Chinatown Restaurant

Chinatown Restaurant

A Restaurant Landmark since 1919


San Francisco Chinatown Moon Festival — Buffet and Show

Live Performances, Lantern-Making, Hand-Pulled Noodle Demonstration and more!

Tickets available on Eventbrite



Welcome to San Francisco's Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown in North America. While you are exploring its rich history through busy streets and alleyways, be sure to come in for a taste of the best that Chinatown has to offer.

Chinatown Restaurant is located across the street from Portsmouth Square on Washington Street. We serve dim sum, seafood, Peking duck, and traditional favorites from the north and south of China. We are open everyday 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. We accept credit cards.

Our 3 floors of dining include a banquet hall for large parties of 50-200 guests, a VIP room for parties of 20-30 with a giant round table that seats 20, a balcony overlooking the park, and dining areas for walk-in guests. Please walk up to the second floor, no reservations required.

For tour groups, student trips, and company parties please send us an email to discuss special group menus and discounts. We are at


Let us host your next event for 20 to 200 people! We offer buffet-style, family-style, and banquet-style dining. Perfect for tours, student groups, companies, weddings, and birthdays. See below for sample menus and pricing.

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Banquet Room - 3rd Floor

Seats 50-200

Reserve the entire 3rd floor of our restaurant for your next event. With an Audio/Video system and privacy, the space is ideal for wedding banquets, office parties, and group meetings. 

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VIP Room - 2nd Floor

Seats 20-30

Located in a private room on the 2nd Floor, our VIP room features a large table for 20 guests plus additional seating for hosts. It's perfect for birthdays and small group gatherings. 

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Private Area - 1st Floor

Seats up to 60

The 1st floor is a more casual setup for medium size groups in a different area from regular diners. Great for family gatherings.




San Francisco is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world, with its rich history, architecture and beautiful natural surroundings. Chinatown is almost as old as the City itself with the first wave of Chinese immigrants arriving at the time of the 1849 Gold Rush.

We welcome tour groups of any size and can accommodate your schedule and budget with buffet-style or family-style service. Special offers available for recurring visits.

Sample Menu:

Spring rolls, steamed dumplings, soup, sweet and sour pork, kung pao chicken, black pepper beef, vegetable chow mein, fried rice, dessert. Fancier or simpler as you like.

($20-$38 per person, drinks separate)



From elementary to university, we welcome student groups of all ages and appetites. For your next field-trip, enjoy your lunch break here at the center of historic Chinatown. 

Sample Menu:

Chicken potstickers, assorted dim sum, cashew nut chicken, sweet and sour pork, combination chow mein, vegetarian fried rice, green tea ice cream.

($15-$25 per person, tea included)


Enjoy your wedding parties and receptions here with fancy food, wine glasses, and a PA system in our banquet hall that seats up to 200 guests.

Sample Menu:

Specialty Beijing-style hors d'oeuvres, fruit platter, seafood soup, assorted dim sum, salt and pepper fried crab, lobster with noodles, steamed whole fish, Peking duck with scallion, duck sauce and pancakes, mushu pork, Chinese pea shoots with garlic, beef chow fun noodles, red bean dessert and mango pudding.

($48-$88 per person, depending on how fancy you want to go. Wine and champagne available.)


Host your next company get-together in one of our private rooms. PA system available.

Sample Menu:

Shanghai steamed pork dumplings, Thai-style crispy prawns, spring rolls, salt and pepper fried calamari, Mongolian beef, lemon chicken, honey-walnut prawns, seafood fried rice, vegetarian chow mein, Chinese tender greens sauteed with garlic, green tea ice cream and fortune cookies.

($32-$52 per person, drinks separate)


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New for 2019: Interactive Dinner Theater Party

Reserve the entire restaurant to host a unique theme-party with festive costumes, live music, singing and dancing, indoor street food market, and a celebration of Chinese folk traditions.

For more information, please contact us at


Order à la carte or try one of our combination menus to get a taste of many different things. 

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When was the last time you had "char siu," sliced BBQ pork? It's time to relive your favorites and try some new dishes. Our favorites here are the Salt and Pepper Crab, BBQ Pork Buns, Peking Duck, and Hong Kong Style Crispy Noodles.

We also serve a selection of beer and wine, sake and soju, as well as tea and desserts.