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“The sesame chicken is AMAZING!!”
Review of House of Nanking

House of Nanking
Ranked #126 of 5,823 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Description: House of Nanking is a staple Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Our recipes transpire from traditional recipes that have been updated based on our own experiences. We like to recreate standard dishes and give it a twist. At House of Nanking, one of the popular things to order is in fact not to order yourself! We are fantastic at putting together a dish for you based on what you like. Our menu is constantly changing and dishes are rotated around. Some of our dishes, however, are favorites and have been around for quite some time. These special dishes include: Nanking sesame chicken, fried potstickers with peanut sauce, shrimp packets with peanut sauce, house noodles and fried calamari.
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went to dinner here on the positive reviews of Trip Advisor and this place didn't disappoint! We ordered the sesame chicken, wonton soup and steamed pork dumplings. The dumplings came out first-rich, full of flavor and succulent! The soup came next and to be blunt was very disappointing (it sucked!). The crown jewel came after that and we devoured every last bite!
As far as atmosphere it was non existent. It's a Friday night and the tables and people are shoved into this place nuts-to-butts! No date night here...but the food really makes up for it and makes it a dining experience!

Thank Sid k
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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

When you're in search of an authentic experience and impressive meal, Sid, you can count on us to deliver! Glad you were impressed by the dumplings and sesame chicken, but it's a shame the wonton soup didn't impress you the same. I appreciate this feedback and look forward to making improvements. Overall, it's great to know you found a couple of favorite dishes here, and we hope to have you back for another round soon.

Best,
Kathy, Manager

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Excellent food, good selection of dishes, good Chinese beer. The restrooms might have been better. Unless you are looking for a "real" experience there as well :)

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Thank Gal_Anonim_Wawa
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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Serving you an authentic and impressive meal is our goal, so it's wonderful to hear you were impressed by a variety of dishes and beverages. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Till next time,
Kathy, Manager

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

we were referred by several locals, including our bike taxi....mid day through the week, so no wait, we ordered the whole lot it seemed, and they kept bringing it out, tossing the plate on the table. Not the most friendly service, in fact, a couple of the women there were a bit scary, but...food was delish, garlic fish was amazing, sesame chicken fresh, sauce was fresh, noodles yummy, dumplings were outstanding, vegetables were cooked just right...all around good Chinese food. would go back, but would like to try others if ever in the area again. I dare you to order a drink other than water, coke or diet coke. reasonably priced.

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Thank My-Honest-0pinion
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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

When it comes to having an authentic and unique Chinese meal, you came to the right place! Glad you enjoyed a variety of dishes from the garlic fish to the sesame chicken and so on. Just like our food, our service is a bit different here. Our team works hard to seat and serve you quickly, but I apologize if this came off rude -- that's never our intention. All this to say, I'm glad you had a nice meal and hope to have you back again soon.

Best,
Kathy, Manager

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Such delicious and fresh food! There was a line but the staff were efficient and got people in and out quickly! Would definately come back.

Thank jennabeaton
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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

It's awesome to hear you enjoyed your meal and were seated and served quickly -- that's our goal! Looking forward to having you back to check out more dishes.

Best,
Kathy, Manager

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Sizzling rice soup
Fast service.
Long lines but moves fast.
This is a must stop.
Had soup, calamari, and scallops

Thank Andy C
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Kathy F, Manager at House of Nanking, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Soup, calamari, and scallops, Andy, you sure know what you're doing when it comes to ordering here -- that's great! Glad you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to having back to try out other options on our menu next time.

Best,
Kathy, Manager

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