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Mission Chinese Food

Chinese Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Bill D.
    Bill D1 week ago
    The wings are awesome but they have a serious spicy kick.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley Spears2 weeks ago
    I mean maybe this place was just not for me but it seemed overhyped. Try it and see for yourself
  • olivier P.
    olivier PEYREOctober 13
    The original Mission Chinese. The decor is absurd and the vibe is Blade Runner meets hole in the wall dumpling place. Always easier to get a table around 9. Try the wings, if you can handle the 🔥
  • Colin F.
    Colin FieldAugust 26
    There is legit, non-hipster Chinese food in this town. Every single plate of food came spicy. Don't get me wrong, I like me some spice but this was overkill. Spice shouldn't overpower the flavor.
  • Bikash M.
    Expect some heat in most things!! Cumin lamb, chicken wings and Ma po tofu for the win!!
  • ISC C.
    This is what Americanized-Chinese food should be. Plus, huge portions and socially responsible: win-win!
  • ISC C.
    Most people are aware it's inside a different storefront; interesting no-frill decor
  • ISC C.
    Westlake Rice Porridge (Dungeness crab, medium rare brisket, egg, cilantro)
  • Iñaki A.
    Lamb ribs OMG, and do the green beans of course.
  • H K.
    H KJune 24
    Tasty dishes but a bit on the salty side
  • Go Find Alice
    Very decent fusion chinese food. Portion sizes are kinda small for the banquet menub
  • Kevin B.
    It's all about the kung pao pastrami.
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.April 22
    Festive and flavorful Chinese restaurant in the Mission. The pork belly, salt cod fried rice and ma po tofu are excellent.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioFebruary 22
    Interesting combos: we loved the pastrami, green beans, and all the various fried rice. Best Chinese food I've ever had.
  • Ed W.
    Ed WinFebruary 17
    Salty!! Why so salty? Food is interesting but too expensive!
  • Jay d.
    Jay de CJanuary 21
    Fantastic, tasty and tongue numbing! Pickled cucumber, kimchi and beijing greens were great..fried chicken with vinegar dip was amazing! Not your typical SF Chinese. Mission, grungy decor!
  • Jaakko H.
    Jaakko HynynenNovember 13, 2016
    The mapo tofu is delicious!
  • Deddy S.
    Deddy SusantoNovember 1, 2016
    We ordered beef ribs....came out all bones. Very disappointed
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrackinOctober 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Broccoli beef
  • Prateek S.
    Prateek SolankiOctober 10, 2016
    Market Greens with cheese.. Genius
  • Jowey R.
    Jowey RodenSeptember 27, 2016
    Cop the kung pao pastrami. Delicious.
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerSeptember 20, 2016
    Spicy chicken bowl was really good. Dumplings were bad. Not classic Chinese but super interesting.
  • Danni
    DanniSeptember 17, 2016
    Hip and trendy Chinese Sichuan food with a twist. Non-greasy, non-authentic. Yes, deliciously spicy menus numb your tongue and mouth! I enjoyed their mapo tofu, cooked bacon, and kung pao pastrami.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PAugust 15, 2016
    The pastrami dish is surprisingly delish. And the noodles w peanut sauce numb your mouth in a good way haha
  • Hari R.
    Hari RaghavanAugust 13, 2016
    Lots of delicious spicy food. Every dish was greqt
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AdamsJuly 21, 2016
    Absolutely order the fried chicken with the tangy, vinegary sauce that accompanies it 👌🏽Easily some of the best in SF.
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasJuly 12, 2016
    Amazing, authentic chinese food. Expect a wait. Food is spicy.
  • Sydney M.
    Sydney MJuly 11, 2016
    Beef broccoli
  • Francesca V.
    Francesca VarneyJuly 4, 2016
    Salted cod fried rice was fantastic. Liked the King pao pastrami but found it to be quite salty.
  • David X.
    David XuJune 19, 2016
    yo, pretty dope. dont be fooled by the ambiguously ghetto chinese signage that say everything but "Mission Chinese Food", all the menus are in english.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AdamsJune 9, 2016
    Could easily eat the thrice cooked bacon and rice cake on s weekly basis 👌🏽. And the hamachi was too damn good not to come back for.
  • Dakota A.
    Dakota ArkinJune 2, 2016
    Their Chow Mein is delectable.
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanMay 30, 2016
    A hipster Chinese food experience. Can't speak much for the food, but the ambience is certainly interesting.
  • Sahil D.
    Sahil DesaiMay 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Thrice cooked bacon. Oh and everything else is great too.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon M.May 19, 2016
    Thrice. Cooked. Bacon.
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.April 1, 2016
    Squid ink noodles 👍
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsFebruary 24, 2016
    Reservations don't mean what you think they mean, it just means you're on the shorter waiting list
  • Vadim C.
    Vadim ChepuryaevFebruary 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Portions are huge and food is really tasty. I love chow mein. The waiting line can be overwhelming. It's a really popular spot
  • Paul N.
