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City View Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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B.b.q Pork Bun
Black Bean Spare Ribs
Chicken Bun
Chicken Feet
Deep Fried Egg Roll
Pan Fried Potsticker
Turnip Cake
B.b.q. Pork Turnover
Chicken Siu Mai
Cilantro Dumpling
Jade Dumpling
Mushroom Fun Gao
Pan Fried Pork Bun
Pork & Peanut Fun Gao
Shrimp Fun Gao
Spinach Dumpling
Pork Siu Mai
Pan Fried Chive Dumpling
Rice Noodle Roll
shrimp, beef or bbq pork
Shrimp Dumpling
Sticky Rice Wrapped In Lotus Leaf
Stuffed Bell Pepper
Taro Puff Glutinous Puff
B.b.q Chicken
Crab Claws
Crab Wonton
Glazed Walnut Prawns
Phoenix Tail Shrimp
Scallop Dumpling
Scallop Siu Mai
Seafood Dumpling
Seasonal Vegetables
Sesame Chicken
Almond Jello
Chinese Donut
Coconut Custard Roll
Custard Bun
Egg Custard Tart
Mango Pudding
Sesame Ball
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All reviews dim sum dumplings chicken feet har gow sticky rice turnip cake bbq pork shrimp duck spring rolls open for lunch the financial district quick service at lunchtime chinese restaurant seated right away wait for a table
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love the location of City View, hidden on Commercial St. (a street that doesn’t cut all the way through and therefore is a bit hard to find at first). But the restaurant itself is evocative of Cantonese dim sum restaurants and the dim sum...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank roberthT4175AI
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

City View Restaurant serves dim sum the traditional way - in push carts. This way you have the chance to see the dishes before deciding to get them. The food was superb and fresh. They even serve Peking duck for one portion. I especially liked...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank dannysS828ID
Reviewed August 9, 2019

The place was recommended by our concierge and it was exactly what we were looking for. A very good dim sum place (only open for lunch) in a relatively neutral setting with quick service and dim sum on carts. Food 5 stars, atmosphere 4 stars,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ClausMCO
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Beware of imitations or high priced, over engineered knockoffs! Real dim sum is something you grab off a rolling cart before someone else takes it. This s the real deal, plus an excellent kitchen to supplement the mobile delights with whatever tickles your fancy. The...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank roberthT4175AI
Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

I went here with some friends at lunch time and immediately got seated with a group of 3. This was my first time being at a dim sum restaurant so I was overwhelmed at first. But there were so many options and all of them...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Mjkunz48
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

The Dim Sum that was available was good! But where is the other half of the traditional dim sum menu? Despite the lack of variety, this is a popular spot with a line outside. All Asian restaurants, please clean the bathrooms!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Asian_Cowgirl
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Average quality- if compared to NYC or HK. Prices were quite high for dimsum but seemed average in san francisco. Open only a few hours from 10-2:30. The service though is amazing. They are very attentive, very few locals eating there. Seemed like more tourist...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Recently had the chance to catch lunch at City View and everything was exceptional. Just as expected. In fact, we arrived shortly before the kitchen closed and the wait staff did an exceptional job of making sure the steamed containers kept coming our way. When...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mdraper4
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

The carts we're frequent, plentiful and great selection. The deep fry selection excellent, the steam cart had all the standard fare and frequently often. Tasty all the way thru and good staff. The restrooms a bit old but clean enough.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank A C
Reviewed June 10, 2019

All the rage? I do not get it? Rude people work there--act like they are annoyed that you came in at 1:30. The close at 2:00. DIM SUM CARTnot available! You must order off the menu and do it fast or you will get stared...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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February 12, 2018|
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Response from 911QT | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not accept reservations.
December 25, 2016|
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Response from ToroFarm | Reviewed this property |
Many items of dim sum by nature do not contain wheat but rice flour e.g. shrimp dumpling, rice roll, pan-fried turnip cake, pearl rice wrapped in leave, spare ribs, etc. But lots are marinated or flavored with some amount... More
Erin R
September 20, 2016|
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Response from CM_G279 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably feasible, but not necessarily practical.. you are looking at small, narrow streets in bad repair (if cases are wheeled), so getting them there smoothly would be a challenge. Additionally, the dining location... More
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