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Fang

Chinese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Dhaval B.
    "Onion cake and zucchini buns are awesome!!"(5 Tips)
    katie
    "Have Peter order for you - you won't regret it!!! Delicious..."(4 Tips)
    Lara B.
    "(shanghai soup dumplings) AMAZING!!"(6 Tips)
    Rahil S.
    "Mongolian beef with brown rice is delicious"(6 Tips)
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  • Sabina
    SabinaFebruary 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Rui Z.
    Rui ZhangJune 4
    Man this place is the gem! It turned out Chef Fang is also from Shanghai and he just decided to order everything for us. Everything was incredible and creatively tasty! Strongly recommend this place!
  • Joel C.
    Joel CorpusNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • naveen
    naveenNovember 1, 2016
    great vegetarian options - the bok choy starter and the housemade noodles are a great pair. and if you're staying at the W, you won't even have to cross the street to come here!
  • Vicky I.
    Vicky IskandarDecember 30, 2012
    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!
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzJuly 26, 2015
    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
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PenaflorOctober 26, 2011
    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!
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • Clara W.
    Clara WuDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • David H.
    David HuJune 2, 2013
    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.
  • Maryam A.
    Maryam AlyFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • banafsheh g.
    banafsheh ghassemiDecember 20, 2012
    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!
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KennedyAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • herm p.
    herm pugayDecember 18, 2014
    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.
  • Sean M.
    Sean McBrideFebruary 27, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • Mark R.
    Mark RechlerAugust 29, 2013
    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.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TNovember 2, 2014
    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.
  • Caroline
    CarolineMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PenaflorOctober 26, 2011
    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!
  • Frances
    FrancesSeptember 3, 2014
    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.
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 29, 2015
    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.
  • Cathy 🐳
    Cathy 🐳May 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Liz F.
    Liz FallAugust 27, 2015
    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.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 30, 2013
    "An emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients make classic dishes (steamed soup dumplings, fried egg rolls, sesame chicken) shine."
  • Eugene L.
    Quite a few dishes seem to be deep fried. Peter ordered short ribs and fish with tofu for us, which were decent choice and priced on the high side. I may return to try the dumplings.
  • Nation's Restaurant News
    Nation's Restaurant NewsSeptember 16, 2013
    Chef Kathy Fang developed the Brown Rice Delight as a lower-calorie, higher-fiber alternative to fried rice. Read more
  • Varadh J.
    Varadh JainJanuary 3
    We let them order for us. Would highly recommend doing this if you're here with a large group.
  • Sean M.
    Everything was amazing. We came in a big group and just let the owner bring us whatever he wanted. Unreal food.
  • Abby B.
    Abby BellareMarch 3, 2016
    Order family style chef Cathy #choppedchampion will bring you the most amazing dishes ( dietary constraints friendly too)
  • Angie C.
    Angie ChillemiNovember 12, 2012
    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.
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganJanuary 7, 2015
    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
  • Edward
    EdwardJune 29, 2011
    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.
  • Kidhack
    KidhackJune 25, 2012
    The shanghai soup dumplings are only available with pork, but there are many other tasty vegetarian options.
  • Dhaval B.
    Dhaval BadianiAugust 20, 2015
    Go with chefs choice, you won't be disappointed. Onion cake and zucchini buns are awesome!!
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganAugust 19, 2015
    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.
  • Pooja
    PoojaAugust 28, 2014
    Onion pancakes. Shrimp fried rice. Awesome. Also try the Hainan punch if you want something light.
  • Jayesh D.
    Jayesh DaveMay 23, 2013
    Awesome so far - Chef came out - said don't worry about ordering - I will take care of you!!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BlumDecember 24, 2012
    Mongolian Beef is a must. Brown rice with oyster mushrooms and edamame are just GREAT!
  • Oshi Y.
    Oshi YoshiMarch 3, 2013
    The waiter could very well be the chef himself! And he will talk you into a prix fix menu
  • Monica E.
    Monica ElstonJuly 25, 2012
    Peter is great!! Let him choose your food! The mojito is crazy good! Great experience!
  • Erzsi
    ErzsiNovember 17, 2012
    Tell the waiter what you like and let them take it from there. Buuuuut make sure you get the slow braised beef
  • katie
    katieNovember 29, 2010
    Have Peter order for you - you won't regret it!!! Delicious and reasonably priced.
  • Reuel D.
    Reuel DanielsFebruary 21, 2014
    Beef buns are to die for. Love the blossoming green tea as well.
  • Dustin W.
    Dustin WhittleJanuary 4, 2014
    Bbq spare ribs and pork steam bun are amazing. Fast, cheap, and delicious.
  • Frances
    FrancesSeptember 3, 2014
    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.
  • Gerry G.
    Gerry G.June 27, 2016
    Can't find anything to complain about this place. Everything is amazing and authentic!
  • Tatoul A.
    Tatoul AdzhamyanNovember 6, 2015
    Everything is delicious. You don't even choose dishes. They bring one by one
  • Maria S.
    Maria SeredinaMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chef (if he's your server) will cook whatever you want even if it's not on menu. 👍
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Innovative fusion Chinese food. Great for take out. Try the short ribs.
  • Akeem M.
    Akeem McLennonDecember 26, 2013
    If your with a group of people, just tell them to order for you. You won't be disappointed
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MojicaApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Five Spice Whitefish is pretty darn tasty. It has a scrambled egg consistency. Try it!
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