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Diners' Choice: Chinese restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Chinese cuisine in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of HK Lounge Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (742)
$31 to $50
Chinese
SOMA
About the restaurant
About:
HK Lounge Bistro has been reborn in the SoMa district. We specialize in handmade Dim Sum and Hong Kong Style Chinese cooking.

Reservations:
Walk-in are welcome but reservations are highly recommended. You may also call the restaurant and speak with our host for availability.

Sorry. Small space restaurant. We do not accept strollers in the restaurant. Thank you for your understanding
Cheers

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Four of us on a Sunday. Had reservations. Seated promptly. Service was excellent. Food was incredible. Every bite exceeded our wildest expectations. Cost? $275. Complaints. Not one. Worth every penny. Can’t wait to come back
A photo of China Live restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3068)
$30 and under
Chinese
Chinatown
About the restaurant
China Live, Eater's "Restaurant of the Year," features fresh, seasonal Chinese cuisine cooked from specialized stations that merge traditional Chinese and Western culinary equipment. Our main dining area, with views of our exhibition kitchens, plays centerpiece, appointed with chairs and tables all handcrafted in China from reclaimed Chinese elm. We also offer outside dining.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Loved our meal and loved our server! Overall great time, highly recommend.
A photo of Z & Y Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (305)
$30 and under
Chinese
Chinatown
About the restaurant
Chef Han has served two Chinese Presidents and was the previous Executive Chef in the office of the Consulate General of China in San Francisco.

Z & Y Restaurant is an award winning and Michelin Guide recommended San Francisco Chinese restaurant which prepares all your favorite authentic Chinese cuisine, Szechuan regional specialties including spicy and non-spicy dishes, Mandarin style dim sum and family dishes.

San Francisco residents, as well as tourist and dignitaries from all around the world come to Z & Y Restaurant for business lunch, dinners, special events and to order our fast and reliable Chinese take out.

At Z & Y Restaurant, we prepare delicious Chinese cuisine that is full of flavor. We consider ourselves to be the best Chinese food restaurant around and with one bite from our amazing menu, we are confident you will feel the same. We invite you to come in and become a new loyal customer.

Top review
TaceyTvip
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
Delicious food, well priced. Hidden gem in Chinatown
A photo of Harborview Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1313)
$31 to $50
Chinese
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
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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LingLing
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
As always, I experienced great customer services and the foods were delicious
A photo of Z & Y Peking Duck restaurant
4.4
4.4 (73)
$30 and under
Chinese
Chinatown
About the restaurant
Z & Y Peking Duck is an authentic Chinese Restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Z & Y’s award-winning executive chef, Lijun Han, honed his skills cooking for presidents, diplomats, and VIPs. In 2008, Chef Han opened Z & Y Restaurant in Chinatown and Chili House in Richmond district, followed in 2018 by Z & Y Bistro, where he has earned accolades and multiple awards for his unique take on Szechuan classics, including a Michelin Bib Gourmand and ZAGAT rating.
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NancyRvip
Dined 5 days ago
The whole experience was great fun. The duck was fantastic. So were the noodles. Going back as soon as I can
A photo of FANG restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2706)
$30 and under
Chinese
SOMA
About the restaurant
Fang is the sister restaurant of wildly popular restaurant, House of Nanking. Fang embodies both modern and authentic Chinese cuisines in a fine dining setting serving traditional Chinese fare, dim sum, as well as "off the menu" innovative dishes for the adventurous. Chef Peter Fang believes that good-tasting food is universal and should not be bound by how dishes were made in the past. With Chef Peter’s trademark inventiveness and eye for quality, the menu evolves and changes based on seasonally fresh ingredients from the same local Chinatown markets Peter has visited for decades. For fresh seasonal Chinese food in an elegant and modern setting, visit Fang.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Dining at Fang for the second time. First of all, we walk in and Peter, the founder, was there. He was very gracious and took pictures with my husband and me. He took the orders, also. The food was delicious and freshly made. We had noodles, fried wonton with peanut sauce and a house speciality. All delightful!!!
A photo of The Empress by Boon restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1301)
$50 and over
Chinese
Chinatown
About the restaurant
Empress by Boon is San Francisco’s newest, must-visit epicurean destination, offering a seasonal menu in modern Cantonese gastronomy. Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon applies traditional techniques to fresh, local ingredients to produce distinctive contemporary dishes infused with Cantonese flavors.

The spacious restaurant occupies the former location of Chinatown’s celebrated Empress of China with striking city views. Reimagined by Chef Boon and team, the Empress was brought back to its former glory by embracing modern design elements while incorporating restored original features, creating a welcoming atmosphere that pays homage to the history of the beloved location.

Top review
s3232
Dined 1 day ago
Stunning food. Beautiful to look at and delicious. Lovely view and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Only non-positive comment was that the music was a little more “dance hits” than I would expect from the general decor and clientele.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Pleasanton restaurant
4.5
4.5 (144)
$30 and under
Chinese
Pleasanton
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Great food and lots of it. Service was excellent!
A photo of Imperial Treasure - Palo Alto restaurant
4.3
4.3 (6)
$30 and under
Chinese
Palo Alto
About the restaurant
There are different treasures in everyone's heart. It can be a good memory, can be a precious token, it can be a gift, a dish from childhood. When you open the menu, it's like opening a map of China. From Beijing roast duck to Shanghai soup dumplings, Sichuan chicken, food is meant to heal the heart. Whether you go to the north and south of the river, all visitors and guests are welcome. Imperial Treasure will work hard to put passion behind every dish! We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Top review
MarcH
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
outstanding Peking duck...other dishes are also very tasty, especially the orange chicken
A photo of Empress M restaurant
4.4
4.4 (394)
$31 to $50
Chinese
Napa
About the restaurant
Empress M invites you to a unique dining experience of authentic Chinese food, drinks, with rich culture and stories!

In China, the flavors and textures of the eight greatest regional culinary traditions date back hundreds even thousands of years. The classic dishes have even been carefully refined across changing seasons, political leaderships and societies. With each reimagining, their sensory experience deepens. Empress M brings these unforgettable regional cuisines together at one table for an exhilarating and impressive experience. You will discover classic dishes joyfully brought to life with innovative touches. Here at Empress M you will travel across geography, culture and history with your senses invigorated and your curiosity awakened.

We are now serving our full menu all day.

Top review
AuntMeem
Dined on Jun 19, 2024
We had 4 appetizers Spring rolls which were wet in the middle instead of crunchy. Fried dumplings could have had more flavorful stuffing. But good never the less. French fries very good. Walnut Shrimp very good despite being slightly over cooked. 3 main dishes Spareribs which were really tender and flavorful but were braised and sauce and we were expecting more crunch and stickiness. Chow fun very good and could have used more soy. Mongolian beef OUTSTANDING. WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK
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