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The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Looking for the finest Chinese food in San Francisco? We did the heavy lifting for you by assessing all the top review sites to find the top 10 Chinese restaurants. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

China Live

Asian · $20 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Dragon Beaux

Chinese · $32 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Yank Sing

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

Mamahuhu

Chinese
San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant

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

Hing Lung Company

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

Spices

Chinese · $13 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Palette Tea House

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

Z & Y Restaurant

Chinese · $22 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Dumpling Alley

Asian
San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Chinese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 31320 spots across San Francisco, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1539 lists and articles from the likes of Eater, SFist and SF Travel – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Eater - 22 Essential Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco, SFist - 15 best Chinese restaurants in SF and SF Travel - Best chinese restaurants by neighborhood as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Since Feastfox gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

  • The ideal pairing for dim sum

    When ordering dim sum, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Blanc de Blanc, a popular sparkling wine.

Fun facts

  • What China drinks

    Often considered one of the most iconic drinks in China, baijiu is a popular choice across the country, often prepared with sorghum.

  • The traditional peking duck

    Making peking duck, often paired with pancakes and soy sauce, is a long-held tradition in China.

Parking in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants 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 Chinese spot.

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