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$$ - $$$German, European,
381 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3627
+1 415-551-7181
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
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German, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
381 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3627
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Always on the lookout for freshly prepared, authentic recipes, my friend and I accidentally discovered Walzwerk on one of our evening walks. After a little research, we decided to give it a try and were not disappointed. We were greeted with a smile, tasty amuse...More

Thank Ahmet A
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is probably the best German food we've had anywhere - including in Germany. The rinderroulade was outstanding and the spatzle was memorable. Nice small selection of German beers and friendly service. Very reasonable prices for SF!

1  Thank Doug W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

One of my favorite German restaurants in SF. I love that it has an old school vibe not common to most of the other German places in SF, and there are a lot of vegetarian options. I always get the spatzel, and it is the...More

Thank Elisabeth G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We dined at Walzwerk a couple times in the last two months & loved it each time. It is a small place so each time we went with a group of four so we could reserve a table. We started with the soljanka soup (tomato-cabbage...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This place reminds me of restaurants that I visited in East Berlin in the 70s and 80s. Stark appearance but good food. We had the herring salad, potatoe pancakes, sauerbraten, jaegerschnitzel and rouladen. We enjoyed everything, but the Jaegerschnitzel and saurbraten were the best. And...More

1  Thank Wcrwgk
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This place looks very uninteresting from the outside and it is very small but the staff are great and the food was spectacular and very reasonably priced especially for San Francisco.

1  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 8 March 2017

5 Stars from the moment we were seated until we left. Haven't been here in about 3 or 4 years and it's still Fabulous. Our server, Yahni (sp?) was delightful and she was super busy, taking orders, bussing tables, getting drinks, making change and she...More

2  Thank Marla B
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful menu, Christiane never fails to make clients feel at home. Gänsebraten (goose) served at Christmas time. Full selection of German beers 🍻. Never disappointed with food and service. Highly recommended!

1  Thank basdgl
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My sister and I were in town for my birthday and I found this cute little East German restaurant on line! Having been in Berlin when the wall fell I thought this would be a great place! We had a late start to the Opera...More

1  Thank BigSarge03
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of our German restaurant weekend for Oma's 70th birthday. She was so incredibly happy at her excellent food. She said she was full and still ate a bite of every German Christmas cookie we got from the dessert specials. Everyone...More

1  Thank Rene C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
German, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-551-7181
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