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530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-0170
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good value

I have been there a few times with my family. We like the seafood chow fun, deep fried founder, fried clams, fried lotus and veg. Some dishes are not in the English menu, they are posted on the wall in Chinese - a plus if you can read Chinese. Authentic Cantonese cuisine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
KC7100
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have been there a few times with my family. We like the seafood chow fun, deep fried founder, fried clams, fried lotus and veg. Some dishes are not in the English menu, they are posted on the wall in Chinese - a plus if you can read Chinese. Authentic Cantonese cuisine.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place is in my neighborhood. All the dishes are tasty and delicious. The prices are reasonable and the portions are pretty good size. Their seafood and fried tofu are very good. Their set menu are a super bargain so be sure to check those out. The service can be spotty and the restaurant is kinda dirty.

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El Paso, Texas
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Ate 2 dinners. Like the black pepper ribs (beef), sauteed fish, deep fried whole flounder, salted fish and chicken in clay pot. Waiter was friendly.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Staff is great but the place is REALLY old and out dated. Food was no better or worse than any chinese restaurant, manage your expectations. If your visiting china town in SF and want a place to eat and just take your time, it is a plae to rest and get a bite. But it is far from a palace.

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So Calif
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is your typical neighborhood small Chinese family style restaurant in the Richmond district of SF. We had a table of 10 and they had a set menu of about 7 dishes and soup for less than $40. THose dishes include a fried flounder, Chinese fried chicken, shitake mushrooms with greens, spicy salt pork chops, broccoli and beef, fried shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2006

Very generous potions, lots of chinese families eat here which is a good sign.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: (415) 750-0170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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