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Far East Cafe

631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
+1 415-982-3245
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (23 reviews)
“wonton soup” (14 reviews)
“spring rolls” (12 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was excellent and good value for money. The restaurant is a little old fashioned but this added to the experience. Wholeheartedly recommend it.

Thank archersfan2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bland food, poor service and extortionate prices. $9 for egg fried rice. This place was so awful, when I complained and the staff got the hump with me other customers were laughing and saying how bad it was. Avoid this place!!!

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here on the first night of a visit to San Francisco. My brother, who used to live in San Francisco chose this restaurant as a second choice as his first choice was closed. I think he warned me that it wasn't the best....More

1  Thank FergieSolo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in San Francisco and my family was visiting . While in China Town we decided to have lunch here . I can honesty say this is one if the WORST restaurants I have ever been to. The service was absolutely horrible . They...More

1  Thank Miguel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a recommendation from a local shopkeeper. The ribs were fantastic, good job as the main courses took about thirty minutes to arrive. When they did show up one was a bland chow mien, the other was a bone dry rice and chicken dish....More

2  Thank davedrennan1958
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The place seems a little run down/old but the food was very good. They offer a variety of small plate selection to have a light lunch. The service was very quick and more than one person was making sure we had what we needed.

Thank Sunny S
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped because they were open late (9:30 pm) and it had been recommended by a local store worker. Our garlic chicken had hard chunks of dried garlic which stuck to my teeth. Wait staff was very attentive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I stopped here on my journey from Union Square back to Fisherman's Wharf. The food is good, the service is quick and the staff are friendly. I only opted for a chow mien but nonetheless it was very tasty.

Thank Eves154
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Over the at twenty years this was our go to place for Chinese food. NO MORE. Last year my wife developed food poisoning ad we attributed it to the shrimp she ate. Everyone else in our party ate the same items, she was the only...More

Thank oldguard1954
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We called in here for dinner as we weren't feeling very well. Asked if they could do up some chicken noodle soup and there was no problem. It was very nice and hit the spot just nicely. Very reasonably priced also.

Thank Shazziemc
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Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Richard C
Good evening. I want to have a retirement party of an SFUSD Assistant Superintendent. I just attended the retirement party of Dr. Dennis Chew. Excellent food and great room upstairs. Can you share with me the cost of a set price menu. I expect at least two hundred people. Please let me know. Thank you.
21 June 2017|
Response from cjlulu | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was with a group and have no idea what the overall price per person was. I would call and talk direct with the catering, or restaurant manager.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-3245
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