    Paul NovareseFebruary 1, 2016
    Stop reading tips and just order anything on the menu
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonJanuary 18, 2016
    Hipster central. Get there before 7 and the line is reasonable. Kung Pow pastrami and Szechuan wings are great
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 17, 2016
    Great price! Yummy dishes.
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7, 2016
    Better than you think.
  • Baturay A.
    Baturay AkaslanJanuary 5, 2016
    Thrice cooked bacon, mapo tofu and the Chow mein are all really good. I wish they brought the squid ink noodles back.
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 29, 2015
    Don't get takeout or delivery. It'll be way too greasy.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.December 22, 2015
    Ginger and scallion noodles!
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 12, 2015
    Solid shareable Chinese dishes.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxDecember 8, 2015
    The food is rich, order less than you think you'll need. I wasn't a fan of salt cod rice. Loved the pork focused dishes though.
  • Zi W.
    Zi WangDecember 1, 2015
    Holy **** this place is worth all the hype. We only had the Kung Pao Pastrami but it was straight up heaven.
  • Double L.
    Double LeiNovember 30, 2015
    Over priced fusion food, expect half size on noodles.
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShumNovember 8, 2015
    Tea smoked eel and salt cod fried rice!
  • Hendrik
    HendrikNovember 7, 2015
    Great food, amazing dumplings! Beware: spicy is spicy, though.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LovelaceNovember 6, 2015
    We liked the beef chow mein, ma pao tofu and beer pickles. The ma pao was really spicy but delicious.
  • Marc C.
    Marc CharbonneauOctober 31, 2015
    You might not think so, but the Chinese Burrito is actually really good.
  • Aravind R.
    Aravind RamanathanOctober 25, 2015
    Schezwan peppercorn chicken wings is an oral rollercoaster
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseOctober 24, 2015
    Outstanding cuisine.
  • Laurence B.
    Laurence BerlandOctober 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Kung pao pastrami seems like a really weird idea until you take your first bite, and then it suddenly seems so obvious you'll wonder why nobody else is doing it
  • Sean M.
    Sean McEnteeOctober 3, 2015
    Bacon. Weird salad thing
  • Adam R.
    Adam RSeptember 26, 2015
    Ribs are fantastic
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineSeptember 21, 2015
    Perfect order for two people: Tiger Salad, Chongqing Chicken Wings, and Thrice Cooked Bacon and Rice Cakes. Great combination of flavors!
  • Yaniv M.
    Yaniv MazorSeptember 16, 2015
    Best Chinese I ever had !
  • Mike C.
    Mike CohenSeptember 8, 2015
    This is the grossest place I've ever been to and in the scariest location I've ever seen. As soon as I stepped off the 33 bus, I just wanted to get back on and leave the area.
  • Berk Ç.
    Berk ÇebiSeptember 6, 2015
    Kung Pao Pastrami + Chicken Wings \m/
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 29, 2015
    Their selling point is being tacky. Food is solid, but that atmosphere is not so appetizing... Would probably order take out from now on
  • Hei-Yu T.
    Hei-Yu TangAugust 27, 2015
    Stunning creative Chinese fusion food. Crispy pork ribs with coca cola sauce and the pork belly is freakin' awesome! Worth waiting a bit. Worst interior ever - in a awesome way.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.August 13, 2015
    Hate to say it but really worth the hype. And a fun atmosphere and vibe to boot.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJuly 5, 2015
    Very very tasty. The salt cod fried rice is a must get. And their West Lake porridge is perfect for a sick day
  • Candid Cuisine
    Candid CuisineJune 25, 2015
    Get the thrice cooked bacon here! One of the few restaurants opened in Mission District late at night
  • Mark K.
    Mark KeefeJune 11, 2015
    The Sour Chili Chicken and the Fresh Rice Noodles!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJune 7, 2015
    The best Chinese food hands down. Get everything so spicy you can't feel your lips. Thrice cooked bacon, Kung pao pastrami, ma pao tofu makes a perfect meal for two.
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CoulsonJune 2, 2015
    the 3x cooked bacon is worth the hype. Schmaltz rice is also amazing.
  • Rayna
    RaynaMay 31, 2015
    Ate so much here: Tea smoked eel, mapo tofu, egg noodles, chongqing wings, and Sichuan pickles!!
  • Morgan R.
    Morgan RoderickMay 31, 2015
    Mapo doufu was just as it should be: very spicy, lots of mala
  • Derek H.
    Derek HammerMay 23, 2015
    Ma Po with mushrooms is a new staple in my Chinese dining
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RipperMay 20, 2015
    I was very drunk here but I said, "This is the best Chinese food of my life," at least 10 times. Hard to have a bad choice here, but Ma Po Tofu with pork stands out for me
  • The Mini John
    The Mini JohnMay 19, 2015
    I don't remember half of the names of our food but I remember that it was delicious as fck!!!! We had to close a table in advance because the place is almost always filled up.
