Restaurants

Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

Mr. Jiu's

Ever since the Gold Rush, San Francisco has craved Chinese food, powerful cocktails and hyper-local specialties – and Mr. Jiu's satisfies on all counts. Build your own banquet of Chinese classics with California twi…
Top Choice Chinese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Joss Cuisine

With fans including Barbra Streisand, Gwenyth Paltrow and Jackie Chan, this warm, intimate nosh spot serves up superlative, MSG-free Chinese cuisine at non-celebrity prices. Premium produce drives a menu of exceptio…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Dragon Beaux

Hong Kong meets Vegas at SF's most glamorous, decadent Cantonese restaurant. Say yes to cartloads of succulent roast meats – hello, roast duck and pork belly – and creative dumplings, especially XO dumplings with pl…
Top Choice Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

Z & Y

Graduate from ho-hum sweet-and-sour and middling mu-shu to sensational Szechuan dishes that go down in a blaze of glory. Warm up with spicy pork dumplings and heat-blistered string beans, take on the house-made tant…
Noodles in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Tsujita LA

This super-popular noodle joint is famed for its barbecued pork ramen, the broth of which is simmered for 60 hours to produce a heavier, more robust version than most in town. Indeed, the demand for the ramen became…
Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

City View

Take your seat in the sunny dining room and your pick from carts loaded with delicate shrimp and leek dumplings, garlicky Chinese broccoli, tangy spare ribs, coconut-dusted custard tarts and other tantalizing dim su…
Dim Sum in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Wing Lee

To feed two famished surfers for $10, just Wing Lee it. Line up with small bills and walk away loaded with shrimp-and-leek dumplings, BBQ pork buns (baked or steamed), chicken shu mai (open-topped dumplings), potsti…
Dim Sum in North Beach & Chinatown

Lai Hong Lounge

Like a greatest-hits album, Lai Hong's menu features remastered dim sum classics: properly plump shrimp dumplings, crisp Peking duck, baked barbecue pork buns with the right ratio of savory-sweet pork to meltaway bu…
Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

House of Nanking

Meekly suggest an interest in seafood, nothing deep-fried, perhaps some greens and your server nods, grabs the menu and returns laden with Shanghai specialties: fragrant gingery greens with poached scallops, garlick…
Chinese in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Sea Harbour

When Chinese foodies crave dim sum, they come here, where classic dumplings have been modernized. Not that a novice would notice. Because when we see shredded pork wrapped in sticky rice and a lotus leaf, or shrimp …