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iCHiNA, Santa Clara, CA

iCHiNA

3.9
3.9
368 Reviews
$50 and over
Chinese (Canton)
Experience Elevated Cantonese Cuisine.

iChina serves elevated Cantonese cuisine in the heart of Silicon Valley, using high quality and locally sourced ingredients. We showcase the art of dim sum, creating visually stunning delicacies by using ingredients and flavors representative of Cantonese culture.

The culinary team behind iChina includes internationally recognized and esteemed chefs with experience at Michelin-starred restaurants globally. Our chef-driven menu is designed to pay homage to Cantonese cuisine by preserving and enhancing the food’s inherent tastes with artful use of cooking techniques, spices, and flavor profiles. With intricate plating, lavish ingredients, and impeccable service, we elevate each dish to a new level of luxury. An exposed wine cellar features refined selections to complement the meal, and our craft cocktail menu offers drinks that cater to exquisite tastes. For reservations of 9 or more, please email: events@ichinarestaurant.com.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Canton), Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 352-5405

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 3 private dining areas (fine dining), maximum seating capacity varies from 12 to 18 guests. The private dining rooms offer a true fine-dining experience, complete with a prix fixe, multi-course tasting menu. Each dining area is unique; guests may choose from the following options: ■ Traditional Roundtable ■ Open Kitchen, Presentation Gallery ■ 360 Virtual Reality Please email to events@ichinarestaurant.com for details and questions.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Clara

  • Parking details

    The closest parking area is Macy's Men Department.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • JiuBa Dim Sum Afternoon Tea

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join our Dim Sum Afternoon Tea at JiuBa, which was crafted by the Greatest British Pastry Chef Graham Hornigold. Because of the limited offer per day, groups 5 and more please submit inquiries to events@ichinarestaurant.com We are creating an innovative version of the afternoon tea experience that offers a distinct, modern take on the tradition first established in England in the 1880’s. The luxurious new experience incorporating Dim Sum is a first for the Bay Area. It features a world-class collection of teas sourced from Red Blossom Tea Company, a family-owned shop local to the Bay Area that sells a range of artisanal loose-leaf teas. Our tea experience reservations will be seated at the tables in JiuBa lounge only.

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What 368 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. J

    Janak

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The tea and dumplings experience doesn’t come with tea or dumplings!! You have to order extra. Yea service comes with desserts only? Service was terrible. Food is good, but expensive
  2. PL

    PriscillaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dim sum tea experience! Pricey, but excellent service, gorgeous ambience, and the food and beverage quality was in point. Will definitely be back.
  3. M

    Mary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    When open reservation on Open Table via Google map, it didn’t give option for lunch/afternoon tea/dinner, it only asked for the time. But when coming in to the restaurant they said the reservation was not made for afternoon tea so they can’t serve afternoon tea, it’s only for lunch. The host said only opening the open table from their website will have such options. This type of discrepancy is very disappointing since as customer there is no way to tell the difference.
  4. DX

    DaniellaXu

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We reserved a table for our anniversary. There was no special notes or anything. While the food was good, the service sucks. We finished our first course and sat there in silent waiting for the next course to come out. While we’re sitting down the restaurant kept calling my phone to check in that was confusing. Anyways… It took them a awhile to get each of the food to come out. There was nothing special about this place beside their fancy ambiance. To summarize our experience, fancy food with a price tag but expect with a regular Chinese restaurant experience. Disappointed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pastry chef is excellent. I was very impressed with the tea service.
  7. m

    mannydsz

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The place was almost empty, and still, it took them 30 minutes to take our order. I was almost walking away. They started serving us and forgot to place dishes and cutlery. When asked for sugar for drinks, the server said they could not provide. For the price you pay at this place, you can go anywhere providing you a thousand times better experience.
  8. M

    Ming

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an awesome dining experience with friends! The setting is gorgeous. The food is delicious. The service is friendly and professional. Will definitely come back and recommend to others.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Very inattentive service, server wasn’t well informed about menu.
  10. FE

