House of Nanking

House of Nanking

Jiangsu Restaurant · North Beach
919 Kearny St (btwn Jackson St. & Pacific Ave.), San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–9:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

House of Nanking is a wildly popular Chinese restaurant in the Bay Area, serving traditional cuisine in a friendly environment.


Based on 373 votes

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    Sonia R.
    "Great sesame chicken, house noodles and steamed pork dumplings."(8 Tips)
    Steven L.
    "Check out the shrimp packet, sesame chicken and onion cakes."(29 Tips)
    Tim L.
    "Let the owner order for you, you won't go wrong."(6 Tips)
    "Fried Onion Cakes - $5.95"(3 Tips)
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  • sesame chicken
  • house noodles
  • Chinese food
  • dumplings
  • owner order
  • rice soup
  • calamari
  • tea
  • casual
  • shrimp
  • cake
  • lively
  • off-menu items
  • good for groups
  • hand rolls
  • beef
  • pork
  • spicy food
  • great value
  • authentic
  • Man

    Excellent dumplings

    Man · 2 weeks ago
  • Natalie B.

    Sesame chicken

    Natalie Berkley · August 23
  • Robert F.

    Sizzling rice soup, market greens, salt & pepper shrimp

    Robert Favuzza · August 11
  • Jennifer A.

    Get there early to avoid standing outside waiting for a seat.

  • Christian S.

    sesame chicken!

  • Abby C.

    Fast service. Sesame chicken was amazing- one of the best Chinese food restaurants ever!

    Abby C · July 1
  • Mafe S.

    This place was DELICIOUS! Try the sesame chicken, fried rice and the fried shrimpackets are a MOST!

  • Stevan J.

    Terrible service, food is mediocre, avoid

    Stevan J · May 9
  • Jason S.

    This s is across friends m Francis Ford Copallas production house. Ask for the owner and have him order your meal. He's a good whisperer. ;)

    Jason Sussman · April 12
  • Saul S.

    Very authentic. Don't speak English. Ask for what eve they give you. We just paid a fixed price per person and they brought our food. My friend from China said this was the best Chinese food in the US

    Saul Shanabrook · March 27
  • Josh G.

    No need to look past #1 on the lunch menu.. best sesame chicken ever.

    Josh Goodman · March 23
  • Marine G.

    Authentic and lots of veggie options! Portions to share

    Marine Guilhou · March 18
  • Yin L.

    If you can Chinese, ask for the Chinese menu. It's got different items, including noodle soup.

    Yin Li · February 26
  • Reginald P.

    The white fish that I ordered was okay: unexpectedly greasy actually, but my friend enjoyed his Nanking chicken. The service wasn't so good for me as I don't believe in accepting cultural rudeness.

    Reginald Pointdujour · February 18
  • Daniel E.

    Chicken sesame, beef and stufed mushroom

    Daniel Eizo · February 16
  • Matt R.

    Great good, reasonable prices, a bit touristy but well worth it!

    Matt R · January 24
  • Bruno G.

    Let the waiter suggest what you will have

    Bruno Giel · January 21
  • Candice D.

    Great Vibe and amazing food

    Candice Ding · January 18
  • James B.

    Egg rolls, dumplings, and the house noodles were great.

    James B. · January 14
  • Ryan K.

    Pretty amazing place, if you don't know what to get just tell your server to take care of you and they will do the rest. Amazing food!

    Ryan K · January 7
  • Bobby G.

    Line up outside.. Wait patiently and chuck the menu and let the owners bring you a variety of choices.. Yummm

    Bobby George · December 28, 2014
  • Tim H.

    The steamed dumplings and sesame chicken were great.

    Tim Haines · December 21, 2014
  • Claire J.

    Delicious chow mein and sesame chicken. Pork egg rolls are fantastic.

    Claire Judson · December 21, 2014
  • Karsten M.

    Deep fried tofu in black bean sauce

    Karsten McVay · December 7, 2014
  • Daniele C.

    One of my favorite Chinese restaurants ever.

    Daniele Codega · December 2, 2014
  • Chris W.

    What's good here? Holy crap, what isn't good??

    Chris Weiss · November 26, 2014
  • Jessica S.

    The sesame chicken is insane! I dream about it.

    Jessica Skelton · November 17, 2014
  • Ros H.

    All you need to say is what you like and how hungry you are. Leave the rest to the staff and enjoy!

    Ros Hodgekiss · November 10, 2014
  • Jennifer B.

    The Sizzling Rice soup is amazing! Combined with their berry hot tea - this could cure any ailment.

    Jennifer Burlington · October 25, 2014
  • Dan R.

    Sweet fish and wonton soup

    Dan Rhodes · October 25, 2014
  • pascal M.

    Tout est bon et savoureux ! Mention spéciale au poulet au sésame <3

    pascal Mabille · October 6, 2014
  • Léna Le Rolland

    Sesame chicken I guess !

    Léna Le Rolland · September 23, 2014
  • RE B.

    I've never used the menu here. Just tell them what you like and how hungry you are and wonderful and tasty food will be produced post haste!

    RE B · September 22, 2014
  • Lydia U.

    Really full and yummy place. There's usually a line in front of the place and that's why lots of bypassers stop. Good spices. Prices are pretty low. Very social place.

    Lydia Unicørn · September 16, 2014
  • Luke W.

    What's good here? Everything.

    Luke White · September 16, 2014
  • Mehul S.

    Simply amazing. I hate Chinese, but could eat here every day for a week. Each dish was different yet superb. Our party ordered 10 different item and not a single bite failed to impress. Long lines.

    Mehul Sheth · September 6, 2014
  • Olga S.

    Estupenda comida china. Servicio rápido pero muy antipáticos. 👹

    Olga Sala · September 4, 2014
  • Joan V.

    Sesame chicken and house noodles

    Joan Vallés · August 20, 2014
  • Kim P.

    Beef and veggies, shrimp dumplings

    Kim Prather · August 17, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    If you've never been, the owner will take your menus and just start serving you food. It's an experience I'll never forget! The food is plentiful and delicious! Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
  • Michæl B.

    Don't expect any smiles with the service. It's a bit manic and there is usually a queue at the door to get in.

    Michæl Brett · August 11, 2014
  • Gary B.

    Excellent all around. The best dumplings.

    Gary Bacon · August 8, 2014
  • Alex P.

    Garlic bean shoots

    Alex Plutzer · August 7, 2014
  • Dai S.

    Very touristy, but solid food. Like others have said, have the owners order for you, and you'll get some gems that you won't find on the menu.

    Dai Shi · August 6, 2014
  • Amber

    Fried Onion Cakes - $5.95

    Amber · July 28, 2014
  • Ange C.

    La comida es rica pero las personas que atienden son súper groseras, nada recomendable

    Ange Corona · July 28, 2014
  • Alex S.

    Just tell them how many in your party and let them order for you. You won't be disappointed.

    Alex Stern · July 18, 2014
  • Sagy M.

    Delicious, fast and cheap!

    Sagy Miranda · July 18, 2014
  • Neo Q.

    It's not authentic Chinese food.

    Neo Qi · June 1, 2014
  • Alexandre M.

    Very good Nanking Beef and cheap! Chinatown rulez

    Alexandre Maeda · May 27, 2014

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