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The 9 Best Cantonese Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know where to find the best shrimp balls and lo mein in San Francisco? These are the best Cantonese spots around. This list of Cantonese venues was created after analyzing top sites and reviews to bring you only the best results. If you are after stir-fried noodles or custard buns we guarantee you will find it at these San Francisco venues.

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Palette Tea House

Chinese, $21 avg. main dish, Russian HillChinese, $21 avg. main dishSan Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut

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  • San Francisco Travel, 2020

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City View Restaurant

Chinese, $$, Financial DistrictChinese, $$San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foodnut

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    Foodnut
  • Mcquire.com

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Yank Sing

Chinese, $$$, South BeachChinese, $$$San Francisco, South Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • SFist

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    SFist

Hing Lung Company

Chinese, $, Nob HillChinese, $San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • Eater

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    Eater

Great Eastern Restaurant

Chinese, $$, ChinatownChinese, $$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • Foodnut

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    Foodnut
  • USA Today

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Capital Restaurant

Chinese, $, ChinatownChinese, $San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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    Eater

Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant

Chinese, $, ChinatownChinese, $San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Conde Nast

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    Conde Nast
  • USA Today

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Hang Ah Tea Room

Chinese, $, ChinatownChinese, $San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Conde Nast

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    Conde Nast
  • SF Tourism Tips

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R&G Lounge

Chinese, $$, ChinatownChinese, $$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 28808 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater, San Francisco Travel and SF Tourism Tips had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Chinatown, San Francisco Travel - 13 San Francisco Restaurants You Need To Eat At In 2020 and SF Tourism Tips - My 10 Favorite Places to Get Dim Sum in SF. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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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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