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The Stinking Rose

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907 (Broadway)
+1 415-781-7673
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11:30 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food and atmosphere here is great. The decor is interesting. The food tastes really good with lots of garlic. I would recommend.

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793 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would never go here on my own but it is a favorite of tourists. I don't like the food but it isn't awful.

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Houston, Texas
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229 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of four tourists who all enjoy garlic-infused foods stopped by The Stinking Rose for dinner. We selected the pre-fixe menu items (salad, entrée and desert) and were overall pleased with the preparation, taste and amount of food. Yes, it is touristy, but it was fun and tasty, too.

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Thank Pam T
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Pam! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! We love sharing our passion for mouthwatering dishes with our guests. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a fantastic day! More 

Plantation, Florida
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336 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with a colleague for dinner and we indulged in the Bana Calda, Potato Soup and the pork chops. And wow... The food was delicious and definitely had a kick with the Garlic. The secret star was the green dip that comes with the break. spicy, garlicky, herbalicious goodness. Only little downside was that the experience was very... More 

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Thank SLynnS01
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Lynn! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! We love sharing our passion for mouthwatering cuisine with our guests. Your praise for our dishes lets us know we're doing our job! The pork chops were a great choice! We aim to please! We're looking forward to sharing an even better experience... More 

Goulburn, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, good sized meals. A little pricey but worth it, left feeling very satisfied! Nice atmosphere. No kids menu but the pizza was a good option. The starter bread with roasted garlic was great. Pork for the main was delicious!

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Thank KALF84
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing with us, Guest! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time with us at The Stinking Rose. We're so glad that you enjoyed our atmosphere, bread, and pork. We strive to provide our guests with warm hospitality and fresh, delicious dishes. Regarding the pricing and kids' menu, we will address your concerns to our... More 

Parker, Colorado, USA
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been told we HAD to visit fora meal while we were in San Francisco. They were right. We thoroughly enjoyed the crab, the garlic on a hot tub, and the garlic ice cream was an interesting end. If you're in town, and you love garlic, stop by for some great food!

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Thank jjcoffman
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the 4-star rating! We love sharing our passion for delicious cuisine with our guests. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much! That's what we like to see! We're looking forward to hosting you again soon for an even better experience! Have a lovely day! More 

Oviedo, Florida
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant for a quick lunch. We didn't have to wait long to be seated or for our meal. Love the atmosphere & it was very convenient to get to by foot. Will definitely go back next time in town.

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Thank raye2349
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 rating, Ray! We're happy you had such a pleasant experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our delicious cuisine. We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a lovely day! More 

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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing and yes, get ready, everything is made with garlic, including the ice cream! The menu has different alternatives from pasta to seafood, chicken and meat. We had the best service by Sky. This was the first dinner in San Francisco that we didn't feel rushed to order and leave like in other restaurants. She was patient... More 

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Thank Marriontorres
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review, Marrion! We're delighted that our team was able to accommodate your needs in any way possible. Sky is a valued member of our team so we are not surprised that she took such good care of you. Thank you for letting us know that we are meeting our goal of excellent service! Have a... More 

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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is the food good but the restaurant is adorable! This would be a great place for couples (if they are BOTH eating garlic, lol)

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Thank cindgail
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing with us! We're delighted to hear that you had such a pleasant dining experience at The Stinking Rose. It's wonderful to know that we were able to exceed your expectations and that you enjoyed our delicious and fresh cuisine. We strive to serve our guests exceptional dishes and we're glad that we didn't disappoint you in... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the service, Sky was a great host, very friendly and patient, no rush, great flavors and portions! Highly recommended!

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Thank Miche P
Nory H, General Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review, Miche! We love sharing our mouthwatering dishes with our guests. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting you again soon for another amazing experience! Have a wonderful day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
    (Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7673
Description
Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!

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Chinatown
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, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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