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Pomelo

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Noodle, International, Asian
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1793 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131-2450
(415) 285-2257
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unique Menu Refreshing Cuisine

While visiting our daughter in San Francisco, we let her be our guide to great restaurants in the Noe Valley and Pomelo was one of her excellent choices. Their prices were reasonable and the food was very tasty. The names of the appitizers and main courses were kind of unusual but so was the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Arthur G
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Scarsdale, New York
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  • Families with children
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English first
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I write because of a very upsetting service experience. I have enjoyed the food at this restaurant for a number of years and have been a relatively regular guest. Because of this and the restaurant’s proximity to my home, I engaged them to provide the food for my recent wedding. I chose the dishes and paid about half the tab... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pomelo is a cute, small, neighborhood restaurant, cozy, but not very fancy. The food however is amazing and so reasonably priced. We were a large group of seven that they graciously accommodated on a busy Friday night. We chose several appetizers and many different dinners and each person was impressed by the interesting menu, the complex ingredients, and the amazing... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

While visiting our daughter in San Francisco, we let her be our guide to great restaurants in the Noe Valley and Pomelo was one of her excellent choices. Their prices were reasonable and the food was very tasty. The names of the appitizers and main courses were kind of unusual but so was the food! We started with Ulsan, which... More 

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Fariport, NY
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My family of adult kids , my wife and I all enjoyed unique dishes. I had Lanzhou: fresh egg noodles stir fried with ginger, scallion and garlic, with peppered ahi tuna, seared rare and topped with a miso-sesame drizzle. The staff was very friendly and helpful in understanding the dishes and spices offered. The place is fairly small and noisy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Get the Koh Samui. Excellent. I choose to order it with tofu instead of chicken. Great meal, great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stumbled on Pomelo by accident, walking around the neighbourhood. As the menu looked interesting we decided to pop in. With the mix of Italian and Asian inspired dishes there was plenty to choose from at reasonable prices. Despite me having to box up half my main course; a gorgeous curry, we shared a dessert, the strawberry rhubarb strussel torte. Which... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visiting friends in the neighborhood, we went to this most unique little restaurant. The flavors they create are astounding - always using the freshest in season ingredients. We shared starters which included the spinach cakes with yogurt and cucumbers, the fish soft tacos and the polenta with mushrooms. Each was unique and delicious. We could have stopped but forged ahead... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The wait staff are very ready to guide you through Pomelo's intriguingly different menu. There are lots of wonderful choices for those who prefer not to eat meat. I had the ayacucho - grilled fish of the day with quinoa cakes, a delicious roasted sweet pepper coulis, avocado and yam crisps. Fabulous!! A good choice of wines was available, albeit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Had a catch up dinner with a friend at the Church St location in Noe Valley directly in front of the J train. The place is intimate but roomy enough to accommodate two parties of six when we were there and a few outdoor tables. There were a few couples on dates too. As promised, the menu represented its interpretation... More 

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great neighborhood place, but parking may be tough. Unusual menus but the food is great. A fusion of Asian, vegetarian and Cuban choices. Well worth the trip to Noe Valley. Take the "J"

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1793 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131-2450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 285-2257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Noodle, International, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?