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744 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-1305
+1 415-392-7958
10:00 - 22:00
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap cuts of chicken in dishes we chose, served on cold plates. Overpriced for quality of food and service. We made the wrong choice of all the great restaurants in Chinatown.

Thank Topolli
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place looking for late night din sum. Ladies were passing out coupons on the street. Ordered several appetizers. Did not receive free pot stickers cause didn't get a meal. One of the appetizers looked nothing like the picture or description and tasted horrible. Would not take off our bill. When we did receive our bill total... More 

Thank Cassandra M
New Mexico
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled in by the coupon lady on the street. The food and service was great. Atmosphere was marginal, but the food made the difference. When the food came it was so good I forgot to take a photo!

Thank pa55p0rttrave1er
Helena, Montana
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited Chinatown one afternoon and decided to have a meal at the Chinatown Restaurant. Quite a walk up a steep set of stairs and not a lot of ambience. I had pork dumplings, which were very good, but extremely messy. Every time I tried to eat a dumpling, the remaining meat and all the juices fell out of the dumpling... More 

Thank Arnold S
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I must have got lucky at the Chinatown Restaurant because everything I ate here was delicious and the prices were reasonable. Huge servings of tasty food is all I want from a restaurant and this place didn't disappoint me at all. The ice cream to finish off was also delicious.

Thank Monkeybuttface2
Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We should have known from the tout trying to get us into their restaurant from the street below, but unfortunately we went anyway to "Chinatown Restaurant". Even if the food was bearable (the shrimps did not need the mayonaise though), the service and most strikingly the service charge definitely were not. In short: unfriendly service and a huge surprise on... More 

Thank MrTravelaroundagain
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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food is actually very good, but it's not worth the price, especially if you take sea food. Also, the waiters try to make you take the most expensive dishes, while they don't smile much.

Thank Pierre6425618
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Service was slow and some of the wait staff did not speak English. Food was so-so. They automatically added 20% tip which was not deserved. I will not go here again and will tell all my friends and family not to go here.

Thank KandRmom
Leawood, Kansas
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended. We thought it was just OK. We tried 4 vegetarian dishes egg drop soup, vegetarian Lo mein, green beans and spicy eggplant. Everything was fine, well seasoned but greasy and not terribly appealing. The decor is shabby and the wait staff while attentive seemed rushed and uninterested. They also added 20% gratuity even though there... More 

Thank Debbie S
Tacoma, WA
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459 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Walking the streets of Chinatown looking for a good place to eat can be a daunting challenge. There are an overwhelming number of choices. This establishment lures people in the door by people standing on nearby corners with flyers advertising free potsticker appetizers. It worked with our party of 6. Before you walk upstairs to the dining room, you might... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 744 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-1305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-7958

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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