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“Hands down best fried rice...”

Mission Chinese Food
Ranked #566 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 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place is always packed and must of the time you need a reservation but because of its high demand (and line of people waiting outside) they let you in if you promise to take only 1 hour, which was more than enough for us.
We had 2 orders of the garlic fried rice since it was so good among other things and there was even an option for my vegetarian friend... we loved it.. food coma!! Warning: the fried chicken is enormous !!!!

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We got off the plane, dropped our stuff off at the apartment in Hayes Valley and caught an Uber here. If it's your first time you'll be a little skeptical, this a don't judge a book.. kinda tale. The Chinese mule was nothing too special, but it hit the spot after a 12 hour flight.

Then, the food comes out and fast, very fast. A bowl of mouth tingling pork and tofu, fluffy jasmine rice and a heaping general tso's beef rib. The ladder will disappear quick into the hungry mouths at the table. My favorite is the tingly pork, I can't explain why without this getting published, it's just great. It's why we went and it didn't disappoint yet again. Recommended highly, go at odd hours unless you don't mind a wait.

Thank Laratron2k
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had the cumin lamb, sour chicken and the lamb dumplings all were amazing. Don't expect much in decor but they play a good soundtrack. We were able to just walk in for lunch $44 for 2 at 1pm. We've been here several times nice confirmation that Anthony Bourdain goes here when he visits San Francisco

Thank showkit33048
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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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Thank dcr1837
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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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