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Capital Restaurant

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839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
415-397-6269
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11:00 am - 9:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went based on the great reviews. Maybe should rate this higher but I know family would not rate the food on the high list. I would rate it higher because it is a tremendous value. Prices for San Francisco and in Chinatown, this place is a bargain. One thing family did describe this food as VERY fresh. And the comment... More 

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Thank Bruce P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good sized portions to a reasonable price. Not too many smiles from the waitress, however, a nice relaxed atmosphere. Lunch discount was good and food was at the table in an instant. The chicken in our dishes was not cut clean from fat and bone.

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Thank Ebbe M
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolling through Chinatown we decided to just look for something simple and unpretentious with a good crowd inside. This place fit the bill perfectly. We chose the banquet style for 4 people and had so much food! Good value for money and efficient service. Drop by if you are getting hungry around dinner time.

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Thank WillieVN
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a cash only place, and be prepared to pay for your meal up front which is something weird to me. The price is not what you would think. The app shows it as being $ but really it is a $$ or $$$ to me. It looks like regular Chinese take out and is over priced. The seafood... More 

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Thank Illy A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place while visiting with family. We quickly learned that they are famous for their fried chicken wings. While we waited, several locals offered their opinions on the "must have" dishes. Of their recommendations, we tried the spare ribs. I don't think I've had better orange chicken. The best part; however, was the friendly staff. The owner and... More 

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Thank Todd L
Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Food was very good, not pricey, not a fancy environment...more like a diner. Place full of local Chinese speaking Chinese...have to walk right through the middle of the steaming kitchen to get to the ultra small bathroom, lots of authentic dishes such as squid and black beans, as well as normal Chinese food favorites. I liked it! Ask for orange... More 

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Thank SueSuitecase
Karlsruhe, Germany
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Had dinner of eggplants with minced meat. It was OK. I have tasted better. The service was good though.

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Thank Arienne_Lake
Surrey
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131 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I'm not sure how there are so many mixed reviews for this place, and guess it must be week day/weekend busy period related. We ate here mid week. The restaurant was full with what appeared to be locals. For me that's usually the sign of a good meal, if you can order the local food that is (in some places... More 

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Thank geekie_gal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on the recommendation of a local. He said be sure to try the chicken wings, which we did not, and based on other reviews and the food we did have, we probably didn't miss anything. We began with cream cheese wontons (rangoons? don't remember what the menu said), appetizer. Six tiny, overcooked lumps of thick, heavy dough with... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie H
Ankeny, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Food pretty plain. No flavor. Overrated. Wings and egg rolls good. Was disappointed based on the review. Would not go back. Service ok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 415-397-6269

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

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Chinatown
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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