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530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415-750-0170
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11:00 - 21:30
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

They had a great lobster special 2 for $24,95. I had it prepared with green onions, soy sauce and ginger. To-go order was ready within 10 minutes. They also had sea snails in a spicy sauce and frog legs. Great place to pick up food after spending a day in Golden Gate Park visiting free admission on first Tuesday of... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

I have been there a few times with my family. We like the seafood chow fun, deep fried founder, fried clams, fried lotus and veg. Some dishes are not in the English menu, they are posted on the wall in Chinese - a plus if you can read Chinese. Authentic Cantonese cuisine.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

This place is in my neighborhood. All the dishes are tasty and delicious. The prices are reasonable and the portions are pretty good size. Their seafood and fried tofu are very good. Their set menu are a super bargain so be sure to check those out. The service can be spotty and the restaurant is kinda dirty.

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El Paso, Texas
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Ate 2 dinners. Like the black pepper ribs (beef), sauteed fish, deep fried whole flounder, salted fish and chicken in clay pot. Waiter was friendly.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Staff is great but the place is REALLY old and out dated. Food was no better or worse than any chinese restaurant, manage your expectations. If your visiting china town in SF and want a place to eat and just take your time, it is a plae to rest and get a bite. But it is far from a palace.

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Thank Kelli S
So Calif
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

This is your typical neighborhood small Chinese family style restaurant in the Richmond district of SF. We had a table of 10 and they had a set menu of about 7 dishes and soup for less than $40. THose dishes include a fried flounder, Chinese fried chicken, shitake mushrooms with greens, spicy salt pork chops, broccoli and beef, fried shrimp... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2006

Very generous potions, lots of chinese families eat here which is a good sign.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-750-0170

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