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The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Got a Chinese food craving? These are the best spots in San Francisco for when you need peking duck and egg rolls. We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites, and determined the best Chinese restaurants in San Francisco. If you are after noodles or crispy pork we guarantee you will find something tasty at one of these Chinese venues.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

China Live

Chinese, $$, ChinatownChinese, $$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • SFist

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  • Conde Nast

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MaMa Ji's

Chinese, $$, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - CastroChinese, $$San Francisco, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • SF Travel

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  • Lyft

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Dragon Beaux

Chinese, $$, Central RichmondChinese, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foodnut

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  • Eater

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    Eater

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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Kingdom Of Dumpling

Asian, $, ParksideAsian, $San Francisco, Parkside
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • SF Travel

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    SF Travel
  • SF Travel

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Z & Y Restaurant

Chinese, $$, ChinatownChinese, $$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • Lyft

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    Lyft

Mamahuhu

Chinese, Inner RichmondChineseSan Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • Eater

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Hong Kong Lounge

Asian, $$, Central RichmondAsian, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Conde Nast

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    Conde Nast
  • SF Travel

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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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Hing Lung Company

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

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  • Eater

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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 28808 spots across San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Eater and SF Travel – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Chinatown, Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now and SF Travel - San Francisco’S Best Dim Sum 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 boam 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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