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The House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
+1 415-986-8612
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Amelia Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife, son and his fiance. Been thinking of trying this place since we passed it on a trip to SFO last year. This is an incredibly noisy and cramped space with dimmed lighting that makes it hard to read the menu. We were all in a festive mood, but our server was harried, unsmiling and not in a... More 

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Union Pier, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, great flavors, unique! We loved everything. Charming hip city setting, great north beach vibe.

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Thank Margaret S
San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How do they do it? Year after year fully booked and consistently producing gray variety of high quality dishes from this tiny little kitchen? We had a business dinner for 10 people week night and it was packed. Ordered all appetizers on the menu and all were between fantastic (octopus, tempura) to solid/ok (salmon roll, tuna) I had Kobe Ribeye... More 

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Thank JVDZ7
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant. The service was great... the wasabi noodles is a dish you will tell all your friends about.

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Thank Doug S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Very nice lunch with a good friend. Neither of us had been to this restaurant in a while, and we were both impressed. The food was delicious.

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Thank Hazel K
ARCADIA, CA
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This restaurant has become our "Must Go To Whenever in San Francisco" place. The Asian Fusion cuisine was, as always, exquisite, with a very wide selection of regular and special appetizers and main courses. This restaurant serves the best pork chop I ever had anywhere, and the fish dishes are all excellent, beautifully spiced and prepared. All of the appetizers... More 

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Thank PDEYES
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

As visitors from the UK we found this place on Trip Advisor for lunch. Fantastic, better than anything comparative in London. Service was polite & sweet, food was exceptional and the place was clean, basic but we were here to eat not take pictures. Throughly recommend, really good value for money.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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456 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

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

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Saltspring Island BC Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

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

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Japanese, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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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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