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House of Nanking

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919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is outstanding here, the Nanking sesame chicken is amazing, the fried pork eggrolls are amazing and the fried rice is amazing. Quite simply the best Chinese food i've ever had, and I've been to China. If you're in San Francisco, just go...you won't regret it

Thank David C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in San Francisco even for a day you absolutely must take a trip to China Town and visit this place. Food is fabulous, especially the sesame chicken and the pork rolls, portions are very generous too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just as good. We let chef pick our dishes. And everything was great had been here 20 years ago and then now

Thank Saravanan S
Gdansk, Poland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this place accidentally, just parked nearby, and it turned out that we had here one of the best meals in our lifes.

Thank PiotrBocian
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely tasty food with zero frills or fuss! Appears to be a popular spot with locals and tourists. Portions sizes are more than ample! A couple of dishes will suffice.

Thank CM9493
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Extremely tasty food -- that's how we roll. It's great you loved everything about the food, from the taste to the portion size. Until next time, Kathy, Manager More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is incredible. A culinary experience. We had sesame chicken, potstickers, salt and pepper shrimp. Once the chicken was delivered and tasted we immediately ordered another round of it. It is not to be missed. Place is packed and there was a line. We didn't wait long. Service is abrupt but fast. They are getting everyone in and... More 

Thank Heidi D
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

An incredible culinary experience -- now, that's how we love hearing our food described, Heidi! It's exciting you loved the Sesame Chicken so much you ordered a second round of it. Hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Kathy, Manager More 

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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the best Chinese food I have ever had. I tried many different dishes and was happy with every single one. They were so flavoursome and you were able to identify different tastes (which is often impossible with Chinese). The service was very quick. I would normally walk past this restaurant but the food was perfect. I would highly... More 

Thank Jessica C
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Thanks, Jessica! The best Chinese food you've ever had is such a flattering compliment, especially since you loved every dish. We're all about great food and quick service, so I'm glad you enjoyed. Best, Kathy, Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and it did not disappoint. Food is so good. Sesame chicken amazing. Good value.

Thank Cookie2011_11
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

That sesame chicken really is a treat, isn't it? Glad the meal lived up to your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you back soon! All the best, Kathy, Manager More 

Union, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the house noodles, fried won tons and sesame chicken. Everything we had was tasty, the ingredients were fresh. Service staff was quick and attentive. Some locals mentioned this was the type of place that might get overlooked with so many choices nearby, glad we didn't!

Thank MadHatter018
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Tasty and fresh food -- that's what we do! I'm thrilled you enjoyed everything from the sesame chicken to the speed of the service. Hope to see you the next time you're in the area! Until then, Kathy, Manager More 

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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You arrive to be ushered to any seats available, don't expect a table for two, you will be joining other diners. We were very lucky and were sat with another couple, America and an ex pat. We had a great evening. The food was superb, the beers nice and cold and the conversation with the couple next too us was... More 

Thank Debs-in-Surrey
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Superb food is what we're all about. It's exciting to hear your meal included great food, beer, and conversation. Hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable! Best, Kathy, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 14154211429
House of Nanking is a staple Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Our recipes transpire from traditional recipes that have been updated based on our own experiences. We like to recreate standard dishes and give it a twist. At House of Nanking, one of the popular things to order is in fact not to order yourself! We are fantastic at putting together a dish for you based on what you like. Our menu is constantly changing and dishes are rotated around. Some of our dishes, however, are favorites and have been around for quite some time. These special dishes include: Nanking sesame chicken, fried potstickers with peanut sauce, shrimp packets with peanut sauce, house noodles and fried calamari.

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Staying in Chinatown

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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, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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