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Asia SF

201 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3806
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Ranked #750 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Howard
Transit: Muni or Bart: You can take BART or MUNI to AsiaSF by getting off at Civic Center Station. Walk up Market Street to 9th Street, turn left and walk 2 blocks to Howard Street. The restaurant is on the corner of 9th and Howard. Or - You can take the F Line classic streetcars up Market Street and get off at 9th Street. Then walk 2 blocks south on 9th
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68% Recommend
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was one of the most interesting dinners I have ever been to. The dining room dark and filled with high tables against the parameter of the restaurant that encircled a huge bar, which accommodates the smaller parties (and you can eat at also). We were a larger party and took up two large tables against the wall. There is... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

...this is the place! Food is better than expected and the show really gets you in a good mood. The service and the interaction with the staff is part of the experience and it really adds up to a solid and fun dinner! Bring your friends or family, most adults with an open mind will enjoy this!

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Sarasota, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are several tourist destinations in San Francisco that seem to never grow old. No matter how many times you've had the pleasure to visit this fantastic city by the bay, you can go and visit many places that you been to before and hold so many wonderful memories. Or you can walk on the wild side and try something... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to Asia SF for supper on a Wednesday night. We weren't quite sure what to expect. The entertainment that night was transgendered women lip synching. We had a blast! 3 in our group ordered the "ménage a trios" ($35) dinner, which was an appetizer, main course and dessert, the other two ordered off the menu (mains were $15-$25... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Came with a group of friends for my bachelorette party. There were like 10 other bachelorettes but it was SO MUCH! The girls are beautiful and put on a great show!!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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67 reviews 67 reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a pretty fun and unique way to spend an evening in SF. Yes the ladies are not really ladies but they will make you laugh, sing, and maybe even dance along with them. The food is pretty good and I'd definitely recommend having dinner and a couple of drinks before the show starts. If you sit at the... More

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Albany, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I'm not sure anyone selects this place for the food (though it was an all right meal, priced fairly), but rather for the entertainment. We thought we were going to a fun show performed by transvestite drag queens. What we got was 3 performers who, after waiting on tables dressed in drag, merely lip-synced 3 songs each. Not at all... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Asia SF was a great night out! The seating is a bit tight, but the food was excellent and well-priced and the service/entertainment was really fabulous! I would definitely go again!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

While in SF for a short trip, we just wanted to do something we couldn't do or see back home in the south. This was the right call. The price fix menu had good options and the show was great. I had the crab cakes, the steak and bread pudding. They were all cooked well and very flavorful. The show... More

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've heard about this place for YEARS and as it was a former co-worker's birthday this was her choice. Given what I had heard I was thinking this would be a much classier place ... it was just a really nothing more than a large corner bar. And given I'm 57 years old and gay I've seen enough drag shows... More

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