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Shanghai House

3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2603
+1 415-831-9288
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2603
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

My wife and I have started a project to visit all the “best” Dim Sum restaurants in the San Francisco area, as listed in the SF Gate newspaper. Shanghai House was on the list, and, as we found out, it was well deserved! We arrived...More

Thank Paul5795
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Food is good, big portion and fast service. Located at Balboa St Recommended for those craving chinese food!

Thank remelynd2017
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My wife and I eat at SH often (probably 10 times a year over the last several). It's always one of the best meals we've ever had in a restaurant. And we like good food. SH is authentic. You should always start with the soup...More

1  Thank Rob L
Reviewed 26 December 2016

If you think the San Tung's on Irving's dried fried chicken wings is delicious, you need to venture out and come here! Compared to the wings here, San Tung is below par and hit or miss. They also have great Shanghai style dumplings, pot stickers,...More

2  Thank 383marilyn
Reviewed 12 November 2014

A local eatery located in the Outer Richmond area of SF. Close to Lands End, Seal Rock and the Cliff House. A great place to enjoy authentic Shanghai dishes in a local eatery. The outside looks worn out, but the inside is remodeled and is...More

1  Thank takeahike66
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

The dumplings and pot stickers are truly amazing. We always wish we ordered more- no matter how many we actually order. The chicken wings are also very special. Cash only, so come prepared.

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Don't go if you're hungry and want to eat right away. Saw this restaurant review on KQED Check Please. Service is extremely slow. All the reviews are NOT kidding about slow service. We waited almost 1-1/2 hours for our table for 5. If you have...More

Thank ANR26
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Ordered the dry fried chicken wings, it IS much more flavorful than San Tung. It's better. XLB, I've had better, the skin was thick yet fragile. Be careful when picking up. Vegetarian Goose. Delicious! Similar to a dim sum, rolled tofu skin dish, except this...More

Thank Geordino
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Yes, it's a little off the beaten track unless you're a Richmond District resident, but if you love Shanghai cuisine like I love Shanghai cuisine, this is THE PLACE. Eventually I'll try everything on their very authentic menu, but here's my suggestion for a tried...More

Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We have been visiting every week for years, because they have consistent food (the husband is the chef). Try these authentic Shanghainese dishes: pork knuckle, salt & pepper (fried, but surprisingly it feels less fatty than the braised version which requires 24-hour notice - in...More

Thank C-Ali94025
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-831-9288
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