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Capital Restaurant

839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
+1 415-397-6269
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little find. Reasonably priced compared to some restaurants we passed. Wine was $5ish a glass. Boiled rice $1.50. We also had a beer, coke, the capital ribs, beef suechwan, sweet and sour chicken. Rice for 3. All came to $61. The waiter said...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After looking at a couple reviews we decided to order pick up. The food is quite decent and while expensive for Chinese food it falls in line with San Francisco prices (if not on the low end). Place was busy with both locals and tourists.

Thank Kent C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trip Adviser came into it's own once again as we would have have walked past - but don't be put off by photos of the menu or the fluorescent lighting because it's the taste of the food that matters and is excellent. We ordered the...More

Thank Alwyn F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for tasty, good value Chinese food. We had one of the set dinner menus. Loads of food came out, all of it hot and tasty. Good service. Lots of people in the restaurant including locals by the looks of it. Always a good...More

Thank pejko123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was excelent! Food was very delicous and cheap and the staff were very kind. 9.95 dollar for a full meal!

Thank Luko t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered off the lunch menu and paid $10 a person for the right amount of food. All the veggies were very crisp and fresh. Service was quick and friendly. Flavors were very good. We forgot to ask for no MSG though. And the bathroom...More

Thank egall467
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this place after reading reviews on trip advisor. We weren’t disappointed. Really tasty, enormous plates of food, excellent value. We had the spare ribs, sweet and sour chicken, beef in oyster sauce, chicken fried rice and steamed rice. $70 including drinks and tip....More

Thank Heather E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a restaurant recommended by our hotel as mid price range, great food where local Chinese and tourists eat. Food was excellent for the price. Don’t expect top decor, service and amenities but for an authentic experience this is a must!

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here. The hot and sour soup was some of the best I had ever had. The beef and broccoli had a lit of flavor. Kung Pau Chicken was very good. Service is good. This is a cafe style place, very basic...More

Thank Rhjones69
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Checked out review on San Francisco eater and this was the reviewer’s favourite restaurant in Chinatown. Definitely a great choice with great food and my Chinese teacher and friends were happy.

Thank Charles P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-6269
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