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“Great authentic Chinese food”
Review of New Woey Loy Goey

New Woey Loy Goey
Ranked #740 of 5,981 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Cane here on the recommendation of a friend who has spent quite some time in SF. Was not disappointed. We walked down the stairs to the restaurant area and were the only non Chinese customers. A good sign for somewhere with authentic food.

The service was super quick and the meals came with free tea. We got mainly noodle dishes which were super cheap (~$7 per main) and we're huge portions. We left feeling happy and stuffed.

1  Thank Joseph N
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a typical authentic Chinese restaurant. Really tasty food, if a bit scruffy. Not Michelin star style cooking just good honest Chinese food & great value; took me back to when I was a kid in Hong Kong. Waitress was v efficient if a little short on words. Everything came piping hot in huge portions. Would definitely go back there again and would highly recommend the food.

1  Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stopped here for dinner on a recent visit to San Fran. This place is obviously a favorite of the locals, because they seemed surprised to see obvious tourists come through the door. They were, however, extremely welcoming. The restaurant is below street level and could use some fixing up. There are large aquariums in the back full of fish and crabs. Not the decoration, ambiance kind, the fish market, dirty water kind. After eating at several outstanding restaurants in the San Fran area, this place was a bit of a shock to the senses, but if you can get over the atmosphere, it is worth a try.
My son is trying to be more of an adventurous eater and decided to order the jellyfish and carrots appetizer. The dish is served cold and there were no carrots visible. Overall the flavor was actually pretty good, although I was not a huge fan of the texture. Kind of like trying to eat cold rubber bands.
For our dinner we ordered the Szechuan Family dinner for 3 which included 8 dishes off the menu and hot tea. We could not believe how much food they brought us. Large steaming plates of authentic Chinese food just kept coming out of the kitchen. Everything was delicious. None of it looked exactly like the food from our local takeout place back home, but all of it tasted way better. Clearly this place is more authentic than we are used to. Our biggest problem was that we could not finish everything and we did not have a refrigerator in our hotel room to take it back with us. My advice if you are just visiting, order less than you think you need and order more if you are still hungry. The portions are really large.
The best part of this dinner was the price. We got 8 entrees, an appetizer, hot tea and 3 soft drinks for less than $70. We spent that on breakfast for 3 and the food and service weren’t half as good. Prices for meals can be outrageous in San Fran, but this place was a bargain. Great food and great service at a great price.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Dined here with spouse and shared Mongolian beef and potstickers. Ate at the counter. Service was good, food was tasty. An authentic old Chinatown vibe. Not a hipster hangout. Would go back.

1  Thank Saranger
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We thought this place was great. San Fran is quite expensive and this little find was just what we wanted. Value for money, generous portions, great tasting Chinese food. We walked in a little unsure but the place was busy, lots of Chinese families dining out (I thought that was a good sign) we were seated at the bar. Service was no nonsense and quick. The menu is huge, we couldn't decide so went for the set menu for two. It was delicious, soup lovely, all the dishes were great. I definitely return to this place.

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