China Live is an interactive culinary and cultural destination in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, offering an in-depth exploration of Greater Chinese gastronomy. Our mission is to demystify Chinese ingredients and recipes while educating guests on the rich history and influence.
Our ground floor features the Oolong Café, Market Restaurant & Bar, and Retail Marketplace, and is a must-visit San Francisco Bay Area culinary destination.
Far East Cafe is centrally located in the heart of Chinatown and is two blocks away from the gateway of Chinatown and directly across from the Old St. Mary's Church. Far East Cafe cordially invites you to our enchanting restaurant that will bring you back in time with its unique private dining booths. The restaurant itself has been established since 1920. As you and your visitors enter the doorway, they will be overwhelmed by the palace chandeliers hanging from our high ceilings, painted murals on the walls, the carved screens, and the emperor's throne. This delicate artwork was brought over from China over a hundred years ago.
Our restaurant serves Dim Sum luncheon and dinner in our elegant dining room; we also provide receptions, banquets, special events, and business meetings in our Ballroom located on the second floor of our restaurant. Our Ballroom has a stage, a spacious dancing floor, superior lighting and sound system. For special occasions, we have "VIP" Rooms decorate with teak furnishing and ancient Chinese motif. We have two full service bar located in a secluded area of our restaurant.
The restaurant serves both Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine and is specializing in fresh seafood from our fish tanks, live lobster and crab cooked in supreme broth, honey walnut prawns, Peking duck, and many other delicious dishes.