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The House

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1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
+1 415-986-8612
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently visited San Francisco and were on a hunt for good Asian food. We came across this gem. The food is off the charts. Each plate was beautiful and tasty and the plates were works of art. I had the soft shell crab and...More

Thank ZZBarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent a week in San Francisco and Sonoma and this was the best meal by far. The restaurant is small and the tables tightly packed. The dishes came out fast so there was no lingering between courses. But the food was amazing. We...More

Thank PamDavidReviews
Reviewed June 17, 2017

The House is a small, cramped, and packed restaurant that primarily serves Asian style seafood dishes. Even with 7pm dinner reservations on a Saturday night, I had to wait about 15 minutes for a table to open up for two. The waiter recommended the Grilled...More

Thank nic_leon2005
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a casual Asian Fusion restaurant that is in the non-touristy section of Chinatown. The food is excellent: I had the mussels in miso soup appetizer and Alaskan Halibut, and both were terrific. Even the desserts were good. There is a small wine list.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Located on a side street very small, crammed seating restaurant. Parking is difficult you're better off taking Uber. We were seated promptly and no longer sat down were asked for our order. Looking at the appetizers we decided on three. Ahi Tuna Tartare, very good;...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with the family at The House. Food was outstanding. We had a combination of starters which were all presented beautifully and very tasty. Only reason for the 4 and not 5 is because my mum didn't like the soft shelled crab...More

Thank Bapaksi
Reviewed May 5, 2017

This American Asian restaurant is a great place to impress your loved ones or your boss. the place is small and you have to have a reservation. If you go at 5.30pm, they might be able to fit you in. the kitchen is small, but...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

It's an okay place. We order the chicken breast and the specials of the day - tuna salad, steak and halibut. The wait was way too long, and I expected more for the price.

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

The food is definitely 5 star. The tuna poke was the best I've ever had and we also enjoyed the octopus appetizer. We shared the flank steak with Chinese noodles. The steak was a little chewy, but the Chinese flavors and the noodles were perfect....More

Thank fussytraveler49
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Wonderful Asian flavors and presentation on spectacular seafood dishes. This is a very small and unassuming restaurant with its door just off the main Columbus drag. It presents with little fanfare and no real front end to the restaurant, and with tight and fairly basic...More

Thank JoelZ195
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.
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August 24, 2016|
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Response from Dave N | Reviewed this property |
The prices are not outrageous or anything to worry about unless you are on a tight budget. The portions are not huge but it is worth it. I would say it is midrange for SF and KBcolumbus is correct on the ranges. To quote... More
Bryan F
February 17, 2015|
Response from ChitoD | Reviewed this property |
You may call them at (415) 986-8612. Reservation is highly recommended unless you go there a few minutes before opening: 11:30 for lunch and 5:30 for dinner.
Bryan F
February 17, 2015|
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Response from Kurt M | Reviewed this property |
Not exactly sure what the question is here. This place is a trendy fusion restaurant. It's crawling with tech-savvy yuppies. The food is mediocre at best, and overpriced from my point of view. In SF, people go with the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 415-986-8612
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