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“Lovely!”
Review of China Live

China Live
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Ranked #229 of 6,497 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: "Restaurant of the Year, 2017" - EaterSF Our menu features seasonal Chinese cuisine and changes daily based on availability of the best quality ingredients, which are non-GMO, organic and gluten-free whenever possible. Our ground floor features the Oolong Cafe, Market Restaurant & Bar, and Retail Marketplace, and is a must-visit San Francisco Bay Area culinary destination. Please join us!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Daily menu to accommodate seasonal changes. Delicious food cooked to order from the different areas of the kitchens around the dining hall. Noise levels quite high so not suitable for all types of meals.
Portion sizes good so don’t overirfer.
Being British and not used to “forced” to tip, I was a bit taken back by 3 percentages of tip being pre calculated on the bill and ringed in pen to bring it to my attention!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here because of reviews on goggle. We were not so sure if were going to like it but we wanted to have Chinese food. ABSOLUTELY loved it! So much that we came again on another night! The decor is sublime.... modern, clean and hip! They have a small shop while you wait with great stuff! Try everything! Loved the fried rice! On the pricy side, but what's not in San Francisco?

Date of visit: July 2019
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Doug C, Guest Relations Manager at China Live, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you loved it - made our day!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For pound-stretched Brits this is an expensive restaurant - but the food is so good it’s worth it! We shared the daikon salad starter and had scallops, aubergine and jasmine rice. Portions are very generous and we were totally full. With a beer each it was $100. Decor is very modern; you can watch the kitchens in action. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank careyg2013
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Doug C, Guest Relations Manager at China Live, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy you enjoyed your entire experience...until next time?

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this restaurant in china town and must say what a great meal and the atmosphere was buzzing.
All the food was fab, service excellent and look to revisiting.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank alanwsuttoncoldfield
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Doug C, Guest Relations Manager at China Live, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks - we too look forward to your "revisit"!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this restaurant! Best Chinese food in town. Traditional yet modern. Our server was very helpful in directing us to perfect food choices. The pan fried dumplings are over the top delicious. I will think of these often and wish for them again! You must order these. We also tried the sesame ice cream. Seems odd but I would order it again and again. Next visit to San Francisco I’ll be eating here again!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank jimhI9452RZ
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Doug C, Guest Relations Manager at China Live, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks - We can't wait for your next visit!

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