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The House

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Noodle, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 238
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  • 25
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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
Excellent lunch near Chinatown

Found this place to ear near Chinatown and were very happy with it. The food was delicious and different and the service was great. We arrived near the end of lunch time, but everyone was friendly and helpful. The octopus was delicious, but so was everything else. The wasabi noodles are a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
MauricioBabilonia
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Denver, CO
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  • Local cuisine
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Found this place to ear near Chinatown and were very happy with it. The food was delicious and different and the service was great. We arrived near the end of lunch time, but everyone was friendly and helpful. The octopus was delicious, but so was everything else. The wasabi noodles are a must.

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Recommended by a friend that frequents San Fran for business. We had dinner there while on vacation in San Francisco. Their sushi was excellent, mussels delicious...my husband and daughters had a sea bass special and loved it.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've been here many times and we decided to go here for dinner tonight. It was not crowded and we didn't have a reservation for a Monday night and we sat down right away. We ordered the shrimp and chives dumpling and grilled octopus for appetizers. Both were delicious. Octopus was tender. for entrees, I ordered the kurobuta pork chop... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great service. Wonderful owners who know what they're doing in the kitchen! The tempura green beans are a must! Also the curry chicken noodles are to die for. Pork chop with pomegranate currant sauce is by far my favorite. Small cozy dining setting. Go enjoy some of the best food that will ever grace your lips!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent cuisine, friendly staff and great consistency make The House my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Be sure to try the salmon rolls and the wasabi noodles. The chicken salad and the sea bass are also excellent. Try all that you can and if possible, try some more. Flavors pop and dollar for dollar, The House provides excellent value. In... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The House is an outstanding example of Asian Fusion cuisine. If you enjoy this style of cooking, you are unlikely to be disappointed. Plenty to choose and a great variety. Best idea: Choose a selection of dishes and share! Dishes are generous and this will keep the cost down, although it's not outrageously expensive . My complaint though is with... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We got there without a reservation, it's a very small place, the food was very good I had the scallops and for the meal oysters with lemon and some sauce...amazing flavor.and my husband had the pork shops

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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, 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, 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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