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“Everyone is here for crabs”
Review of R & G Lounge

R & G Lounge
Ranked #422 of 6,311 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I must say I am pretty impressed with the authentic chinese food here given that I had many elsewhere and is always disappointment. The double boiled chicken soup and soup of the day is da bomb. Those intense flavors right there and taste of home. USD2.50 for awesome soup right there.

This place is known for their salt and pepper deep fried crab. It is pretty unique and tasty but you get sick of it after awhile because of the batter. It seems like every other table is ordering it. USD52 a pop for a huge crab freshness. The crab is really tasty just that it being fried you dont get to enjoy much of the seasoning after you peel off the shell. Personally prefer the moist gravy style for my crabs.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

We got there just before the dinner rush and got a table downstairs. The service is very good - always came to check on us and our meal was served quickly. Delicious. Be careful when ordering if you have any allergies- ask upfront!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

You need to go early otherwise there is a line out the door. The ambiance is nothing special. But the food was fabulous. We had the special beef, the lamb in XO sauce, the shrimp and chicken chow mein. Sizzling hot, juicy and fresh, and plenty for 3 people. And a courtesy pot of tea. Would definitely recommend to others and would go back ourselves.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

I've ate in many, many Chinese restaurants - and often disappointed and rarely surprise but what a find this place was. Yeah it's packed and we had to book - or wait - and the tables/room are just a typical Chinese restaurant - but what have they done with the food?

Everyone says try the crab but at $50+ for a crab I can get at home for $5 (North Sea) I'll pass (and crab is best served steamed) so we went for the best char sui pork (the kids fave) in which 4 sets of chop sticks attacked it. The special beef is incredible - super taste, very tender and not like any Chinese beef I've had before. Good plate of steamed greens, and excellent seafood/tofu hotpot - the only disappointed was the salt and pepper prawns, were a bit flat.

What a great restaurant and to experience some new flavors at this quality is always a treat.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant serves delicious food in a somewhat trendy setting. House specialties are wonderful- we were only two people which is a huge problem for Chinese food where you want to try lots of dishes. Nevertheless the honey spare ribs were outstanding, and all around us the whole crab salt and pepper looked amazing. A must try restaurant!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jjbronowski
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