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Mission District
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215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-2469
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Castro Valley, California
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chow is pretty consistent with their food experience. I like coming here for that reason, and the service which has always been very friendly and welcoming. It's like the staff never has a bad day (my experience anyway). The food may be consistent, but I do have to say that it, for me, has become a bit predictable and 'pedestrian'.... More 

Thank Dragonfly972
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did brunch here on a Sunday morning. Food was so good! Granola, eggs, French toast, and heavenly salads...staff were friendly and helpful. Great place off Market and Church. Will definitely be back!

Thank Nicole G
Honolulu, Hawaii
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464 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

May 21 We had lunch with relatives on a Saturday. We've been here before with good memories and was looking forward to the same. It took 10 minutes before we were seated even with reservations since the place was packed. Still, everything was OK. But the food arrived after a wait and was disappointing. They do not know how to... More 

Thank alohatripper
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

You would not expect it from the outside, but we had the best dinner of our trip so far. I ordered the pot roast and my girlfriend ordered the chicken enchilladas Both were delicious, very well prepares. Service was good and the price was more than fair. We would both recommend this place to anyone interested in a casual dinner.

Thank Marnix V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband we went here, because it's cheap and we read it was recommended. From the outside it doesn't look attractive. Neither on the inside. Looks a bit shabby. But: waiter is amazing. Food is even better. And the service was great. So if you are here for a quick bite and you don't care about the atmosphere,... More 

Thank Marcandjay
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

If you want a meal at most times of the day Chow is the place to go , its a SF institution .The menu is extensive and interesting

Thank markgY5718JY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We live down the street and have been coming here for years. staff is super friendly, hardly ever a wait. Our go to for consistent reliability. ❤️

Thank Brian R
Livingston, Montana
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We enjoyed two meals at Chow's.... dinner one night (with a GRAND Asian chopped chicken salad) and another day for breakfast... with tangy-yet-delicious, fresh-squeezed orange juice, blueberry pancakes (with REAL maple syrup, not that fake stuff). Everything (and everyone) was just so friendly... welcoming... helpful... plus, the food is definitely worth it --- high-class comfort food at its very best.

Thank Heanyjw
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

If you like real juice, you'll enjoy this place. All their juice is fresh squeezed. A bit on the pricey side for some of the items, but everything was delicious and the staff was friendly. It has a good vibe, too.

1 Thank kelseyafrost
Arcata, California
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I love this place! I tend to get the hamburger and french fries when I can't resist because they are delicious. Their cobb salad is fabulous, and it comes in three different sizes. I had coconut cream pie , and now I am dreaming of going back for an encore. The staff is so friendly, helpful, and efficient. It's obvious... More 

1 Thank Pamwiltravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, International, Asian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 552-2469
At Chow, we support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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