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Utopia Cafe

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139 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1610
+1 415-956-2902
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good54%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“egg rolls” (13 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
139 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1610
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

From the outside this place looks like a bit of a dive, and I was tempted to go instead to one of the more upscale looking places nearby. I am glad I didn't. Our meal here was outstanding. The dishes were interesting, well-prepared, and generously...More

Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Was recommended this joint for a lunch, by a Chinese woman who said she takes her father there every week. The lunch was very good, so we decided to come back for dinner. At night there were only Chinese patrons there, which we saw as...More

Thank Matgla
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Between the gift shops of Grant Avenue and the markets on Stockton Street you'll find a small street called Waverly Place, and on it, Utopia Cafe. Conveniently, your meal comes with free parking at Portsmouth Garage! Reviews from the local papers are posted on the...More

Reviewed March 5, 2017

Its been a while since I came back to Utopia Café for lunch, and on a Sunday afternoon! Of cause, it was not raining as I popped in with a partner of this restaurant. We were both working on Sunday and both were very hungry....More

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We came here on a Saturday night and was a bit surprised it wasn't very busy. Now, I know why. The food is just average. We ordered one of their specials, which included a soup and 3 entrees (vegetable, clay pot, steam fish). The soup...More

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A very standard Chinese. Getting the bad stuff out the way first the waitress was run my around so much you could barely get a word in, at times it felt like being in a sketch show when she'd come to take our order and...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A representative for the restaurant got us to go in. From the outside it didn't look like much at all (much like most of the restaurants down this quiet street in china town) once we were in it looked like they were closing there was...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were referred to this place by a local. Seated in the heart of Chinatown, it does not disappoint. We stepped out of our comfort zone and ordered some different items and they did NOT disappoint. Very, very good and authentic. We will be coming...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by the gentleman in a fortune cookie factory lunch was very good my wife had the combination platter I had the fried rice and the dumplings service was very pleasant

Thank Gary s
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Stopped in for a quick dinner while in Chinatown. It was early (5pm) but Utopia was already busy with customers which I took as a good sign. Many dishes were displayed in photos in the window and we took the bait and were glad we...More

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-956-2902
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