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The House

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Asian, Japanese, 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 257
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    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
A diamond in the raw

We absolutely loved The House.. what a great spot! My husband told me I was in for a surprise. A secret.. and he was right! unpretentious, underassuming.. yet fantastic.. No frills but enough, and the most important GREAT FOOD!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dalia S
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved The House.. what a great spot! My husband told me I was in for a surprise. A secret.. and he was right! unpretentious, underassuming.. yet fantastic.. No frills but enough, and the most important GREAT FOOD!!!!

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Thank Dalia S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to stop here to dine because we've been here before. It's just as good as it was back then. Just great tasting dish specials of seafood and I love it. A small but cozy place.

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Thank Nathan K
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little restaurant - thoroughly enjoyed our food here. We had deep fried salmon rolls, sashimi and tuna, all of which were spot on. Also quick, efficient and friendly service. I would definitely come here again.

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Thank Emma G
Windsor, California
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to The House for an early dinner before seeing Beach Blanket Babylon this past Friday evening. Everything from start to finish was delicious, spot on preparation and presentation. The food and flavors here are distinctive and savory. We wound up sharing everything. We started with Deep-Fried Salmon Roll served with Chinese hot mustard and seared scallops with a ponzu... More 

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Thank tom d
Israel
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taken here by foodie friends while visiting San Francisco. what a gem. The shrimp dumplings were scrumptious and the wasabi noodles with pork sophisticated and bold and delicious. the others in our party all were as impressed and happy as I.

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Thank AlonBG
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of reviews comment on how small it is, but most restaurants we visit are small and we like that since they bring their own character to the dining experience. We did not feel crowded and were able to easily talk to each other at a table for 4. Loved the artsy decor, service was good and the dishes... More 

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Thank Happy California Traveller
toronto
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266 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The House is on the fringe of SF Chinatown on Grant Ave. It is small and packed. It opens at 5.30pm for dinner and in a swish, it is jammed! We played it safe, made a reservation and arrived early!! The menu is short, sweet and eclactic of asian, japanese and american fusion. The innovatively delightful appetizers, Poke, Salmon roll,... More 

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Thank connie l
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Hands down, top 3 restaurants Ive tried in my life! Ambience was ok, service was really good, and the food was just perfect! Grilled SeaBass, Kurobuta PorkChop, and Mango Tapioca! ...we even cancelled the reservation we had at another restaurant for the next day, and returned to "The House"! MUST!

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Thank AleArriaza
Portland, Oregon
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Small quaint restaurant located close to North Beach, little Italy area. Look for the strip clubs and you will find this place. Parking was extremely difficult, bring your hiking shoes because you've onto be parking close. Food was excellent. Started with the shrimp dumplings, moved on to the black cod and Angus flatiron steak with Wasabi noodles. All deliciously prepared.... More 

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Thank Sleepfairy1962
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Got the Chinese Chicken Salad and the Bbq pork sandwich. Both were very well prepared and tasted excellent.. Definitely worth trying.

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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: Asian, Japanese, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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