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$20 - $50
Chinese, Asian, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

I went here with my family on father's day for lunch. We were seated in the patio area since only outdoor dining was allowed. All of the tables and chair had good spacing and we felt safe dining here. All of the dim sum that...we ordered was yummy. Service was great. With parking validation, I think we paid $2 or $3 parking. I believe it was good for 2 or 3 hours.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020

My husband and I came here after 6 months of SIP due to Covid 19 and 4 weeks of bad air quality due to wildfires. They are located across the Ferry Buidling. The patio was nicely laid out with proper distancing. The service was great...and the food was even better. It was quiet on the patio because there was not much traffic on Embarcadero. The restroom was well appointed and pristine. Make a reservation ahead of time and be there by 12:15 pm for lunch. Seating is limited on the patio and it was full a little after 12:30 pm.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Nice quality chinese food in a beautiful surrounding. The menu is broad and what we have tasted was tasteful and fresh. Unfortunately, without being prejudice or discriminating, we didn’t feel as welcomed or als friendly treated as some of the customers with the same heritage...as the restaurant, if you know what I mean. Good place for larger groups, not so intimate for couples.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2020

We went to Harbroview Restaurant in San Francisco for happy hour. This is an upscale Asian restaurant. The place was decorated for Chinese New Years and the upcoming Super Bowl game featuring the 49ers. We enjoyed their lychee martinis, and two appertizers - hai gow...and their tasty pork. Service was good. One funny comment - We used their elevator instead of the stairs. If you are over 400 pounds, there is a sign in the elevator, that you might get stuck. (Smile). This is great place to dine.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020

This place was like eating in Hong Kong, the spices of each dish were so flavorful and delicious. We were all so surprised that none of us had every heard of the restaurant, it was all our first time and not our last!

Date of visit: January 2020
harborviewsf, Owner at Harborview Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Dear S K, Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Karen L. Harborview Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed January 1, 2020

Limited range for such a large restaurant. Probably only about 5 dumpling options and another 6-7 alternative savory items (from the carts). If you are in a big group it makes sense to order your dumpling or dim sum choices if you know exactly what...you want, and from the menu if you need to supplement with some noodle or rice dishes. Food is good cantonese style and is better when the restaurant is not busy so they spend more time on preparing quality. We were in on a Sunday peak time so we felt rushed and the food not as good as on days when it was less busy. Have the sugar coated char siu buns and order the egg lava bao also. All classic dumplings were tasty and thin skins which I prefer and you get generous fillings. Expect to pay $30/head (no drinks) for dim sum.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019

Can’t go wrong here - I was with a big group and tasted much of the menu and everything was delicious. The honey and walnut shrimp was outstanding. Be adventurous!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

My sister recommended this place and she was spot on. The service (mei) was excellent and she gave great recommendations. My drink, the aloha margarita was amazing! Hot and sour soup is definitely spicy, so look out if you’re thinking it is subtle. Pork friend...rice, beef with snow peas were awesome and the environment for kids is easy too!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 30, 2019

We were party of 4 and had a great night view of the harbor. Service was good. Had a sea bass braised with source that is the best.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

4* Harborview Restaurant 4 Embarcadero Bldg San Francisco View of the Ferry Building High end dim sum for tourists, local business people Nice ambience Loved their char siu bao (with crunchy sugar crust), clams in cream sauce, baked cod, siu mai

Date of visit: November 2019
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Kathy W
August 19, 2020|
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Yes! There are updated photos of our outdoor private patio on our profile! You'll see that you can enjoy lunch or dinner while having a spectacular view of the San Francisco Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. We have umbrellas... More
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  • Harborview Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4