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1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
+1 415-776-2722
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic noodles” (107 reviews)
“crustaceans” (63 reviews)
“crab” (107 reviews)
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17:00 - 21:30All hours
Seafood, Asian
1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big fans of Crab coz it's not easy to eat. But, Since I led a tour and had one of our lunches at Crustacean which is famous as the best place to eat crab in town, so, why didn't i I give...More

Thank Idfi P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never failed me in term of their food quality, I came here every year when I visit to San Francisco. You have to eat the roasted crab, drunken crab and garlic noodle! Lots of choose of the wine at reasonable price .. lovely and don't...More

Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My June 26, 2016 dinner visit was my third visit to Crustacean. I have rated the restaurant as poor based on this visit. First the good news. The steamed crab is delicious but completely overpriced at $69. The other appetizers and entrees we had that...More

Thank calivisitor2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it was ok but seriously overpriced for one 2lb crab and a bowl of noodles, $69 dollars for crab steamed in wine and served in oil. Way to oily! What ever happened to a crab steamed and served with drawn butter? I will do...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 17 June 2017

To start with, I am not a huge seafood fan. Went to this place yrs ago while on a work conference and loved it so much I couldn't wait to take my family here. The crab is sooo good. Just the right amount of garlic....More

Thank kklammers
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

If there is a place for crab lovers, it must be Crustacean. I am very impressed with the giant Dungeoness crab garlic butter sauce which is tasty and very well eye catching presentation. The crab meat is firm, fresh, and flavorful. The sauce is just...More

Thank Charlesquil
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Excellent seafood but the crab is something else. Highly recommended, especially with the garlic noodles. Starters are all very yummy. The shrimp toast is baguette based and very well done.

Thank Leahk55
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We ordered the roasted crab: it is incredibly tasty, with specks of black peppers. What I didn't realize at first was what I thought was the sauce on the plate was actually oil. I stopped dipping my crab in it. I have to take off...More

Thank Lamyin
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Been coming here 10 plus years and absolutely love this place. The garlic roast crab is outstanding and consistent and the best pick of crabs. Other favorites salt and pepper calamari and garlic noodles.

Thank globbiztravel
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Recommended to Crustacean by a fellow traveler while in Cabo...We had a great waiter who basically ordered for us...we had papaya calamari salad, crab puffs, mussel in pesto, tiger prawns with garlic noodles...and dessert...baked Alaska. All dishes were good with interesting flavors...prawns with garlic noodle...were...More

Thank LMD331
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10 March 2017|
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Response from ron w | Reviewed this property |
It will run about 100 dollars per person, minus alcohol.
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metered parking on the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-2722
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