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Much better than your standard lo mein takeout spot, much more fun than anything with a Michelin star. Mission Chinese delivers the goods when you're craving Asian classics, with no entree priced a... read more
Super slick and sleek modern Chinese eatery from Charles Phan (of beloved Slanted Door) tucked in neatly next to the SF Federal building on the SOMA gentrification frontier. Emphasis is on small, s... read more
Definitely one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the city, which is saying something, and one of the weirder eating experiences ever. Grimy, graf-covered exterior gives way to shiny, gilded tem... read more
Hong Kong-style Cantonese, which to many means super spicy, but this is more along the lines of the enormous, opulent eateries you ‘d find in Kowloon, with large, well-dressed families celebr... read more
Much better-than-average Chinese with fresh Cali flavors. Large portions of mango prawns, Hunan lamb, moo shoo chicken, hot-and-sour soup ladled tableside at don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it speed. Co... read more
You’re not a local until you’ve been Nankinged. Looks like just another Chinese restaurant but it ain’t. For as long as we can remember Chef & Owner Peter Fang has been railroading his customers in... read more
Possibly the city’s best Chinese. All the requisite tacky décor[em]glass chandeliers, wall-to-wall mirrors, fish tanks full of doomed creatures, pink and white everything, unappealing photographs o... read more
Chef Nei Chia-Ji stands apart, serving up a steady stream of small plates of stylized Shanghai-style specialties. Dishes like velvet abalone and melt-in-your-mouth pork roast make this one of the b... read more
Ree ruv R&G. Nicely renovated three-story Chinatown Cantonese landmark where food goddess Alice Waters celebrated her birthday. Don’t be spooked by Secret Service wires worn by the hosts. Just ask ... read more
There's always a line for a reason: It's the best neo-Chinese food in the city. Consistency and quality come with fresh ingredients prepared well. If only the rushed-to-fucking-rude service was as ... read more
Hip, industrial-ish interior seems more at home in SoMa than among generic-looking joints in Inner Sunset. Friendly staff, low prices, better than average Asian fare with fresh California ingredien... read more
The best dim sum place in town, which is saying something in SF. Big, bright place with nothing-special décor—but you’ll be too focused on pork buns and shrimp balls to care. Sur... read more
Possibly the best pot stickers in the city: fat and full, pan-fried crispy, and the size of a croissant. Business-card testimonials from around the world to prove it’s not hyperbole. Surprisingly u... read more
Massive live seafood tank in busy, open dining room. Gaudy brass and crystal chandeliers and red Asian accents means it's the real deal. Good place for cheap 'n’ tasty dim sum or 12-course Chinese ... read more
Low-rent doesn't begin to describe it, but don't let that fool you. Chicken wings are like crack, served dry or wet, but don't believe you can stop eating. Your table is precious and can always hol... read more
As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persi...
Surreal cocktailing in SoMa. Heady mix of gothic and steampunk deco...
With just 18 seats (plus 12 bar seats), exposed brick, unglaze...
Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky sty...
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has ma...