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City View Restaurant

Dim Sum Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, San Francisco
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  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzApril 15, 2017
    Really great! Interesting variety of the dim sum, everything was delicious and great quality. Spacious, clean. Def more affordable and less fancy than Yank Sing or Dragon Beaux, we'll be back!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Kaustubh T.
    Kaustubh ThirumalaiDecember 11, 2016
    Some of the best dim sum I've had! Fantastic shrimp fare all round. Not too expensive either! Recommended.
  • Angel F.
    Angel FuMay 17, 2015
    We got there after 1 pm on a Saturday and surprisingly there was no wait. Their bbq pork rice rolls and xiaolongbao were great, though they don't have a wide selection of dim sum. Great values overall
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WebberAugust 31, 2014
    One of my favorite restaurants. Always delicious. There are other dim sum places in San Francisco, but City View is best value- they could charge more, but don't!
  • Michael M.
    Tried various dim sums & other small plates, all tasted great and fresh! Lived the steamed shrimp dumplings and the sezchuan (?) noodles.
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadMay 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    City View has one of the best Peking Duck dishes I've had! I recommend that along with the Pork Sticky rice as must-orders when here.
  • Ray Y.
    Ray YDecember 9, 2017
    Dim sum with "nice" service, which makes it slightly less Chinese. For older people and proper who are less adventurous, I usually take them here.
  • Annie 🌺 J.
    Annie 🌺 JalotaJuly 28, 2017
    First time having dim sum, lots of vegetarian friendly options! A little on the pricey side but good for the location.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoOctober 21, 2016
    The taro puffs are amazing!
  • Threedukes
    ThreedukesDecember 17, 2016
    Great dim sum! Good location. And don't worry about crowds - even long lines are seated quickly
  • Linda G.
    Linda GDecember 30, 2015
    There are a lot of people waiting, but you can still get a table (especially for two) very quickly.
  • Cbl C.
    Cbl CblMarch 26, 2016
    Great Dim Sum place, even if you have to wait for a table
  • D V.
    D VolpicellaAugust 7, 2017
    Chicken lettuce wraps & soup dumplings were my favorite!! Everything was fresh, superb & authentic!
  • Zach S.
    Zach SteinerMay 21, 2017
    Great dim sum across the board. There can be a wait at lunch, but tables turnover quickly.
  • cyn k.
    cyn kAugust 26, 2011
    great dim sum. a bit pricier, but less greasy than most places. and they have custard buns and shanghai dumplings!
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzMay 6, 2017
    So delicious 😋 try Tree Treasure and woodear mushrooms 🤗
  • David N.
    David NewtonJune 22, 2013
    Try the Xiao Long Bao - Soupy pork dumplings with ginger and awesome.
  • Tone M.
    Tone MosleyApril 2, 2017
    Dim sum...it's still good has changed over the years. Not as Chinese oriented as in the past. Many ppl are familiar with this spot.
  • Mikhail D.
    Mikhail DubovOctober 27, 2013
    Amazing. Try the honey prawns and the shanghai dumplings.
  • Pranay S.
    Pranay SethiDecember 17, 2013
    Everything was so delicious! Do not miss the dessert cart!
  • Kendal C.
    Kendal CockrelSeptember 8, 2017
    Family style seating is good for a large group! Tasty dim sum!
  • Mita P.
    Mita PadhiOctober 11, 2014
    Honey walnut shrimp, and Shanghai soup dumplings are a must!
  • Raj
    RajJuly 31, 2017
    Had been hoping for more from the trolley service, siu mai were basic, XLB small and shriveled
  • Matt L.
    Matt LuchtDecember 29, 2012
    Pretty good dim sum, slightly more pricey than others but worth giving a go.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BerrisJune 21, 2015
    dim sum is incredible, soup dumpling blew my mind.
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracNovember 17, 2015
    Targets white people. Most dishes are still OK yet a bit overpriced. Good for americans afraid to go to an authentic Chinese dim sum.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FlammFebruary 10, 2015
    City View is a couple of blocks from Chinatown and has a fancier vibe, but the dim sum is excellent and the staff is friendly. Servers come around with carts and trays, and we paid about $30 for two.
  • Pack P.
    Pack PhanuphongJuly 18, 2017
    How to order? Just sit and pick your food when the staffs arrive at your table.
  • Samuel G.
    Samuel GiddinsOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The shrimp and chive dumplings were incredible, as were the chicken buns.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchonbachMarch 7, 2010
    If you don't see what you want coming around, you can ask for it and they'll deliver it to your table (e.g. honey walnut prawns)
  • Rotimi A.
    Rotimi A. WilliamsFebruary 23, 2016
    Everything was amazing. EVERYTHING.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KSeptember 17, 2013
    Great Dim Sum. Everything we had was excellent!
  • Cameron S.
    Cameron StokesMay 3, 2015
    Great dim sum, especially the egg custard buns.
  • @Nacron
    @NacronMay 27, 2012
    The dim sum was great. Some stuff I've never seen before in Hawaii
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KobzanAugust 20, 2017
    Can't go wrong, everything we had was great!