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BasilioMay 10, 2015
    Servings are huge, mapo tofu and the bacon noodle dish are quite spicy. Rice is $1 extra but they brought out enough to feed the four of us. Waitress was cute.
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WestsideMay 4, 2015
    They put the Má in Má Pó Tofu.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacApril 30, 2015
    Not just overrated, but downright bland. The fried rice fish dish everyone raves about is basically a huge plate of flavorless carbs. So overpriced, little flavor.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenApril 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Mapo tofu with mushrooms is a genius invention. Must have!
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningApril 23, 2015
    Everything! But the chicken heart and peanut salad is especially tasty. Order in to avoid long lines.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WangApril 21, 2015
    Everything is good. Squid ink noodles delicious. Tiki pork belly crisped outside tender inside to perfection. Tea-smoked eel mix of textures amazing.
  • Alex Y.
    Alex YeeApril 8, 2015
    Good food but really salty. Great service
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmApril 5, 2015
    Worth the hype to try at least once! Must order: the salted cod fried rice and pork belly. Skip: the eel rolls.
  • Yusun C.
    Yusun ChungApril 2, 2015
    I liked it but I don't think it's worth the wait. It's overpriced hip modern Chinese food. I would only go if it's late enough to avoid waiting.
  • Andy H.
    Andy HemmiMarch 25, 2015
    Egg egg noodle has a tasty and unique flavor! I will eat it again! MaPo Tofu was good but on the salty side. Balance of texture between the tofu and the mushrooms were really good!!
  • Jeshua B.
    Jeshua BorgesMarch 21, 2015
    It's terrible in all the right ways.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CanlasMarch 20, 2015
    The long beans, forbidden fried rice, and veal rib are all super dope.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KramerMarch 19, 2015
    The Forbidden Rice is outstanding.
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QMarch 15, 2015
    I am not a fan of the cod fried rice. The pork belly and ribs are super tender and tasty
  • Frost L.
    Frost LiMarch 7, 2015
    Good if order online but I won't wait in line for it.
  • Amaan P.
    Amaan PenangFebruary 16, 2015
    Kung Pao Pastrami is one of a kind in a good way
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WFebruary 11, 2015
    This place is phenomenal! Make your way here early, otherwise the wait may have you heading elsewhere if you're really hungry…
  • Nikolai S.
    Nikolai SkoglundFebruary 9, 2015
    General tso's veal rib is amazing. But beware it's a lot of food
  • Henry W.
    Henry WuJanuary 29, 2015
    this is by far the worst food i've ever had. Its not even Chinese food in my opinion. The kung pao pastrami tastes like leftovers quickly scrambled in a wok with an overload of salt. AVOID.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The kung pow pastrami is the best pastrami in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more
  • SFist
    SFistJanuary 21, 2015
    This popular Chinese spot has an array of delicious choices including some signature ones like the salt cod fried rice, tea-smoked eel, and kung pao pastrami. Read more
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesJanuary 17, 2015
    Be prepared to wait (although, as of Jan '15 I heard they're taking rezzies??) Solid shareable Chinese dishes.
  • Aly O.
    Aly OradyDecember 28, 2014
    The menu changes often - but I'll never get over the cumin lamb with medjool dates.
  • Eatosaurus Rex
    Eatosaurus RexDecember 20, 2014
    Yeah, the Salt Cod Fried Rice is probably the most popular item on the menu, but if you want to shit fire order the Ma Po Tofu. I don't know why I said that like its a good thing.
  • Reesa K.
    Reesa KashukDecember 11, 2014
    Cod fried rice and the rice cakes were out of this world good!
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiDecember 8, 2014
    Amazing chicken wings, mapo tofu, braised pork with pork rinds
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QDecember 7, 2014
    I was skeptical, but this place is actually delicious. Chinese fusion with more Chinese than fusion. Pork belly, ribs, and ma po tofu (over crab!) were favorites. Green beans also had a nice kick.
  • Diana W.
    Diana WongNovember 30, 2014
    Eel roll, tiki pork belly, spicy beef chow mein
  • eternal
    eternalNovember 17, 2014
    MSG shakers if you eat in!
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 17, 2014
    thrice cooked bacon is the bomb. the rice cakes inside are perfect.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I fantasize about the cumin lamb ribs and squid ink noodles for weeks.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WyneNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The mapo tofu is my favorite. Order as many dishes as you can for family style, they're all awesome and most of them have Sichuan peppercorn. Delicious.
  • David S.
    David StrasserOctober 20, 2014
    Kung pao pastrami, FTW.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OrrOctober 10, 2014
    Everything was so good! But beware of the spice. Just one "fire" was a lot more spicy than I can handle. Next time I'll stick with the dishes with no "fire".
  • Henry W.
    Henry WuOctober 10, 2014
    Worst "chinese" food I've had in awhile. Kung pao pastrami tastes like leftovers cooked by a clueless chef
  • James P.
