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Capital Restaurant

839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
+1 415-397-6269
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:15 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This place had a great menu selection with pictures, making it easy to read. There were a lot of locals eating in this establishment. The man at the entrance seated guests segregating Asian and non-Asian. Non-Asians were not offered tea. My mouth was watering for...More

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I went on a Friday at lunchtime, so I had to wait, first for a seat and then for someone to take my order. I ordered Szechuan Pork with rice, a lunch special. I was disappointed, but it was probably my mistake for ordering a...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is the late Rosa Park’s old haunt. I reckon many political discussions were made while feasting on traditionally cooked Cantonese food.The ambience is not-instagram pretty but the food is always spot on flavorful,cooked to order and the service friendly(almost bordering on semi-solicitous).Salt and pepper...More

Thank mzbecks07
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Just had an early dinner here with young family. The surroundings are not your high end restaurant at all but we loved the buzz of local people enjoying great food in a basic but great setting. The food was excellent and got to say the...More

Thank Pete2005
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch. We got a table right away. We placed our order. One dish was not the right one. We ate it anyway. The dish was supposed to be general Taos chicken and it came out as chicken with asparagus.

Thank Carolyne H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had dinner here and were very disappointed in the bland food. The servings were large but the food below average. The egg roll and sweet and sour pork were very overcooked, tasteless and hard. The won-ton soup, chicken chow mien and fried rice were...More

Thank tenow
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This Chinatown restaurant has been around awhile and more and more tourist customers are surfacing here. A good reason is their food is pretty good and their prices are still pretty reasonable. They are famous for their salt & pepper chicken wings and jade-tofu dish,...More

Thank chanyu1
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great duck, great Kung Pao and great service. This is not your average Americanized Chinese restaurant (just to get that out of the way). Expect lazy susans, family style dining, chopsticks, no forks, folks of all walks of life here. Nicely done!

Thank P93S27
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is one of many restaurants in China town but none look inspiring so went off previous reviews. Service was prompt but not overly friendly, the food was quick to come and we ordered a set meal for 2. It was okay, the egg rolls...More

Thank cjajensenmk3
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

There were a lot of Asians eating here, which is always a very good sign that the food is good. And indeed, we thought the food was extremely delicious and hit our expectations based on reviews we had read. Definitely, a great place if you...More

Thank Meagan Y
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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