Tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater usually all have the same question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the ‘it’ places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking at the moment — even if that might be an older spot.
China Live is a massive 30,000-square-foot restaurant and retail space in the heart of Chinatown. It’s got multiple options for eating, including the Oolong Cafe with grab-and-go items, a bar, and the Market Restaurant with dim sum-style offerings. Eventually there will also be a fine dining restaurant called Eight Tables. Check out Eater SF’s full guide to the hotspot here.