Great SF Bay Area Restaurants & Cafés
The San Francisco Bay Area is filled with many diverse cultures and lot of great dining options as a result. Here are a few restaurants and cafés in the Bay Area that we’d like to feature. Enjoy your dining experiences as you celebrate the new year!
“Revered as an established dim sum den in the Bay Area, two tiny words (Yank Sing) are bound to rouse any San Franciscan for these sumptuous treats. Delivering on food quality and a pleasant aura, Yank Sing’s Shanghai soup dumplings stuffed with moist ground pork and a burst of broth are near mythical….Char siu bao (fluffy barbecue pork buns) are smokey and tender; ha gau (shrimp dumplings) are a standout; and chicken feet are a lovely addiction. Over-ordering can be a hazard, but with to-go boxes on the ready, savor your leftovers later.”
Michelin Guide 2014 – San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants
“The carts roll by in rapid succession” ferrying “phenomenal” dim sum (including “delectable” dumplings and some “unusual offerings”) at this Rincon Center brunch/lunch place and its smaller nearby branch tucked away in a SoMa alleyway; the food comes with “efficient” service and “refined surroundings”……, and while there’s “quite a wait at lunchtime”, admirers assure it’s “always a hit.”
ZAGAT 2014 – San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants
R&G Lounge showcases traditional Cantonese style cuisine using a wide assortment of fresh ingredients unique only to Chinese food. Menu highlights include the world famous signature Salt & Pepper Dungeness Crab, R&G Special Beef, a vast assortment of fresh seafood (live from the tank), traditional Chinese dishes such as delicious vegetarian selections and unique in-house prepared specials such as duck and clay pots. Don’t forget to accompany your meal with our specialty martinis such as fresh watermelon, mango, or lychee martinis.
Located in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown. Established in 1987, and was called Asia Garden. Now New Asia Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Serving dim sum everyday. Popular ballroom dance with live music from Tuesday to Friday. Parties/Banquets can accommodate up to 120 tables. Live band, music equipment, and dance floor can be arranged in advance. Please call for special pricing.
Washington Bakery & Restaurant is a casual Chinese restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown serving Chinese porridge, soups & noodle dishes plus a variety of breads & cakes.
Far East Cafe is centrally located in the heart of Chinatown and is two blocks away from the gateway of Chinatown and directly across from the Old St. Mary’s Church. Far East Cafe cordially invites you to our enchanting restaurant that will bring you back in time. The restaurant itself has been established since 1920. As you and your visitors enter the doorway, they will be overwhelm by the palace chandeliers hanging from our high ceilings, painted murals on the walls, the carved screens, and the emperor’s throne. These delicate artwork were brought over from China over a hundred years ago.
Tucked into the Da Vinci Villa hotel, the restaurant features clean, bright contemporary decor. The menu features an assortment of dim sum, dumplings, noodles and buns served through the day, while the dinner menu has more substantial, family-style dishes. Specialties to try include the Shanghai soup dumplings, one bite through the paper thin casing releases the flavorful, aromatic broth and is a must-try. Besides this, other favorites include the pot-stickers and the tasty noodle rolls in various fillings like spare ribs, fish and stuffed mushroom with black bean sauce.
1101 Howard Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel: (650) 340-8766
Tomokazu Restaurant is a warm, bright establishment with tables, a bar & booths presenting sushi, sashimi & free ice cream.
9 El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
Tel: (650) 697-3988
Cafe Orchid is a Hong Kong Style Cafe located in the city of Millbrae that serves dishes such as Baked Spaghetti, Chow Mein, and Curry. They also serve breakfast and have vegetarian friendly options.
Harborview Restaurant & Bar
4 Embarcadero Center, Street Level
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (628) 867-7350
Harborview Restaurant & Bar serves a variety of Cantonese Cuisine with Specialty Dishes and Dim Sum. It is a great spot for Private Events, Holiday Parties, and Happy Hour with its Bar & Patio at the Lobby Level. The restaurant also offers beautiful Panoramic Bay Views and Validation Parking.
Wonderful Lodging in San Francisco
At some point, you have to go to sleep!
The hotels featured below are pleased to offer you special Chinese New Year Festival & Parade Packages. Many hotels are including breakfast, parking or both! Please mention that you’ve seen their offer on the Chinese New Year Parade website. Thank you for coming to San Francisco to celebrate the new year!