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House of Nanking

919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
+1 415-421-1429
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“sesame chicken” (368 reviews)
“house noodles” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there at the recommendation of the tour guide of Big Bus. Literally he said its the only restaurant he recommends. Since it was a block away from our hotel, we stopped for an “early bird” dinner. We walked in and asked if they...More

Thank ViajeroCriollo
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It sounds like we didn't quite met your expectations when you stopped in, and I apologize for that. You should feel valued here, so it's disappointing that things were off that day. I certainly hope you'll reconsider allowing us a second chance at a first...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here with a group of friends. We booked a table for 10, and the restaurant was flexible at short notice, although when we arrived it was full, so we must have been lucky. We ordered drinks, which included wine and goji berry tea....More

Thank SarahfromAKL
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you had a wonderful time enjoying a variety of dishes with your group, Sarah! We're happy to accommodate as best as we can anytime, so come back and see us again soon. Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

This small and very busy spot is a gem - the food was incredible! Seating is family style and everyone seated around us were raving about this being their favorite and a certain stop any time they are anywhere near it....or not. three gentlemen next...More

Thank Debbi E
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Happy to hear you found us and enjoyed a variety of dishes, Debbi! Come back soon for another round of your favorites or to try out some other ones. Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 21 of us squeezed in for dinner and they just kept bringing us food. Cute little place, friendly staff, amazing beautiful tea. Wasn't overwhelmed by the food, but as I said, there were 21 of us eating family style.

Thank Emma M
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a fun family-style dinner for you all, Emma, -- glad you enjoyed trying a variety of dishes. The next time you're in the area, stop in again for another round of your favorites! Best. Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very busy and service was rushed. Some meals were very good but others were not so much. I have to admit, they brought us food quickly, which was truly remarkable, but it did not make up for the quality of the food.More

Thank minh170506
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It sounds like there was some inconsistency with your meal, so it's disappointing to hear you weren't a fan of each item you tried. However, we're always happy to recommend a few items based on your taste preferences to make sure you truly enjoy your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very packed and busy, but the food was awesome! Service was quick and friendly, and I will definitely be back when I'm in SF again!

Thank Stef_795S
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and had a wonderful experience! While we can get busy, we do our best to keep things moving quickly -- thanks for noticing. Hope to see you back soon! Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were told that this was the best quality food in Chinatown. It was very good, but the quality of the food could not make up for the rushed and curt feel that the staff gave. The restaurant is crowded and we...More

Thank betterbeclean16
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While I'm glad you did enjoy a delicious meal from us, I'm sorry service was at all rushed or curt. Please know that wasn't intentional, and I appreciate the feedback. I hope to welcome you back soon to show you an overall better time. Best,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a big party with a limited notice booking and these guys were amazingly accomodating. The staff are lovely (made recommendations for food all night) and the food was sensational. One of the best in Chinatown.

Thank MagsX2
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're always happy to accommodate as best as we can, so it's great to hear you were impressed with your visit! Thanks for your kind words and support. Come back anytime! Best, Kathy, Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to book, as I heard this place was popular/busy, it didn't work. However we were hungry and arrived early. We were ushered to a table for 6. Drinks orders were taken immediately and the bottles of beer placed in front of us, no...More

Thank Vikki W
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

While we do move at a fast pace. Vikki, our goal is to make sure you enjoy your meal, so it's great to know you were impressed with the dishes you ordered! Thank you for taking the time to share this review -- come back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous, authentic, frenetic Chinese restaurant. Definitely not classy, but if you love good food, good prices, with a great buzz, try this place. It's always busy, and you will be seated next to other people, but that's all part of the vibe. Will definitely be...More

Thank Robert B
Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds like you know what delicious Chinese food is all about, Robert, so it's great to hear you were impressed! Hope you'll make it back our way again soon. Best, Kathy, Manager

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hhi51
24 August 2017|
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Response from MarkoFamily | Reviewed this property |
Chrysanthemum tea - delicious flavour!
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DEB P
7 February 2017|
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Response from forefreddy | Reviewed this property |
I was just a patron at the restaurant. It is not a big place so I personally would recommend calling to make a reservation.
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Response from Frostback | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't chance it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-1429
Description
House of Nanking is a staple Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Our recipes transpire from traditional recipes that have been updated based on our own experiences. We like to recreate standard dishes and give it a twist. At House of Nanking, one of the popular things to order is in fact not to order yourself! We are fantastic at putting together a dish for you based on what you like. Our menu is constantly changing and dishes are rotated around. Some of our dishes, however, are favorites and have been around for quite some time. These special dishes include: Nanking sesame chicken, fried potstickers with peanut sauce, shrimp packets with peanut sauce, house noodles and fried calamari.
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