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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 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
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Daly City dim sum places packed, came here and no line. Excellent dum sum! Definitely will return again.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This smallish Chinese restaurant in the Castro is very popular with neighborhood crowd. The Three C's Tofu special was exceptional, for those who don't relish spicy foods, ask them to tone down the chilis. This is not the run of the mill Cantonese restaurant. It's...More

Thank PatrickLAX
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The food here is KILLER!! Just go. The service could use one more body in the dining room but the food.... amazing. just go. You will not be sorry.

Thank SlowDownSeeMore
The Castro
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
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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