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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)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

I can't say that the food is terrible, it is normal, regular Asian food. My option included shrimp that was a little bit overcooked. Tea was a dirty water, tasteless. And the place is noisy, not because anything in special but because the owner, he...More

1  Thank Jose D
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Staying in San Francisco, this place was recommended. It was a great recommendation. The dumplings were fresh and tasty. The shrimp dish was also extremely fresh and if you like spicy you can get it there. Medium would be very very spicy and we ordered...More

Thank Dkazooman
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I usually visit when I'm tired and don't want to venture far from the hotel. The food is always consistent and good and the staff polite. It's quick, fast and easy. I recommend for cheap and non fussy food.

Thank Nisha K
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

So we went there for lunch and ordered off the lunch combo which allows you to select the meat choice. Don't try to do a lot of substitution because they don't allow it. Also if you don't eat meats or chick the soup is made...More

Thank Travel1two3
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

local friends suggested this on our trip to SF. It's best described as a local dive with average Hunan style food.

Thank KenNYC150
Reviewed 11 September 2016

After choosing this place on the basis of the trip advisor reviews, we were disappointed. Upon arrival; I wondered whether this place was thriving on reputation rather than quality , my suspicions turned out to be correct. Steamed dumpling were a little under seasoned, and...More

1  Thank TomChch
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Returned here after many years away and found it to be just as good as I remembered. My wife had the best General's Chicken that either one of us had ever had. Fried dumplings were also terrific with a sauce that had just the right...More

1  Thank johncE7357MT
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We booked this after looking at the TA reviews. The service was friendly and efficient and the food came pretty quickly but at the end they did not rush to get us out. The food was very good and try the house specials. Plenty of...More

Thank Alfred S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really amazing fried dumpling - one of the nicest things I have ever eaten, so tasty, excellent fast service, nice atmosphere

Thank AliWevesham
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We wanted to go to Chinatown for dinner one night in San Fran, but didn't manage to get there until about 9pm. So we ended up going to Brandy Ho's because it was one of the only places still open - if I'm honest, I...More

Thank Jane H
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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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