Shanghai House

Chinese Restaurant · Outer Richmond
3641 Balboa St (btw 37th Ave & 38th Ave), San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
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  • Today
    • 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
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  • What you need to know
    Nik Y.
    "Xiao Long Bao and Kung Pao are the best I've had in SF."(16 Tips)
    Alex S.
    "As mentioned, the dry fried chicken wings are spectacular as is the delicious spicy..."(3 Tips)
    robert j.
    "shanghai style noodle soup with hand cut noodles."(2 Tips)
    Laurence B.
    "salt and pepper pork knuckle is both tender and crispy."(2 Tips)
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  • soup dumplings
  • chicken wings
  • authentic
  • Chinese food
  • off-menu items
  • potstickers
  • spicy food
  • tea
  • Kung Pao dishes
  • great value
  • fried shrimp
  • spicy eggplant
  • wontons
  • lively
  • noodles
  • casual
  • pork
  • family-friendly
  • soup
  • pickles
  • robert j.

    frying of the soup dumplings is a thing.

    robert joseph · September 24
  • Marshall S.

    Famous for dry fried chicken wings

    Marshall St. Clair · September 11
  • Reid M.

    The dumplings and garlic wings are amazing.

    Reid Main · August 7
  • Lode V.

    Dumplings were great, as were the chicken wings and the hot & sour soup. When the menu says spicy, it is! Don't go for the great decor or fancy service, go for great affordable food.

    Lode Vermeiren · August 6
  • Laurence B.

    The best xiao long bao in SF. Also the chicken wings are great, the hand cut pan fried noodles have an amazing chewy texture, and the salt and pepper pork knuckle is both tender and crispy.

  • Ava

    great food is worth the sometimes unfriendly/uninterested customer service

    Ava · June 19
  • Elliot D.

    Soup dumplings are great.

    Elliot Danforth · June 2
  • EriC B.

    Ordered their chicken chow mein for lunch. Noodles and veg were excellent...cooked to a perfect doneness, chicken browned n tender. Simple dish maybe, but each ing. executed masterfully makes special

    EriC B. · April 19
  • Karla

    Wow! The food is awesome. And they have a high chair!

    Karla · March 13
  • Iris N.

    Xiao long bao's and spicy chicken wings! Other items are meh. Cash only. Beware of grumpy lady owner, may not want to dine here if already in a bad mood! :D

    Iris Ng · November 22, 2014
  • Ty W.

    Maybe the best spot in the Richmond for soup dumplings, tea duck, and pea shoots.

    Ty Wu · October 3, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Charles Phan, chef of The Slanted Door, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Pickled vegetable & shredded pork soup. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • robert j.

    shanghai style noodle soup with hand cut noodles.

    robert joseph · August 7, 2014
  • Ignacy Z.

    Tasty, but all the sauces have tons of salt and sugar. So, not something to eat very often.

    Ignacy Zulawski · July 5, 2014
  • Tian Q.

    Probably the best xiao long bao in sf (at least better than Shanghai Dumpling King)

    Tian Q. · December 24, 2013
  • Nik Y.

    Xiao Long Bao and Kung Pao are the best I've had in SF. Everything tastes like it came straight from Shanghai. For a person who used to live in Shanghai for 7 years, this is my favorite place.

    Nik Yindeepit · November 12, 2013
  • Allison C.

    For 2 people, order: Soup dumplings, side of spicy string/green beans, and hand cut noodles w shrimp. Also think its byob.

    Allison C · September 22, 2013
  • Alder Y.

    Spicy won tons with garlic are on the "secret menu"

    Alder Yarrow · July 7, 2013
  • Alex S.

    As mentioned, the dry fried chicken wings are spectacular as is the delicious spicy eggplant with shrimp and chicken (pictured).

    Alex Shkurko · June 23, 2013
  • Brian J.

    Best hidden tea pot dumpling in town if you're lucky enough to find one in there!

    Brian Janosch · May 2, 2013
  • Craig C.

    Check your teapot, sometimes they sneak an extra dumpling in there

    Craig Cannon · May 2, 2013
  • Lynette

    the salt and pepper pork knuckle is friggin incredible. super crispy on the outside and plenty of meat for 5 ppl. served with fried chopped basil squee

    Lynette · December 28, 2012
  • Roman .

    Dried fried chicken is HELLA good. I think it's better than San Tung's. (my opinion)

    Roman 🤘 · August 19, 2012
  • Roman .

    You definitely have to get pickled vegetables with soy bean and shredded pork soup with hand cut noodles. So good and worth it.

    Roman 🤘 · August 19, 2012
  • Roman .

    XLB here is better than shanghai dumpling king.

    Roman 🤘 · August 19, 2012
  • Lan

    Dry fry chicken wings are loaded with a thick garlic pepper sauce and still stay crunchy. Must order.

    Lan · July 11, 2012
  • Adrian H.

    Salty soy milk for weekend brunch is divine

    Adrian Hoffman · February 26, 2012
  • The Harbinger Co.

    Yummy potstickers and noodles

    The Harbinger Co. · February 20, 2012
  • Mike T.

    Excellent xiaolongbao. Takeout available. Cash only.

    Mike Todd · February 5, 2012
  • Donald W.

    Ask for the Chinese menu to get the real authentic stuff. Decor sucks but food is spectacular (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Donald Wilson · February 2, 2012
  • Jessica C.

    XLB ftw. Cash only.

    Jessica Chiang · December 3, 2010
  • Laura G.

    Try the dry fried prawns (sweet/spicy heaven) and the stringbeans- soooo delish.

    Laura Glascott Faustman · October 31, 2010
  • Wayne

    Come here if you discover Shanghai dumpling king is closed until March 23

    Wayne · March 8, 2010
  • Jonathan P.

    13. Soup dumplings at Shanghai House (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die |

    Jonathan Paull · May 21, 2009
  • mat h.

    Get the soup dumplings

    mat honan · May 5, 2009

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