Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4.7
259 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.

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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 259 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great services

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CherylC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
63 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Lilshopgrl126
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated a Birthday here, last day before CA goes on a lockdown again. From service to food, everything was great.

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vipSidneyM
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had to sit on the patio, which was cooler despite the gas heaters. Very nice and friendly service. Never had the fish head soup and silken egg clams, which were different and tasty. Prices were a little high, but the ambience on the patio was good.

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chris
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dim sum here is probably the best in the City.

Seafood is a specialty as well but we dine mostly on their dim sum menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This plays owes a great thanks. The kitchen was supposed to close at 08:30pm, and they still served us food at 08:45pm. In addition, the pan fried noodles with beef and gai lan was so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Second visit - excellent outside dining w amazing food. Service was frustrating- waiting 30 minutes after being seated to get a beer. I physically had to get up and track down my waiter to get a beer. After my second request the service was top notch. I’m going to say it was a small hiccup and not normal. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a great view of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge.

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vipNancyC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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BeckyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey for dim sum, but you get what you pay for here. Food, view and service was top notch especially for dining out during COVID. Dress warm for outdoor dining. The installed outdoor heaters are quite high so the heat doesn't quite reach the table as well as it could have. They have portable heaters for the outer tables, but doesn't look like there's enough for every table. The siu mai, XLB, shrimp and peashoot , sticky rice, shrimp rice flour roll, and crab congee were super tasty. We got the truffle XLB. It's fun to try, but 1 was enough as the truffle flavor is overpowering for XLB. All the dim sum tasted fresh. Dumpling wrappers were on the thicker side, but we liked that.

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vipSidneyM
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is high-end Chinese dim sum coupled with attentive service and nice views of the Ferry Building. All this despite the pandemic. We especially liked the fresh crab congee and fried mochi balls for dessert.

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Gweasley
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time, delicious food and great view. Nice service but could take awhile.

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familydiners
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale dim sum place. A bit pricey but good quality that matches the price. It's a nice treat. Especially recommend the "Truffle Shanghai dumpling", unique and taste good.

DC
vipDanaC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food and amazing service

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vipAris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Chinese/Asian food that I've had in quite awhile. Quality ingredients and the food arrived to the table in the perfect temperature. We will DEFINITELY be back.

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vipKelL
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is one of the best restaurants in SF near Ferry Building.

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vipAndyH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great service. Highly recommend to anyone looking to try authentic Cantonese Cuisine. Request Gene as your server.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing everything.

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tummybliss
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

love that we can eat out in the patio facing embarcadero. good dim sum.

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vipSapphire
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Social Distancing not good. Tables not 6 feet apart. Food good but very bad service.

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RichardK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good. The servers are very attentive. Dessert menu is limited.

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vipConP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most wonderful experience there! Food is great as usual, service was phenomenal.

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vipDana
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the balcony/patio overlooking the Embarcadero

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Vvvv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. Excellent patio seating to practice social distancing.

CF
vipCityFoodie
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The haborview beef was amazing and the view incredible. The entrance is on the ground floor. I would highly recommend the experience and food.

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vipLindaF
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outside dining on the patio overlooking Ferry Building on a beautiful day. Can’t beat that! San Francisco at its best and the dim sum was delicious. The sugar covered bbq pork buns were amazing

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DinahC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, we enjoy the food here. Our favorite dishes have been the crab and the sea bass, which we always order. This time is no exception, and the quality was as great as ever. We came this time for a celebration after months of lock down. We dined at the balcony where there were enough partitions that made us feel safe. We saw servers cleaned tables thoroughly (even underneath the table cloth) after guests left. Their service was fine, though most of the time they struggled to tend multiple tables, but this more than ever, we appreciated their service under pandemic. We don't usually eat out under pandemic but this restaurant warrants an exception for us. We're already planning for our next trip!

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Abby
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for my Dad's birthday!
Usually he is a very high standard on his food, but he told me he had a very awesome time eating there. He ate more than usual.

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LillyP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and great food! We were celebrating our birthdays and our waiter so friendly and attentive.

And the food is delicious! Ah-mazing pork belly and cod! And great wine and cocktail selections!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter, Holt, was very attentive, funny and gave us great recommendations of what to order. Very pleased with the food and service!

TR
TopReviewer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

such a nice place! good that places are open and this place is very safe. excellent food and staff

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viptq525
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outdoor dining on the terrace is great! The dishes were excellent and very delicious, especially Peking Duck and Roasted Dungeoness Crab.

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MarkS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We initially had six for our reservation but needed to add another friend the day of. The staff accommodated us. Everyone enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience! They adapted very well to the Covid situation. Very safe, outdoor patio dining, well-spaced tables and blockades between each dining table. The service was very efficient and attentive. Moreover, the food was phenomenal! Must get the lobster dish :) I’m so impressed and can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful ambiance and gracious staff! We had a wonderful time.

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AnastasiaS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience! Sophisticated place, a lot of servants were by our table constantly checking on us. Good Asian food, tea and desserts. I loved the view and the tables set up. Great atmosphere again.

FAQs

Harborview Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.7 stars by 259 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.