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Chinese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant · SoMa
660 Howard St (btwn 3rd & Hawthorne St), San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–9:30 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–9:00 PM
Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Fang is an upscale Chinese restaurant and lounge serving inventive, healthy, fine Chinese cuisine in a large and modern space in SOMA.


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    Dhaval B.
    "Onion cake and zucchini buns are awesome!!"(6 Tips)
    Lara B.
    "(shanghai soup dumplings) AMAZING!!"(6 Tips)
    "Have Peter order for you - you won't regret it!!! Delicious..."(3 Tips)
    Rahil S.
    "Mongolian beef with brown rice is delicious"(6 Tips)
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  • Chinese food
  • onion cake
  • seafood
  • vegetarian food
  • kat fang order
  • buns
  • peter order
  • sesame chicken
  • short ribs
  • omakase
  • beef
  • authentic
  • meats
  • great value
  • happy hour specials
  • pork
  • whitefish
  • potstickers
  • lively
  • fried egg rolls
  • Diana A.

    It felt strange when the owner took out a menu from our hands, and told to forget about it, he is a chef. I guess it seemed charming to other people, but we knew exactly what we wanted. Food was great

    Diana Arz · July 26, 2015
  • Frances

    Egg rolls are surprisingly good, dumpings were avg but sauce was tasty. Bf short ribs were recommene, it was okk. Good flavor but its pretty much like salt and pepper fried beef stew cubes.

    Frances · September 3, 2014
  • Maryam A.

    Second visit, the chef recognized us. Said not to worry about ordering, he would take care of us. He sent out delicious buns, veggie dumplings, pumpkin soup and the most tender, flavorful beef dish <3

    Maryam Aly · February 19, 2013
  • Charlie P.

    Chef Peter Fang asked, "Do you know what you'll be having tonight?" I replied back with, "we'll have whatever you recommend!" His eye lit up and he took our menus away. The best 10-course dinner ever!

    Charlie Penaflor · October 26, 2011
  • Sabina

    Best Chinese food in SF!! Let Chef Fang order for you - it's insanely good. If you're a menu orderer though, I recommend the peking buns, onion cake, short ribs, pea shoot salad, & white fish

    Sabina · February 10
  • Christopher K.

    If you want a treat that isn't on the menu, ask your waiter for their apple & chicken plate. The apples are fried and salted, while the chicken has a light honey mustard to it. It's so delicious!

    Christopher Kennedy · August 25, 2012
  • banafsheh g.

    Yes. Agree. Let the owner decide what u should eat. Amazing, creative dishes. Portobello mushrooms w tarragon & barley so unexpected. The short ribs, divine. I even liked the apples in the prawn dish!

    banafsheh ghassemi · December 20, 2012
  • Mark R.

    Reviews just okay, but it was close to our hotel and we were tired. Great choice as it was delish, fresh and creative! Service was questionable at first but then they really pulled throug.HGo for it.

    Mark Rechler · August 29, 2013
  • Joel C.

    My favorite Chinese spot in SF! The must try's are the Nanking Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Beef Tower and the House Fried Rice. If you're in a large group, have the chef choose your meal.

    Joel Corpus · November 16, 2013
  • Vicky I.

    White River Fish Soup is exceptional - a great comfort soup to start a meal. The short ribs has amazing melt in your mouth texture. It's nice to have Peter order for you. Just sit there & enjoy!

    Vicky Iskandar · December 30, 2012
  • David H.

    If it's your first time here and Peter asks if he should take care of your culinary quest, say yes. You won't be disappointed. And it's not too pricey either.

    David Hu · June 2, 2013
  • Caroline

    Delicious. Couldn't say what my favorite dishes are as I've never seen a menu. Don't be afraid and let the staff order for you. It's definitely some of the best Chinese food I've had in SF.

    Caroline · March 2, 2011
  • Sean M.

    A little bit of a racket at dinner. "Order for you" turns into upgrading things you ask for to more expensive similar options without really giving you a choice. On the other hand, it's good food.

    Sean McBride · February 27, 2014
  • Frances

    Brown rice with fish and shrimp good flavor but they mix in fermented black beans ewww. Everything was small portions, flavor was there but overpriced for what it is.

    Frances · September 3, 2014
  • Charlie P.

    For large parties, request to be seated at the Tibetan room. Dignitaries usually accommodate this area. Enjoy the private, wood-lined, opulent feel. For the claustiphobic, don't use the elevator!

    Charlie Penaflor · October 26, 2011
  • herm p.

    Impressed with the presentation, service and food. The picture I have here speaks for itself. I had a rice with beef dish and duck in a bun.

    herm pugay · December 18, 2014
  • Peggy L.

    Service was surprisingly slow on what seemed to be only a moderately busy night. The person who took my drink order couldn't take my food order, so had to wait for another server to come by?!

    Peggy Li · March 18
  • Brad T.

    Believe this is a sister restaurant to House of Banking. We had the waiter just bring us his recommendations and literally Everything was delicious! Couldn't get enough.

    Brad T · November 2, 2014
  • Lauren S.

    Disappointing service by Fang himself - no smile, no recommendations. Had been so excited to try but unfortunately won't be back. Hot and Sour soup was the highlight from the otherwise average food.

