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Shanghai House

3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2603
+1 415-831-9288
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2603
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Food was good but service is not friendly and very, very slow. Was there for dinner on a Friday night, waited 20 min just to pay the bill. The owner / server seems really unhappy, maybe she needs some time off and extra help. For...More

Thank ylaimar
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Initially walked past this place as looked unassuming.. noticed a queue outside so thought, hey! Gotta be good... So worth the wait! Spicy peanut dumplings were so delicious, as were the wontons. Service could be done with a smile, and a fair bit more attention...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We walked past this unassuming place before joining the queue. It was worth it! The pan-fried dumplings and wonton in hot peanut sauce were brilliant. Shame we were on a budget or we could have eaten so much more. Such a great find!!

Thank LydiaJ108
Reviewed March 8, 2018

My wife and I have started a project to visit all the “best” Dim Sum restaurants in the San Francisco area, as listed in the SF Gate newspaper. Shanghai House was on the list, and, as we found out, it was well deserved! We arrived...More

Thank Paul5795
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Food is good, big portion and fast service. Located at Balboa St Recommended for those craving chinese food!

Thank remelynd2017
Reviewed May 25, 2017

My wife and I eat at SH often (probably 10 times a year over the last several). It's always one of the best meals we've ever had in a restaurant. And we like good food. SH is authentic. You should always start with the soup...More

1  Thank 933robl
Reviewed December 26, 2016

If you think the San Tung's on Irving's dried fried chicken wings is delicious, you need to venture out and come here! Compared to the wings here, San Tung is below par and hit or miss. They also have great Shanghai style dumplings, pot stickers,...More

2  Thank 383marilyn
Reviewed November 11, 2014

A local eatery located in the Outer Richmond area of SF. Close to Lands End, Seal Rock and the Cliff House. A great place to enjoy authentic Shanghai dishes in a local eatery. The outside looks worn out, but the inside is remodeled and is...More

1  Thank takeahike66
Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

The dumplings and pot stickers are truly amazing. We always wish we ordered more- no matter how many we actually order. The chicken wings are also very special. Cash only, so come prepared.

Thank Rick T
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Don't go if you're hungry and want to eat right away. Saw this restaurant review on KQED Check Please. Service is extremely slow. All the reviews are NOT kidding about slow service. We waited almost 1-1/2 hours for our table for 5. If you have...More

Thank ANR26
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-831-9288
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