    FoodieEiro

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love I China. It is fusion but not the usual East meets West cuisine. We first went to I China for our wedding anniversary back in September and fell in love with the food. Decided to make a return visit for no reason other than to have a delicious meal. We ordered the Soft-Shell Crab Salad as an appetizer. We began to dig in and noticed that the apples were coated in a delicate wasabi-based dressing. A hint and not over-powering flavor. The crab was delicious and then a server comes by and gives us the full-size appetizer apologizing that we received the tasting menu serving. We were delighted they spotted that immediately but too late for them. Then on to the main courses, we ordered the Hand-pulled noodles with mushrooms, Wok Fried Lobsters with mushrooms and the vegetable dish of Lotus Root and Asparagus. All fantastic and we were stuffed. Naturally, we had cocktails (which my wife feels are the best). She ordered In the Clouds, and I had the Dragonbeard. Always fantastic and told the beverage director and he was delighted as he creates the libations. No dessert as we were full. We are thinking of bringing our son here for his 25th birthday. Plus, our server Rebecca was kind, gracious and friendly. We will definitely be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Dinner booked 1M earlier w/ clear instructions to host that I was hosting bday dinner for my husband. Ambience stunning. Seated at a long 8-person table for 4 adults & 3 kids in private cove. Adults sat on one end of table for easy service. A nice personal bday reservation card w/ hub’s name was on table. TLDR: Webpage advertises exceptional service. I expected at least good. Dinner spent constantly asking staff for basics like utensils, plates to eat on. Staff service training needed. Adults had cocktails. Beers & non-alcoholic drinks not on menu (on request). Family style menu. My hubs ordered for all of us. Served starters w/o plates & serving ware. Entrees arrived before plates & w/o serving ware. We had to wait to ask our main server for these basics as food servers served dish & promptly left despite an “Excuse me.” Food served over the kids’ heads without telling them that hot food was arriving. When we finished our beautiful entrees, I wanted desserts. Main server got 1 dessert menu for me, & we had to ask for another. I ordered a chocolate mousse cake, cheesecake & dessert soup to share. Served forks only. Asked for plates & spoons. Unfortunately, only got 3 spoons, ran out. Ordered Chemex pour over w/ desserts. Coffee cooled to warm by the time our main server came to address coffee filter & serve it. Asked for sugar, given rock sugar that didn’t melt in warm coffee. Milk/cream not available. Not served coffee spoons to stir. I signaled to our main server for the check. He nodded. Despite my hubs & I ordering for the table & me signaling for the check, he directed it to our friends who were eager to pay. I protested to him, “No no. I made the reservation.” He told me to “sort it out w/ my friends”. It caused an avoidable scene. Fulfilling basic needs as utensils w/o asking, & giving the check to the one that asks is basic service training, expected for a $700 dinner for 4 adults & 3 kids w/ 20% gratuity incl. Service very disappointing.
  12. FH

    FoodieHotelSnob

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Went for the Tea. Had a reservation for 1pm. was not seated until 1:20pm. TOOK forever for the waitress to clear the savories and serve the sweet option. UNDERstaffed for wait staff. Need to teach your staff work TOGETHER and help each other out. The hostess could've helped clear plates and refill water. What was supposed to be a 1 hr experience ended up being like 2 hrs b/c of the delayed seating and the SLOW service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  14. DL

    DennisL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Could be better if there is more staff on the floor More variety of dim sum would be nice
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The wait staff was excellent- he really cared about our table . He was attentive and thoughtful. The restaurant is beautiful, and harkens back to a different era.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Despite the very mixed reviews, we celebrated my mom’s birthday there last weekend and it was great. Food was very well done, service was friendly and easy. Music was more mall level than fine dining. Overall, great experience. Will be back very soon.
  17. JW

    JaneW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The decoration is really pretty, especially the toilets. The downside, is the menu, the food is not any outstanding, the menu is limited. The bar is not any attractive, can not give people an urge to sit down and relax and drink.
  18. NN

    NatalieN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    We celebrated my gf's birthday, iChina reached out to us to know the name of birthday person, which was really nice of them. However, they did not let us know that we couldn't bring her birthday cake in. We bought a really expensive birthday cake from Maison Alysee. We asked the first waitress if she could store it in the fridge for us to use after dinner, she said she would ask but she didn't think they could. She never came back with the answer, so we asked our waiter, he told us outside food wasn't allowed, even on the table. He asked us to HIDE our cake under the table, or on the back side of the table. What a great experience! I'm sure we'd never celebrate a birthday there again!
  19. SY

    ShanY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food quality close to a regular Chinese restaurant. Definitely not a fine dining place. The beef and sea bass tastes too sweet. The noodle tastes really bad. The service is really bad. It's my mom's birthday and no one said anything to us.
  20. AI

    AbhijITG

    Yosemite

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Excellent decor and ambience. Food is average.
  21. ZD

    ZiadD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very nice service! This is a high level restaurant if you want a great value in everything! Thank you!
  22. CB

    CharlesB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Elegant ambience, clean, attentive service, wait staff was able to recommend dishes. Interesting dishes, both in dim-sum and regular menu, not at all oily. The only downside is that they require a credit card to hold a reservation, even though the restaurant turned out to have a lot of empty tables at the time we went. We went for lunch and would definitely return, and also to try the dinner menu.
  23. T

    Tchan00

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overpriced Chinese food with an outstanding ambiance.
  24. LS

    LindsayS

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The restaraunt is beautiful and very nicely decorated, service was great. the food was okay not anything special and therefore not worth the price.
  25. S

