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House of Nanking

919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
+1 415-421-1429
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“sesame chicken” (377 reviews)
“house noodles” (42 reviews)
“onion cake” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can't even begin to describe how AMAZING the food here was! When we sat down, the owner/head chef came over, asked us if we'd ever been there, and when we said no, he took the menus from us. What followed was a delectable managerie...More

Thank abcoulter
Reviewed 3 days ago

We gathered with our siblings from all over the US in San Francisco. The weekend turned out to be a food tour that did not disappoint. Top of our list was Chinatown and with the high reviews for Nanking, we thought we would give it...More

Thank coloradogreen2015
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the food so much. Happy we could get you some incredible dishes and some quick service. We hope you'll be back for another wonderful visit soon! Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

I wanted to try this place as it is well known and seems to be recommended. Good atmosphere, busy, a bit squashy, service reasonable, but food is poor. I had the famous sesame chicken and it was deep fried bits of chicken, not sure what...More

Thank jansimp
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Very sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. It sounds like the sesame chicken you had was not up to our usual standard. We know we can do better and we hope you'll give us another try sometime. Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in for dinner. The waitress asked us what we liked after we looked over the menu. If you tell her what kind of food - chicken, veggies, noodles, spicy, mild, she will bring you something you will like. We were happy with our...More

Thank Terrie S
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, Terrie! So glad you had such a wonderful dinner at our place. We are glad the Chicken and veggie dumplings impressed you and we hope you'll be back for another wonderful meal soon! Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arrived around 6pm and was busy waited about 5.mins and got seated. The old man whos photo on the wall asked us if we been here before and asked what we like and went away. Next thing we get these dishes served up would of...More

Thank Tania T
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Tania! So glad we could get you a delicious meal! Happy the spring rolls and dumplings impressed you. We hope you'll be back for some more amazing food soon. Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just gave up the menus, and the waiter ordered for us. Really really great food, and a verity of flavors

Thank Yaelflo
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Yaelflo! So thrilled we could get you some incredible food! Thanks for trusting our recommendations and we hope you'll be back to try some more delicious dishes soon! Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Thursday evening, the place was very busy. We got seated right away and ordered the Sesame Chicken and the Peppered Shrimp. Both dishes came in a very short time and were very good. Actually, best Sesame Chicken I ever had.

Thank Schnickel2016
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! So glad we could get you a quick and delicious meal. Happy the Sesame Chicken and Peppered Shrimp hit the spot! We hope you'll be back to try some more soon! Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After we were seated they asked us what we like, shrimp, chicken, beef. You tell them and they go make something wonderful. We had not eaten here in many years but long remembered our last great meal. We were not disappointed. They set the bar...More

1  Thank Sherri G
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Sherri! So glad we could get you some wonderful dishes that were just as good as the meal in your memory! We hope you'll be back to try some more amazing dishes on your next visit! Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raw chicken was served to my 10 year old daughter!! They forgot to serve her when they brought everything else to the table. We asked about it and were answered very rudely. They brought her chicken after the rest of us were finished eating. She...More

Thank Christi H
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very sorry, Christi, that your daughter had this experience. We assure you this is not at all typical of a meal at our place. We assure you that this will not happen again and we hope you'll give our place another chance sometime. Best, Kathy,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in this place is just amazing. I will be back. It is a bit crowded and confusing but worth it...

Thank António V
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, António! So glad you love the food! Happy we are worth braving the crowd and we can't wait for your next visit! Best, Kathy, Manager

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hhi51
August 23, 2017|
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Response from MarkoFamily | Reviewed this property |
Chrysanthemum tea - delicious flavour!
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February 6, 2017|
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Response from forefreddy | Reviewed this property |
I was just a patron at the restaurant. It is not a big place so I personally would recommend calling to make a reservation.
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I wouldn't chance it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-1429
Description
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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