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The 8 Best Chinese Restaurants Near South San Francisco

Updated: May 2, 2022

Hungry for hot and sour soup and sesame chicken? These are our top South San Francisco venues for Chinese food. We evaluated tons of diner and critic reviews and analyzed top sites to find the best Chinese restaurants in South San Francisco. Sit down and feast on hot pot, or order Chinese classics takeout. These South San Francisco restaurants do it all!

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Dumpling Empire

Asian, $, South San FranciscoAsian, $South San Francisco
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Root Chinese Restaurant

Chinese, $$, South San FranciscoChinese, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Hung To Seafood Restaurant

Asian, $$, South San FranciscoAsian, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Grand Palace Restaurant

Asian, $$, South San FranciscoAsian, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

The Night Market

Chinese, $, South San FranciscoChinese, $South San Francisco
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Cheung Hing

Asian, $$, South San FranciscoAsian, $$South San Francisco
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Koi Palace

Chinese, $$, Daly CityChinese, $$Daly City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Conde Nast

    15 best places for Chinese food in San Francisco

    Conde Nast
  • SFist

    15 best Chinese restaurants in SF

    SFist

wonderful

Asian, $$, MillbraeAsian, $$Millbrae
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    San Francisco's 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmands, Mapped

    Eater
  • Michelin Guide

    Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Chinese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Michelin Guide, Eater and SFist. Yes, we even looked at Michelin Guide - Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value (2019), Eater - San Francisco's 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmands, Mapped and SFist - 15 best Chinese restaurants in SF to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Fire Pot, Sky Dragon Restaurant, and Hung To Seafood Restaurant are the highest-rated Chinese restaurants that are good for groups in South San Francisco.

The highest-rated Chinese restaurants for delivery in South San Francisco are Order Up, Fire Pot, and Dumpling Empire.

There are 16 Chinese restaurants in South San Francisco.

Dumpling Empire, Sky Dragon Restaurant, and Grand Palace Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly Chinese restaurants in South San Francisco.

Grand Palace Restaurant and HL Peninsula Restaurant are the highest-rated upscale Chinese restaurants for cuisine in South San Francisco.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to dim sum


    Experts often pair dim sum with a glass of Blanc de Blanc, a popular sparkling wine.

  • A great 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.

Fun facts

  • A popular dish

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

  • A delicious pairing

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

Parking information

Parking can be tough around South 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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