees. The food was okay relative to other dim sum restaurants.
  27. J

    Jfmor

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dim was very good. Traditional dim sum service is usually picking the dish from a cart that is pushed by a wait staff. Here you order from a checklist and/or menu. We had the pan fried turnip cake, scallop. Peking duck slider. Shrimp rice noodle, giant dumpling soap ,sugar coated pork buns and mango pudding. Everything was tasty and came out hot. Service was very good. Gratuity is automatically added to bill.
  28. KQ

    KerryQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service is good 👍 food is good 😊 also has a nice view 🌟
  29. L

    Luv2eat

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We have to suffer eating outside and it really was very cold. I wanted to stay inside and requested a table close to the window, but they were putting us at the very back. Even though they had available tables for 2, they refused to give us the table, so we suffered eating in the cold :(
  30. HL

    HanminL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Bay Area.
  31. GS

    GerardoS

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What delicious food, and what good prices!! The noodles were especially good. We came here for our honeymoon, and had such a good time. We don't get a lot of these options on the east coast, so this was a fun and delicious experience.
  32. WB

    WilliamB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food at the HarborView is always wonderful. We went when there was a huge banquet going on in the main room so we ate in the bar area. No problem, the service was still fine and I like going to a restaurant that caters to these large family events. It proves that the food is authentic.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Good food, not outstanding. Very crowded Sunday lunch so service slow. Prices surprisingly high, $35 for regular-size dishes. Noise level deafening.
  34. CK

    ChristinaK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was great. The service was excellent. The only issue was we had to walk around for a while before we found the entrance. We will definitely return and this time with the whole family!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family celebrated a birthday at Harborview, everything was great! The food was amazing and very authentic. The only thing is the noise level was very high, making the atmosphere not as intimate. But we will very likely to return for more dining experience there.
  36. D

    Dmnorby

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was good but service could have been better.
  37. AB

    AnnieB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is probably the 6th time I have been to Harbor View. The food never fails to satisfy, always consistently delicious. Our server was superb but if you need anything else if your waiter is not available, nobody else will attend to you. Other servers will not even make eye contact. Other than that everything was awesome. Highly recommend Peking duck and pea sprout dumplings!
  38. KB

    KB716

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I would recommend this restaurant for the food, location near the Embarcadero, and the ease of parking. (Do NOT forget to get your $20 parking validation.) There is no view though and the ambience is only ok. We had a reservation and a request for a view and it was met with a shrug when we arrived. Oh well. But the lunch was delicious. It is also a very short walk to the Ferry Building if you want to make an afternoon of it.
  39. J

    Jak1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    It was a bit chaotic in there. I felt super rushed by the waiters. Timing in food was completely unpredictable. They were late to seat us despite having a reservation. It was just… kinda a weird dinner.
  40. KV

    KenV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good, authentic Chinese dishes and dim sum. Food seems improved from our visit last year.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Harborview Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Harborview Restaurant & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Harborview Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 399-1200.

Harborview Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 748 OpenTable diners.

Harborview Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sacramento

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:15 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:45 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking at Embarcadero Centers 1 - 4 MON - FRI: Before 5pm, 1st hour Free, $4 for 2nd hour. After 5pm: $2 for 4 hours SAT & SUN: $2 for 4 Hours All Day Garage Closes Daily at 12am

  • Public transit

    Embarcadero Muni Metro & BART Station - All Lines, Cable Car, 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14, 21, 31, Ferry

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (415) 399-1200

  • Catering

    Delivery to nearby Financial District and Embarcadero Center offices.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Harborview Restaurant & Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

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