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Capital Restaurant

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Chinese, Greek, Chicken Wings
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839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
415-397-6269
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11:00 am - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese dinner

Great food here, really enjoyed it, and plentiful. Authentic cuisine. Service so-so, but that's fairly typical of Chinese restaurants in my experience. And good luck finding the toilets/restroom through the kitchen - very odd!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I first ate here in 2011 searching for a place locals enjoy. I had the spicy eggplant and it was lovely! Once again I found myself in Chinatown searching for a bite to eat. I had the beef and dried bean curd clay pot, which is a melt in your mouth stew. Rich, flavorful, and filling. Menu is varied, prices... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food here, really enjoyed it, and plentiful. Authentic cuisine. Service so-so, but that's fairly typical of Chinese restaurants in my experience. And good luck finding the toilets/restroom through the kitchen - very odd!

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Honolulu
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Every time we return to San Francisco, we try to have a dinner at the Capitol. The menu is vast and always delicious.Like the salt and pepper chicken wings, shrimp with walnuts and dozens of others. Google up their menu. Of course like everywhere in the city parking is bad, but if you cruise around enough you can find something.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We had kung pao chicken and it was very good, service wasn't so good but it was very busy. Prices are very reasonable.I would eat here again.

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San Francisco, California
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of the only family style Chinese American restaurant left in SF Chinatown. My favorite is the Prime Rib on Tuesdays with either rice or spaghetti!! Their are other favorites such as pork chops, ox tail stew, beef tongue, and their ever favorite is their garlic fried chicken wings.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Found this place on TripAdvisor as we really had no idea where to eat in ChinaTown (there are so many places to choose from!). The food was ok, but was really bland - definitely had room for more chilli, spices and imagination - plenty of prawns and veges though, so no complaints there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was good food and the service was good and the food came out hot. It was spicy and they have some specials. Good place to eat when you visit sfo.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Highly recommend this restaurant! The #64 cashew shrimp is amazing, as well as #69 shrimps in wine sauce. They also have a green vegetable I haven't found at other Chinese restaurants - "on choy", which I haven't had since I was actually in China. Very friendly staff, feel right at home!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ducked in late and sat at the counter after a long day of classes during a week in SF. Not fancy, but friendly and fast. Though the wings were an appetizer, I couldn't finish my whole order, though I wanted to. Perfectly crisp, perfectly spiced, and great with the red hot sauce on the counter. If you like wings, I... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Food - 5 Service - 3 (about what you would expect, for the neighborhood) Ambience - none, but it's all about the food. I like it when there are more locals than tourists in the joint. $ - Good & inexpensive Enough said... Go for the food.

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Additional Information about Capital Restaurant

Address: 839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
Phone Number: 415-397-6269
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: Chinese, Greek, Chicken Wings

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 415-397-6269

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Greek, Chicken Wings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm

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