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“Best Hunan food in San Francisco's Castro District”
Review of Brandy Ho's Hunan Food - CLOSED

Brandy Ho's Hunan Food
Price range: US$12 - US$24
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: The Castro
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is the best Hunan food you can get in San Francisco's Castro District in a small, cozy place! Easy to get to from MUNI, and around the corner from the classic Castro Theater, the food and service at Brandy Ho's on 18th Street is world class. Plus, they've got a full bar. Yes, it's not as enjoyable as the original Brandy Ho's on Columbus and Kearney, but it's damn good nonetheless.

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Thank Barney P
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5 - 9 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2013

The original Brandy Ho's on the edge of Chinatown (on Kearney) was a real destination restaurant that attracted a loyal following that adored its mouth-searing spices. When BH opened this Castro location, I thought, "It can't miss! What a great place to go after a cocktail or two in the local bars." What happened?? For some reason, it just doesn't taste the same. The spices seem "toned down" and the food seems a bit tired. The owners need to take a hard look at what they're offering and see if they can revive what once was the gold standard of Hunanese cuisine in SF. I was a loyal customer of the original location (and loved the Broadway "palace" as well), but the Castro venue just doesn't seem to pack the punch of the others. It's not too late!

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Thank rmajor
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Since this place opened a couple of years ago, the buzz has been very good. The variety of dishes is wonderful, the portion size is always large-ish, and amazingly there are few left overs.
Enjoy!

Thank William M
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

I like this place because they do a good job with the spices. In fact you can tell them how spicy you want the dish to be and the spices they use are unique (and unfortunately a secret!). It's also a great value. I like to go there for lunch with a group of co-workers. We always have a great time and it's nice that the bill is so reasonable.

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Thank William H
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

18th street castro location
with helpful if somewhat uninvolved staff, the meal is served quickly and is well prepared but lacks a bit of flavour. Textures are good.
Nice average chinese food in a somewhat unusual location for this in SF.
Only place open on chistmas : a big plus
very reasonable prices

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Thank nikolai69
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