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Four Seas Restaurant

731 Grant Ave, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108-2113 (Chinatown)
415-989-8188
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Ranked #3,380 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I visited this restaurant with 40 students from my school in Canada. Upon walking in all I could smell was cat urine. I wasn't sure at first, but I was upon sitting down. Our meal was prepaid and I had hungry teenagers to feed. The staff was unfriendly and cold and when they brought our food out I was literally... More 

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Bingara
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We sat down on dirty chairs and to chipped tea cups and chipped plates. Sat for a few minutes and received smudged dirty glasses with our jug of water. Yuk, looked at the menu ordered the weak tea and thought if it's this disgusting out here in the restaurant what would it be like out the back. Bye Bye we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

From outside this place looked promising. We were excited to try what looked like authentic Chinese cuisine. A sour faced woman stopped by our table presenting dim sum that was not terrible but also not impressive.We wanted a cocktail but were never offered a beverage. Tea and water was on the table. The entire staff looked miserable. I seriously wondered... More 

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Fernhurst, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Expected a lot more from this restaurant after reading the reviews, should have paid more attention to the lower ratings. Service was lax, the food below average and to DEMAND a tip added insult to injury. Just another tourist rip off

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Valley City, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First time ever to try Dim Sum and was totally disappointed. The service was horrible and it was overpriced. Had to wait until the dim sum was brought around. When it came around it was all hogged up by a few tables and nothing was left when it got to our table. What we were served was cold and overcooked... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Back in the mid 1980's some friends of mine wanted great Chienese food and we were pointed here, Because the local Chienese eat here. We were not disappointed then an now it was the same Great food! A culture shock is they do not give you Forks. You eat with Chopsticks! Forks are available to adults for a small fee... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wish I had stuck it out at the first restaurant I tried when I was told the wait was about an hour. I had never had dim sum before, but I got the sense that this restaurant was a poor example as I sat there. The dim sum only circulated once in a while, and when it came around... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped by for dim sum brunch today, and had spare ribs, chicken feet, and some other dishes. Disappointed with the food. The spare ribs were not tasty, and the chicken feet tasted weird. Will not come back.

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Expat99
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you go back 30 years, this place was phenomenal. It was a tribute to the San Francisco Chinatown community. The food was top notch and the wait staff were helpful and friendly. What the hell went wrong? New management. This place needs a makeover BADLY.

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Elk Grove, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went there for a wedding reception. Giant room upstairs for large groups, Every item was great. Service was very efficient. Haven't been back for individual dining but plan to.

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Address: 731 Grant Ave, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108-2113
Phone Number: 415-989-8188
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

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