San Francisco restaurateurs George Chen, Cindy Wong-Chen, and managing partner Richard Miyashiro are pleased to announce their newest concept: China Live San Francisco.
China Live San Francisco is set to open in the heart of the city’s Chinatown in early 2015. The concept will be a 20,000-square-foot culinary and cultural destination that aims to offer unparalleled access to Chinese gastronomy in the City by the Bay.
Much like New York’s famed Eataly, China Live will provide guests with curated retail, a café, and a variety of dining options prepared at exhibition kitchens on the ground floor.
On the ground floor is The Chinese-Market Restaurant, which is a 155-seat market-restaurant serving traditional Chinese dishes that focus on using sustainable, organic products. At China-Market Restaurant, guests will find five specialized kitchens including a noodle bar, dim sum and dumplings, charcuterie and barbecue, seafood and raw bar, and a rice table and seasonal vegetable kitchen. Additionally, guests will be able to purchase the ingredients in their meals from the open and interactive Retail-Market, which will sell a range of products from spices, teas, condiments, produce and to house-cured meats and poultry as well as cookware and cutlery.
Also on the ground floor will be a more intimate, 28-seat café serving Chinese teas, specialty coffee and drinks, and Asian pastries and small bites.
The second floor, which is designed to feature separate spaces, is where guests can enjoy the fine dining restaurant Eight Tables by George Chen. The restaurant is a 40-seat restaurant that offers an evolving 12-course Chinese tasting menu designed by Chen. Also on the second floor is a 42-seat bar serving craft drinks with a private room available for larger parties.
China Live San Francisco will be located at 644 Broadway (between Columbus and Stockton).