We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Capital Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$
Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Chinese, Chicken Wings
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
415-397-6269
Today
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:15 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 82 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful experience

This place was buzzing. We waited for a free table and were really pleased we did. The food was great. We shared 6 dishes and everyone was delicious. If anything was disappointing it was the chicken wings others have recommended, just plain old fried chicken.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Colleen M
,
Whangarei
Add Photo Write a Review

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Whangarei
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place was buzzing. We waited for a free table and were really pleased we did. The food was great. We shared 6 dishes and everyone was delicious. If anything was disappointing it was the chicken wings others have recommended, just plain old fried chicken.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Five of us popped in here for an evening meal after a very full day of sightseeing. The service was very pleasant and the food quick and tasty. The place was hopping the entire time we were there. My only nit picky thing about this place is that it could use a tiny bit more of a cleaning.....but I suppose... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hawaii
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a place that we visit on every vacation, pretty much every year. We always order the Lobster emein and a few other dishes. This last visit was not memorable. The table was greasy, water cups were so old, cracks and clouded over appearance. The service is always friendly, they seem to remember us. The food on the other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A real authentic hole in the wall Chinese restaurant packed with locals which is always a good sign. Basic decor but great food and bustling atmosphere. Reasonably priced and yes the chicken wings are the best!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Capital Restaurant, located on 839 Clay Street, San Francisco, is one of those restaurant, people walking don't pay attention to the sign and its dry, weather beaten brown door. Looking into this restaurant is a delightful tasty local food, a beautiful flower in a port. Although I have been there may times, recently one of My friend and I went... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Irving, Texas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Good variety of a wide selection of food - fast service during lunch too. Remember they do not accept credit cards, which is disappointing when your bill is over $60 - but fairly typical of many of the restaurants in the area

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good menu selection - tasty food , reasonable prices not a plus restaurant by any means , but importantly, clean Cash only - no cards accepted

Was this review helpful? Yes
Enfield, CT
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Four of us ate at the Capital Restaurant on our recent trip to San Francisco. I actually chose this restaurant to stop at for lunch on our walking tour of Chinatown based on online reviews. I must say that I was disappointed with the results. We ordered 6 or 7 appetizers / small dishes to get a good sampling of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have had better; have had cheaper, this was better than the average cheap Chinese. Very friendly staff, and the food was good. I enjoyed it

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went here because of the good reviews, and were baffled by the poor experience we had compared to all of these. We arrived about half an hour before closing and were fully rushed through the whole thing, seemingly because all the staff wanted to sit down to eat. The menu seemed large enough, but the food wasn't very tasty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Capital Restaurant also viewed

San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Capital Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Chinese, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Capital Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?