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The 10 Best Cantonese Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: March 5, 2021

Did someone say Cantonese food? To get you the definitive list of the finest restaurants, we scoured the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Explore everything you need to know about the top Cantonese restaurants below.

Find the perfect Cantonese restaurant

Palette Tea House

Chinese · $21 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

City View Restaurant

Chinese
San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Yank Sing

Chinese
San Francisco, South Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Hing Lung Company

Chinese
San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Great Eastern Restaurant

Chinese · $22 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Capital Restaurant

Chinese · $8 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Lai Hong Lounge

Chinese · $18 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant

Chinese · $9 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Hang Ah Tea Room

Chinese · $15 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

R&G Lounge

Chinese
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right Cantonese restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 31320 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 1904 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater, SF Tourism Tips and SF Weekly had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - 21 of San Francisco's Best Dumplings, SF Tourism Tips - My 10 Favorite Places to Get Dim Sum in SF and SF Weekly - The Best Dim Sum In San Francisco. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate drink pairing for roasted goose


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for roasted goose can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some red wine, particularly a glass of Pinot Noir. This, fresh and juicy, red wine balances the sweet roasted goose.

  • A next-level pairing for Zinfandel

    When having beef with oyster sauce, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in San Francisco. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Cantonese spot.

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