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450 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2553
415-665-1415
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderfully authentic.

Very authentic S.E. Asian food. I've lived there and can attest to it. The owner is a detail stickler and everything came out right.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Nola2607
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New orleans
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New orleans
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very authentic S.E. Asian food. I've lived there and can attest to it. The owner is a detail stickler and everything came out right.

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Cali, Colombia
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is almost one of the hole in the wall finds. The food has flavor and the portions are perfect to generous. The menu is simple which does not take away from the quality of the taste. We ordered 5 different dishes and every one was delicious. The two specials were worth it. I hear the crap is a delight.... More 

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Thank TRAVELERVIAJERO
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So my husband and I live in SF and are on an Asian Food Quest. We've been to about five different places so far, five different countries' cuisines. Having a toddler along for the ride, our best option is either a noisy quick place or just taking the whole deal to Golden Gate Park and having a picnic so he... More 

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Thank Kim K
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Everyone knows there are great Asian restaurants in San Francisco, Chinese places topping the list. But the Lime Tree brings together the best of Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Three distinct cuisines that share many similarities. The Char Kway Teow stir-fried noodles are as good as you will find at any street stall in Singapore. And try their Roti... More 

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Thank SFOTravelers
SK
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Tried the new branch (there are two in San Francisco). Loved the food (fresh and tasty) and friendly service. Simple, clean place. We would definitely come back when we visit SF again.

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Thank welirang
Fair Oaks, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Not to expensive and good food. If you love all things bread, try their Roti - a flatbread (home made). They serve it with Curry sauce. This alone is worth a visit.

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Thank Fairoakien
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I had a hard time finding this place because it is below the street level with a faded sign outside. Usually there is a line if you go during meal time because there are very few tables. I love their corn fritters, the texture is quite unique. Roti Pratha and potato cake are worth to try for appetizers. For the... More 

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Thank dmdvfl333
Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We chose this place quickly on our way to GGP and absolutely loved it! It's a cute little hidden gem set back from the street. We started our meal with the Roti Pratha which we found to be quite good. The bread was light and not too filling and the curry was mild and on the sweet side. I ate... More 

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Thank Laura H
Sanford, North Carolina
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Quaint little SE Asian rest. Many locals go here. I had the spicy pork sandwich on french bread-very tasty-not too spicy. Wife had the daily special-curry with shrimp and a hard boiled egg. It had a lot of shrimp. We will go back!

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Thank Jim F
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

You will enjoy the tastes of several countries all in one spot. Try the Matabak, corn fritters(best) and love the tofu with shrimp.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 450 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2553
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighborhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: 415-665-1415

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?