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Chow

215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-2469
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Ranked #330 of 4,937 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Asian, International
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Chow, we support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The food was so delicious we returned twice for dinner. Everything is fresh and organic. One night I had the linguini with clams, shrimp and fresh fish. The next night wad a half-chicken served over garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Yum. This is a restaurant that caters to the locals in the neighborhood. Nothing is she-she about it. The... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Service, food and atmosphere could not be faulted nor could the price would recommend to anyone in or near The castro district

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San Francisco
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Chow never fails --- the food is "basic" in the best sense of the word. Nothing too fancy, but always of high quality and well prepared. Nice variety. Noodle dishes are especially good. Service is always fine. If there are no tables available and I'm eating alone or with one other person, I sit at the counter, which is just... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Waitress really friendly. Ingredients for sandwich good but over cooked so chicken breast rubbery. Prices not terrible but felt more like a Wetherspoons.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited Chow for a late lunch and enjoyed the casual vibe and nice variety of food options: Asian noodles, Mexican fish tacos, etc. Everything was thoughtfully prepared and tasty.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After having disappointing service and food at another local restaurant, Chow was a much needed good meal and pleasant experience. On the morning of July 3rd at about 0830, I ordered the eggs benedict and organic coffee and half/half. The server was pleasant enough and professional. The potatoes that came with the breakfast were great. I will give this place... More

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ChowFoodBar, Guest Relations Manager at Chow, responded to this review

Hi Lon, So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit-- we look forward to having you back when you're in town next! Thanks! Jamie J., Chow Restaurants More

Chandler, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Ate here twice, in fact, over a recent four day stay in San Francisco.

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Chow R, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

So glad to hear we were such a hit, and hope to see you again next time you're in San Francisco! Thanks, Kiersten F., General Manager More

Pgh
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

During our Urban Trek tour the six of us all wanted something different for lunch. Anton, our tour guide, selected Chow. We were seated in a pleasant patio area. Each of us ordered food to our liking and were all extremely satisfied. If you are trying to please people with different appetites, Chow is the restaurant for you.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Try to get to this place for a nice meal and easy place to visit with friends. Tasty home cooking, can never go wrong with Chow!

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I came here for breakfast and brunch over my trip it was just so good! A must try drink is the Chai Baba Chai, sooo delicious. The restaurant is very homey and comfortable. The service could have been a little bit faster, but it was fine. Overall I had a very nice time!

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