Chino is a lively Chinese-inspired, dumpling centric restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the Mission. The authentic flavors of executive chef & owner Ron Pei's heritage are complemented by an eclectic menu of California-influenced dishes, whimsical design, and a pure passion for the cuisine and it's undeniable hospitality. The ceiling is strung with almost a thousand string lights reminiscent of a Taipei night market and a full wrap-around bar augments the brilliant and festive vibe. Chino is a Mission District-based restaurant infused with Chinese flavor. We’re keen on simple but sophisticated food that honors the cuisine of chef Ron Pei's heritage, while keeping it true to San Francisco’s regional sense of taste—great cocktails included. RON PEI, chef-partner Ron Pei grew up in the business. His parents, both Chinese immigrants, owned Cafe Yulong in Mountain View. After college, Ron attended the CCA in San Francisco and then went on to cook at Salt House and as the chef at Laïola. From there, he went to DC to work at Komi and stage at Minibar and then to New York to stage at Blue Hill Stone Barns—all the while dreaming of marrying the Chinese food of his heritage with the ingredient-driven cooking he’d come to love. Ron’s dad has come out of retirement in order to bring back his famous fish-and-leek dumplings for Chino. And, should you be wondering, the restaurant name comes from the fact that back at Laïola Ron was teasingly (if lovingly) called “Chino” by his Spanish-speaking cooks.

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3198 16th Street
Mission District, San Francisco, California 94103
United States

Public Transit:
MUNI #22 bus stop outside front entrance
16th St BART station 2 blocks away

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  • Executive Chef:
  • Ronald Pei
  • Dining Style:
  • Casual Dining
  • Cuisines:
  • Contemporary Asian, American, Chinese
  • Dress Code:
  • Casual Dress
  • Price Range:
  • $30 and under
  • Payment Options
  • AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Additional:
  • Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Takes Reservations Yes
  • Delivery No
  • Take-out Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards Yes
  • Good For Dinner, Late Night
  • Parking Street
  • Bike Parking Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible Yes
  • Good for Kids No
  • Good for Groups Yes
  • Attire Casual
  • Ambience Casual
  • Noise Level Loud
  • Good For Dancing No
  • Alcohol Full Bar
  • Happy Hour No
  • Best Nights Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Coat Check No
  • Smoking No
  • Outdoor Seating No
  • Wi-Fi No
  • Has TV Yes
  • Waiter Service Yes
  • Caters No
  • Has Pool Table No


Hours of Operation: Sunday- Thursday 5:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Friday + Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 11:00p.m. Saturday + Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

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(415) 552-5771

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