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Crustacean

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Nob Hill
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1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
+1 415-776-2722
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Santa Cruz, California
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404 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have never before had melt in your mouth garlic noodles. No matter what is ordered here, I highly suggest the noodles. We had Dungeness Crab in garlic and when I thought I could not eat the entire thing, I did! It is mouthwatering. The salt and pepper prawns are amazing as well. The location is hard to find. Look... More 

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Thank JeriLG
Tacoma, Washington
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187 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a pretty good dinner with excellent service. I had the tiger prawns with garlic noodles. I think 4 Tiger prawns with noodles for $39 is pretty pricey. My other friends had crab cakes and he almost licked his plate.

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Thank TacomaTraveler2013
Pittsburg, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we return to this place I threaten to try something other than the roasted crab. I succeeded only once so I get the crab and garlic noodles every time. You can't go wrong at this place!

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Thank humphs60
Cary, North Carolina
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260 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crab is in season and this is where I go for a 2 lb treat! Okay, there is only about 10 ounces of meat in these monsters, but get the peppered crab and you cannot go wrong. My visit this time was a little disappointing in its service but I will try again .

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Thank Bocain
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sort of a strange mix of formal and run down... located in what feels like a defunct small shopping plaza you sort of wonder what the place will be like by the time you get to its third floor location. However it's worth the effort. The only reason to go is for it's really amazing whole roasted garlic crab served... More 

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Thank donojames
Bethesda, Maryland
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222 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently, this is the destination for Dunginess Crab, a dish I had never before sampled. Because I am on a low sodium diet, they modified their normal preparation and served my order steamed with garlic and oil on the side for dipping. I love it and wish these were on the East Coast of the US. Alas, I will have... More 

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Thank Lois C
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a lot of seafood in SF, but if you want a different, truly different and one of a kind experience of seafood while visiting, you MUST come here!!! And try the mussels and garlic noodles! Fantastic service, clean, delicious. Worth what you're going to pay!

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Thank Funktravelflex
Napa, California
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152 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were invited to this restaurant for a business meeting, and had a chance to sample several dishes. We loved the calamari, shrimp roll, and skewered beef appetizers. But the real treat was the roast crab, which was absolutely delightful. It is an impressive presentation, and comes completely cracked if you wish so you don't need to do that job... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My brother recommended that we visit this restaurant while we were in town. He said we just had to have the garlic noodles and he was absolutely correct! The noodles were great, but the roasted crab was the star of the show. My husband and I shared both. The service was wonderful. The wait staff is extremely attentive. We enjoyed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We ordered a meal for 2 that was delivered by Doordash.com, We paid $125.00..for 2 small seafood salads...VERY light on the seafood. Seasonal Vegetables...or really pea pods soaked in oil..a 4" piece of COLD Sea Bass for $36.95, 2 orders of stale garlic bread and then the worst of all...a dish that we couldn't even identify...grilled calamari..see the photo...the calamari... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-2722

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Staying in Nob Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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