We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Uncle's Cafe

65 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2118
+1 415-982-1954
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent8%
  • Very good71%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
4 Mar 2018
“Surprising lettle restaurant”
15 Oct 2016
“Good lunch in Chinatown”
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Chinese
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
65 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2118
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (23)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place is hidden away on Waverly. I like the fact it doesn't have blaring tv and we aren't packed cheek by jowl. We had a nice alcove for 4 and the food was excellent. We prefer Szechuan spices and liked their spicy dinner that...More

Thank mariamhennessy
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The signage in Chinatown is loud and can be confusing but you won't go wrong by choosing this place for lunch. It was good. The hot and sour soup was terrific. Lots of spice. I'd definitely recommend this place.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 12 October 2016

After a day of traveling, four of us were in search for a late afternoon meal and happened upon Uncle's Cafe. Filled with locals, we were sure we hit upon a gem and, if it was simply based on the food, it would be a...More

Thank dmarun
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We wanted to eat in China Town, we found Uncle's Cafe, or they found us on the street and walked us to our table with no waiting, it was early 6PM - the place filled up with locals later. The menu was huge. We had...More

Thank mimimer3
Reviewed 13 August 2014

When in Chinatown avoid the tourist restaurants and look for where the locals eat. Uncle's café is such a place. Always busy, always noisy and always an adventure. Uncle's is an excellent place for a quick lunch or more leisurely dinner but be aware that...More

Thank 54Nancy54
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Had the hot pot with 3 broths plus bak choi, lamb and beef. We also had noodles and ma po tofu to share. Plenty Of food and Excellent. Those giving this place 1 stars seem to be expecting Americanized Chinese food: the one star reviewer...More

Thank DaveLVB
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We went here because my wife struck up a conversation with the cute little Chinese girl that everyone was ignoring on the street corner trying to pass out menus. My wife felt sorry for her so we went. Sooo glad we did. This is an...More

1  Thank tripjunky
Reviewed 13 December 2013

I ate here for lunch while I was touring Chinatown. I ordered the Kung Pao tofu and hot and sour soup. It was so hot and spicy that my eyes watered the whole time. But once my taste buds calmed down I realized just how...More

Thank YukiValdez
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

We found this place by accident, and we were pleasantly surprised with how great it was. Terrific food, reasonable prices. And as we were here early in the evening, the service was actually pretty good. We ordered the Mandarin dinner too, and liked everything. Next...More

Thank Kevran
Reviewed 1 June 2012

What really turned us off was the poor service. Most aspects of their service were slow and inattentive. Slow to seat us, and slow to provide menus and water. Our server was angered by our polite questions about menu items. I ordered Gen. Tsao's chicken,...More

Thank Greg S
Nearby
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,
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 230 hotels in San Francisco
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
1,362 reviews
.23 km away
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4,037 reviews
.26 km away
University Club Of San Francisco
72 reviews
.28 km away
Grant Plaza Hotel
895 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Capital Restaurant
198 reviews
.02 km away
Oriental Pearl Restaurant
618 reviews
.10 km away
Eastern Bakery
90 reviews
.06 km away
Hang Ah Tea Room
229 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chinatown
5,813 reviews
.07 km away
Old Cathedral of St. Mary
69 reviews
.19 km away
Chinese Historical Society of America
32 reviews
.16 km away
Portsmouth Square
27 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Uncle's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-1954
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;