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Brandy Ho's Hunan Food

217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
+1 415-788-7527
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried dumplings” (19 reviews)
“general chicken” (10 reviews)
“onion cake” (7 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
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1 - 10 of 275 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here after having made a reservation. The place is small and gets busy. The kitchen is open which is good but gets noisy. Food was served promptly - the veggie dumplings in ginger sauce starter was delicious. Sadly the main course veggie...More

Thank Italaibelissimo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous Chinese food - bit of theatre with the chefs preparing everything in the open kitchen in front of diners.

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the shredded beef with scallions, the egg rolls, and the steamed vegetable dumplings. All good and nice size portions. We enjoyed watching the end of the women’s rugby quarterfinal on the tv over the bar.

Thank PammerC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not much to look at, but the food is excellent. We thought the service was a bit rushed, but enjoyed the food.

Thank mbc2012
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We asked for medium and it was still a tad spicy. Our table of 4 got the steamed (2 orders) and the fried dumplings (2 orders) and shared 2 entrees. Service was friendly and the food was tasty.

Thank Sonsonatta
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We chose this restaurant based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. We found the food really tasty and plentiful (as usual in the usa). The restaurant itself was clean but dated but added to the authenticity of this Chinese restaurant. The staff were very polite but...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We have dined here for many years, our last visit however will be our last. The service was not so great, and the chicken dish we ordered, had so little chicken on it, we actually left hungry. It was mostly white rice, and not so...More

Thank Turtledove8
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with my wife for dinner based on TripAdviser ratings and was not disappointed. It doesn’t look particularly amazing but the food is fresh and delicious and plentiful. I recommend the chicken gon-pou.

Thank Greig B
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This has been our 'go-to' place whenever in SF for the last 20 years and we were so disappointed. They have clearly toned down their spicing significantly and even when we stressed that we like things spicy, it was not. In previous years we would...More

Thank Duck4360
Reviewed 24 April 2018

My family of four visited here during our recent trip to SF. We LOVE the fresh and spicy food that is the foundation of Hunan cuisine. But sadly it was not to be. Oddly enough it was the Chinese food you can get anywhere that...More

Thank Leo M
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Randi A
15 June 2016|
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Response from StuartGustafson | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most items are gluten-free as they don't have wheat or flour components. They are also well-known as being MSG-free. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
    (Pacific Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: No. 15 bus stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-788-7527
  • E-mail
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