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House of Nanking

919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
415-421-1429
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Ranked #315 of 4,979 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: House of Nanking is a staple Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Our recipes transpire from traditional recipes that have been updated based on our own experiences. We like to recreate standard dishes and give it a twist. At House of Nanking, one of the popular things to order is in fact not to order yourself! We are fantastic at putting together a dish for you based on what you like. Our menu is constantly changing and dishes are rotated around. Some of our dishes, however, are favorites and have been around for quite some time. These special dishes include: Nanking sesame chicken, fried potstickers with peanut sauce, shrimp packets with peanut sauce, house noodles and fried calamari.
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Recommended by Giants Reliever Brian Wilson...that should say it all. Great food. Super fresh ingredients.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Our server recommended the Sesame Chicken and my wife ordered the Salt & Pepper Shrimp & Mushrooms, both meals were delicious, and plentiful. A great find, beneath the unassuming storefront.

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

It's great to hear you loved the sesame chicken and the shrimp dish -- it sounds like we were a special part of your trip to SF, and we'd love to have you back the next time you're in town. Stay in touch! All the best, Kathy, Manager More

Dubai
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Came here as it was recommended by a friend then when I read the reviews on here also I decided to give it a go. You don't come here for the ambience, although is was bustling when we can which was atmosphere enough. Service is unbelievably fast (making the most of flipping tables I guess). Portions are HUGE so be... More

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

It sounds like we owe you friend a big thank-you for the recommendation, Mohammed! I'm happy to hear that the black pepper shrimp and sesame chicken were a hit, and I hope we'll get a chance to see you again when you're back in SF. Stay in touch! All the best, Kathy, Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visit San Francisco often and always go to the House of Nanking. We have tried other Chinese in the area and it is the best. We have had Chinese in China, New York and many places in between. There is no comparison. I really like the Hot and Sour soup. Awesome!! We also just tell the waiter some of... More

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Rob, thank you so much for this incredible review! It means a lot to hear we're the best Chinese you've tasted across the country. Hope we'll be seeing you for more Hot and Sour soup the next time you're in town! Safe travels back home. All the best, Kathy, Manager More

canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

A short walk down Columbus ave from our hotel was this chinese/asian restaurant. We looked it up in Frommers easy guide to San fran 2014 and we were not disappointed. It opened at 5pm we got in at 530, the place was busy. Efficient staff (no chit chat) showed our table and we were eating within 5 mins of ordering.... More

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Happy to hear you loved our fast and furious style! It sounds like the sesame chicken, pork pot stickers, noodles, and calamari really won you over. Hope we'll see you back the next time you're in town! Safe travels back home. All the best, Kathy, Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fun, good energy, great food. We weren't sure which restaurant to choose in China Town. Good reviews led us to House of Nanking. We were not disappointed! We were seated and served right away. When we left there was a line down the block. With what I know now, I'd gladly wait in a line.

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

There's nothing better than hearing our line is worth the wait, but it sounds like we've won you over! Hope we'll see you back the next time you're in SF. Stay in touch, and safe travels home. All the best, Kathy, Manager More

New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you can get over the service or lack thereof you will be pleasantly surprised by how good the food is. As you walk up you will notice a line at the door of people waiting to be seated. Don;t be picky once it is your turn. Just sit down where they seat you. When ordering be prepared to know... More

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Taimata -- you've given a lot of great details for our newer guests who might need a guide to how we work. As for your meal, I hope you have a chance to stop in for chicken and eggrolls again the next time you're in town. Stay in touch! All the best,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the best! House of Nanking is my go-to Chinese restaurant. The portions are large, tasty, and super flavorful! Bring your appetite. Don't expect the most hospitable service, but it's a great atmosphere and I would recommend to anyone--we bring all of our guests from out of town here. It used to be cash only but I'm not sure... More

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

It sounds like you know exactly what we're about, Sasha -- customizing meals and bringing out hot and tasty plates of deliciousness. Thanks so much for this wonderful review. Hope we'll see you again soon! All the best, Kathy, Manager More

Placentia, California, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

They were so rude!!!! I did not like the way they spoke to us. An older woman kept putting plates of food on our table that we did not even order and was rude when we asked her to take it away. As she handed us the bill she stood right at the table and DEMANDED a tip and the... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

During a recent trip to San Francisco, we ate at a number of nice restaurants and had some good meals, but my favorite meal was at the House of Nanking. The service was "efficient" and effective if not overly friendly or attentive. We were seated promptly without a reservation. Our order was taken quickly and the food came even more... More

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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

I'm touched to see that we were your favorite restaurant in SF! It sounds like your trip was a great one, and I'm so glad you had a chance to pop in for some dumplings and sesame chicken on the way. Stay in touch if you're ever headed back to the area! All the best, Kathy, Manager More

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Additional Information about House of Nanking

Address: 919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
Phone Number: 415-421-1429
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

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