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Shai Lai Seafood Restaurant - CLOSED

6255 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-1821
+1 415-387-8338
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
3 Oct 2017
“Lunch at Shai lai”
24 Sep 2017
“OK in a competitive dim sum market”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6255 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-1821
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is definitely a locals restaurant and very busy at lunchtime. Had a ten minute wait for a table. Ended up ordering dim sum which was good but nothing special. Probably should have sought advice on something else to order.

Thank George P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is where a lot of locals go Pluses - fresh and crisp ingredients, fast and friendly service, more street parking that other restaurants on Clement and Geary, reasonable prices, good portions, and not greasy and some imaginative dishes. If you don't like spicy food,...More

Thank i-witness30
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Been here a few times and have always gone away feeling good about eating there. Most time's I go with vegetarians, so that is the only food I can comment on. It's always been decent with a surprise. This time it was a couple of...More

Thank Ebert K
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Had a vegetarian dinner with my masters and co-students and the food was plentiful and tasty. Serve was good and pricing reasonable. Decent place and clean.

Thank Nomad627
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Tried this restaurant this morning for dim sum and arriving at 11:30, there were still empty tables. At other dim sum restaurants, wait time should be at least half an hour. Not really a good sign but since I am meeting family who lives nearby...More

Thank chanyu1
Reviewed 10 November 2015

All the traditional Cantonese "New York Style" food you could want. Very good quality, clean, tasty.

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Went there with some Monks for a birthday celebration dinner, so it was all vegetarian. The atmosphere is a step up from your normal Chinese restaurant. When you first walk in there are tanks for the seafood but they looked unkempt on the outside so...More

Thank Ebert K
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Popped in for Dim Sum for Sunday Breakfast. Good selection of the usual favorites . The hargow were enormous, the pork ribs on garlic very tasty, the superior soup with dumpling very tasty, although unfortunately the dumpling arrived broken.

Thank upstairsforthinking
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a place for lunch as we drove down Geary. We spotted this restaurant and stopped because it said it was a seafood restaurant. Maybe that's true at dinner but not so much at lunch. You can order dim...More

Reviewed 21 March 2015

I use to go to this restaurant when it was The Mayflower Chinese Restaurant, and it was always wonderful! Great food, relatively clean dining room and restrooms, friendly staff and reasonable prices. (When I found out that the owner of The Hong Kong Flower Lounge,...More

Thank bbtapper
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 35
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6255 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-1821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-8338
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