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Jan 7, 2013 01:45 PM

Great Chinese Restaurant near the Lion King [SF]

I'm from LA so forgive me. We are joining our daughter and grand kids to see the Lion King this Wednesday. Would love to dine at some really good Chinese restaurant near the theater. Suggestions welcomed. Thanks.

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  1. There isn't a ton of great Chinese very close to the Orpheum Theater, which is near Civic Center. Your best bet would be to go to Chinatown, which isn't super close (but probably only 7-10 mins by taxi). One favorite there is Z&Y Restaurant.

    Closer to the theater is Little Saigon area of SF, where you can find some great Vietnamese food. There are also good Burmese and Thai options close by, all within walking distance of the theater. So, if you'd consider other Asian cuisines besides Chinese, it might open up some options.

    1. M.Y. China opened a few weeks ago in the wesfield center and is close. I went there for lunch a couple weeks ago and the food was excellent. The service was still being ironed out, but they might have it ready for prime-time by now.

      1. The closest decent (subjective) Chinese restaurant to the Orpheum is Heaven's Dog (Slanted Door people) on Mission btw (7th and 8th) perhaps two blocks.

        You should be able to park once. I would however check reviews since "great" is subjective.

        5 Replies
          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Thanks for the intel on HD, Melanie, never did get to try the pork belly sandwich there.

            1. re: grayelf

              Can't imagine it would have topped Chairman Bao's :)

            2. re: Melanie Wong

              Heaven's Dog is temporarily closed for remodeling.

              Are we talking about lunch before the matinee?

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                Okay, back on the list it goes! And I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to pork belly, even if it's not "better," :-).