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City View Restaurant

662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2504
+1 415-398-2838
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dim sum” (240 reviews)
“dumplings” (30 reviews)
“chicken feet” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2504
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and the line was out the door and on to Commerce Street, so we were prepared from a long wait. Surprisingly we were seated within 10 minutes. The dim sum were wonderful, especially the shrimp dumplings, the tofu and eggplant...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wedding was on Friday, so we went to City View Restaurant on a Saturday morning around 11 am. There were about six people, including the newlyweds. Dim Sum was the perfect after wedding festivities place to go. We only had to wait a little...More

Thank Rachell S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg, I think I'm ruined for dim sum anywhere else. I have no idea what half of the delicious morsels were called but just say yes and enjoy! This place is packed from the minute they open, and I understand the waits can be long...More

Thank Janine K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Patience is required if you arrive at noon time. Lots of people go this restaurant for lunch, so we arrived at 11:30. The food was excellent. The place could use new carpets, the restrooms are in the basement, and it smells musky down there. Other...More

Thank MARC L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a recommendation from our hotel and we were not disappointed! It was a little hard to find as it is not on a Main Street but on a smaller walking street on the edge of Chinatown. We were seated right away...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on a Saturday lunch, we waited for about 30 minutes for a table and was well worth it! Great Yum Cha, very tasty.

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited City View at 11:30 am on a Friday. We walked right in and got a nice table by the window. The restaurant wasn't yet crowded and the carts were full of hot, fresh choices. We went a little overboard with our party of...More

Thank MominMaryland08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course the place is somewhat spoiled due to being promoted in Lonely Planet and on TripAdvisor, but it is a nice and easy place to experience dim sum. Spacious, food on display on trolleys and presented to you at the table. I'm not a...More

1  Thank frankolsendk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good variety of standard dim sum dishes. Expect a wait, though. Once seated a parade of dishes flows past with regularity. Choose your dishes, get your ticket stamped, eat. The servers seemed to really push the dishes but once you choose the dessert dish, your...More

Thank SunriseAddicted
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 11:00 on a Saturday and made it just in time as there was only a 5-minute wait. Just a half hour later the line was getting long but it did seem to move fast. This was recommended to us by a local...More

1  Thank Lance E
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,
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26 December 2016|
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Response from Bill_123 | Reviewed this property |
Michal M is spot on with his answer. If you have bad gluten-free allergies you must ask the waitress. The waitresses I encountered spoke good but accented English, so they can help you.
Erin R
21 September 2016|
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Response from CM_G279 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably feasible, but not necessarily practical.. you are looking at small, narrow streets in bad repair (if cases are wheeled), so getting them there smoothly would be a challenge. Additionally, the dining location... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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