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“A good price for a quick dinner if you're in the area.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant

New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant
606 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4406 (Chinatown)
415-956-3338
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Ranked #2,917 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood, Hong Kong
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Knoxville, TN
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“A good price for a quick dinner if you're in the area.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant is located at a Columbia intersection near City Lights Booksellers and a group of topless bars, just north of downtown's "Chinatown". We stopped here after perusing City Lights to grab a quick dinner.

The restaurant itself is spacious - they must be paying a fair price for it - and well lit with large windows to the street - though the visible aforementioned strip joints and street musicians might be a little off-putting to some. The staff was courteous, even going so far as to place a heater near us (though we didn't request one) shortly after we were seated. The service was a little on the slow side, but my saying that is already making it sound slower than it was.

At the time we were there, only one other party was there - a small family.

The fare we ordered was actually quite good - generous servings and reasonably priced. The fried rice I ordered was a bit oversalty for my taste, but was still much better than many other attempts I've tried around the country (and since it was late, it might have just been prepared in a pan that had gotten a lot of use earlier). The tea was definitely passable, although the city water it had been boiled in tended to "season" the taste a little more than some might like. All in all, I'd still say its a good dinner for the money, and worth returning to if I happen to be passing through again.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yamhill, OR
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The place is somewhat typical of San Francisco's Chinatown. Atmosphere may be lacking but the food makes up for it.

Visited January 2012
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Conveniently located for simple Chinese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Located on a corner of Broadway and Columbus, across from City Lights Books, this is a good place to go for a simple Chinese meal. We got the combination meal and found it quite acceptable. There seemed to be a mix of locals along with those of us who appeared to be tourists, but all seemed to enjoy what they were eating.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alameda, California
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“Very Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Maybe we ordered wrong. But, we were in a hurry to get to a show, and not terribly hungry, so we both ordered a simple combination plate. The steamed broccoli was cold, the chow meain had no visible pork, the egg rolls doughy and greasy, and the Mongolian beef barely tolerable.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Copperopolis, California
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“Did we get the American tourist version?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We liked the menu posted on the wall outside this restaurant and decided to try it. When we were seated, we were given a different menu, which seemed more expensive and had fewer choices. It didn't include the dishes we had wanted to order that we had seen outside. But we chose something else, and as we waited for our meal, we noticed that Asian diners were given two menus, ours and another, while non-Asian patrons were given only one - the same one that was given to us. We suspected that there was a little favoritism going on! Our pot stickers arrived and the dough was the thickest we have ever had. I suspect that this may have caused them to be undercooked as well. This was the first time I have not finished an order of pot stickers. Our Hunan-style pork was so-so. The service was slow and we didn't even get fortune cookies! As we left, we looked again at the menu outside that we had liked and found that it was indeed the second menu given to the other diners. And it was less expensive! We won't be back.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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