San Francisco, CA
China Live is probably the most well known Chinese restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown, but it's much more than a restaurant. China Live is a culinary and cultural destination, a 30,000 squarefoot emporium with 8 specialized cooking stations that turn out mass quantities of dumplings, peking duck, noodles, and more. Founded by James Beard Award-Winning Chef George Chen along with his wife Cindy who are incredibly successful restauranteurs and have opened several landmark restaurants such as Betelnut, Xanadu, and Shanghai 1930. George Chen's goal in all of his ventures has been the same — to educate diners about real Chinese cuisine.
"World's 100 Greatest Places 2018" — Time Magazine; Restaurant of the Year (2017) — Eater SF; "The World's Best Restaurant Selection, 2020 — Eight Tables by George Chen" — La Liste