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Butterfly - Embarcadero

Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Fisherman's Wharf)
(415) 864-8999
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Ranked #169 of 4,930 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Cross street: Bay Street at The Embarcadero
Transit: 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.
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76% Recommend
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Moscow, Russia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Close to the piers and places of interest, not too much people during lunch, but the food is not fantastic. I would recommend not to order Duo of chowders - first, i think they are not chowders, second, both are inedible.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had finished a morning at Alcatraz and so were in need of a slow leisurely lunch. We chanced upon this place as we walked along the promenade. Very friendly staff and a nice dining room of oriental feel. Smells from the kitchen were delicious! we ordered calamari to share for starters and this was amazing with a lovely Asian... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Delicious, I had the Ahi Tuna Salad and enjoyed a kiwi and cucumber gimlet. Absolutely delicious, but not a huge selection for a picky eater. Loved the views!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Fisherman's Wharf location is interesting, if a little touristy. We stumbled in here almost by accident, and were astonished at the quality of food. The Salmon Benedict was perfectly cooked, and took some risks with the garnishes - avocado, caviar and ketchup ... when was the last time you saw ketchup and caviar on the same plate ? But... More

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San Francisco, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Because this place is located along the waterfront, right in the middle of all the tourist traffic coming and going to Pier 39 and Alcatraz-the ferry boat pier is right next door-I thought this place would be like all the other tourist traps in the area. This couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, if this restaurant was located... More

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Denver, CO
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

In fairness, I wanted to rate this restaurant a 3 but gave it a 4 because we didn't have a full meal. We had the Kahlua Pork wraps that were recommended to us and then decided not to stay on for dinner. They were fine but that was it, just fine. The happy hour specials are great and you can... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant while waiting for an Alcatraz evening tour. The happy hour menu was reasonably priced and extensive. We settled on the chili chicken wings and calamari. The wings were amazing - the best I've ever had! The mix of orange glaze, spices and blue cheese was heavenly! Our server Lina provided excellent and attentive service. Overall... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went in here whilst waiting for the ferry to Alcatraz. It was a great place. Clean, friendly, nice view of the water. We had one prawn and one chicken salad for lunch and they were delicious. Very fresh, good quality food and friendly, efficient service. I would definitely go back as we had a great lunch.

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San Francisco, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went to this restaurant, having no idea what to expect. I was greeted by very friendly staff, especially Cody. He seated me very close to the window, affording me a great view of the bay, the Richmond bridge, and the beautiful, blue sky. I felt at peace. I had a pot of mint tea to relax. For an appetizer,... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Called here for early dinner before heading to Alcatraz tour. No previous knowledge, so a blind pick. As early it was not busy so we didn't have any idea of what to expect. The teriyaki steak choice was divine, and the wagyu burger was great too. A blinkin' shame we couldn't repeat the experience before leaving SF.

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