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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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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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California Hot Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food!!! We had the Dim Sum and tried many dishes... passed on a few, but everything we had was perfect! Definitely will go back!!!

Thank Brinbri
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little town of Golden Gate that offers great views of the city and nice souvenirs and dining. There are also bus and ferry tours available.

Thank ashar g
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent Sunday in late morning we met friends for dim sum at City-View in SAN Francisco. None of us were disappointed as virtually all of our shared plates were very tasty. Service was very prompt as dim-sum were wheeled about the restaurant for table selection. This was a wonderful place for dim sum. Recommended!

Thank irawine
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried couple of Chinese restaurants in SF and was not impress with any of them thus far until I had dim sum at City View. I like the traditional carts with the dim sum dishes that are pushed around as you can see what you are ordering - it is definitely a dying sight through Asia. Although not as refine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with my wife as we wanted to experience very good Chinese food in SF - especially Dim-Sum dishes. and so it was - they go around with offers of things you know and things you do not recognize. we had more than 10 different dishes including what we can find unless it is traditional Chinese restaurant - chicken feet... More 

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Rapid City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems like every time I'm in San Francisco I find myself craving Dim Sum. And so I go to the City View Restaurant. It is on a small side street with a tiny "view" of the city. The atmosphere is clean and simple. Staff are always friendly and helpful. I really like the food and the choices presented. Seems like... More 

Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the past few years, we have been to 12 Dim Sum restaurants in the Bay Area plus one in Hawaii. Here's our rating based on variety, taste, and ambiance: City View, which is about 1 block from the main area of Chinatown, has the best variety and taste, but the worst ambiance. Second is Taipan in Palo Alto which... More 

Thank David G
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we're in San Francisco dim sum is a priority, and usually we end up at the venerable Yank Sing where, apparently, everyone else dines as well. This time we branched out to City View and were delighted. Flavors were excellent throughout and our tab was exactly half what we'd paid for an inferior meal at Yank Sing the day... More 

Thank Michael M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not a view but the food was very good and it was of course fun to have dim sum. We had beer also. The location was easy to get to. The staff was friendly with good service...lots of dim sum offerings. We filled up our table quickly so had to pass on a lot too. We were one... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you time your visit since you want to ensure that the restaurant is open (as it is not open all day). Plus it can be a bit difficult to find ....and if you need to park....well give yourself extra time . Best to use public transportation to get here and walk a bit. Generally crowded, but there are... More 

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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
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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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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