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Mama Ji's

4416 18th St, San Francisco 94114, San Francisco, CA 94114
+1 415-626-4416
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pot stickers” (7 reviews)
“dumplings” (17 reviews)
“dim sum” (23 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4416 18th St, San Francisco 94114, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this place on here and really wanted Chinese food so we decided to try it. I’m so glad we did, it was so good and you would not expect it from the outside or from the decor inside. I had the deep...More

Thank Liam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Partner and I recommended this restaurant by a friend who lives in SF. We visited for lunch and had Dim Sum. Perfect small plates of delicious food. Interesting way of ordering your food you are handed a laminated menu and a marker pen you mark...More

Thank David_P_M1
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Had a delicious dinner with a friend at this hidden gem. Yummy pot stickers, tasty chicken with green beans and phenomenal fish with chilies and greens.

Thank BizLuxTrvlr
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent. Casual and yet amazing food. Just what you want in a neighborhood restaurant. Great menu options—we shared an entree style dish and several dim sum options.

Thank WombatboyOR
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We loved this small little neighbourhood Chinese. Friendly staff, great selection of food, huge portions. And great prices. Will be going back!

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I come from a city that doesn't have good Chinese restaurants, so for me this place was a real treat. However, we came there with a friend from San Francisco who really knows her Chinese restaurants and she thought it was good, but not great....More

Thank JOEL S
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This was the best meal I had on my recent visit to California other than my friends' amazing Thanksgiving dinner! I loved the colors of the dishes as well as the vibrant flavors. Aromatic, spicy, and beautifully presented. Some of the best Chinese food imaginable:...More

Thank patisson
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Pretty darn good. Would visit again. Love XLB so this place popped up in my searches. Best ever have been in hometown Edmonton and a place in Vancouver. Having tried some SF Richmond area (further away) places in past visits and definitely being not impressed,...More

Thank Avid_Reader_10
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Excellent broth dumplings and other good fare. Friendly staff and owner. Next time I am in SFO, I am coming back

Thank jmlalley3
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Seems like a good neighborhood restaurant, very decent dim sum, nice vibes, line, but all moved along.

Thank KEB94133
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A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 2:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4416 18th St, San Francisco 94114, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-4416
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