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New Woey Loy Goey

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699 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-5028
+1 415-399-0733
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a typical authentic Chinese restaurant. Really tasty food, if a bit scruffy. Not Michelin star style cooking just good honest Chinese food & great value; took me back to when I was a kid in Hong Kong. Waitress was v efficient if a little short on words. Everything came piping hot in huge portions. Would definitely go back... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stopped here for dinner on a recent visit to San Fran. This place is obviously a favorite of the locals, because they seemed surprised to see obvious tourists come through the door. They were, however, extremely welcoming. The restaurant is below street level and could use some fixing up. There are large aquariums in the back full of fish and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Dined here with spouse and shared Mongolian beef and potstickers. Ate at the counter. Service was good, food was tasty. An authentic old Chinatown vibe. Not a hipster hangout. Would go back.

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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We thought this place was great. San Fran is quite expensive and this little find was just what we wanted. Value for money, generous portions, great tasting Chinese food. We walked in a little unsure but the place was busy, lots of Chinese families dining out (I thought that was a good sign) we were seated at the bar. Service... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I was visiting China Town and randomly picked this restaurant. The waitress was abrupt and somewhat rude. She pretty much ignored us after we ordered. We did not get the soup that was supposed to come with our meal. I requested it and was told the soup was "gone." It was "too late." Our meals were excellent! It was, perhaps,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Walked past this place while wandering around Chinatown. Checked TripAdvisor reviews and decided to try it out. Was there about 3pm on a weekday, very quiet which was nice for us. Wide selection of dishes catering for both single diners and larger groups. Old style decor and seating, nothing fancy. My husband and I chose 2 main dishes with rice.... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

It has been 10 years since I've been back and was looking forward to eating here again. It was better than I remember and mi amour said it was the best Chinese she's ever had. Nothing was greasy, chow fun had the right balance of black beans and onions, orange peel chicken had true flavor unlike that General Tso garbage... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant doesn't look good from outside, but I had shrimps Kung bao which were the best Chinese food I ever had. Fresh shrimps, fresh vegetables and fresh rice. Food was ready within 10 minutes, despite the fact that it was packed with people. I was skeptical, but if you in china town, this is the place to go to eat.

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

From the outside this restaurant does not look very special. We were looking for a place that served traditional Peking Duck. My guests were a little skeptical about the food, and ordered lamb as an alternative.. However once the Peking Duck arrived it was devoured by everyone at the table. All in all a wonderful safe, clean, and very enjoyable... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This restaurant has the best food in San Francisco, maybe in the whole state of California. The first time I visited this restaurant I'm not even sure they had menus in English. I had sat down at the counter and looked at a wonderful large bowl of soup that a man 2 seats down was eating. It was full of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 699 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-5028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-399-0733

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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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