    James PadenOctober 2, 2014
    Seems overrated, but still good
  • Lucky
    LuckySeptember 28, 2014
    No idea what the hype is about MCF ?! Worse food we have had last 2 yrs! Dumplings avg, wings overfried (lil meat), broccoli&brisket cheap meat AND Fresh Rice Noodle made 2 of us 3 literally vomit!
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MercerSeptember 20, 2014
    Best Chinese food I've had in the bay!
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AptekarSeptember 16, 2014
    Oddly enough, the vegan version of the spicy bacon&rice cakes is unbelievably delicious.
  • Dominic L.
    Dominic LüdinSeptember 12, 2014
    place is simply a gem. Mongolian long beans are a revelation. absolute must. Go!!
  • Kevin ⚡.
    Kevin ⚡ LiuAugust 29, 2014
    The wings have a dusting of Szechuan pepper, which is like taking a taser to the mouth but more addictive.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Mission Chinese Food as seen on Heat Seekers , Unique Eats Read more
  • Ken C.
    Ken CapelliAugust 27, 2014
    The thrice-cooked bacon and rice stick is to die for. The salt cod fried rice as a good staple.
  • Florian K.
    Florian KoenigsbergerAugust 24, 2014
    The squid inked noodles with house chorizo lamb is unique and delicious
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Craig Stoll, chef of Delfina, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Salt cod fried rice. Read more
  • Trevor F.
    Trevor FilterAugust 22, 2014
    What's not good here? Love the thrice cooked bacon, beef brisket & broccoli, egg-egg noodles, squid ink noodles, shrimp pea dumplings and basically everything else. Toss it down with a few Tsing Taos.
  • Siw S.
    Siw S.August 21, 2014
    Fast service, typical Chinese, good price
  • takishido n.
    takishido nekoAugust 13, 2014
    The food is good, but the dragon decor is the best.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    Known for his spicy Sichuan dishes you can even get them delivered if you are in the right zone. The Ma Po Tofu is a must try! Read more
  • Ezgi C.
    Ezgi CubukcuAugust 11, 2014
    They have a gluten-free menu - ask if you need it. The 3x cooked bacon and rice cakes were spicy and delicious.
  • David C.
    David CianiAugust 11, 2014
    Loved the squid ink noodles! The black noodles contrast the almost Italian inspired flavor.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HertogAugust 11, 2014
    Chicken wings and salt cod 👏
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LangAugust 7, 2014
    Sweet looking place
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaAugust 3, 2014
    Overrated but the tea-smoked eel is delicious.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Salt cod fried rice; warm egg custard; Westlake porridge; sizzling cumin lamb; kung pao pastrami; ma po tofu; thrice-cooked bacon. Read more
  • Amber
    AmberJuly 28, 2014
    Kung Pao Pastrami $13 http://missionchinesefood.com/sf/
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WJuly 26, 2014
    This place. I will be back.
  • Demetrius B.
    Demetrius BagleyJuly 24, 2014
    Awesome vegan options per Camella!
  • Carollyn P.
    Carollyn PJuly 15, 2014
    Deliciously creative food. Not your grandmother's Chinese food.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LoukissasJune 9, 2014
    If you leave without trying the pork belly, you're missing out on life :)
  • Andy M.
    Andy MatuschakJune 1, 2014
    One of the most interesting restaurants in the city. Incredible value.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamMay 10, 2014
    Plays on the pop-up idea but is in an actual restaurant—Lung Shan. It becomes Mission Street Food for most of the week and serves classic Chinese recipes and some of chef Danny’s own creations.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WangMay 10, 2014
    The food has seen better days. Without Danny Bowien at the helm, the quality has dipped and you either get spicy without depth or not spicy at all. There's better Chinese to be had in Outer Sunset
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungApril 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tad salty but very tasty.
  • Timothy C.
    Timothy CavanaughApril 14, 2014
    General Tso's Veal Rib is fantastic; fav dish was prob the Squid Ink Pasta with Lamb Chorizo. Wow.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BaldwinMarch 31, 2014
    the place everyone in SF talks about - get there early or go for lunch. the line usually fills up quick for dinner. I never waited bc my roomie was the chef haha
  • Alisson X.
    Alisson XavierMarch 26, 2014
    Try the tiki pork belly and the breakfast fried rice which is new on the menu!
  • Lily T.
    Lily TseMarch 17, 2014
    The odd thing about this place is, you need to completely ignore the name of the restaurant to enjoy it.
  • GG
    GGMarch 9, 2014
    Salt Cod Fried Rice and Sichuan Chicken #FtW
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeFebruary 21, 2014
    Tea smoked eel. Tiki pork belly. Chongqing chix wings. Thrice cooked bacon & rice cakes. Gen Tso's veal rib. Westlake rice porridge. Salt cod fried rice. Fresh squid ink noodle. Mongolian long beans.
  • Jordan Y.
    Jordan YoungFebruary 18, 2014
    Always go with the Kung Pow Pastrami
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestFebruary 16, 2014
    Life changing. Get the salt cod fried rice.
  • Vindu G.
