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Restaurant Reviews for Chinese

posted on April 16, 2017
Vic Asia
review by Ben Canaider

This Chinesesque restaurant sits just between the CBD and the Bay, in refined Albert Park. Run in a very handson manner by vinophile Ken Yuen, the tastefully decorated, long, thin dining room is never without at least a couple of winemakers, wine salespeople, wine importers, wine auctioneers or wine ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Mister Jiu’s
review by Barbara Haimes

Everything old is re-imagined at Mister Jiu’s. Though the address has hosted Chinatown restaurants for over a century, the dining room has been transformed into a quietly modern, light-filled space. Chef-owner Brandon Jew, who cooked at Zuni< ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Liholiho Yacht Club
review by Barbara Haimes

Liholiho’s welcoming, aloha vibe is pervasive, right down to the rum, pineapple and coconut in the cocktails. But this isn’t your mother’s Hawaiian restaurant: Those drinks are just as likely to include Sherry, amari and bitters. Chef Ravi Kapur, from Hawaii via Boulevard and Prospect, crafts ...Read the full review

posted on July 7, 2016
review by John Szabo, MS

Newcomer DaiLo might best be described as a Chinese bistro. Chef Nick “Ninja” Liu draws on the dishes of his Hakka ancestors, building them out from local and sustainable ingredients and French techniques, and augmenting them with his own flair. Creations like Mongolian grilled lamb neck with sambal pickle, ...Read the full review

posted on April 12, 2016
Mission Chinese
review by Caitlin Griffith

The new version of Mission Chinese brings two new benefits: more space, and better drinks. You may still need to wait for a seat, but once inside the bi-level, banquet hall–inspired Chinatown space, you can cool your heels at the bar with a juicy sour cider from Spain ...Read the full review

posted on April 11, 2016
Hop Alley
review by Natalie Fackelmayer

On any given night, chefs and bartenders and owners of tiny wine shops sit elbow to elbow at Hop Alley’s bar. They are ordering cocktails from a list that celebrates the Chinese zodiac, like the Rabbit 5 A.D., with Tequila, pineapple and celery, flavors that prepare for the ...Read the full review

posted on October 15, 2014
Great China
review by B.H.

For 15 years Mike Yu’s Great China was a cramped Chinese restaurant in downtown Berkeley, near the UC Berkeley campus, with reliably good food plus the Bay Area’s best Peking duck and an extensive wine list that most diners never knew existed. Then a fire destroyed the restaurant ...Read the full review