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The House

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Noodle, Asian, Asian fusion
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1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-8612
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 233
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  • 23
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  • 2
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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
Great local restaurant

The House is small out of the way restaurant, but well worth the effort. The wait staff were well informed and attentive and this was despite the crowds and restaurant. Make a reservation early, especially if there are more than two. good selection of appetizers, especially enjoyed the deep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Kapers136
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Markham, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Markham, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The House is small out of the way restaurant, but well worth the effort. The wait staff were well informed and attentive and this was despite the crowds and restaurant. Make a reservation early, especially if there are more than two. good selection of appetizers, especially enjoyed the deep fried crab.

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Geldrop, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this restaurant walking back from Coil Tower. It is still in the Italian area but when we entered the place we found out that the food is pure Asian fusion cooking with unexpected flavours and cooking methods. There were a lot of specials and we choose share all our dishes and having them brought to the table... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Goodness!!! This dinner was the best of our entire week stay in San Fransisco. The atmosphere is very quaint and small...perfect for our date night. They have maybe 3 servers for the entire restaurant, and we were given something different from all of them. If our main server was busy, the others would step in to ensure our food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were told there would be an hour wait when we got to The House. We gave the hostess our phone number and went down the street to a quiet little bar to wait. We were called and told our table was ready after only 10 minutes. We had a wonderful meal here. Service was great: quick and attentive, but... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant we ate at when arriving in SF, it was hard to top. Asian fusion food, we had a number of the specials, but all of the food was flavorful & well worth the price. If you want a nice night out, this is the place. Call ahead for reservations as this place is quite popular... More 

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Orange County, CA
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We came to The House from out of town to celebrate our anniversary after my husband researched it carefully and we decided to skip the well-known foodie fave that has been on national tv. GREAT CHOICE! It is a tiny spot, only around 12 tables, so reservations are important. There were so many good choices for apps and entrees that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is pretty awesome! Asked my friend to take me to a good spot and he said he always comes here...and for good reason! Food is a bit pricey for the amount (and asian isn't usually crazy expensive) but the quality and taste was well worth it! The fried salmon rolls are really good, the crab cakes were great... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were not sure what to expect as this was a walk past and decided to eat there last minute. The food was incredible an excellent asian-fusion menu. The place was packed with people waiting for 40 or more minutes I think we were lucky to get a table for two. We had the charred octopus salad starter for the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant is quite small and located near China town. However, the dishes they serve are super delicious and unique. This is one of the

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Although we had to wait a while to be seated, we just went next door to grab drinks until we were buzzed and boy, was it worth the wait. I personally have never liked asian fusion, but The House makes me want to eat it daily. I ordered the wasabi noodles with flat iron steak. The steak was made exactly... More 

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Additional Information about The House

Address: 1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: (415) 986-8612
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American, Noodle, Asian, Asian fusion

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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, Noodle, Asian, 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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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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