Cuisine: Chinese$The FoodAsian cuisine is taken to a new level in this hip-yet-comfortable standing tribute to good living. The kitchen's attention to detail makes the sticker shock amazing. Yangtze River lite fry is slices of rock cod wrapped in tentacles of seaweed; it's then deep-fried. Accompanying black vinegar, aromatic Sichuan pepper-salt and ginger aioli make for a trio of ideal dipping sauces. Braised pork belly glows neon-red, its supple richness balanced by sauteed spinach. Even vegetables get the royal treatment: Buddha's Golden Picnic Basket houses impeccably stir-fried broccoli, eggplant, and lotus root in a shredded taro bowl.
It's physically underground, which lends it a cool, trendy, cavernous feel. The decor and the staff's uniforms also make you feel as if you were in Shanghai in 1930. Furthermore, there usually is free jazz music playing in the bar -7pm-11pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 8pm-12am Fridays and Saturdays. If you're in the dining room, the music is loud enough to set the mood, but not too loud so as to drown out your dinner conversation.
Parking is available for Lunch and Dinner.
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 4:30pm until 7:00pm
The FT touch
Enjoy Shangai during the 30`s featuring live jazz and for the ones who like cigars, there is a private cigar club at the restaurant.
ContactsTel: 415-896-5600Official WebsiteHoursLunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pmDinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pmFriday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pmClosed Sundays
Location: 133 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105