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Nan King Road Bistro

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1360 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2372
+1 415-753-2900
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Tipped off by an expat, we hit Nan King at peak dinner time, waiting for maybe 15 mins to get a table which was fine, the food was tasty but I would say what we ordered was all sweet, the jasmine tea is awesome, you get a jasmine bud which opens in your glass of hot water, this was a... More 

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san francisco
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Twice we've had take out only from this place and each time we were very happy with the freshness of the food, the vegetables and the overall quality of the food. Everything we ordered was delicious. Although it's impossible to find organic Asian food in SF (which is really strange) I would consider this as close to that as possible.... More 

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Carmel, California
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382 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We did take out the other night, and was very impressed by the quality and quantity of the food delivered... the crispy sesame chicken is amazing, and the walnut prawns delicious ... recommend highly

Thank rthau
Charleston, sc
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The food here is excellent…and the restaurant knows it! For that reason they can be pushy about getting you in and out. This is good because there is usually a line and when you are waiting your happy it moves that fast! Be ready to order quick or your server will be rude. The tables are also very close together... More 

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Cypress, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

I don't know why this place is so highly rated. Saw people purchasing T-shirts too. Maybe I picked the wrong menu items. The fried dumplings & fried calamari were average. I'll have to go back other (non-appetizer) items.

Thank Jean K
El Paso
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

When I go to San Fransisco, I make it a point to eat here. The food is fresh, service is great, and the black tea is awesome. I know why they have a two hour wait sometimes, because their food can't be beat. Love it, man!

Thank David E
San Jose, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Amazing food, worth the wait. Although it was very busy the day we went, staff was very friendly and attentive.

1 Thank Kashyaphp
Portland, OR
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

I first found the Nan King Road Bistro when I lived in San Francisco in 1999. I was just recently back there after not eating at the bistro in over 7 years. The quality, taste and value are all still fantastic. The place is the same--minimalist concrete flooring, simple tables, and large painted kabuki face paintings on the walls. They... More 

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Service is prompt and courteous and prices are very reasonable. In my opinion, some of their better dishes include the green beans, duck with buns and hot and sour soup. Prices for dinner are very reasonable and the lunch prices are even lower. We have eaten at this restaurant for many years and have always found the food to be... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2008

you have to try their honey sesame chicken. the best

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1360 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2372
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-753-2900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?