Empress of China

Chinese, Lounge, Asian
$ $ $
838 Grant Ave (btw Clay St & Washington St)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 434-1345
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm



  • Best restaurant view in Chinatown.
  • Amazing views from the cocktail lounge!
  • Try the Flambe Baby Quail
  • Excellent view from the cocktail lounge, 50% off drinks during happy hour 3-5 pm
  • This place is awesome! Try the duck! Service is outstanding. Good location, if you are coming from downtown take the old cable cars and have fun.
  • Half off drinks from 3-5pm
  • Get a Mai Tai and if available, a window seat.
  • Quail is excellent!
  • Great view & decor... Do not order the 'pressed duck' not sure what that was :-(
  • Amazing views! Come for happy hour cocktails before they close forever.
  • I have never eaten here but I shot here behind the scenes for a fashion show. The place will close down 12.31.14
  • A relic. It's like a step back in time, just clear the cobwebs, have a martini, and enjoy.
  • It feels like walking into a meeting of the Hong Kong triads every time we visit. You'll have the place all to yourselves once the mob bosses depart for their safehouses.
  • gin and tonic
  • Worth it for the view and old-time charm of the joint!
  • It's a tourist trap! Worst Chinese I've ever had! Their roast duck was covered in sickly sweet sauce that made the usual crispy skin go all soggy! Don't waste your money!
  • Great view, but horrendously slow lunch service.
  • Amazing view & food.. Definitely worth trying!
  • Very average food and it's not cheap. Good view though
  • Manzara ve yemekler harikaydi :)

Nearby places

916 Grant Ave (at Washington St)
901 Grant Ave
255 Columbus Ave (btwn Broadway and Pacific)