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City View Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Financial District
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662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2504
+1 415-398-2838
11:30 - 14:30
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As per title says, the food here is incredible. It's located in Chinatown a little off the main street but easy enough to find. I came here on a weekday afternoon but it was pretty busy so had to wait 10-15 minutes. However once you sit down, it's pretty much like Hong Kong, where the dim sum is available on... More 

Thank Adrian A
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The servers stop by your table and temp you with varieties of small servings of Dim Sum. No pressure. It's a great way to sample!

Thank Molly Z
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tastiest dim sum (or if you are from Australia: Yum Cha) we have had. Lots of variety. Good service. In spite of the name, there are no views from the restaurant, but the food was so nice we returned again the next day for brunch.

Thank TassieRosemary
San Juan, Philippines
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great! It offers a fusion of old style Cantonese Dim Sum or "Yum Cha" and some newer dishes like new dumpling combinations. Some of the staff can barely speak English but you can understand them after a while. They always present new dishes and walk about the restaurant to show the patrons. I have to tell you... More 

Thank Jacques W
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first "real authentic" dim sum food that was aboulutley fresh and delicious. City View is the one I would recommend for lunch! Get there by 1:30 p.m.

Thank MistyIndiana
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend brought me to City View Restaurant. I have only had "typical" Chinese food before and mostly take out. Admittedly, my expectations were low. I enjoyed this lunch experience greatly! As soon as we sat, servers swooped by with stainless steel carts steaming with all manors of offerings. My host pretty much explained the live menu and we settled... More 

Thank NJ5O
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

City View has extremely fast service and servers who know how to get your "buy in." I really enjoyed the typically loud and busy atmosphere expected at a great dim sum restaurant. The food was definitely very tasty and well prepared. But, this would be a 5 had I not been spoiled by the variety of dishes and quality of... More 

Thank jymorrison
Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A few coworkers and I were recommended City View for the best dim sum in SF. We waited for about 10 minutes for a table at lunchtime. We were unprepared for the meal style (carts of food brought around to each table). However, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal filled with dumplings, spring rolls, and potstickers.

Thank addicted2travel4life
San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My first dim sum experience so not sure if noisy patrons and annoying servers are the norm but food was good and lunch for 3 was $77 before tip.

Thank Pamela K
Brisbane, Australia
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438 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

City View has an outstanding range of tasty dim sum. The steamed dim sum are especially good. Service is fast and friendly. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-2838

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Staying in Financial District

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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, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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