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Capital Restaurant

839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
+1 415-397-6269
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This place does look a little like a cafe rather than a restaurant but don't let that put you off. The food is really good and the portion sizes are huge. The price is neither cheap or expensive which is what you can expect when...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We were so looking forward to a yummy Chinese meal in Chinatown. All our food was very bland. The egg rolls were small and dripping with grease. The chicken looked very dark and not good quality. Service was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Linda5355
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

A great little find. Reasonably priced compared to some restaurants we passed. Wine was $5ish a glass. Boiled rice $1.50. We also had a beer, coke, the capital ribs, beef suechwan, sweet and sour chicken. Rice for 3. All came to $61. The waiter said...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Helen H
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

After looking at a couple reviews we decided to order pick up. The food is quite decent and while expensive for Chinese food it falls in line with San Francisco prices (if not on the low end). Place was busy with both locals and tourists.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 349kentc
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Trip Adviser came into it's own once again as we would have have walked past - but don't be put off by photos of the menu or the fluorescent lighting because it's the taste of the food that matters and is excellent. We ordered the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JAF_Wales
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Great place for tasty, good value Chinese food. We had one of the set dinner menus. Loads of food came out, all of it hot and tasty. Good service. Lots of people in the restaurant including locals by the looks of it. Always a good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pejko123
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Everything was excelent! Food was very delicous and cheap and the staff were very kind. 9.95 dollar for a full meal!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Luko t
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We ordered off the lunch menu and paid $10 a person for the right amount of food. All the veggies were very crisp and fresh. Service was quick and friendly. Flavors were very good. We forgot to ask for no MSG though. And the bathroom...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank egall467
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We picked this place after reading reviews on trip advisor. We weren’t disappointed. Really tasty, enormous plates of food, excellent value. We had the spare ribs, sweet and sour chicken, beef in oyster sauce, chicken fried rice and steamed rice. $70 including drinks and tip....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Heather E
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This was a restaurant recommended by our hotel as mid price range, great food where local Chinese and tourists eat. Food was excellent for the price. Don’t expect top decor, service and amenities but for an authentic experience this is a must!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Katie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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.
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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