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House of Nanking

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919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
11:00 am - 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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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food fast friendly service at a reasonable price ! Highly recommended ! I had the spicy chicken and my wife had the soup both were prepared differently than most Chinese restaurants

Thank Frank M
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'll be honest, the food was very good. When we walked in, we were put right next to someone else, as if we were at a table with friends. We didn't really have much privacy. They had one menu for 3 people. They asked for more and were given just one more. They were kind enough to give us one... More 

Thank Wiggles T
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After looking on Trip advisor for a good Chinese restaurant in San Francisco on a visit from the uk we decided on this one after reading glowing reports. It was a Saturday night and very busy. We had to share a table with 5 other people. Our order was taken. And it wasn't long before the calamari dish arrived which... More 

Thank Phil S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to queue to get in (a good sign as other restaurants around looked empty). Wine and beer were fine. Ordered a selection of rice and noodle dishes for 4 of us to share. All delicious. All served quickly with the queue outside growing. Highly recommend - we are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers.

Thank suzy252016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Accompanied my son and daughter-in-law to this place while suffering extreme jet-lag - but worth the experience! First things first - the food was excellent, service friendly, but fast, and the place has an alcohol licence - and everything is cheap. Can quite see why this place makes it into all the guides, and in the evening there is always... More 

Thank meic_watkins
Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here after seeing reviews that this was an amazing place to eat. We walked in, sat at a table and then were yelled at to move and sit somewhere else. I thought this was okay because I had seen reviews that the workers were rude. We were rushed into ordering and waitress answered with shrugs and "I don't... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest if it hadn't been recommended by a local who was Chinese we would have walked on by. The menu is basic as is the decor. The food is brilliant and amazing cheap. Go try it

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

Brilliant and amazing food -- thanks, Karen! I’m glad you listened to the local's recommendation and stopped in. Hopefully you’ll get to dine with us again soon, Kathy, Manager More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by an American cousin There were 11 of us We arrived to find a long queue After 30mins we were found space - very basic accommodation but who cares!! When the lady waiter found out we had never been before she took back the menus and said "leave it to me!" She delivered course after course... More 

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

Course after course of absolutely delicious food -- that’s what we absolutely love to hear, Tony! It sounds like you know your Chinese food, so we really appreciate the compliment that we’re the best you’ve ever had. Hope you’ll visit again, Kathy, Manager More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good with large portions. Definitely order the sesame chicken. Service is no frills. Very fast and efficient but not a place to linger over a meal.

Thank Suie0515
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this review

Happy to hear we wowed you with our sesame chicken. Our main goal is to provide delicious food, so I’m glad we were able to do so effectively and efficiently. Hope we’ll see you again soon, Kathy, Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking around for parking, finally we found em across the street, the waitress help us with the order. We have some beef, the chicken, vegetable , the chef and owner him self greet us, and recommend the food, interesting they will ask u first do you already visit this restaurant before, awesome !

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

Beef and chicken -- good choice, Danny! Glad you had an awesome experience, and I hope we’ll have the opportunity to see you again soon. All the 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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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