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“Hands down best fried rice...”

Mission Chinese Food
Ranked #568 of 5,963 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 !!!!

1  Thank Carla B
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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 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.

Thank LosHombresFlacos
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