    Vindu GoelJanuary 4, 2014
    A big disappointment after trying the amazing NY outpost. Great pork belly, though.
  • Geo
    GeoDecember 28, 2013
    The smoked tea eel is actually a roll, and a very awesome one at that. The mapo tofu is unique and one of the best ma po tofus I've had.
  • Ajesh S.
    Ajesh ShahDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Thrice cooked bacon (vegan) version is to die for!
  • Shabeeb
    ShabeebDecember 3, 2013
    Ma po tofu is a must,
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MeyerNovember 28, 2013
    Awesome Szechuan fusion food.
  • John T.
    John ThaiNovember 9, 2013
    Wow. There should be a Mission Chinese in every city.
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CunninghamNovember 7, 2013
    Best Chinese food I've ever had.
  • Vikas V.
    Vikas VadlapatlaOctober 4, 2013
    Anyone who liked the Ma Po Tofu, please tell me whats good about it? It looked good, except it had an aftertaste of cleaning fluid.
  • Lynn H.
    Lynn HuOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Thrice cooked bacon and cumin lamb ribs are awesome! Better food and shorter wait than the one in NYC.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 27, 2013
    Despite the hour-long wait, the food is worth it. Founding chef Danny Bowien calls his cuisine “Americanized Chinese food”; think fiery kung pao pastrami and a cardamom-laced beef brisket soup.
  • Seth B.
    Seth BensonSeptember 26, 2013
    Popular as fuck. If you have no time but really want the excellent food, order out.
  • Marc M.
    Marc ManiezSeptember 22, 2013
    The comments don't lie: salt cod fried rice + pork belly.
  • Daphne B.
    Daphne BachSeptember 20, 2013
    Brisket=incredible!
  • Guillaume L.
    Guillaume LauriaultSeptember 16, 2013
    Get the pork belly!
  • Taran A.
    Taran AlexanderSeptember 4, 2013
    Get there by 5pm for instant seating. Try the explosive chicken wings, the thrice cooked bacon, and the tiki pork belly. You will SO thank me.
  • A B.
    A BallesterosSeptember 4, 2013
    Find the flavor of happiness in Grandma's Spicy Lamb Dumplings.
  • Taran A.
    Taran AlexanderSeptember 3, 2013
    Get there by 5 for instant seating. Try the chicken wings and the thrice cooked bacon. It's just the best food.
  • Bryan Y.
    Bryan YountSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Unique take on Sichuan Chinese food with dishes like kung pao pastrami and thrice-cooked bacon. Both are excellent and spicy. Don't miss the tiki pork belly or the chicken wings!
  • Tara R.
    Tara R.August 20, 2013
    LOVED THIS PLACE. Ma po tofu was good (a lil hyped) but the Thrice Cooked Bacon?! WOW. Well deserved hype. So glad we ordered. Unassuming front, got inside and it was full. Best meal of my vacation.
  • Lamar G.
    Lamar GaryAugust 12, 2013
    This place stole my heart when I first heard the music, then I began to grub. The cumin lamb is fire!
  • Aileen
    AileenAugust 7, 2013
    Horrible waitress and service!!! After she purposely spilled food on us and we asked for a compensation she said "thats fucking ridiculous" and later she said "I can say whatever the fuck I want"
  • Gerardo C.
    Gerardo CarrizalesAugust 5, 2013
    The General Tso's Veal Rib and the Pork Belly are absolutely amazing.
  • norm p.
    norm p.August 4, 2013
    Bathroom is straight through the kitchen at the back of the restaurant.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RenJuly 30, 2013
    UNF. Get the pork belly, veal ribs, and thrice cooked pork! My company really enjoyed the cumin lamb as well.
  • Adam
    AdamJuly 22, 2013
    a very creative american take on chinese food, in a good way. but pastrami for instance is in things. and i highly recommend those thigns.
  • Bfortch F.
    Bfortch FortchJuly 15, 2013
    wings are mouth-tingly crazy. you might be thinking about them days later.
  • Elliot C.
    Elliot CullenJuly 7, 2013
    Best food I've ever had!!
  • Mark C.
    Mark CheshireJune 15, 2013
    Thrice Cooked Bacon is wonderful and superhot, the General Tso veal just melts in your mouth. The perfectly selected music help to make this a don't not miss location
  • Coni
    ConiJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    General Tso's Veal Rib has the most drool-worthy sauce.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DiiulioJune 11, 2013
    Be prepared to sit at the communal table, especially if you have fewer than 4 in your group.
  • Joy J.
    Joy JacobsMay 24, 2013
    Rocked my world
  • Tom B.
    Tom BingoMay 21, 2013
    Make sure you have not eaten before you go here, as you really should appreciate all the food they have on offer.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TMay 21, 2013
    Anthony Bourdain recommends the Kung Pao Pastrami for a spicy Hangover cure
  • Nath M.
    Nath MMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The new Rosé from Santa Rosa (no pun intended), is amazeballz!
  • Bel R.
