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New Woey Loy Goey

699 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-5028
+1 415-399-0733
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good58%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
699 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-5028
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I lived in San Francisco in the 1970s, the Woey Loy Goey was my second favorite Chinese restaurant. My first favorite, the Universal Cafe, closed years ago, but the Woey Loy Goey is still there and still good. I was delighted to find it...More

Thank eroof01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice meal here. The food felt fresh and had a good balance of flavour. The decor and menu doesn’t look to have changed since the early 80’s but this seemed to add to the charm.

Thank PandCSki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a luncheon guest at New Woey Loy Goey hosted by a Chinese friend. This restaurant has been a family favorite because of the well prepared and authentic Chinese menu offerings. One will find more than the usual Americanized food on menus in most Chinese...More

Thank HealthyEating29
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

NELG is a living monument to a mostly bygone era. Service is by heavily accented middle-aged staff who even if there is only one customer in the place manage to be impatient, slightly neglectful, and even a bit surly. The food that some reviewers found...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

If you want an authentic experience while in Chinatown, have lunch or dinner here. The proof that this is a good place is that most of the customers are Chinese and, most importantly, the bathrooms are clean...a good indication of how clean the kitchen is....More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great little Chinese, the service was quick and huge portions for a reasonable amount! It got busy quickly after 6pm.

Thank EllieKing
Reviewed 3 August 2017

While touring SF, my wife, son and I stopped in for lunch. We all enjoyed our food very much and I appreciated the service and value this restaurant and staff provided. We enjoyed the authentic atmosphere and comfortable, simple lunch venue. The restaurant is just...More

Thank Lon B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We walked around a few restaurants initially, recognised this from a review on trip advisor and decided to try based on mix of locals and tourists, along with reasonable priced menu visible at the entrance. We had a good meal, friendly staff and overall food...More

1  Thank smgarratt
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Was our last night in San Francisco and I wanted to try a place in Chinatown. Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we selected this place. It was exactly what we were looking for / not fancy, reasonable, good portions, and very tasty! If in the area,...More

1  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went to this restaurant as a kid 40 years ago; kinda forgot about it. Had an optical appointment in Chinatown, asked the Cambodian couple who have owned the shop for decades where they eat Cambodian food. They said "we don't! We eat Chinese food...More

1  Thank Will P
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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