China Live
Upscale Chinese fare & culinary items
Chinese · North Beach · $$
George and Cindy Wong-Chen (Betelnut, Shanghai 1930) are behind this buzzy Chinatown food emporium that’s a multifaceted destination for modern Chinese fare (including sit-down dining and casual cafe options), with artisan Asian teas, open kitchen areas and culinary retail items, all arranged in market hall style.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
location 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA phone +1 415-788-8188 website www.chinalivesf.com directions Get Directions
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4.2
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Super trendy restaurant aimed at giving those less experienced with traditional Chinese dishes a non-intimidating introduction to things such as dim sum and traditional Chinese barbecue. The interior is spacious and designed to feature the both the barbecue oven and butcher as well as the dumpling bar without detracting from the feel of a high end restaurant. The space itself is a combination of tea shop, restaurant, and marketplace so it's a great location for hangouts/meet-ups as well as proper meals. The food is pretty phenomenal. The menu features some pretty safe dishes such as noodles and stir fries alongside more adventurous dishes such as crispy pork belly cubes and century eggs. No matter your comfort level with trying new cuisines, there will be something on the menu to fit your taste. Furthermore, the wait staff is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to the menu and can give many pointers and suggestions; there is really no way for you to go wrong with your food choices here. Be aware that in the vein of trendy restaurants, the prices are bit on the higher side. I personally thought the experience and food was definitely worth it, though.
Huy Phan · December 21, 2017
Amazing selection of great Chinese food from across this diverse country. Special kudos on the Peking Duck (almost sad to say... but it was better than I had in Beijing...) Lovely deco and atmosphere too.
Rohey Livne · January 21, 2018
Delicious modern take on Chinese food served on long picnic style tables and a few booths on the side. We enjoyed the food and the friendly service. Big thumbs up for the cabbage wrapped chicken, the BBQ pork buns with baked sweet tops, the pork belly baos. If you dine at the restaurant, bring your receipt to the store for a 10% discount for retail purchases. I bought a fun T shirt that says "I'm all that & dim sum"
Grace Woo · January 5, 2018