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We came here for lunch. We ordered the set lunch. The noodles dish is pretty salty for our taste. The other dim sum selection is pretty good. The set lunch comes with two dishes of your choice. I got dime sum (3 pieces) and noodles. Plus tax and tip, it is about $47 for a set lunch. It's a very nice place with awesome service. I would come back to try other food.
  26. PS

    PhoebeS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I m so disappointed with the new menu. The food tasted weird. The vegetables were not fresh. Big difference between the old menu. Do not want to come back anymore.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was terrible. All servers were extremely slow and confused
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I want to thank my friend Jose for letting me know how good this restaurant is! The service was very professional. I loved the soft-shell crab salad. The sea bass was also very tasty!
  29. M

    Mariam

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    the food is not exceptional at all. We could have eaten better at Mayflower. For the price of the entrees and the quality of the food is really really poor. I wasted my $400.00 with your restaurant.
  30. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were about 15 minutes early for our reservation, waited around 10 minutes until they get the table ready. I was disappointed that they no longer have the tasting menu, but the ala carte menu is just as good. Food and service is excellent. Highly recommended.
  31. TR

    TomR

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    My server (Indian guy) is a racist, he picked on our English and pretended he didn’t understand words like hold on
  32. D

    Dh12

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    What a huge disappointment! We brought guests from NY and it was not good. Service was not attentive, the rice that we ordered came after the main courses although we have few reminders, had to order drinks multiple times in order to get them. Sea bass was tiny dish and it was not communicated to us. We will not be coming back.
  33. h

    hanni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Only ordered two things but the presentation was beautiful
  34. RS

    RSSF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Some dishes were cold had to ask for them to be warmed. Wrong dish delivered. Dishes well presented but relatively spare portions. Restaurant has a very strong seafood odor. A bit surprising for its high end feel.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my 30th birthday and had such a good view, food and drinks were great.
  36. RL

    ReneeL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Upon arrival we scheduled a reservation at 6pm, we walked in, and the host made us wait 20 minutes. "What is the point of a reservation"? Our server "Justin" took 30 minutes to bring us drinks, we asked for black napkins and he forgot them which took another 20 minutes. "Justin" made no food suggestions when we asked what was good that did not have any seafood? He didn't have any suggestions, he merely pointed to the food that didn't say seafood and when we attempted to order the Pork Dumplings and Chicken Potstickers, that is when he finally said "Oh those have seafood" but still no further suggestions. FOOD was absolutely DISGUSTING, our ENTIRE service for dinner took 3.5 hours because of how slow they were. No one came by to ask if we need or would like refills of anything. What we ordered: Wagyu Beef, " THAT WAS NOTTTTT WAGYU" we took 1 bite and left it, tasted like complete LARD, had this chewy tendon, YUCK Wagyu Puffs, looks like some sort of cat food on the inside, had a terrible smell Hot and Sour Chicken, just completely BLAND. Hand pulled fried noodles, NO Flavor at all, another BLAND dish Vegetable Potstickers, Bland as well, dipping sauce tasted like pure salt Leche Martini, disgusting, didn't even drink it Blossom Drink was 10 out of 10 Our waiter seen all of our food on the table and never thought to ask, "How is everything" we are not the type to complain but the ENTIRE experience was complete TRASH. YOU could not PAY me to EVER GO BACK SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DONT EAT HERE.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing digs. Food looked amazing in presentation, but lacked depth of taste. Definitely fancy though!
  38. y

    yaow

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    To be honest ,similar as Panda express .Not better than PE.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I selected this restaurant to celebrate my friends birthday. I found it be very disappointing that they was no acknowledgment of their birthday other than a card on the table. In addition, the lunch menu options was very limited. The only option available as a main was rice or noodles.
  40. RL

    RingLeader1

    San Francisco

    327 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    327 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dined here for my birthday. It’s a beautiful restaurant! Our server Josh was helpful throughout the evening. Loved the crab & corn soup, the assorted fried dim sum, the sweet & sour pork, yum, all tasty. Desserts were small but rich. We also tried the bar on a different day. Brian was fun and helpful, we’ll be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

iCHiNA is rated 3.9 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

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 25 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for iCHiNA

2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Clara

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Canton), Chinese

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The closest parking area is Macy's Men Department.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 352-5405

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 3 private dining areas (fine dining), maximum seating capacity varies from 12 to 18 guests. The private dining rooms offer a true fine-dining experience, complete with a prix fixe, multi-course tasting menu. Each dining area is unique; guests may choose from the following options: ■ Traditional Roundtable ■ Open Kitchen, Presentation Gallery ■ 360 Virtual Reality Please email to events@ichinarestaurant.com for details and questions.

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