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Capital Restaurant

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Chinatown
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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  • 29
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 1
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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
Dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Michael M
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A highly regarded Chinatown gem that is famous for its chicken wings. They were awesome, as well as the steamed pork and string beans. Waitress was a little rude, and the bathroom is an adventure, but this is well worth checking out. There are pictures surrounding the dining room for almost every dish, so you know what you are ordering.... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Everything I've had here is very good, but the wings are the best part! They are simple dry wings with jalapenos but somehow they are perfect in every way! You're getting about 10 wings for $8. For how good the wings are, it's a steal.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great food, large menu, great service. restaurant gets busy so you may have a short wait but definately worth the wait.

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Whangarei
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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.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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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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