Restaurants

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…
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…
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…
Sichuan in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Spices

The menu reads like an oddly dubbed Hong Kong action flick, with dishes labeled 'fire-burst!!' and 'spicy gangsta' – but peppercorn-infused 'numbing spicy' cucumber, silken 'stinky!' ma-po tofu and brain-curdling 'f…
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…
Dim Sum in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

San Tung

Arrive at 5:30pm on a Sunday and already the place is packed – it's this crowded for a reason. Actually four reasons: first is the dry braised chicken wings (tender, moist morsels that defy the very name), followed …
Chinese in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Yum Cha Café

Set in a minimall, this classic Cantonese cheapie is where roast duck and slabs of roast pork are chopped and wrapped to go. It also does a tremendous noodle soup with barbecued pork and various concoctions of conge…