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The House

Certificate of Excellence
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Pacific Rim
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1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
(415) 986-8612
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small Asian infused restaurant off little Italy. Went for lunch and no reservations needed. Love the fact that they have small and large lunch. Had the dumplins and were amazing. Nice wine selection.

Thank Maria C
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch today. Had the oyster appetizer and the octopus appetizer. Both were perfectly prepared and tasted great. 2 of us had a halibut special and our third had the signature noodle dish with wasabi sauce and pork. Both were amazing. Go visit if your nearby.

Thank Tim P
Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here without a reservation and didn't have to queue for a table - a Monday evening. The restaurant has no frills, but it does have some of the best Asian fusion I've tasted, with great service and a reasonable wine list. Highly recommended.

Thank iTravelFurther
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is Amazing! I had never been to an Asian Fusion restaurant, and I think I went to one of the best ones in the world. I expect this place to have Michelin Stars soon, because the dishes are original and really incredible. The scallops, the octopus, the angus steak, etc are all perfectly cooked, and originally seasoned. Even... More 

Thank Simon P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a few great restaurants in North beach and the House is one! You will always have a great dinner there and the choices range from sea bass or halibut & salmon to Kobe steak. They have great appetizers. We always bring a bottle of wine but the do have a few choices for wine and beer. I recommend... More 

Thank Jason V
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at the House was the excellent. The menu is unique, high quality, and excellent. I would recommend highly.

Thank ddls0009
Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the salmon rolls and they were excellent. Both ahi and flank steak with noodles did not disappoint and finished with the bittersweet chocolate dessert. All of the food was great with nice portion size! The restaurant is very small with no waiting area or bar so I would definitely recommend reservations. Would definitely go back!

1 Thank KBcolumbus
Canton, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Pleasantly surprised by the amazing food we had at this restaurant that we stumbled across during our travels. Definitely one of the best meals we had during our stay in San Francisco.

Thank Annemarie K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This very tiny Asian-fusion restaurant has very good food. The experience is spoiled by a wait-staff and management not interested in customer satisfaction. The manager is very rude and stubborn. The staff is essentially saying, " we don't care if you ever come back, we have a full house every night." Of course, they only have 8 tables to begin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The food here is fantastic - modern Asian. Presentation was exquisite with tastes to match. It not a big place and gets busy but is open lunch and dinner. We had small plates to share at lunch. Oysters, shrimp dumplings - the grilled octopus was especially good - scallops, tuna poke (sashimi with salad) and a coconut and passion fruit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 986-8612

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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