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Far East Cafe

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631 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2401
+1 415-982-3245
11:30 - 22:00
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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place seems a little run down/old but the food was very good. They offer a variety of small plate selection to have a light lunch. The service was very quick and more than one person was making sure we had what we needed.

Thank Sunny S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped because they were open late (9:30 pm) and it had been recommended by a local store worker. Our garlic chicken had hard chunks of dried garlic which stuck to my teeth. Wait staff was very attentive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here on my journey from Union Square back to Fisherman's Wharf. The food is good, the service is quick and the staff are friendly. I only opted for a chow mien but nonetheless it was very tasty.

Thank Eves154
Huntingdon, Tennessee
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the at twenty years this was our go to place for Chinese food. NO MORE. Last year my wife developed food poisoning ad we attributed it to the shrimp she ate. Everyone else in our party ate the same items, she was the only one to have shrimp. We have noticed the cleanliness level dropping over the years along... More 

Thank oldguard1954
Perth, Australia
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144 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for dinner as we weren't feeling very well. Asked if they could do up some chicken noodle soup and there was no problem. It was very nice and hit the spot just nicely. Very reasonably priced also.

Thank Shazziemc
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yuck! I won't eat here again. Bad service! Bathroom doors and floors were sticky and nasty! Like I said, keep walking right passed this place !

Thank Colleen A. V
San Juan, Philippines
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was amazing. They have a set menu which had soup, rice and other dishes which were very good. The decor reminds you on old Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong movies. The experience would have been better if they clean their lanterns and paintings. It is just going to waste. Besides that, food is amazing!

Thank Jacques W
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Walk into this restaurant, and you are transported to historic China, with palatial chandeliers, giant murals, and decorations brought over from China. Ask for one of their private booths for a very special dining experience, with the curtain closed, the place feels all yours. It was established in 1920, and is the real deal. All of their food I've tried... More 

Thank Gayle G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Food was awesome, we were in China town and did not know what to eat. When we went in it was clean. I got egg rolls and they were super good. I also got rice soup and it was really good. The service was fast. Don't listen to reviews that saw that this restaurant is bad. It also has options... More 

Thank Lilly O
Cartagena, Spain
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Great food at great prices, excellent pan stickers. Worth a try when you are in Chinatown everything we tried on two separate visits was excellent we will certainly be back

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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