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Harborview Restaurant & Bar, San Francisco, CA

Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4.5
4.5
825 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

11:30 PM


Booked 118 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
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Chinese

  • San Francisco

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was great. We had a party of 17 and wanted outdoor seating, but outdoor dining was not available due to the weather. So they did the next best thing and put us in the private dining room, which was great. No crowds and the noise level was much lower. Also, HarborView takes reservations which many dim sum restaurants do not so it was great that we didn’t have to wait for our tables. Overall a wonderful dim sum experience for Chinese New Years. Highly recommended.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very loud!
  3. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food, efficient service in a bustling pretty setting. I’d definitely go again.
  4. b

    brigantor

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great for business team lunches!
  5. s

    sumo

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the last few decades I have had Peking duck in many cities and the duck I received here was absolutely the very best!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Chinese New Year
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Lunar new year
  8. KK

    KellyK

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish is a masterpiece - stunning & delicious. We were in awe of the black cod (30 min to cook) - it was outstanding! So were crunchy noodles w/ seafood. Absolute perfection- each piece of calamari, fish & scallops were perfectly cooked/seasoned. The service was flawless - so gracious, humble & accommodating.
  9. a

    avery

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    service was horrible, the waiter took forever to come and he had a horrible attitude, judging our order, such that he would question our decisions. we are your guests, we are paying you. just give us our order💀 and they tried rushing us out when escorting another table in when we left. on top of that, they never gave us change or receipt back. our waiter never came to check up on us, he was extremely rude. the food was amazing though.
  10. HD

    HealthyDiner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Pricey $$$$ but good service & nice dining room.
  11. FF

    FoodFairy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We went for a Saturday brunch and ordered 10 dim sum dishes and a Peking duck. The dim sums were all sub-par: Ha Gow, Siu Mei, SLB stuffing was hard and dry, the lotus wrap sticky rice had very little "goodies" inside, basically a giant roll of sticky rice, the vegetarian-duck again had no "goodies" and just 99% bean curd skin, taro-fill sesame balls had very little taro. On the other hand, the Peking duck was pretty good: crispy skin and juicy meat, the steam beef rice roll (Chong Fun) was fresh and tasty, the bake pineapple pastry had just the right sweetness with a crispy crust, the porridge was pretty good. Service was also good. We sat on the side dining room so while the ambience was not bad, it's definitely not a $15M setting - perhaps the main dinning is a show piece. We would probably not go back for a long while, probably until their business picks up and we can sit at the main dining room.
  12. BS

    BickS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    No squid in calamari just fried fat
  13. T

    Trixy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Authentic and good. Hard to find the location though. Webpage should say it's at the corner of Drumm and Sacramento for those who use share rides.
  14. RL

    RyanL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Blew away expectations. One of the best dinners I have had in a long time. Cod and Peking duck were the favorites.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food & service. Set menu price was very reasonable and offered
  16. TC

    TinaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought a few coworkers here for dinner and it went so smoothly. Everyone really had a great time and many people complimented the food :)
  17. s

    sixseto

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunar New Year family dinner
  18. C

    Clouds

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    In order to get outdoor patio seating, it’s best to book a reservation time before 12 noon. By the time we arrived at 1pm, all patio tables were taken but the staff accommodated us by seating us on the perimeter of the restaurant away from other diners next to the exit aisle. Service has greatly improved since our last visit. Kudos to the wait staff!
  19. l

    linnea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed this lunch very much. Great experience. The dim sum, the service, the pacing, the atmosphere all excellent. Worth the price! Will go back to Harborview, as a long-time San Francisco resident. Unfortunately, we were not offered parking validation for our car parked in the Embarcadero garage -- which would have saved us about $20. I'll insist next time.
  20. ST

    SteveT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harbor View does not disappoint. The dim sum is not only delicious but usually prepared in a healthy way. Not too much oil. The wait staff is always courteous and accommodating. Would recommend for a wonderful luncheon experience.
  21. DN

    DenverNative

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had never been to this restaurant. There was no view from the table we were at. The duck and fried rice were excellent, but the Chinese broccoli was very large stalks. Excellent desserts of custard tarts and hot ginger pudding. However, the prices were outrageous and a service charge was added without telling us beforehand. Won’t be going again.
  22. HB

