Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4.6
294 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
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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.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Harborview Restaurant Team

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 294 people are saying
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vipDineAllDay
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their foods always awesome. Service was great too.

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Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

They couldn't find our reservation but gave us a table anyway, which sorry to say, I wish they hadn't. It was crowded, noisy, and the wait staff and kitchen seemed overwhelmed. Wait staff was rude when they took our order and the food, when we finally got it, wasn't nearly good enough to make it worth the trouble.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Did not have chili sauce and food Portion was not adequate to cost.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! Highly recommended. Delicious quality food, reasonable prices. Will definitely be coming back. 😍

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times. Always Great food and ambiance. All the food we ordered were great. Love the Peking duck and mochi desserts.

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vipLiveToEat
San Francisco
140 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect- friendly and personable staff, good food, nice environment, every table was properly screened off and spaced apart, and price is right!
As a matter of fact, we will go back next week!

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vipCLThomas
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was here before, and had fantastic meals. However, maybe because of COVID, there were fewer varieties of dim sum available than I remember. What we had was good, and the tea was very good. But I remember how good they were before, and this was not up to that standard. The service was wonderful, as always. I hope things will get better.

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SueG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Absolutely worst service. Pretty disappointed. Hardly any server available to come to your table. You have to call whoever passing by to get attention even to take orders.

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LoriN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The place is beautiful and nice view, but the service was really lacking. The food and drinks came in all kinds of different order, and they lost my entree order. By the time it finally arrived, we’d filled up on rice and appetizers (which arrived before the drinks). We had to keep asking for the status of my husband’s drink and my entree. The food was moderately enjoyable, but the poor service left a bad taste in our mouths. We will not be coming back. There are far too many other superior restaurants in San Francisco.

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vipDavidA
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the choices available for restaurant week! Food was delicious.

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Melissa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, quick service, not really a view from the patio. Very clean!

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Harmony
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My friend and I came for Restaurant Week. Our duck sliders were a tasty take on Peking duck. I enjoyed the crisp bun, but if there was any truffle, the flavor was overwhelmed by the hoisin sauce.
The glazed black cod was delicious. Its accompanying broccoli could have used some seasoning instead of being plain steamed.
Loved the mango dessert!

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vipJLiu
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a mixed of SF week $40 per person and one dinner order. The foods are excellent, patio view is pretty. We had black code and fried eggplant tofu and shrimp. There are stairs going to the pier 2 and walk along the piers to Oracle ball park after dinner for sunset.

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TonyW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly and enjoyable. Appetizers excellent. Dungeness crab was ok but a bit overrated for the price.

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SALVADORR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The appetizers were dry
The cod was excellent but the serving was really small for the entree.
The view is good but you cannot see entirely the view of Embarcadero!

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vipyumornot
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gene provides excellent service and staff is very good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most favorite Chinese restaurant in San Francisco!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They got a nice terrace for outside dining. Dim sums were pretty good too. It was kind of crowded at where we’re seated. But it’s a weekend and they tried their best to do social distancing.

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vipAmyC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dim sum is not something that can be enjoyed as a take out. Harborview offered wonderful dim sum in an outdoor setting with a wonderful view.

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Jess
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, Harborview's food was so good and beautifully served! Their servers were super friendly & considerate.

The Lychee Martini was so well made - the hint of lychee in the drink was just right!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There’s a factory feeling to the operation - maybe they’re hitting some bumps as they expand to add indoor dining, but the patio is where it is at for lunch. Decent dim sum, nothing that creatively pushes the boundaries. Lots of expensive crab dishes. Great for groups, but limited for solo diners. There isn’t a dim sum sampler.
High prices but they enjoy a beautiful and expensive location.
Do grab a jar of the XO SAUCE - it’s amazing and worth it at $22. This really was the reason for my visit.

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BaileyB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harborview's patio is the place to be! Great for lunch or dinner, better with more people so that you can try more dishes! Always someone around to answer questions, the staff are thoughtful and helpful. We will be back and we recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the food and service was great

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vipBuffy
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous dim sum; wonderful outdoor patio; the steamed cod is a must and all the foor is first rate

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reedfood
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

How do I begin to describe the best and worst dinner of my entire life. Imagine a wonderful meal sitting on a table perfectly prepared and the service is the worst you ever had in your life and it's freezing cold inside because every door is open. We arrived at 8:00 p.m. and finish dinner at 9:00 p.m. not because we completed our meal but because we were rushed out because they were closing. Our reservation was for 8:00 p.m. From the moment we arrived we were rushed to leave. The moment our appetisers arrived the entry's came next and then dessert in the matter of 15 minutes. It's still pretty cold in San Francisco And for some reason Every door was open. Every diner had a jacket on that was seated inside the building. Being as though they were cold you can imagine our food got pretty cold quickly to. The food was wonderful The food was wonderful. But what does it matter when it's ice cold. This ruined my birthday celebration. In the future If there not willing to stay open Then maybe they shouldn't book late reservations. If I came there with the expectation of fast food it wouldn't bother me but being as this is a fine dining establishment and thoroughly disappointed. Can't say I ever come again.

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ChanelMarie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, the jasmine tea they served was so floral and delicious. I ordered Lobster and shrimp dumplings, honey garlic chicken, vegetable spring roll and fried rice and all were fresh and tasted amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was very poor while the food was good. You could hardly get any of the servers’ undivided attention. The space and the food has much more potential but due to poor service, I don’t think we go back.

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vipDana
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting outside with umbrellas and heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place

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vipMms43
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, delicious food and friendly staff. Always my go to place for chinese food cravings

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vipAPoon
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The dim sum was lukewarm!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date! Loved the salt and pepper Dungeness crab as well as the rest of the meal including desert. Beautiful place and views. We will be back. A shout out to the entire staff for the excellent service!

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vipsixseto
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for authentic Chinese food. Don't miss ordering their signature dishes: Salt and Pepper Crab, Peking Duck, and Sea Bass for dinner. We love dim sum during lunch. Lychee martini is killer! Service is excellent as is the ambiance.

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Angie2
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service . Very friendly staff, food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great services

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! My husband and I celebrated my birthday here. They were so accommodating, the food was excellent and they took a photo for us and sang me happy birthday :) We had the spicy crab, lobster dumplings, peking duck and gold rice. I will gladly come back here!

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Diner2
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love the outdoor terrace dining option during the Pandemic. We had a lovely table overlooking the Ferry Building and Bay with the full moon as a back drop. Our table didn't have the Plexiglas separators but the tables around us were six feet from us so we felt safe especially since we were out side. We stuck to seafood since we had a member in our party that is pescatarian. We loved the salt & pepper crab, the baked sea bass, garlic stir fried pea shoots, walnut prawns and finished with the custard cups and fried sesame balls to finish off our meal. I know others might have been upset by the slow pace of the meal but our party enjoyed the leisure dining experience. Service was attentive, everyone wore a mask. I would recommend Harbor View for dinner anytime.

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KrishK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The place had good drinks and food, but I was not impressed by their service. They took almost 30 minutes every time we ordered drinks. I had food on my table before even the drinks got there. Also, I had the wrong food served on my table twice. Overall, very bad experience in terms of service.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was all cold. Service was bad. Got sick off of the Pork Belly. Very disappointed this time around

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vipDana
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely dinner on the balcony under the heat lamps looking down on the Embarcadero

FAQs

Harborview Restaurant & Bar does offer 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 4.6 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.