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.
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.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? No
Harborview Signature Dishes –
Harborview’s Menu for lunch is pretty classic dim sum. Not a lot of innovation like HL Peninsula, Grand harbour or Koi Palace.
Harborview Food Picks:
Har Gow (L: $8) – Had 4 large ones with good shrimp flavor.
Steamed Chicken Feet – (M: $6.50) were good but not exceptional.
Deep Fried Sesame Dumplings w/ Sweet potato stuffing (S: $5) were also fine. The filling is different than the usual black sesame paste.
Steamed rice flour rolls with shrimp (L: $8)
Deep Fried Glutinous Rice Dumplings with assorted meat stuffing (S: $5) were freshly friend and still hot.
Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (S: $5)
Steamed Beef Balls with Aged Mandarin Orange Peel (M: $6.50) were good sized and very meaty.
Steamed Glutinous Rice Wrapped with Lotus Leaf (L: $8) had 2 large portions. Cooked just right with lots of meat filling.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Xiao long Bao (Q: $16) were expensive and sad. Do not order these at non Shanghai restauarants.
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