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The Stinking Rose

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907 (Broadway)
+1 415-781-7673
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Iver, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have a meal here every time we visit San Francisco. Quirky restaurant which from the outside doesn't look that big but when you go inside its on so many levels and very popular. The decor is very interesting and you have to look at all the 'characters' of garlic that adorn some of the areas. Love the menu -... More 

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Thank Elaine H
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Elaine! We're happy you had such a pleasant experience with us! It's fantastic you appreciated our fun atmosphere and ambiance so much! That's what we like to see! We're thrilled you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. We aim to please and your praise for our team lets us know we're doing our job!... More 

Colorado
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thought the prices were on the very high end and the food was on the mediocre end. I don't like dark places and this place was dark.

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Thank skiman44
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal. Your experience is not up to par with the standard we're accustomed to sharing with our guests. We strive to offer mouthwatering food alongside stellar service. It's unfortunate our dishes didn't exceed your expectations and that you didn't enjoy our ambiance. We hope you give us... More 

Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place became popular only because of all the Guide Books that mention (or used to mention) this restaurant as one of the recommended spots in SF. The only good thing about this place is their welcoming staff and good service provided by the wait staff. The food is terrible and way over priced.

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Thank uday029
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your experience with us was less than ideal. We strive to offer delicious food alongside our top-notch service. It's lovely our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We hope that our dishes match the excellent standard set by our team. We'll address your concerns with our... More 

Pleasanton, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant whose motto is one after my own heart "We flavor our Garlic with Food" really lives up to it's stinky moniker. If you are looking for excellently prepared, garlicky food, this is the right place. Designed well to accommodate lots of large groups, you will find yourself surrounded by people celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, milestones, and family get-togethers. Our... More 

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Thank Jennifer Y
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the rating, Jennifer! We are always working our hardest to provide the best tasting dishes and excellent service for all of our guests. We are very pleased to hear about the expereince that you had during your visit. We hope you plan on stopping by again soon! We'd love to have you back. Thanks again, Jennifer! Have... More 

Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere here is great. The decor is interesting. The food tastes really good with lots of garlic. I would recommend.

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Thank jayh88
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent rating, Jay! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! It's pleasing to know we could accommodate you during your meal and that we left you with a wonderful impression. We look forward to hosting you again soon for some more garlicky goodness! Thank you for taking the time to share! Have a... More 

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1,237 reviews
804 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would never go here on my own but it is a favorite of tourists. I don't like the food but it isn't awful.

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Thank Alzor S
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent experience at The Stinking Rose. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we're unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team will reach out to you privately on TripAdvisor to learn and discuss more about your... More 

Houston, Texas
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229 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of four tourists who all enjoy garlic-infused foods stopped by The Stinking Rose for dinner. We selected the pre-fixe menu items (salad, entrée and desert) and were overall pleased with the preparation, taste and amount of food. Yes, it is touristy, but it was fun and tasty, too.

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Thank Pam T
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Pam! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! We love sharing our passion for mouthwatering dishes with our guests. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a fantastic day! More 

Plantation, Florida
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340 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with a colleague for dinner and we indulged in the Bana Calda, Potato Soup and the pork chops. And wow... The food was delicious and definitely had a kick with the Garlic. The secret star was the green dip that comes with the break. spicy, garlicky, herbalicious goodness. Only little downside was that the experience was very... More 

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Thank SLynnS01
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Lynn! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! We love sharing our passion for mouthwatering cuisine with our guests. Your praise for our dishes lets us know we're doing our job! The pork chops were a great choice! We aim to please! We're looking forward to sharing an even better experience... More 

Goulburn, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good sized meals. A little pricey but worth it, left feeling very satisfied! Nice atmosphere. No kids menu but the pizza was a good option. The starter bread with roasted garlic was great. Pork for the main was delicious!

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Thank KALF84
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing with us, Guest! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time with us at The Stinking Rose. We're so glad that you enjoyed our atmosphere, bread, and pork. We strive to provide our guests with warm hospitality and fresh, delicious dishes. Regarding the pricing and kids' menu, we will address your concerns to our... More 

Parker, Colorado, USA
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been told we HAD to visit fora meal while we were in San Francisco. They were right. We thoroughly enjoyed the crab, the garlic on a hot tub, and the garlic ice cream was an interesting end. If you're in town, and you love garlic, stop by for some great food!

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Thank jjcoffman
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the 4-star rating! We love sharing our passion for delicious cuisine with our guests. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much! That's what we like to see! We're looking forward to hosting you again soon for an even better experience! Have a lovely day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
    (Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7673
Description
Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!

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Chinatown
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