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Capital Restaurant

839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #694 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Chinese, Chicken Wings
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
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85% Recommend
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Jefferson, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food was truly Chinese. The service was quick, no frills, no conversation, just service. Drinks were not refilled. We had Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Pork Spare Ribs, Happy Family Fried Rice, Hot and Sour Soup, Egg Flower Soup. I did not like the flavor of the pork ribs. The hot and sour soup is very hot and very sour.... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We always order the lobster emein and it's really good to eat in. Noodles absorb all the gravy when you take it out. Not sure it was work $31. The mu shu pork filling was tasty but the wrappers weren't. They use raw lumpia wrappers that can't hold together when it's filled. Pan fried noodles were okay. The table was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My son and I went here based on other reviews while on a visit to San Fran. The food was great as was the service. Too bad it was our last day. I would have definitely visited for a second meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Very good food at a cheap price, good servings, nice and simple atmosphere, nothing fancy or pompous, straight to the point. We loved it!

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We did a search for good & reasonable priced chinese food and Capital Restaurant showed up which happened to be just a block where we were standing. Ordered their salted pepper wings, capital pork ribs, seafood tofu & hot & sour soup. Service was fast but probably we got there bout 9pm which the dinner crowd was already subsiding. Other... More

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We ate here on two occasions during our trip to San Francisco. There are pictures of every dish on the walls and you can get conservative to adventurous with your choices. I wish I had time to try everything. Hot tea is served with meal. We had Shrimp Won Ton Soup, Capital Fried Noodles with various sea food. Fried hot... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Our server was very busy but she offered efficient, timely service. She was too busy for us to ask for suggestions, so we took a chance and ordered the sauteed mustard greens with garlic and the Hong Kong style rice noodles - #121. Both were delicious. Prices were very reasonable and portions were great. Two dishes were perfect for my... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

The food is cheap and ok. The service is horroble, waited an hour for our food with very very unfriendly employees who doesnt care at all. We havent already done eating when they forced us to leave to make space for new customera. Horrible experience! Never go there.

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Brazil, In
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Capital Restaurant on Clay Street in the heart of Chinatown (San Francisco) is a great place to find any kind of Chinese food your heart desires. It's a small restaurant with a dozen or so tables, no frills, and a menu that will take you an hour to wade through! Food is fresh, hot, and delicious! Very reasonable priced,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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212 reviews 212 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A small casual Chinese restaurant that we found on a side street that was very good. We liked the selection of food items and it was very clean. I do suggest it if you do not want fancy and want some good Chinese.

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