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Mission District
German, European, Central European
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381 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3627
+1 415-551-7181
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful menu, Christiane never fails to make clients feel at home. Gänsebraten (goose) served at Christmas time. Full selection of German beers 🍻. Never disappointed with food and service. Highly recommended!

Thank basdgl
Las Vegas
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

My sister and I were in town for my birthday and I found this cute little East German restaurant on line! Having been in Berlin when the wall fell I thought this would be a great place! We had a late start to the Opera so only had soup and salad with appetizer and it was fabulous! I also had... More 

Thank BigSarge03
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of our German restaurant weekend for Oma's 70th birthday. She was so incredibly happy at her excellent food. She said she was full and still ate a bite of every German Christmas cookie we got from the dessert specials. Everyone loved their meal and we couldn't have been happier than if we were actually in... More 

Thank Rene C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The restaurant is very small, and has a East German ambiance. The wait staff/operators are so nice and friendly. The food was outstanding. We had a group of 10 and everyone was happy as a clam. The potato pancakes were so yummy, we kept ordering more. I don't eat beef or pork, however, there was a delicious vegetarian schnitzel and... More 

Thank Francesca G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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313 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

1 Thank fatmikeDallas
Harrisburg pa
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96 reviews
49 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 

1 Thank travellsmart
glen rock nj
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

1 Thank elenaa

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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, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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: +1 415-551-7181

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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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