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“Better than average chinese food”
Review of R & G Lounge

R & G Lounge
Ranked #138 of 5,834 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be prepared to wait awhile for a table during peak hours. My husband and I ate here for dinner and we were told that the wait would be an hour. So we put our names on the list and grabbed some drinks at the bar which was conveniently located in the waiting area. We ended up sharing a round table with 4 other strange couples so that we could be seated immediately. So actual wait time was half an hour. Service was very prompt. We ordered the crunchy style chow mein with prawns and veggies and the roasted duck. The chow mein was good but there were hardly any veggies in the dish. Maybe a little bok choy. The roasted duck was really fatty, but delicious! So flavorful! If you are jonesing for chinese food, this is the place!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We expected good food from the recommendations for this place, and was not disappointed. Very efficient service, the food came fast, but be aware that it may be very noisy (the max allowed no of persons was violated...). There was a long line of customers waiting, so it may be a good advise to make a reservation like we did.

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Having lived in Hong Kong on and off for a few years, I believe there are a few hallmarks for a good Chinese restaurant:
- It’s full of Chinese people
- The sound level is high
- The atmosphere feels near chaotic for a westerner
- Everyone is stuffing themselves
And so we come to the R & G Lounge, which easily fulfils all these criteria. We tripped over this place one Saturday afternoon around 3pm with hunger pangs. The place was packed to the rafters (in the middle of the afternoon!) and dishes whisked around our heads on their way to other tables with tantalising smells wafting behind them. Service was efficient, functional and perfectly adequate; in such a busy place I wouldn’t expect more.
We were blown away by the food, especially the lamb slices served with steamed buns (a kind of do-it-yourself pancake roll-up except the pancake is a pure white, oval bun-puff). We also had Szechwan something (it was a few days ago), mixed vegetables and tofu, and steamed rice (not on the menu). All delicious. Highly recommended.

Suggestion: Go in with the knowledge that you are entering a different country.

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Thank katyfox
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We tried two Chinese restaurants whilst in San Francisco, one only had European dinners and was very average, the other the R and G lounge was full of Chinese dinners and was very good. I am sure there is a clue there somewhere. We hadn't booked but they managed to squeeze us in, unfortunately next to the cashier desk, however the food more than made up for it. We ordered two bowls of their hot and sour soup followed by two of the restaurant's specialities, a beef and a chicken dish plus a small mountain of rice. All were delicious and the service very good. Well worth a trip.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a visitor I tend to ask people that live in the area for restaurant advice. We were spending the morning walking through China Town and planned to eat lunch before heading back to the hotel so we checked for recommendations. Bless the person that recommended R&G! We arrived a couple of minutes before noon and the restaurant was almost empty, but filled up within minutes with mostly local clientele. The food was great! Flavors were fresh and perfectly prepared. We could not have asked for better service. Fast, efficient, but not obtrusive. The restaurant was immaculate and that is important to me. Great visit and I would definitely recommend.

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Thank Susan S
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