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631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
+1 415-982-3245
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Juan, Philippines
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing. They have a set menu which had soup, rice and other dishes which were very good. The decor reminds you on old Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong movies. The experience would have been better if they clean their lanterns and paintings. It is just going to waste. Besides that, food is amazing!

Thank Jacques W
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk into this restaurant, and you are transported to historic China, with palatial chandeliers, giant murals, and decorations brought over from China. Ask for one of their private booths for a very special dining experience, with the curtain closed, the place feels all yours. It was established in 1920, and is the real deal. All of their food I've tried... More 

Thank Gayle G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awesome, we were in China town and did not know what to eat. When we went in it was clean. I got egg rolls and they were super good. I also got rice soup and it was really good. The service was fast. Don't listen to reviews that saw that this restaurant is bad. It also has options... More 

Thank Lilly O
Cartagena, Spain
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at great prices, excellent pan stickers. Worth a try when you are in Chinatown everything we tried on two separate visits was excellent we will certainly be back

Thank David R
albuquerque n.m. 87120
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking through Chinatown, we wanted to stop for drinks. Three of us had soft drinks and I had a beer. The wait staff was very cordial and the soft drinks got free refills. The 1920 decor is still beautiful.

Thank Marcus4
San Rafael, California
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Our Goldenaires Senior Group had lunch at Far East Cafe before heading to the Buddha's Universal Church for a Chinese Play. The food was very good. All 10 people at our table enjoyed it. We had a chicken and vegetable dish, shrimp fried rice, broccoli beef, chow mein, sweet and sour pork, a vegetarian egg roll, and a green bean... More 

Thank cjlulu
London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It's an OK place for a light snack and some tea or beer. It's quite an institution and worth checking out. Quirky ambience, karaoke rooms upstairs.

Thank DareToLive
Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Far East cafe seemed very authentic to us. My nephew lives in San Francisco and he brought us here. The starter potstickers were beautiful, as was the main chow mien and beef brocoli. We had our own booth. It was great fun... Far East cafe is well worth a visit...

Thank Brian B
Boston, Massachusetts
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336 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I had a great meal here with terrific service. I was wondering around Chinatown and passed by and since it had interesting decor and people in it, I went in. I was not disappointed. I was promptly seated and had a big menu of items to choose from. I went with Cashew Prawns and Seafood Clay Hot Pot and Rice.... More 

Thank J0hnPM10
San Mateo, CA
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been coming to this place for years. But on my last visit, the prices were way up, and the quality of the food was down. Usually we order a few dishes from the menu for our group. But this time we decided to order the Peking Duck Dinner, which offers several dishes for $25.95 per person. That's because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-3245

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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

Neighbourhood Profile
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful 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 neighbourhood.
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