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Far East Cafe

631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
+1 415-982-3245
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“wonton soup” (16 reviews)
“chow mein” (14 reviews)
“dim sum” (22 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stepped into this restaurant, it was truly a jump back in time. In my case, about 25 years to Hong Kong, where timber panelled decor was punctuated by small, red-curtained private rooms were common in restaurants and clubs. I love Peking Duck, but...More

Thank BrooksieG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Loved everything except maybe the soup (it was just ok). Went with a big group and ate family style. Service was pretty good.

Thank Carina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there because of the large crowd inside and outside. Food was very nice, we had the shared appetiser, was enough for four people! Had the cashew chicken and Mongolian beef, with fried rice, all very tasty, huge serves with more than enough food...More

Thank Murray G
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very clean and pleasant atmosphere. Staff very pleasant and helpful. We were cautioned that most of what we had ordered came in large enough portions to share. They have a dim sum type menu, or you can order regular menu. Lots of choices.

Thank Billi L
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Not great food but this is a chance you take going to any restaurant but there is no excuse for extremely rude staff which our server was I would not recommend this solely on the attitude of the staff

Thank margaret r
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The food was excellant, they where busy, our food was hot and service fast for the number of people there. Decor is traditional and served by experienced staff. This ads to your trip to china town.

Thank TruffellCanada
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very good traditional Chinese food. Major language barrier with wait staff, could be improved. Two people could split an entree and a side. Would high recommend.

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Really disappointed with our meal in Far East, the roast duck was cold and there was hardly any meat on it, clearly it had been sitting in the kitchen for a long time. Lemon chicken was also very poor, mostly batter and the chicken was...More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Touring San Francisco for a day and wanted to eat in Chinatown. This Cafe was recommended by our tour guide. There was plenty of food on the plates. Service was okay, the food was very good. We had wonton soup, fried rice, General Tao and...More

Thank AlwaysPlanning-TRIP
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Food was mediocre and when I asked if I had ordered too much dim sum was told no as the portions were small when in fact they weren’t. Left feeling very dissatisfied. In fact, having just had some dumplings, let me downgrade mediocre to poor

Thank Adam828
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Richard C
21 June 2017|
Response from cjlulu | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was with a group and have no idea what the overall price per person was. I would call and talk direct with the catering, or restaurant manager.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-3245
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