  • Jan S.
    Jan Shaw-FlammFebruary 10, 2015
    Great dim sum and quiet enough for easy conversation.
  • Molly H.
    Molly HemphillAugust 20, 2015
    shrimp siu mai, peking duck, soup dumplings
  • Vidhya G.
    Vidhya GholkarMay 9, 2011
    Sunday dim sum: rather disappointing. portion size big, taste size small. Lots of people, some even queuing to get in - so you may see something I didn't.
  • Luvenia T.
    Luvenia TantocoSeptember 26, 2014
    Having dim sum at city view
  • Brad T.
    Brad TOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid dim sum. Def worth trying.
  • Tim Olson
    Tim OlsonApril 5, 2014
    Near Chinatown, but not so touristy. Great variety of carts.
  • Robert S.
    Robert SorensenFebruary 17, 2014
    Great restaurant, best Dim Sum in SF
  • Irene M.
    Irene ManousiouthakisFebruary 26, 2015
    Steamed pork buns. Duck w/bao! Custard tarts!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KNovember 27, 2013
    Best dim sum in SF
  • schneidermike s.
    portions are minuscule, should be called dim dim sum. tai gui le!
  • Victoria O.
    Victoria O'DonnellAugust 3, 2017
    The service is kind of messy but the food is very good
  • Maya .
    Maya 🐟September 15, 2013
    Order the fried rice noodles (you have to ask the waiter).
  • Ria C.
    Ria CJune 7, 2012
    try their lotus leaf sticky rice!
  • Miyako U.
    Miyako UekiFebruary 21, 2011
    Pineapple custard buns! Heavenly melts in your mouth.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BerrisJune 21, 2015
    Dim sum rules - soup dumplings incredible
  • Madeleine W.
    Madeleine WilsonOctober 23, 2014
    Awesome dim sum!
  • Lucy P.
    Lucy PerryJune 19, 2016
    All the shrimp dumplings are amazing
  • David P.
    David PhamFebruary 5, 2016
    Spare ribs are very good.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenAugust 18, 2015
    Very decent dim sum without a long wait.
  • Roxana B.
    Roxana Bannach-LinJuly 25, 2015
    All dim sum. Great variety
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WFebruary 13, 2011
    closes at 2:30 -- don't get there too late since they start running out of certain dishes!
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeongOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Park at Portsmith Garage Cityview offers validation make sure to ask when paying the bill
  • David N.
    David NewtonJune 22, 2013
    Try the Baked Roast Pork Bun
  • Len G.
    Len GilbertJanuary 7, 2014
    Crab claws are excellent!
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracNovember 17, 2015
    Peking duck is a fake - you only eat the skin, not the duck meat.
  • Q T.
    Q TipJuly 4, 2014
    Amazing dim sum and noodles!!
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJuly 5, 2015
    Decent dimsum place, close to downtown.
  • David N.
    David NewtonJune 22, 2013
    Try the Shrimp Siu Mai
  • David N.
    David NewtonJune 22, 2013
    Try the Seafood Dumpling
  • Phofi C.
    Phofi CortezDecember 16, 2014
    Best ! Don't eat too fast cause good stuff keeps flowing through
  • Ying L.
    Ying LinDecember 19, 2015
    everything
  • Rich R.
    Rich ReaderNovember 28, 2011
    Shanghai Xiao Loong Bao + Walnut Prawns
  • Coty C.
    Coty Cagliolo2 weeks ago
    Dim Sum on Sunday morning.
  • David N.
    David NewtonJune 22, 2013
    Try the Mooli Cake
  • Corina M.
    Corina MöllerFebruary 16, 2015
    Amazing Dim-Sum!
  • Roxana B.
    Roxana Bannach-LinJuly 25, 2015
    Best Dim Sum EVER
  • Ralph M.
    Ralph MyersJune 2, 2016
    Dim Sum equal to Yank Sing
  • Esther A.
    Esther AssaadNovember 7, 2009
    Delicious! Come w/ a big group and try everything. Then take a nap.
  • ✰ David M.
    Best dim sum around
  • Andre M.
    Andre MartinsJanuary 10, 2016
    Crab dim sum
  • Almir O.
    Almir OvčinaJuly 21, 2013
    Good stuff
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JamesNovember 13, 2011
    It's the dim summiest! Read more
  • Eric
    EricDecember 9, 2009
    Go here and order the chicken feet. Delicious.
  • Rich R.
    Rich ReaderSeptember 27, 2009
    some of the best dim sum lunch in San Francisco.
  • Florencia P.
    Tomorrow! I will be there with work peeps.
  • Derrick J.
    Derrick JudgeAugust 26, 2012
    Closes early on Sunday... At 230 I was told the kitchen was closed :-(
  • Hathanh N.
    Hathanh NguyenMay 29, 2011
    Pretty mediocre, don't recommend coming here.
  • Christine N.
    Christine NgoOctober 26, 2009
    fair warning--for dim sum, this spot is mediocre, and terribly overpriced.
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