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Riverside Seafood Restaurant

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1201 Vicente St, San Francisco, CA 94116-3045
+1 415-759-8828
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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326 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We've been coming here for more than 20 years. But it was Valentine's night so we decided to go at 5 pm. 3 of us shared 3 dishes, we had Westlake beef soup, "eight precious" tofu, bitter gourd omelette plus sweet and sour pork. Along with white rice. We barely ate half of each dish, except for the soup! All... More 

Thank EuForia_01
San Francisco
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This one of our regular "go to" restaurant for dim sum and for dinner. The food is fresh and delicious. The seafood selection is good and flavorful. The service can be rushed. The wait can be long but worth it. Parking is generally easy to find.

Thank needmoretimeoff
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I've had Cantonese food in quite a few cities, including Hong Kong my home town, and this is one of the best Cantonese restaurants. The stir fried flat rice noodles with beef is such a common dish but it's rare that it's cooked well. We were totally satisfied with its quality: not too oily, noodles were thin and soft, beef... More 

Thank Debbie L
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

just moving down the street, I stopped by Riverside tonight to order a meal for my wife, ill from Alzheimer's. I went in and in the restaurant which was very, very spacious and perhaps only 7-10 people there, I told them I wanted a meal to go and a beer while I waited. There's no place to sit awaiting a... More 

Thank danielyyz
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228 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Had a family dinner party here, two tables, twenty people. Ordered the $118 per table set menu and added an order of roast chicken sticky rice. Everything was standard, good place for families, typical service for this kind of place. The roast chicken sticky rice was excellent!

Thank HongKongSojourner
San Francisco, California
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We took our visiting English cousin to one of our favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurants. There were seven of us. It is a very busy place, therefore reservations are a must. They had a large round table,with a lazy susan waiting for us. Their patrons are local Chinese families with babies to grand parents. This restaurant reminds me of Hong Kong... More 

Thank Andy J
Sacramento, California
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

I've been to this place for lunch many times. Food is consistently good. There is a variety of dim sum dishes also. It is always very busy at a lunchtime on the weekends. I suggest late lunch around 2 pm, then there is not that much wait. Waiters are very reserved. It takes an extra effort to get a smile... More 

Thank sacramentan
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

I was visiting my niece in SF from England and this is her neighborhood Chinese Restaurant. We went there for dim sum on a Tuesday (they serve it everyday). It was delicious, fast, perfectly prepared. The service was very friendly and attentive. We were the only non-Asians in there, which I took to be a very good sign. I will... More 

Thank eveybp
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I was born and raised in San Francisco but have since moved away. Whenever I come back to visit, I make it a point to come here for dinner. My parents introduced me to this place and their food is delish! I particularly love their fresh lobster noodles ("yee-mein"), fresh conch soup (very reasonably priced and so refreshing for those... More 

1 Thank Travel11Bug
San Francisco, California
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Found this place by chance. Went for dim sum on a Sunday, 95% Chinese clientele (this is a good sign), the specials in Chinese only (another good sign). Clean and spacious dining room with plenty of natural light. You order of a menu where you write down the number of dishes you want. There were some dishes I never heard... More 

Thank Quique02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Vicente St, San Francisco, CA 94116-3045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-759-8828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?