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The House

1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
+1 415-986-8612
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (72 reviews)
“salmon roll” (26 reviews)
“noodles” (48 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1 - 10 of 508 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Located on a side street very small, crammed seating restaurant. Parking is difficult you're better off taking Uber. We were seated promptly and no longer sat down were asked for our order. Looking at the appetizers we decided on three. Ahi Tuna Tartare, very good;...More

Thank mac33028
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with the family at The House. Food was outstanding. We had a combination of starters which were all presented beautifully and very tasty. Only reason for the 4 and not 5 is because my mum didn't like the soft shelled crab...More

Thank Bapaksi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This American Asian restaurant is a great place to impress your loved ones or your boss. the place is small and you have to have a reservation. If you go at 5.30pm, they might be able to fit you in. the kitchen is small, but...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an okay place. We order the chicken breast and the specials of the day - tuna salad, steak and halibut. The wait was way too long, and I expected more for the price.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The food is definitely 5 star. The tuna poke was the best I've ever had and we also enjoyed the octopus appetizer. We shared the flank steak with Chinese noodles. The steak was a little chewy, but the Chinese flavors and the noodles were perfect....More

Thank fussytraveler49
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Wonderful Asian flavors and presentation on spectacular seafood dishes. This is a very small and unassuming restaurant with its door just off the main Columbus drag. It presents with little fanfare and no real front end to the restaurant, and with tight and fairly basic...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The place is small and busy, book a table in advance. Had the deep fried salmon rolls and beef with wasabi noodles, both excellent. Service is good and prices ok. Recommended.

1  Thank Tommi S
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Grab some books, then grab a meal here. Delicious, fragrant asian food. Our kids (15 and 12) loved their udon noodles, one with pork, the other vegetables and curry. Sea bass, and salad with scallops and tempura was prepared beautifully.

Thank karoline_e_lane
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Best meal we had while in San Francisco on our 3 days visit! Highly recommended the steak with wasabi noodles!

1  Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This restaurant was just around the corner from our hotel, and had good reviews, so we tried it. Best meal I've had in a long time. And service was equally good. Tiny place, so be sure to call ahead.

Thank KWAK1959
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Can anyone give me an idea of the prices? I go to their website, and of course, there are none. That always makes me nervous.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Dave N | Reviewed this property |
The prices are not outrageous or anything to worry about unless you are on a tight budget. The portions are not huge but it is worth it. I would say it is midrange for SF and KBcolumbus is correct on the ranges. To quote... More
Bryan F
How do you make reservatons?
17 February 2015|
Response from ChitoD | Reviewed this property |
You may call them at (415) 986-8612. Reservation is highly recommended unless you go there a few minutes before opening: 11:30 for lunch and 5:30 for dinner.
Bryan F
17 February 2015|
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Response from Kurt M | Reviewed this property |
Not exactly sure what the question is here. This place is a trendy fusion restaurant. It's crawling with tech-savvy yuppies. The food is mediocre at best, and overpriced from my point of view. In SF, people go with the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-8612
  • E-mail