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Betelnut Pejiu Wu

2030 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-4121
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Ranked #381 of 4,935 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Buchannan Street
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223 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vaughan, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Visiting San Francisco? Don't know where to eat? Like Asian food at relatively reasonable prices? This is the place to try! Tonnes of restos in SF - but for great food, great value in a trendy place, Betelnut is a must for any new visitor to SF. The menu is always different each season/year. Each time we've gone there, we've... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate here at the recommendation of our guide after we finished a Victorian Home Walking Tour. We browsed the stores on Union street and sought out the restaurant next to the only palm tree on the street. Funny thing is, the sign is facing the entryway. So even though we were standing in front of it- I had to... More

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New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On the advice of a local we visited this great little restaurant - thanks Robyn! Yummy lettuce cups, wok fried cauliflower, calamari and short ribs. Super tasty flavours. Excellent service, reasonably priced. Great people watching place.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great fusion food, good for sharing, and a pretty decent gluten free menu (if you're in to that sort of thing). They've got some good sakes on offer as well, service was good too.

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Coto de Caza, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really complex flavors, siracha + lemon granita with fresh oysters, avocado mousse worth tuna tartar. Yummy.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My boss said he used to love this place but it isn't the same. I loved being able to eat on the open patio but the food was pretty bland.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Skip this place. It is highly reviewed and was recommended by several other people but they are mistaken or maybe the chef and/or menu has changed since. We had the the calamari and spring rolls which are standard issue nothing special, not bad but would not reorder them, really terrible mango salad, definitely skip this (and I love mangos). Then... More

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Woodend, Australia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

From Dave the 'local'. Essentially modern takes on classic dishes and from what we could see done well. Sichuan beans, spiced ribs and calamari the highlights. Most dishes run at $12 to $17. $130 will see a decent night out (with wine) for couples.

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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

A few years ago, the food here was light and creative- and delicious. The chef gradually got tired/ bored, and it lost its spark. More recently, in an effort to reboot, the name and menu changed. Like "new coke", it didn't stick, so back to Betelnut and more or less the old menu - and old problems. Dishes well prepared... More

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San Francisco
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Around a recent visit by friends and business friends, they asked for something interesting. This is a good choice. The food options are quite varied, with pretty much something for everyone. The wine list is better than average, good selection and not too pricey. Everybody had some trouble deciding (too many choices) but the tapas format helped with that. Everybody... More

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