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1559 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4564
+1 415-771-2044
17:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Looking from the outside, the place doesn't look like much, but when you walk in the door, I was pleasantly surprised. Nice clean atmosphere. Not too loud or quiet. They had a TV on with the Warriors basketball game. Good variety of selections and the food was really good. The prices are reasonable and the service is pretty good. I... More 

Thank Ebert K
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I've been driving by this place for years and never went in. The parking can be tough in that area. I was surprised that I found a parking space right away. I was invited to a holiday dinner there and it wasn't too bad. The inside was nice looking and clean. Wasn't full but quite a few people there. The... More 

Thank Nomad627
Denver, Colorado
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

After being out all day walking we came across this neighborhood place. We got seated right away. I ordered the sweat and sour chicken chicken and it hit the spot. We also had soup which was good. The waiter was friendly and attentive.

Thank jjones4180
Oakland, California
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359 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Came here with a group for dinner before an event and I haven't been here in over 20 years! This place has been around for eons and gets crowded. A friend made reservations for dinner here for our party of 10. We ordered one of the set menu dinners for a group of 8 and then added one dish. We... More 

Thank KWong55
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a neighborhood Chinese restaurant with excellent food. Among my favorite dishes here are the moo shu pork (served with authentic wrappers), dry cooked spareribs, salt and pepper fried tofu, and roast duck. Prices are reasonable and the service is friendly. I look forward to dining here whenever I visit San Francisco. Being Chinese, I am VERY particular about... More 

Thank cookiebaker101
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Good size menu with lots of choice. The portions were massive. standard of the food was okay. Service was decent

Thank Robonholiday5
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This place qualifies as a "local" favorite! Wonderful food at great prices. Parking can be dicey with nearby construction though

1 Thank rodnak
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Excellent choices for a fast and delicious lunch - many locals have attended this place especially during the hours of 11:30-1:30. Parking can be difficult. I have eaten there often including dinners (try their fixed price -,Chinese "woo choy" style menus).. Good bargains.

1 Thank Edward Y
Reno, Nevada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This restaurant was shared to me in my first month in San Francisco, and I have been a regular there ever since... now 20+ years. Comfort food with origins in Canton, done right, no MSG, and a staff that is attentive even if the large family of 10 comes in with the 20 course supper is sitting next to you.

Thank 166karlg
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Good food, fresh ingredients, quick service, great prices. I always go there whenever I'm in San Francisco.

Thank HoustonChibi

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4564
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-2044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?