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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
11:30 am - 3:00 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 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Gailyn63
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"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 

Thank Dagaadne
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 August 20, 2016

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 August 12, 2016

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 August 10, 2016 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 

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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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