Where to Eat and Drink in San Francisco’s Chinatown
A guide to the neighborhood’s most beloved noodle joints and dim sum parlors

The pandemic didn’t spare any cuisine or any neighborhood in San Francisco, but the city’s Chinatown — and its Chinese restaurants in general — bore the brunt of the burden. Even so, the neighborhood has proven resilient. Chinatown continues to be home to some of the city’s historic dining destinations, including Sam Wo Restaurant, which is believed to be the oldest restaurant in the area having first opened in 1907. This map offers a selection of favorite new and classic Chinatown spots, perfect for satisfying a dim sum or barbecue rice plate craving.

China Live
Downstairs at George Chen’s massive, multi-venue complex you’ll find a full menu of Chinese specialties, including customer favorites like crisp-bottomed sheng jian bao and Peking duck sesame pockets, while the more upscale Eight Tables upstairs serves a more expensive tasting menu. There’s also the swanky Cold Drinks Bar for cocktail fans, and don’t forget to peruse the marketplace’s selection of housemade condiments and snacks on your way out. – Eater San Francisco (01.23.23)