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Brandy Ho's Hunan Food

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217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
+1 415-788-7527
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was absolutely amazing! I had the housemade smoked Duck and a soup and my girlfriend ate a vegetarian dish. Both was excellent. The stuff was friendly, even if they were a bit stressed. I would totally come here again!

Thank Fabian T
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

The portion sizes here are very reasonable, attentive service and the food was good quality. The chow mein was well received as well as egg rolls, wonton and steamed dumplings

Thank Alyssa P
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

My family was staying in Fisherman's Wharf so we obviously were in no shortage of seafood -- but we were looking to experience Chinatown Chinese food and Brandy Ho's did not disappoint. They are available to be booked on OpenTable which is great for vacationers...More

Thank SpartaBrian
Reviewed June 20, 2017

If you are looking for a place to have a quick meal rather than a more formal, drawn out affair, this might be your place. I think we were in and out in 45 minutes, yet never felt rushed. The service was prompt. We ordered...More

Thank LFYanks
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Went here on our last night in San Francisco. It is located just on the edge of China Town in Columbus Avenue. The decor is basic but clean and suits the place well. The food is excellent we had two different soups and two main...More

Thank Karenhilder
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Great lunch special that comes with tasty hot & sour soup, wonderful onion cake and cold noodles with a peanut sauce. Even after the trio of appetizers, the entrees are well sized and quite good. But be careful: I love spicy and this is one...More

Thank Caliban555
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

We called in here after reading the trip advisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. The service was really good, the food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. One word of caution - Hunan food is similar to Szechwan food and is pretty spicy...More

Thank Damspost
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Brandy Ho’s is one my two favorite restaurants in San Francisco (I’ll write about the other — Tomasso’s — when I have time to do it justice.). I’ve been going to Brandy Ho's for nearly 30 years and it never, ever disappoints. It has spoiled...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Great food! Great service! Very accommodating to exactly what we were looking for. My kids are the picky American "Panda Express" type. We were trying to find something in China Town that wasn't "too authentic" but still part of the culture. This was a great...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

During vacation to SF went to Brandy Ho's after reading about it. The food was good - I had shrimp in a creamy sauce with honey covered walnuts. The shrimp was served on a bed of green (raw) cabbage. Excellent and different. When I asked...More

Thank HolistiKaren
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Randi A
June 15, 2016|
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Response from StuartGustafson | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most items are gluten-free as they don't have wheat or flour components. They are also well-known as being MSG-free. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
    (Pacific Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: No. 15 bus stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-788-7527
  • E-mail
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