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Mission District
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215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
(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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been several times and everything I've had has been very tasty. The Thai Style Noodles are my favorite, but I've also had the Seafood Linguini and Lasagna. Both are amazing. Also, the cobbler is to die for. Make sure to ask for a scoop of ice cream on top.

Thank JordanDemos
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice while in San Fran for business. The food is delicious! Had the Fusilli w/chicken and sausage and also the pot roast. Both very good. The salads are fresh, crisp and tasty too. The staff are informative and welcoming. If the restaurant is busy and seating is limited -- I recommend eating at the bar. I had a... More 

Thank Bryn S
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to our B & B, we ate dinner here one evening. It is really a local place, full of neighborhood people. It is the people that make the difference here. Our server was fantastic. Knowing that we were tourists he gave us his list of other eateries to try. Chow's uses organic foods as much as possible. The food... More 

Thank Bob S
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I love that they had healthy and organic options. However, the food and drinks were overpriced. The food was delicious. Our server was not as attentive as he was with his other tables. He seemed a little tired and didn't seem to be enthusiastic.

Thank cristinaayala88
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

My brother and I enjoyed catching up over lunch at Chow's. The food is always very good. The bar scene is fun and the service is always exceptional. The menu is wonderful with interesting choices for everyone.

Thank Sadiejo2013
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Visited Chow on a recommendation and despite having to drive around for a while looking for parking I am very glad we did. The food was great, and the service was even better. Love the vibe at Chow.

Thank suzannegMontreal
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent & filling meal for under $10: 1/2 picnic sampler. This was a half chicken salad w apple sandwich & a side of fries. The sandwich was overflowing with the chicken salad & side of fries was huge. (Salad or fruit was other choice of side.). Servers were very friendly. I dined alone, and was made to feel... More 

Thank senorak
Castro Valley, California
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 

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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, 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 94114-1310
  • 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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  • 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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