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Mission District
German, Central European, European
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381 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3627
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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295 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have't eaten here in several years and happened to be in the neighborhood so decided to come again. The hostess/waitress was there alone serving the entire restaurant. Still, she was friendly and while slow, the service was good. We shared a deli platter to start. It was very tasty and more than enough for 3 people. I had veal... More 

Thank booptraveler
San Francisco, California
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95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Outstanding place for East German Food. I am glad San Francisco has German food -- I remember when it was a rare thing. Now San Francisco has great options. Just coming back from Berlin I had a hankering for German food and I know that Walzwerk specialises in East German cuisine --I was simply overdue for a visit. There are... More 

Thank Jamesthewineguy
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This small restaurant makes amazing German food. The sauerbraten was very tender, smothered in great tasting sauce, and the red cabbage was very delicious. The hühnerbrust gefüllt mit äpfeln und speck was excellent with tender chicken covered in a creamy sauce and came with garlic mashed potatoes that were seasoned just right. For dessert the rote grütze had lots of... More 

Thank AJC_travlers
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Excellent German food!!! Outstanding sauerbraten, jaeger schnitzel & red cabbage! Very unique neighborhood restaurant and absolutely some of the best German food I have ever had considering I have been to over 50 German restaurants in the U.S. and Germany!!!!! A real treat and will be a repeat every time I am back in SF.

Thank fatmikeDallas
Harrisburg pa
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

While visiting our son in San Fran., we decided to go to a German restaurant. The Walzwerk was just perfect. Had great service with fantastic food. Huge portions. We had the Jagerschnitzel and Sauerbraten....very tasty. Sides of spatzle and sauer kraut. Prices were reasonable and for beer & wine also. We come from German ancestors and this food was very... More 

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glen rock nj
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food is fabuous, especially the Jägerschnitzlel. The delicious pea soup came with one small roll for $1 extra. Don't expect any extra goodies, like a bread basket and butter. The service was unpleasant and abrupt. The bill was incorrect, so be careful. Also, I got a take out container for the soup and requested a roll to take home... More 

Thank elenaa
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373 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'm no expert on German food but the food here was excellent. The Soljanka soup was wonderful. The Kalte Platte of cold cuts, bread and salads was delightful She just loved the Huhnerbrust (chicken breast) and I devoured the Jager Schnitzel. The deserts were also very good. We both enjoyed the strudel and the Rote Gruse(?). Go it's great. A... More 

Thank sndovale
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Food was plentiful but not tasty. We were overcharged and server was too busy to correct it. Made reservations for 12 family style @ $25.00pp and were charged for 16 even though there were only 10 of us. Owner reluctantly sent a small refund but was less than accomodating. A $600 bill worth no more than $150.00. We can't even... More 

Thank caria4077
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

German staff = great food and great beer selection. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and decor, the staff was friendly and well-versed in beer recommendations. Great schnitzel and jägerscnhitzel.

Thank Will B
Oakland, California
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

Walzwerk's atmosphere is an ironic, down-at-heel scruffiness that is both charming and friendly. The food is excellent, simple fare, and very authentic. It is some of the best German food I have had outside of Germany. (I had the schnitzel, which was fresh, tasty, and surprisingly light.) There are excellent and inexpensive beers on tap. I am not much of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
German, Central European, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-551-7181

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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