4 Embarcadero Center, Street Level
San Francisco, CA 94111
Why did we dine here? – Harborview Restaurant is located in 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco. It takes the place of Crystal Jade, which spend $14 remodeling the space. This restaurant is run the founder of by the well established R & G Lounge Kinson Wong. Weekend and evening parking validation available.
Last visit Spring 2021 during the Pandemic
- We dined outside on the patio (Beautiful views)
- They allocate outside vs inside based on space, not reservations
- Good distance between tables
- Unfortunately most diners didn’t wear masks while waiting for food
- $10 discount for sharing a picture on social media!
Insider Tip – Order selectively, they are $$$$
Cuisine – Cantonese Chinese
Location – San Francisco Financial District
Opened – 2018
Service – Harborview service was scattered in the early days. We had to hail them to do anything.
Verdict – Harborview has decent food in a beautiful atmosphere. Hopefully they can stick around. Price are high, but this should be no surprise.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? No
Harborview Signature Dishes – Dim Sum, Crab
Harborview Food Picks:
Live Crab with Salt and Pepper (Market Price) is their signature dish, taken from R&G Lounge. Excellent crab cooked perfectly and coated with egg.
Har Gow (L: $9) – Had 4 large ones with good shrimp flavor. 8/10
Steamed Chicken Feet – (M: $8) were good but not exceptional. 7.5/10
Crunchy Sugar Crust BBQ Pork Bun ($8 for 2) is a signature dish and it shows. Very well done. 9/10
Deep Fried Sesame Dumplings w/ Sweet potato stuffing (S: $6) were also very good. The filling is different than the usual black sesame paste. Not very sweet, which is a plus. 8/10
Steamed vegetarian dumplings (L:$9) are perfect for vegetarians. Pass otherwise.
Steamed rice flour rolls with shrimp (L: $8) were decent. Nice shrimp. They don’t have special modern variants unlike HL Peninsula. 8/10
Deep Fried Glutinous Rice Dumplings with assorted meat stuffing (S: $6) were freshly friend and still hot. Fantastic. 9.5/10
Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (S: $5) were fine. Nothing special.
Steamed Beef Balls with Aged Mandarin Orange Peel (M: $6.50) were good sized and very meaty.
Pan Fried Turnip Cake ($6, 3pcs) was a decent rendition.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Steamed Shrimp and Leek Dumplings ($9, 3pcs) were small and fairly bland.
Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf ($9 2pcs) are fairly bland. 6.5/10
Steamed fresh fish (Market price) was nice looking but overcooked.
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Xiao long Bao (Q: $16) were expensive and sad. Do not order these at non Shanghai restaurants.
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