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With a behemoth $14-million space in the Embarcadero Center to call its own, this restaurant and bar is no mom-and-pop Cantonese joint. In fact, its di...
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't have picked a better restaurant for our stay in San Francisco. The food is super fresh and comes out hot, right away. The flavor is incredible. We ordered the Kung Pao chicken, ribs, and the green beans were recommended to us by the...table next to us. Not one thing disappointed, outside of us wishing we would have ordered the sticky buns! If you're going to order a drink, my husband said the Old Fashioned was the best he's ever had. Just an overall incredible experience. Authentic, delicious food!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

I am local to SF and chose this restaurant as we had a group visiting. The service was not good and the food was marginal and expensive. And you get only a limited view.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Very busy restaurant that needs booking, while not cheap the food was delicious. Very comprehensive menu, we asked the waiter for advice on what to eat, and we’re not disappointed. Nor did he try and make us over order. Felt like we were back in...Hong Kong, and would definitely be back, if we return to San Francisco.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

This place is authentic. One feels like one is in Hong Kong. The food comes out quickly and hot. The menu has everything. Tip - call ahead for reservations and if you want a Peking duck, reserve it in advance.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2021

I am a local to SF. Read the Yelp reviews - Peking duck that is all bone, bland undercooked food with tiny portions, and rude dishonest service with mandatory 18% tip. If you want to be served another table’s dish then watch them carry it...right over to another table after informing them (not sanitary at all), go here.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 24, 2021

During the lockdown we discovered Harborview Restaurant's for Take Out - Their food was exactly what we needed to satisfy the need for high quality Cantonese food/Dim Sum! Since then we've continued to have take out and dine in. Every time the food is authentic,...perfectly flavoured and high quality. The dim sum dishes are excellent and there's a good variety (not just dumplings)... Can recommend the Chilli Crab / Lobster (depending upon what's freshly available) or the Lobster shrimp dumplings! :-)More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 23, 2021 via mobile

Food was good, but service was terrible. The waiter was very short with us and irritated when we asked for recommendations. Very rare that we receive service that causes me to not want to leave a tip. Amidst this, we learn that 18% gratuity is...automatically added. This is what you get when the gratuity is automatic. 2 stars because food was fresh and authentic, but service was worthy of negative stars. Our waiter was Gene 👎More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2021

Enjoyed dim sum to start. Shrimp sumai and bbq pork buns were great. Also loved the lobster dumplings. The Peking duck was perfect and the honey walnut shrimp also good. Also great wine list and specialty drinks. Loved sitting outside under the laser lights of...the Bay Bridge.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

Excellent Chinese food; not in Chinatown, but rather by the Hyatt Regency/Ferry Building. Modern, on the 2nd floor; large space. Excellent service; real deal Chinese menu. Loved the shu mai pork/shrimp dumplings (watch out for the pepper sauce and mustard sauce…hot!); Peking Duck on delicious...light steamed rolls; and pork E-noodles. Reasonable wine list.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

We had a large table of family and friends. It was a very authentic, family style Chinese meal. The courses were amazing, the service was quick and efficient. They have a fully stocked bar, as well as a gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge. There...is indoor and outdoor seating. We had a few ethnic Chinese with us and they said it felt like being back at home. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

July 20, 2021 Dinner seating The staff was efficient and they managed our group of eleven very well. The atmosphere and decor was nice. Unfortunately, I found the food to be average and disappointing... I'd suggest you avoid the "Salt and Pepper Scallops" appetizer -...- I didn't realize the scallops would be coated in batter and fried... This item was disappointing. I also had the "Harborview Beef" which was tasty but nothing special. Others in my group enjoyed the dumplings and soups. Eh, nothing much else to say... You decide.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

Came here on a Sunday morning at 10:30. The parking lot downstairs was full, but surprisingly, found free street parking. The weather was amazing for Sf, so outdoor seating filled up fast. There was plenty of staff so we never felt neglected. Salt+Pepper crab: solid...4.5/5. Crab was very fresh. Dried scallop and egg white fried rice: 4/5. Good, not great. Didnt have "wok hay" taste. Baked bbq pork bun: 5/5. Oh my.... best I've ever had. So soft. Filling taste amazing. That sweet crust put it over the top. After my 1st bite, all I could say to my gf was "oh my God" and smiled. Fried shrimp dumpling: 5/5. Really good. They do not skimp on the shrimp. Shrimp dumpling: 5/5. All shrimp, no filler. Shrimp and chive dumpling: 4.5/5. Very solid. Guava mojito: 3/5 Very good service. A bit pricy, but expected. Will bring the kids next time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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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
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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
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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
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4