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“Total sensory experience”

Mission Chinese Food
Ranked #567 of 5,826 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery
Neighbourhood: Mission District
Reviewed 22 October 2016

From the time you arrive, until the time you leave, MCF is attacking your senses -- in the best possible way. We had a reservation for 8:45 pm and there must have been two dozen people waiting to get in. We were seated right away. The lights, colors, music and smells envelope you. Our drink order was promptly taken - we were served right away while contemplating all the tantalizing menu offerings. We settled on steamed market greens, stir fried pumpkin, taiwanese basil eggplant, Kung Pao pastrami, chow mein with duck, broccoli beef brisket and the cumin lamb. We completely over-ordered and took home 3 "to go" boxes. The flavors were amazing; the vibe was fabulous; the service was on point. There were still two dozen people waiting to get in when we left! I'd like to go back to try other items on the menu. Thanks for the cookbook foreword, Anthony Bourdain! And they donate to the SF and Marin food banks and are zerofoodprint.org-certified.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We raced in here for a quick dinner but realised when we got there that a waitlist was already on the door. Fortunately the wait was only like 10 minutes and they got us in and served right away. They definitely like to turn the tables over but there didn't seem to be pressure on those who stay longer. Two entrees, two beers, mains and rice was $52 so pretty good value. Certainly worth visiting when in SF. See their website for a menu.

Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

No reservations were available - we took a chance for a walk-in. Put our name on the list outside and waited for only 5 mins.

Food is excellent, we really enjoyed the tofu and pork dish.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Interesting flavors ... a great experience with nice ambiance and large portions.

The family style service for all plates is great .... really a must ... the beef rib was great as was the soup we tried.

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Thank METRUN360
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Liked the vibe, food was o.k. The Beijing vinegar peanuts and the hamachi Kama were our faves. Very nice service. Over all a pleasant experience.

Thank Sam S
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