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Capital Restaurant

839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #872 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Chicken Wings
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English first
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
83 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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!!

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Irving, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Enfield, CT
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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 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I hope this is the right restaurant I am reviewing? Food here was average Cantonese food in a typical Chinatown setting. Service was fast and the food, plentiful. I would eat here again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Food was first class and well priced. No credits cash only beware. Interesting position for toilets thro kitchen, worth the visit alone.

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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 0 - 8
Cuisine: Chinese, Chicken Wings

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