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Butterfly - Embarcadero

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Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Bay Street at The Embarcadero)
Take the bart or muni to Market Street. Catch the F-line street train towards Fisherman’s Wharf. It stops in front of our restaurant at Pier 33.
(415) 864-8999
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good meal marred by carelessness

They call it "Pan Asian Cuisine" and I'd just add that it's strongly influenced by Hawaiian traditions. Creative offerings and something for everyone. I really enjoyed the litcheetini along with my truly primal and huge lamb shank. Sadly, my dining partner ordered her hangar steak "medium" and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
S S
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Atascadero, California
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Atascadero, California
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They call it "Pan Asian Cuisine" and I'd just add that it's strongly influenced by Hawaiian traditions. Creative offerings and something for everyone. I really enjoyed the litcheetini along with my truly primal and huge lamb shank. Sadly, my dining partner ordered her hangar steak "medium" and it arrived bloody rare and cut into small pieces. Is chopping up steaks... More 

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Cambridge
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was celebrating a birthday with a friend. We had 8 gals and the restaurant was perfectly lovely. I arrived early and had a drink at the bar. Great drink and service. The good was very good and the service was good. It was quiet that evening so the evening was quiet. I think this is a great place for... More 

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Thank kimcC3570JO
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great location, great atmosphere. Enjoyed the view from my table and the food was tasty.n

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Thank maflatter
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there with my friend. Food was good, portions should be bigger, service was the best thing of our visit. I didn't like the fact that this 'waterfront' restaurant only has a few tables outside. They should offer more for the money. A good, clean place but nothing too special.

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Thank Davi3e
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waiting for the Alcatraz Cruise, my 2 young sons and I had the choice of the run down cafe run by the cruise company or this seemingly tourist focussed restaurant just next to the pier. The menu seemed interesting and the awards seem to affirm the quality. Service was attentive, prices were high - but well worth it for the... More 

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Thank EJand3kids
Reno, Nevada
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62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Four of us had lunch while waiting to board a cruise ship a few piers away. The food was average and was overpriced (but one pays to be on the waterfront).

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Thank fuzzyfred
Mountainview, CA
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Came to celebrate a birthday with a group of friends. Nice restaurant, great location with ample parking across the street. Nice atmosphere, awesome service and reasonably priced and well proportioned dishes. Tried the oyster shooters (very good), garlic noodles loco style, ahi tuna (nice quality and HUGE portion for the price). Calamari, and spring rolls were also very good. They... More 

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Thank homework
Mount Dora
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We went to Butterfly our first night in San Francisco. Such a beautiful restaurant right on the water. We chose to just have small plates at the bar. Delicious bites , yummy cocktails! We go to meet the owner, who was very nice. Thanks for the drink, we had an awesome time!

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Thank Robin S
Altea, Spain
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We opted for this restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving, the menu was a set menu and was excellent value and the food was of excellent quality. The decor inside is extremely modern and the staff were very attentive to our needs. In the daytime the views are spectacular looking across the bay however at night you don't really see anything as... More 

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Thank GarethSW
Costa Rica
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The place is very nice, good view and great decoration. Service was also great. I had a sashimi tuna and salmon salad with black rice and my partner had a burger. Prices are a bit high but you are right at the pier... but its worth it. We asked for tue food to come fast as we were taking the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114
    (Bay Street at The Embarcadero)
  • Public Transportation: Take the bart or muni to Market Street. Catch the F-line street train towards Fisherman’s Wharf. It stops in front of our restaurant at Pier 33.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 864-8999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: International, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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