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“Dim Sum on a Weekday”

City View Restaurant
Ranked #85 of 6,030 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We had a very nice dim sum meal. We got there around 10AM and beat the crowd and were able to sit down directly. We had great food with the exception to a cold order of pot stickers. Otherwise it was great. The city view was a first floor view into parked cars and store fronts, not exactly a romanic view by the way...

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank dkoka
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had one day to spend in San Francisco and I wanted to see Chinatown and eat dim sum for lunch. A local told us about City View. We walked into a very clean and attractive restaurant and saw the carts being pushed among the tables. We were seated fairly quickly and the eating began! Everything was fresh, hot, and delicious. We particularly enjoyed the Chinese broccoli, shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, shrimp and chive dumplings, etc. I did not see Taro on the carts, so I asked and was told we would have to order it, and we did. It was the best taro I have ever had. We ate way too much for 2 people, but enjoyed every bite. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

The food here is very very good and the presentation is unique. We love it! They bring all the different unique selections around to your table and you choose what you want when you want it. You get to sample lots of selections, you can eat all you want, but you don't leave feeling way to full like a buffet type place.
If you are going to San Francisco and Chinatown then you must not miss this restaurant!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank MikeS755
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Food was abundant, diversified and delicious.
The Peking Duck is a "must have". It definitely tasted like heaven!
Anything dumpling was great too!
Beware of the wait time if you arrive at lunch time!

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Epicurian10128
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

After spending the morning shopping & exploring Union Square and Chinatown, our group of 5 was craving Chinese food, and City View Restaurant was just the ticket. The wait for a table was about 20 minutes, but that's not bad considering we arrived right at noon. Friendly staff and fast food service - everything we tried was delicious, we all had a fabulous time (and probably ate a little too much!) Don't get taken in by the restaurant name - there's no view, just great food and service!

Date of visit: August 2016
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