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The House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
(415) 986-8612
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Witham, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went following recommendation. Food was excellent and service great. A little loud and tables quite close but still worth a visit

Thank Graham P
Saltspring Island BC Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An accidental find, lunch at The House was first class ... fresh food imaginatively prepared, with great service.

Thank Canuck217
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So far we have not eaten anything here that we haven't fully enjoyed. Not surprisingly it is a busy little place, popular with locals and stray tourists. The decor is clean and simple in an Asian way, the staff are friendly and helpful, but most of all the food is crisp, fresh and tasty. Helpings are just right, prices likewise.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have walked by this unassuming place for years (it has been there for 20) and foolishly never stopped in. We ate wasabi noodles with salmon and Chinese chicken salad washed down with Puer tea. Perfection

Thank abbyndean
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best sushi (appetizer special) I've ever had! I would highly recommend listening the chef's specials. All were excellent!!

Thank karinedch
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good asian fusion food. This is the perfect place to have dinner after an afternoon in North Beach. You should definitely do a reservation, the place is always busy and it is small.

Thank Nicoeu
Hayward, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I rarely give five star reviews. I grew up in North Beach (not too far from this place) and I am a traveler. I am a foodie and possibly a food snob (is that redundant?). Anyway, I have eaten a lot of fine food in great restaurants all over the place. I almost went with 4 stars, but then I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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426 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We have had good luck here in the past. This time at lunch we shared the bean tempura, which was a little greasy, unfortunately, as it has been a favorite dish in the past. The octopus appetizer was excellent. The house pork was okay, not great. Again, a bit greasy for us. Service was good and we were able to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

"The House" is quite an impressive operation. This modest 40-50 seat restaurant must turn over multiple times a day - and consistently "churnes out" the most amazing Asian inspired food both with regards to tase and visual apperance! A husband and wife operation, the wife calmly manages the front and the husband heads up the hectic and creative kitchen, have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't look that amazing from outside but this place created some amazing dishes! We got a whole bunch to share and the highlights for me were the scallops and the sea bass.

Thank SydLau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Asian, Japanese, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 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: (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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