    Lauren Strehlow · February 17, 2015
  • Clara W.

    get the omakase. I do it every time and I have yet to be disappointed by what they bring out. they also take suggestions so give them your preferences!

    Clara Wu · December 25, 2014
  • Barracuda Networks

    An awesome place to grab a bite, especially for lunch! Try the pork buns - let us say ‘delicious’. In the area for RSA 2012? Check out Barracuda Networks at booth #1147

    Barracuda Networks · February 27, 2012
  • Libby L.

    Make sure to order appetizers if you're in a group because fang staff has not yet figured out how to bring everyone's entrees out near the same time

    Libby Lee-Egan · January 7, 2015
  • Jiexi C.

    Let them order for our group of five for lunch, got about 6-7 dishes for about 20 per person. Lovely authentic & fusion food, great value.

    Jiexi Cao · August 29, 2015
  • Cathy 🐳

    Get the salted pork belly with pumpkin over rice. Red pepper chili flakes gives it a slight kick. Deliciousness for under $10 during lunch time.

    Cathy 🐳 · May 13, 2013
  • Eric P.

    Want dinner? Order the lunch specials for Mongolian beef tower or the sesame chicken. Same portions as dinner but at about $8 price instead of $13.

    Eric Peacock · January 11, 2010
  • Liz F.

    So I love this place, it's a little pricey. Bring a bunch of people so you can get more dishes and just let the chef order for you.

    Liz Fall · August 27, 2015
  • DailyCandy

    "An emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients make classic dishes (steamed soup dumplings, fried egg rolls, sesame chicken) shine."

    DailyCandy · December 30, 2013
  • Edward

    We are need taken care of by Peter Fang personally. He took away our menus and is suprising us with each course. Incredible flavors and variety.

    Edward · June 29, 2011
  • Angie C.

    If the chef comes out and asks if you've been there before, say no! He'll make several delicious courses that you'd likely never order on your own.

    Angie Chillemi · November 12, 2012
  • Libby L.

    Appetizers can come out after some of the entrees, so there's no way around their inability to bring everyone's food out at the same time.

    Libby Lee-Egan · August 19, 2015
  • Kidhack

    The shanghai soup dumplings are only available with pork, but there are many other tasty vegetarian options.

    Kidhack · June 25, 2012
  • Nation's Restaurant News

    Chef Kathy Fang developed the Brown Rice Delight as a lower-calorie, higher-fiber alternative to fried rice. Read more

    Nation's Restaurant News · September 16, 2013
  • Jenna B.

    Happy hour specials are pretty amazing! Cheap appetizers and drinks. The service was just okay for us, not great.

    Jenna Black · June 25, 2014
  • Abby B.

    Order family style chef Cathy #choppedchampion will bring you the most amazing dishes ( dietary constraints friendly too)

    Abby Bellare · March 3
  • Erzsi

    Tell the waiter what you like and let them take it from there. Buuuuut make sure you get the slow braised beef

    Erzsi · November 17, 2012
  • Dhaval B.

    Go with chefs choice, you won't be disappointed. Onion cake and zucchini buns are awesome!!

    Dhaval Badiani · August 20, 2015
  • Arthur L.

    The chef will insist on ordering for you, with a bit of an attitude. But fair enough, the food is good

    Arthur Lee · September 14, 2015
  • Pooja

    Onion pancakes. Shrimp fried rice. Awesome. Also try the Hainan punch if you want something light.

    Pooja · August 28, 2014
  • Tim O.

    Oyster mushrooms are brilliant. So are the dumplings. Steamed scallops not as good. Crispy beef exceptional.

    Tim O'Reilly · April 8, 2010
  • Ketaki G.

    Must try - onion cake! They suggest some pretty nice dishes as house specials. Liked this place :-)

    Ketaki Gangal · March 17, 2012
  • Richard G.

    Go and request the family style... Say what you're allergic to and they'll just keep on bringing you food...till you can't no more!

    Richard Garcia · September 13, 2015
  • Jayesh D.

    Awesome so far - Chef came out - said don't worry about ordering - I will take care of you!!

    Jayesh Dave · May 23, 2013
  • Megan G.

    Our omakase dinner for 5 (chef's choice) was delicious. Varied dishes~Spent more than we wanted but worth it.

    Megan Guerra · March 15, 2010
  • Oshi Y.

    The waiter could very well be the chef himself! And he will talk you into a prix fix menu

    Oshi Yoshi · March 3, 2013
  • Maria S.

    The chef (if he's your server) will cook whatever you want even if it's not on menu. 👍

    Maria Seredina · March 21, 2015
  • Akeem M.

    If your with a group of people, just tell them to order for you. You won't be disappointed

    Akeem McLennon · December 26, 2013
  • Jonathan B.

    Mongolian Beef is a must. Brown rice with oyster mushrooms and edamame are just GREAT!

    Jonathan Blum · December 24, 2012
  • NYC K.

    3 things to try: Soup dumplings, shrimp packets, steamed buns... You won't be disappointed!

    NYC Kennedy · April 18, 2011
  • Randy A.

    Mongolian Beef wall was great! As was the famous Nanking Chicken! Salt and Pepper Mushrooms are a must try!

    Randy Allen · March 26, 2011
  • jantje b.

    Food tasty and interesting options. Ask for hot tea and it will cost you $3 per person, though.

    jantje b · April 28, 2011

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