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Capital Restaurant

839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
+1 415-397-6269
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (20 reviews)
“chow mein” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m. Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch with my wife on our first trip to Chinatown. Obviously there are tons of other options but glad we picked Capital. If the locals like it, must be great. Known for their wings. Local guy ordered them and has been there 20 times....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a conference and we ate really good Chinese food, in a room full of local Chinese Americans. Clearly its very popular and I can see why. Service was fast and efficient. Food was excellent!

Thank rajd68
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

While walking Chinatown we stopped in for lunch and it was excellent. The Soy Sauce was the best we’ve ever had.

Thank Aaron N
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I had the half roast duck and it was delicious!!! It was perfectly cooked, so tender, and so damn tasty!!!

Thank Jean E
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Capital. The place was busy with a mix of locals and tourists. The service was friendly and efficient. All dishes we tried were freshly made and very tasty. Lots of choice on the menu. Good location in the middle...More

Thank Sophie A
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited cable car museum then walked short walk to China town. Great authentic food. Good prices and service.

Thank Shari P
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Hard to rate this restaurant. The good dishes were excellent. The others were average. The value was fantastic for San Francisco with Entrees around $12-13. Ambiance is minimal, but it feels like a restaurant for locals, so you don't feel so touristy when there. The...More

Thank Dumdoc
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This place had a great menu selection with pictures, making it easy to read. There were a lot of locals eating in this establishment. The man at the entrance seated guests segregating Asian and non-Asian. Non-Asians were not offered tea. My mouth was watering for...More

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

I went on a Friday at lunchtime, so I had to wait, first for a seat and then for someone to take my order. I ordered Szechuan Pork with rice, a lunch special. I was disappointed, but it was probably my mistake for ordering a...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This is the late Rosa Park’s old haunt. I reckon many political discussions were made while feasting on traditionally cooked Cantonese food.The ambience is not-instagram pretty but the food is always spot on flavorful,cooked to order and the service friendly(almost bordering on semi-solicitous).Salt and pepper...More

Thank mzbecks07
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-6269
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