    Bel RagayMay 17, 2013
    It was a mission to the bathroom afterwards because the 3x cooked bacon was hella greasy.. but it was good tho! yeah, really liked the porridge too.
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelMay 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the tiger salad - always the first thing to order
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelMay 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Braised Watercress With Azuki Beans And Pumpkin
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelMay 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Stir-Fried Pork Jowl & Winter Radishes
  • Kris L.
    Kris LandoMay 9, 2013
    Pork belly, yum!
  • Donny P.
    Donny PaulingMay 7, 2013
    Salt cod fried rice is SUPER good. Tea smoked eel is also great!
  • Tinna H.
    Make sure to get the tea smoked eel!
  • Valentina S.
    Valentina StacklApril 29, 2013
    Easily the coolest place to eat. The tiki pork belly is to die for. You are going to want to put that spice on everything!!
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisApril 29, 2013
    They do both takeout and delivery. Beat the wait for a table.
  • Pamela S.
    Pamela SengApril 21, 2013
    Order the congee if you want some flies in your soup...
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ChristianApril 7, 2013
    The General Tso's veal rib is the kind of dish that's delicious enough to convince you to utterly compromise any vestige of dinner table etiquette you may have been foolishly maintaining until now.
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica ValenzuelaMarch 30, 2013
    This place is da BOMB.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Thrice-cooked bacon and basically anything else.
  • Nika
    NikaMarch 3, 2013
    Waiting is long And The food is over rated
  • Edward C.
    Edward ChangFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bacon no bacon is all you need to know
  • Erin R.
    Erin RiesFebruary 21, 2013
    Most unusual Chinese food ever. Really great. Need to share though. Large portions.
  • Susie D.
    Susie Denegree ⓋFebruary 16, 2013
    Try the Sliced Peanut Noodles - #vegan #vegetarian #delicious #coldnoodles #bestchinesefoodinsf
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlankenFebruary 16, 2013
    Veal is huge at $18 bucks....
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RhodesFebruary 16, 2013
    Try everything
  • Kaeisha
    KaeishaFebruary 8, 2013
    Food is worth the wait!!
  • Olivia K.
    Olivia KragenFebruary 1, 2013
    first rate Chinese in a low key traditional decor. don't forget to try the rice porridge !
  • Shiree D.
    Shiree DysonJanuary 12, 2013
    Try the Mongolian Long Beans
  • Dona W.
    Dona WilliamsDecember 28, 2012
    Smoked Beef Brisket in Cardamom broth. Like I died and went to flavor Heaven...
  • Adam L.
    Adam LondonDecember 25, 2012
    It's been said 100 times before, but get the thrice cooked bacon...Immediately. Seriously.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LDecember 17, 2012
    Good music including the Rolling Stones. Something you don't normally hear at a Chinese restaurant.
  • Iris C.
    Iris ChenNovember 28, 2012
    salt cod fried rice is the best. stir-fried sweet peas has a nice spicy kick to it.
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BarkerNovember 17, 2012
    Try the salt cod fried rice...it's #1 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2012
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chilli wings here are devastating. I'm sure they firebombed cities with them once.
  • Manisha M.
    Manisha MNovember 13, 2012
    Salt cod fried rice is delicious! The chicken wings have an interesting kick to them.
  • Thom P.
    Thom PulliamNovember 12, 2012
    Watch out! Everything in this place is spicy. Nice that they keep the water carafe full.
  • Dhruv B.
    Dhruv BNovember 12, 2012
    Ma po tofu, lamb, and thrice cooked bacon are fantastic. Chicken wings are way too salty, inedible by our entire group. Great place overall for food, ambiance, and music.
  • Ziyan C.
    Ziyan CNovember 11, 2012
    wings are way too salty! even after we sent it back for a replacement
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisSeptember 26, 2012
    They do local delivery; fast and easy!
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JadhavSeptember 24, 2012
    Cumin lamb is stellar.
  • Abe T.
    Abe TorricoSeptember 22, 2012
    The Kung Pao Pastrami was amazing!!!!
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegSeptember 16, 2012
    Yummi! Best food I had in the last month. We had Szechuan Pickles, Blabla Tofu and Sizzled Lamb. Very hot and very well. Go on, guys! Love it here.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KumarSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Take out sucks big time. Might not come here again. Was a usual.
  • VegNews Magazine
    VegNews MagazineAugust 30, 2012
    Critics' darling Mission Chinese Food has A+ vegan options, but the Tiger Salad always wins. This roll packs Chinese herbs and crunchy lettuces, drizzled with hot chili oil and turnip vinegar.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LevyAugust 19, 2012
    I don't always go for Chinese food, but when I do, I prefer lamb face, chicken hearts and gansta rap. This place is pretty unique :) great food :)
  • Larry C.
    Larry ConlinAugust 18, 2012
    Try the Kung Pao Pastrami
  • Adam F.
    Adam FJuly 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The thrice cooked bacon, general tso's veal rib, and salt cod fried rice are not to be missed. Also, the mix of 90s rap and Beatles/Hendrix/Queen is pretty unbeatable.
