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“For great Chinese food on a budget...Chung King wins!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chung King Restaurant

Chung King Restaurant
606 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5007 (Chinatown)
415-986-3899
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Ranked #2,532 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“For great Chinese food on a budget...Chung King wins!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed a short walk from Chinatown. We just happened to walk up Jackson Street, not wanting to go too far from our hotel in the rain. Seeing the restaurant filled with Chinese through the window, we felt this was worth a try. Our hunch was right. There was nothing distinctive about the decor from the many Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, but, the service was friendly. We wanted to try some variety and the hostess described things well and seem to keep her eye on the service activities in the restaurant, ensuring a nice flow. The price was a bargain, but price aside...it was great Chinese food, unpretentious and easy to find.

Visited November 2012
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Oxnard, California
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“Great Chinese Food / Reasonably Priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We were looking for some authenic Chinese Food while in San Francisco. Chung King was recommended by an employee at the Exploritorium who lives in Chinatown. After a bus ride and some walking we found it. Glad we did, the food was excellent and three of us ate for $28 dollars. The Chef's Dinner consisted of Egg Roll, Won Ton Soup, Sweet & Sour Pork, Beef w/Snow Peas, BBQ Pork Fried Rice, Tea & Fortune Cookie for two people $9.95/ add 3 people you get Roasted Duck & 4 people you get Prawns w/ Lobster Sauce. We chose two people and it was great. The Sweet and Sour Pork and Beef w/ Snow Peas was excellent. The service was good. We would definitely eat here again in the heart of Chinatown.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Peking Duck!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We arrived for dinner to find we were the only non-asians in the restaurant (a very good sign) located in Chinatown. What a fantastic choice! We asked the waitress a couple of questions who had trouble understanding us (we are from Florida) and the owner came right over to assist. We ordered Peking Duck and asked what she would eat if ordering and the owner's recommendation was Salt & Pepper Crab. She did return several minutes later to let us know she had run out of Peking Duck and could she recommend something else. We mentioned we came just for the Peking Duck that evening but would came back the next evening. She excused herself saying she would find a Peking Duck from another restaurant so we wouldn't have to return. Our complete dinner came only minutes later and was perfect. Chung King is now a must every trip to San Francisco. The owner was a delight and we hope she will remember us as we will certainly remember her and her excellent restaurant.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A must go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

If you want a typical Chinese kind of restaurant to go too, this is the place, from a live lobster tank, to menus written in Chinese on the mirrors, Chung king has it all
Although it's an old fashion Chinese joint, the atmosphere is just to stuffed, tables are really close to each other and 2 waiters for about 20+ tables, this doesn't look so good till now right?
But moving on to the food, it's like you're in china Simply amazing! And the price? You can't beat it. It's a must go for REAL Chinese food

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't go.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

Don't go. Food and Service was very poor and they added an 18 % gratuity.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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