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Honestly, the owner/sever was actually very friendly and nice. He also posted a lot of pictures of his awards in the past. We actually ordered the food he was proud of his restaurant, but to my surprise, they were terrible according to my taste. We...were in San Francisco for 5 days and we went to at least 10 different Chinese restaurants in the China Town area including some of the very cheap Mama Papa store and formal ones, nothing like this one. Very disappointing food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food. Probably one of the best Asian cuisine I ever had outside of Asia. Really great variety of different dishes.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious lunch on the patio. The Sesame Chicken with glazed sweet potatoes was a wonderful treat. The green onion cakes did not disappoint. Great stop for a quiet, patio lunch. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, preserved the sesame chicken and chicken with green beans. The chicken with green beans was not breaded or fried, and very tender. Quick, friendly service and good period size.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was recommended this place by a cab driver so was looking forward to it. We were shown inside and seated beside a large pile of boxes, bottles, cooked rice and various other items. We were given a menu and two minutes later asked to order....We ordered drinks and then the waiter appeared immediately asking for our order. We felt rushed. The food came and it looked good - sesame chicken, salt and pepper shrimp and fried rice. It was thrown onto the table almost with no niceties. The sesame chicken was extremely salty, the shrimp had lots of herbs in it and actually tasted Italian, the fried rice was tasty. As we were eating, one of the proprietors brought a huge metal bowl of hot oil and put it in the table next to us saying ‘Very hot, be careful.’ I could feel the heat coming from it!! As we were finishing our food we were aware that tables were being brought in from outside and being stacked. People on the next table said that they must be closing as they had looked on a site that said it closed at 9 but was still open as they passed. It was now 9.30. The bill was placed on the table before we asked for it and it was obvious that they wanted us to go. We paid $68 and left. We were waiting for a cab outside and one of the servers asked us to move along as they were bringing the rubbish out!! Needless to say, this won’t be a repeated experience. If you like poor surroundings, salty food and the feeling that you are not wanted, get yourself there!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, tastes amazing and unique menu. Get there early as they get really busy and tend to have queue. As with most restaurants in SF they close at 8.30pm during the week.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Not like any other wonton soup. The most delicious I have ever tasted. That was all I tasted but everything looked delicious too.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022

We appreciated the variety of dishes and beautiful presentations of this very delicious cuisine. We were impressed with everything.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022

I ate here and got the salt and pepper shrimp and green onion pancake. Service was brusque but I do not care about that. It is not worth the lines ...it is very good food but not amazing..others nearby also very good with no line...I would go back if no lineMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 14, 2022

Lily, our waitress is excellent. She took time to explain the different entrees for someone who does not understand Chinese well. Portion size is just right. Will definitely come back the next time we visit SFO again.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

Excellent. We have tried a lot of Chinese restaurants in SF, and this is one of the very best. We made a lunch meal just of soup and appetizers, and it was fabulous. The Jasmine Blossom tea (a green tea ball in a large glass...mug of boiling water) was just the thing to warm up on a chilly Feb day. The daughter of the owner won a recent TV Chef competition, so the excellence definitely runs in the family. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 1, 2022 via mobile

Great service, the chef saw it was our first time and he brought us some food so we could try everything. Really great, if you have a chance you should go

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 3, 2021

We LOVED House of Nanking. This restaurant will be in permanent rotation for our yearly SF trip. How did we ever survive without food this good? Thank you!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

Wow the head server told us to get rid of the menus and he will order for us. And if we did not like the food to send it back. Great decision everything he ordered for us the soup, appetizers and main course was out...of this world. Never eaten every such tasty chinese food in USA. Must try the curry shrimp with veggies, scallion pancakes, chicken with broccli and chicken rice soupMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 20, 2021

This was by far the best Chinese food we’ve had in, um, FOREVER! I have a severe shrimp allergy, so we ate outside, and the server actually moved the heater closer to us to make us more comfortable before we asked. We have the egg...rolls, yum, then the chicken fried rice mixed at the table. The presentation was as great as the food. Speaking of presentation, be sure to get the flower blossom tea, it comes in a mug sized container, and it’s amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We just walked in on spec.
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Chrysanthemum tea - delicious flavour!
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House of Nanking is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5