  • Lenka F.
    Lenka FucikovaJuly 24, 2012
    Totally loved this place. Both soup and cod fried rice were delicious. Only the chicken wings were not so great but the overall impression was just great.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SalmonJuly 16, 2012
    Never full at lunch!
  • I C.
    I CJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Menu changes every month
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AuJuly 13, 2012
    If you don't want to wait in line, they deliver! Ma po tofu FTW
  • Chad
    ChadJuly 10, 2012
    Try the Kung Pau Pastrami - Super spicy!
  • Ori S.
    Ori ShadmonJuly 6, 2012
    Another hole in the wall... haven't ate there but heard great things. The sign outside could be miss leading though
  • Tristan H.
    Tristan HornJuly 2, 2012
    Don't sit under the peppers in the window unless you want to cough and sneeze a lot!
  • Erin N.
    Erin NJune 30, 2012
    Ma Po Tofu, Mongolian Long Beans (spicy!) and Salt Cod Fried Rice
  • Clara K.
    Clara KJune 25, 2012
    they don't have ice. the restaurant is called lung shan.
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JJune 19, 2012
    General Tso's veal rib - pretty amazing!
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JJune 19, 2012
    Trifried bacon - pretty interesting combo of ingredients!
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JJune 19, 2012
    Wings r little too dry...
  • Vevo
    VevoJune 1, 2012
    Chef Danny Bowen's take on regular Chinese food using more interesting combos. It's a balance of fine dining technique and value.
  • Ellie R.
    Ellie RountreeMay 8, 2012
    Pork belly, shrimp lo mein, and the fried bacon stuff. Yes.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰April 27, 2012
    Everything is too salty
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have some good good authentic original cuisine from the far east, it's a must to visit place when in town and craving yum yum Chinese
  • Mimi
    MimiApril 2, 2012
    Broccoli beef cheek, a genius take on an American classic
  • Eva
    EvaMarch 21, 2012
    Right on...Ma Po Tofu for days. Thrice cooked pork belly for years. Don't forget a trip to the restroom for some Chinese techo tunes.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresMarch 10, 2012
    The dishes served here are simply amazing! I highly recommend the Chicken Wings with Explosive Chili Pepper, the Sizzling Cumin Lamb and the Ma Po Tofu.
  • Lokkju B.
    Lokkju BrennrMarch 3, 2012
    Not impressed - skip the line, go somewhere else. While the spices are perfect, the meat is all low quality and extremely fatty.
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YamanakaFebruary 29, 2012
    Definitely have the salt cod fried rice! Ma po tofu is delicious but beware it's very spicy!
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChengFebruary 25, 2012
    I have one suggestion and one suggestion only; VEAL. VEEEAAAAAALLLLLLL (avoid punching hipsters in the face as well)
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HuynhFebruary 21, 2012
    cold sesame noodles - $8
  • Brian
    BrianFebruary 21, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the salt cod fried rice is delicious. Yum!
  • Chang Hui C.
    Chang Hui ChewJanuary 10, 2012
    Salt cod fried rice is delicious! Authentic yang chow style fried rice with a twist. Horribly bad service though
  • Michael G.
    Michael GalpertJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    GET THE CHICKEN WINGS & VEAL RIBS & PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gettingerJanuary 9, 2012
    Vegetarian - Thrice cooked "bacon"
  • Ernie H.
    Ernie HsiungJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is open for lunch, which means less waiting for dinner!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.December 31, 2011
    Tea smoked salmon & thrice cooked bacon. YUM YUM YUM! ps, enjoy the trip to the bathroom.
  • 99designs
    99designsDecember 20, 2011
    It's a hipster Chinese food restaurant! They have a more eclectic selection than a typical Chinese place, and everything is deliciously spicy. - Kaitlyn Ellison, Community Intern
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 9, 2011
    Serving classic Chinese recipes and some of Chef Danny’s own creations. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • S
    SNovember 22, 2011
    Overrated! My mum makes better chinese food!
  • paul f.
    paul fNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oh wow, oh wow. Will be back very soon.
  • Jane Y.
    Jane Y.November 15, 2011
    Must try the salted cod fried rice.. Amazing.
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoNovember 10, 2011
    Ma Po Tofu is hot and spicy!
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Szechuan-style cucumbers - Great appetizer to split with friends.
  • Brad D.
    Brad DulayOctober 26, 2011
    If this were nyc the bathroom would be it's own secret bar. Get the fried rice!
  • Steven R.
    Steven RayOctober 23, 2011
    Get there early and add your name to the list. Don't wander off; other people do, so you'll get seated pretty quickly.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I always get the salt cod fried rice but you really can't go wrong. If there is a long wait, get take-out.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersSeptember 22, 2011
    Always good food, but with all the recent press not sure the hype is worth the wait anymore.... And there will be a wait.
