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Chinatown Restaurant

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744 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-1305
+1 415-392-7958
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food and free dim sum and green tea ice-cream at the end. Nicest lemon chicken I've ever tasted. Server was really rude. Pushy and made you feel like you should be ordering more. My boyfriend said the toilet was really dirty.

1 Thank MissKara1111
Rustenburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the Dim Sum menu and it was a lovely change from the normal menu items. Food was great and nicely presented. The service was poor. Our drinks never arrived and we battled to get the attention of a 3rd waiter to our table to get our drinks, which was not 100% right either. Some waiters also lack personality... More 

Thank ElsabeHowes
Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I ate there for lunch earlier this week. My wife ordered a special roasted vegetable dish with garlic sauce on the side. She said it was excellent. I ordered beef with broccoli. Her dish came out and I waited and waited and waited. At least fifteen minutes went by and our waitress never even came by to... More 

2 Thank Mike D
Noblesville, Indiana
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276 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2015

We expected to eat at Chinatown, but were confused with so many offerings. A coupon offering us free potstickers guided us to the Chinatown Restaurant. My husband and I ordered a Taste of China, which offers a sampling of appetizers, entrees, and a dessert. We enjoyed everything from our free pot stickers, to spring rolls, wrapped prawns, steamed shrimp dumplings,... More 

Thank Morgan W
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

At first I was loving this place. Complimentary dumplings and sparkling water served in wine glass with lemon ;) the good however took quite a long time and my husbands food was brought out at least 20 minutes before mine at which time he had finished eating and I had filled up on fried rice :( so I was quite... More 

Thank Anna G
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Neat upstairs restaurant with a nice choice of dim sum through the day, great tasting offer up from 2 people as well.

Thank biancawl
Sylvania, Ohio
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156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ordered a family style meal. The sweet and sour pork was excellent. The other beef dishes were ok - a bit tough and chewy. The soju cocktails were a fun treat. What frustrated us was being charged for water. At the end of the meal, they automatically included a tip. We did not appreciate the tip being added for... More 

Thank MBNtravel
Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2015

Young people on the street handed us a coupon for this place, purported to be the oldest restaurant in Chinatown. Nice sit-down atmosphere, tables on the balcony which were already taken, quick-footed waiters bustling about. But the dim sum was no different from what I can get back home at the neighborhood Chinese Buffet. The pork dumpling was a little... More 

Thank TriHilborn
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Please I advise to go somewhere else. The food was cold and flavorless and service was even worse! Really expensive too! It was $80 for two people for just 2 entrees and they had guts to charge us for tap water! And on top of that she included $20 of tips! We were really upset we left without giving her... More 

1 Thank Alondra G
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287 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We were trying to find a different restaurant but as it was full we ended up here. I agree very expensive for what you get. My husband had the lettuce wrap with chicken and he was supposed to get 6 lettuce leaves and on,y got 5 , when he asked for another 2 the waitress said it would cost an... More 

1 Thank Joy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 744 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-1305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-7958

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

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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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