    HB989

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Compare to the experience I had in the past, I feel the food quality went down. The crab was over cooked, meat was dry, It was a big disappointment to me, although my invited guest from Europe didn't know better. Although the soy chicken was still pretty decent but it is still not as tender as few years back, and soy flavor aroma is not as strong as it was. Beef Radish Stew was well made. The dry string bean was a C. The string bean was not fried enough but presented like a fresh string bean stired friend with some spicy sauce mix to it. I order dry friend string bean, it is not how it should be. I mentioned it to our server, he said he will have a big issue if he bring the dish back to the kitchen, the chef will be mad at him. Well, it says all about this highly rated, also one of my most favorite Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Post covid quality.
  23. NY

    NY2023familyceleb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place for family celebrations. Great location for walking around the city.
  24. DT

    DTStego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The waiters treated us as if we were unimportant and even messed up my order. They acted unapologetically and ignored us throughout the night.
  25. k

    keviny

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We come here for most of our special occasions, We also invited a few of our friends here because we liked the foods. Unfortunately, over the weekend, me and my wife came for new year eve dinner, turned out very disappointed. The roasted crab portion was so little and it was very small one, for $68, I expected at least 2 pounds, I don't think that crab weighed even 1.5 pounds, missing some part of the body of that crab, I felt like we got cheated, even the crab shell was so small. We also tried the Harborview beef, what a disappointment. The beef had no flavor in it, taste sweet instead. And because of the no flavor beef, we ended up ordered the beef brisket, and it was delicious . Not sure if we will be back again, it's kind of sad.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I came here for dim sum and it was great. Came back and decided to try dinner. Food was disappointing and the price was outrageous.
  27. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service and ambience was very good! the portions were very small for price point. Average $24 per dish . Would recommend with caution.
  28. PO

    PeterO

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best Dim Sum on the west coast. Very professionally run, extremely efficient with the highest quality standards. It's pricey, yes, given it's prime location in the Embarcadero, but the quality is there. It's always consistently excellent.
  29. PC

    PatrickC

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Fried duck skin was drenched in oil and served cold. Would not order that $50 dish again
  30. IH

    InnyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food quality drop compare early this year, price is too high. 18% service charge were forced to add to the check. Food cost + service charge total n add tax which is a ripped off. Tax should not be added to the service charge. Never go back again.
  31. TV

    TerryV

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Chaotic. No sense of order. Dessert arrived before the fish. Rice at the very end after we’d finished everything else. Not worth returning.
  32. J

    Jnam

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I understand these days are so busy. But food were dry and not warm. Service was very bad. When I request some tissue, he said ‘I am busy!’ I was harborview lover, so I treated many guests. I disapinted these times😢
  33. s

    statusk

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    They did a pretty good job for packed house for Christmas. Food is solid and when you get the attention of waiter the reasons readily.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came here while on family vacation. Food was great, prices were reasonable, good location. Many waiters did not speak English which made things challenging at times but it was okay as they had a few senior staff members who could.
  35. B

    Belinda

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We went Christmas Day. I don’t expect stellar service on a major holiday, but even though there seemed to be plenty of staff the service was terrible. The food quality was moderate at best. We should have stood in line in Chinatown for excellent food and similar service for half the price.
  36. TW

    TanyaW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We had a terrible experience on Christmas. We were rushed and the service was brusque and unhelpful. They forgot two dishes we ordered and it was altogether a very disappointing experience.
  37. F

    Frequentdiner

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Currently, this is the best place for dim sum in SF. Great ambience, the place and decor are pleasant, unlike some Chinese restaurants. Food is excellent. Pricey but high quality food.
  38. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent vegetarian and gluten-free dim sum options. The service was great.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad experience ever
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Dinner was great but I was disappointed to be rushed . We made an 815 reservation , seated by 820. Ordered a wine and by the time the waiter came back to take our order it was 8:40. Waiter said kitchen was closing and we had to put in our entire order , including dessert. Dessert was brought out with entries. They started cleaning up and resetting tables while we were finishing the meal. I understand they wanted to let the waitstaff and kitchen staff home for Christmas Eve but I think they should have not released late reservations if they were going to rush us home . For the price we paid it was unfortunate to be rushed. Food was good but didn’t enjoy the pace. Recommend an early dinner .

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

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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 825 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

11:30 PM


Booked 118 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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