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The House

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Asian fusion
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1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-8612
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Noodles!

I absolutely loved the food. Fresh, authentic and reasonably priced. Thought the place was small though with the tables crammed close together.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Debby W
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I absolutely loved the food. Fresh, authentic and reasonably priced. Thought the place was small though with the tables crammed close together.

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Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a small restaurant and the third time I have eaten here. The food is the highlight of dining at 'The House' and the flavours and dishes are amazing. However the experience is somewhat marred by squeezing way too many tables and people into this intimate restaurant. The service suffers because of this, and I don't think we got... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stopped by The House for an early Sunday supper before heading off to the airport. This small space with muted colours has that refined bistro feel to it. Arriving pretty much when they opened, we were offered several specials in addition to the decent selection of courses in the pan-Asian oriented menu. For starters we chose the octopus salad,... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It leaves a bad taste. You can't eat trendy, but you can sell it. This is a great place for a Caucasian software designer (dressed in well-washed Levis and a plaid shirt) to take his new Chinese girlfriend. Fusion. What is being fused? Your money and The House's bank account. I tried four small plates. Fried calamari: it was calamari... More 

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Oslo
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The place looks average, but the food was great! The service was flawless and the place is clean and not to formell. Would definitely eat here again!

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Livingston, New Jersey
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160 reviews 160 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wow, was that one of the most disappointing meals I have experienced in a really long time. I not only write reviews, but I try to rely on the other reviews for recommendations. How in the world did this restaurant get such high reviews. Is the Asian fusion food so bad in San Francisco that this is the best. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in San Fran yesterday and were advised The House was the best in town. When ordering I questioned if 2 dishes I ordered contained nuts as I have an allergy and was told no. When the food arrived I questioned again to double check and then was told it has pine nuts, and can I eat those!? Pine... More 

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Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a nice place with limited seating. We stopped in and it was quite busy -- the host agreed to call us when a table was ready for our table of 4. So we stopped next door for a drink. The menu is original and all the dishes are expertly prepared.

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South San Francisco
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We've been going here often, especially during lunch. We were always happy with their dishes. Only challenge is finding parking, but it's worth every trip. Trip to go there early, say 11:30 am for lunch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

All I can say is: "Go to this restaurant if you can!" Each of our dishes was creative and excellent. My wife and I just happened across The House while wandering North Beach. We were fortunate that we arrived right around noon, because by 12:20 there were plenty of people waiting for a table. It was the best meal we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 986-8612

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?