Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4.6
326 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

Support Harborview Restaurant & Bar during COVID-19

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 326 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chien
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent but service was slow. There is a shortage of workers due to the current overly generous unemployment package.

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vipAK19
San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Food and service was great. Luckily we had some Chinese persons in the party, who were able to order. Some of the dishes, I would not have figured out. The service at the bar was very responsive. I am so glad they are open again

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vipGeoSF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations from our waiter. The shrimp and lobster pot stickers were the table favorite along with the Peking duck!

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SFfoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dim sum & beautiful venue

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vipBencruzsf
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dim sum! Very fresh and interesting new dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very slow and confusing service. Dishes came out at various times so we finally gave up waiting for everyone to get their dish and just started eating while others in our party waited for their food. Sold out of several items we tried to order. Very chaotic experience. Felt rushed and like we were a bother.

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vipHaroldW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great weather and views. Dim sum is one of the best

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vipTimandMona
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outdoor dining on a beautiful day..perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
173 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Exceptional!! Exceptional!!
Whenever I’m back in the City, I’ll be back.

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Irizarry
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoy some Great Chinese food and the perfect location for a family gathering!!!

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florencew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good baked pork buns

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Chui888
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most of the items are good. Love the environment and the vibe. Would definitely wanna try their dinner dishes.

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vipFoodieT
London
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining, very comfortable, nice view and tables safely spatially apart.

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vipKathyH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and ambience very good. Portuguese custard tarts excellent. Make reservations as it is busy when restaurant opens at 1130 am.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dim sum and you have to try the desserts

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good dim sum , but not excellent, patio seating very nice!

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vipArtB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Surprised it was such a tasty and pleasant patio lunch.

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vipSkyewiz
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reserved on Open Table. Arrived exactly on time. Hostess outside was in obvious overwhelm, but then again, it was a Sunday at noon on a holiday weekend - signs said "Reservations - Line" so we waited in line - 10 minutes - nothing. I finally made my way to the front and announced "Open Table - 12:00 for 2 - confirmed this morning" and was told to go inside immediately. Confusing. Up dark stairway through dark hallway to another sign that said to go to the patio? But someone met us and took us to a table for two inside. It was fine. NOISY but fine. Server was prompt, dim sum was very good. No complaints there. VERY busy place. But very good. Would consider returning, but there is a smaller, more personal dim sum place on Broadway I think I would choose first. Best dish: Pork wontons with chili in broth - EXCELLENT !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly deep flavors and complexity. Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice ambience! Good food! Totally would come back!

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vipcomstock
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is the best dimsum restaurant with dinner service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Overall vibe of the restaurant is nice, the patio was set up nicely and we enjoyed being outside. Food was great, but service was a bit poor. Our waiter was not very present and took 20 minutes to come see us after we sat down.

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vipedsanfran
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was awesome to be able to dine in again!! And, Harborview does not disappoint. It was everything my friends and I had hoped for, and more. The dim sum was completely on point, and the garlic fried noodles with seafood was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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vipProfStan
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Hong Kong style Chinese food in San Francisco.

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MEMDDC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed the food. Well you must know about service in a Japanese restaurant a bit sketchy. As for the name and some pictures. The main restaurant is on the first floor so there is no view. There is a bar on the second floor but it was closed due to covid.
I notice the locals were eating off the menu, we had a 4 course special. There were some really nice dishes on the longer menu. Would do that next time and would go back to do so but ask for seating in the bar/second floor area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and wait staff was there as needed. Many claimed poor service and either they were wrong out they have fixed the situation. Had a fabulous time😊

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vipyumornot
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Holt is very attentive and food excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was okay but it was almost impossible to grt attention from waiter to order more or ask for check. Even after asking for check we has to wait for another 20 minutes to get it shivering in cold.
Requested heated seat but wasn't respected.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Chinese food and very elegant decoration and dining atmosphere! Highly recommend it.

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Awesome
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot if you’re vegan or vegetarian cause they have some of the best tasting dim sums for us folks!

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Benjamin
Tokyo
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It is little bit expensive, but it is worth to go.

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vipDineAllDay
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their foods always awesome. Service was great too.

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Diner
Austin
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

You can’t beat the view or the service. The food is better than average. I love to come here for the ambience though. It’s nice sitting out in a warmed patio looking at the Bay Bridge. The staff are very nice and attentive.

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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.

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 326 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.