  • Kevin
    KevinSeptember 21, 2011
    Food is way too spicy to be enjoyable!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoSeptember 20, 2011
    Get the cumin lamb. Get the pickles. Get the dan dan noodles. Get it for DELIVERY!!! Read more
  • lenny n.
    lenny naarSeptember 20, 2011
    Salt cod fried rice and tiger salad. Good god.
  • Jérôme T.
    Jérôme TomasiniSeptember 10, 2011
    Chicken wings are hawt!
  • SF Intercom -.
    SF Intercom - StefanSeptember 4, 2011
    Bring a flashlight!!!
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineAugust 16, 2011
    The cumin lamb belly? Fiery and addictive. Warm egg custard with duck confit and sea urchin? Brilliant. Hot-and-sour pork dumplings made to order? Further proof that MCF is no accident.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KAugust 10, 2011
    Amazing kung pao pastrami!
  • Steve C.
    Steve CalderonAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Thrice cooked bacon is the best thing EVER. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 27, 2011
    Try crossing the studied, Sichuan-laced creations of a workhorse young chef with a kickback dive atmo pumped up by ghetto rap and a 60-foot dragon. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Leanne V.
    Leanne VanderbylJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best food you'll ever put in your facehole. Order a Tsing Tao to help cool off after the spice explosion!
  • Cherylynn N.
    Cherylynn NoronaJuly 15, 2011
    Don't be shocked if you're the ONLY Asian person in there...
  • Cherylynn N.
    Cherylynn NoronaJuly 15, 2011
    Hybrid of Old Muslim, Spices and Beijing. Get the Trice Bacon, Pork Belly and Beef Cheeks w/ Broccoli.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST NEW RESTAURANTA raucous Chinese restaurant with a hip-hop soundtrack and a paper dragon stalking diners from the ceiling... Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 19, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT
  • SFGate
    SFGateApril 26, 2011
    The dining room may not be much, but dishes like salt cod fried rice and lion's head meatballs are amazing. 75 cents of each main course goes to charity. Read more
  • Christina W.
    Christina WongApril 17, 2011
    Lions head meatball soup is a great twist on a classic
  • Grub Crawl
    Grub CrawlMarch 28, 2011
    The pork belly is to die for. www.grubcrawl.com
  • joanne
    joanneMarch 13, 2011
    let timoni order.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GehmanMarch 4, 2011
    Tingly Lamb Soup, get it, you've never had anything like it
  • Caroline
    CarolineFebruary 22, 2011
    The lamb dish is a must. Don't even think about it, just order it right now.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WangJanuary 28, 2011
    Ma po tofu is spicy good and a big order. Mongolian beef cheek, thrice cooked beef, and sizzling cumin lamb are other reasons why this is a top Chinese eat
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 14, 2010
    Try the Saly Cod Fried Rice with Ma Po Tofu
  • youngmi m.
    youngmi mayerNovember 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    .75 of every item you order goes to charity.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterAugust 31, 2010
    Stealthily enclosed within Lung Shan Restaurant, if offers "insanely tasty" "updated Sino small plates" (thanks Ramon C)
  • jean h.
    jean hackmanJuly 27, 2010
    U will see sidney or bin here if not u just missed them...
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 9, 2010
    Try the Peking duck "chinito" or a succulent whole roasted chicken in ginger & wine sauce. Eat-in, take-out or have it delivered - no matter how you get it, the food is crazy good. Read more
  • Christian A.
    Christian AverillJuly 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Starting July 5, it's Mission Chinese Food Read more
  • Darwin D.
    Darwin DayanMay 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Every Thursday is Homage Series night when they honor a different iconic chef weekly. A MUST!
  • John C.
    John CaronnaApril 2, 2010
    Went for French "hommage" night. Everything except the cold raw clams was awesome. Lamb with black curry, and olive oil cake were favorites
  • Jason G.
    Jason GehmanMarch 23, 2010
    Don't bother getting the Lung Shan vegan delight, nothing special, always available at Lung Shan on non-MSF days.Bring your own wine or beer to save cash.If they have a Pork Belly _______, get
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HenbestMarch 19, 2010
    Seared foie gras.
  • Adam S.
    Adam StampDecember 5, 2009
    Go to Mission Street Food. Sit in Adam's section. Overuse the "f" word when speaking to him.
  • Oliver R.
    Oliver ReichensteinNovember 21, 2009
    Special gourmet night with Aza and Craig Mod
  • Molly O.
    Molly OsborneJuly 31, 2009
    Secret. Breakfast.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SmithMay 1, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. THING.
  • Martin
    MartinApril 10, 2016
    Mission Chinese i NY är grym! Och det här är originalet. Måste prövas! Kan vara svårt att få bord, alt. lång kö utan reservation.
  • Melis K.
    Melis KaraJune 23, 2015
    Acı seviyosanız mongolian long beans kesinlikle denemelisiniz ayrıca et seviyorsanız beef with brokoli süperrr 👍👍 eti o kadar güzel pişirmişler ki yumuşacık, agzınızda eriyo 😉🍗
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