It’s only been 14 days since Chinatown behemoth China Live opened, offering up its Chinese food, drinks, and goods to the public after several years of waiting. Since it opened, the 30,000-square-foot emporium has been getting up to speed, only offering dinner service these past two weeks. Happily, as of today, the Market Restaurant is open for lunch.
Starting daily at 11 a.m., China Live will seat customers at its full service Market Restaurant, with a menu (in full below) of barbecue, dumplings, noodles, stir-fry, and more. It’s a very similar menu to what’s available at dinner, but with a much lower likelihood of encountering crowds during the day.
Since opening, the space has been mobbed with people dying for a taste of owner George Chen’s vision. It was a long road to opening for Chen, who recently opened up to The Chronicle about his past financial troubles, which included owing the city of San Francisco $4.8 million at one point for a failed SFO restaurant. He sees China Live as his redemption— a $20 million redemption, if all goes well. – Eater San Francisco (3.14.17)