We are big fans of Chinese food, both dim sum and dinner. San Francisco is home to a large Chinese population and with that, some of the best Chinese food outside of China. (Except for Vancouver and Los Angeles!)
Here is our Top 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco:
Best Chinese Restaurant in San Francisco
Great Eastern, Chinatown San Francisco – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch or Dinner
R&G Lounge, Chinatown San Francisco – Lunch or Dinner – No Dim Sum Lunch.
Yank Sing, Financial District San Francisco – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch only – Overpriced but very friendly to dim sum newbies. Good Service.
City View, Chinatown San Francisco – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch only. Also good for dim sum newbies. Solid Alternative to Yank Sing.
MY China – Martin Yan’s and Koi Palace restaurant in Westfield San Francisco Centre.
Hakkasan – Upscale Chinese restaurant in Downtown. An example of what you get in China or Hong Kong.
All Seasons, Diamond Heights San Francisco – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch or Dinner. In case you are out this way.
Hong Kong Lounge, Richmond District San Francisco – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch or Dinner. More budget friendly but lower quality. In case you are out this way.
Hong Kong Lounge 2, Richmond District San Francisco – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch or Dinner. OK, not great.
Lai Hong Lounge, Chinatown San Francisco – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch or Dinner. More budget friendly, full of locals, lower quality than those above.
Other Regional Chinese Cuisine Restaurants: (Most others restaurants serve classic Chinese Cantonese Food)
Beijing Restaurant, San Francisco – Beijing Cuisine
San Tung, San Francisco – Korean Influenced Northern Chinese food
Five Happiness, San Francisco – Northern Chinese food
Hakka Restaurant, San Francisco – Hakka Chinese Food
Shanghai Dumpling King, San Francisco – Shanghai Chinese Food, Shanghai Steamed Pork Dumplings
Best Chinese Restaurant located just outside San Francisco
Koi Palace, Dublin – For those in the East Bay
5 Joy – Foster City – Taiwanese Chinese Food
ABC Seafood – Foster City – Chinese Dim Sum Lunch or Dinner – OK
Fey, Menlo Park – Sichuan
Hong Kong Restaurant, Palo Alto – Reasonably priced Family style Cantonese restaurant. Not as high quality as the ones above.
Little Shanghai, San Mateo – Very good Shanghai Chinese Food
Shanghai Dumpling Shop, Millbrae- Shanghai Chinese Food, For Steamed Pork Dumplings only.
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot pot, San Mateo – Hot Pot
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