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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried dumplings” (18 reviews)
“general chicken” (10 reviews)
“onion cake” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice 20 minute stroll from the Union Square area to Brandy Ho’s. The taste of the food wasn’t necessarily unique but it was toward the best of any Chinese restaurants we have experienced and the variety of options from appetizers, soups and salads,...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 19 April 2018

we had five people in our party...the service was fast and she was ready to take our orders.. we order a lot of different plates of food and all of it was wonderful!! the veggies still crunch. The fried foods were rocking it.. They must...More

Thank foodlovingmom
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I ate at Brandy Ho’s last week and we were not disappointed. Unlike traditional Chinese, the food was not greasy or overly salty. The decor is simple and you could quite easily walk past this little gem but the food speaks for...More

Thank Camilla C
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I often visit this place when I’m in San Fran for spicy food. Today I had very good mapo tofu- too much to finish. The fried dumplings were a bit so so

Thank awrightcharlie
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not fancy but has the best Hunan food in San Francisco. The food can be incredibly spicy so you might ask them to ease up on the spiceness

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We chose Brandy Ho’s for nostalgia purposes. My partner had visited in the mid-80s and a time that he was living in San Francisco. He remembered it as an excellent food, creative, and fun atmosphere place. When we arrived it felt used in tired at...More

Thank Daryl L
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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