Shanghai House

Chinese Restaurant
3641 Balboa St (btw 37th Ave & 38th Ave), San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
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    • None
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 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
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28 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • soup dumplings
  • pork soup
  • spicy food
  • tea
  • off-menu items
  • Kung Pao dishes
  • shredded pork
  • great value
  • spicy eggplant
  • wontons
  • authentic
  • shrimp
  • noodles
  • pickles
  • duck
  • brunch food
  • hand cut
  • potstickers
  • beans
  • garlic
  • 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. · 2 weeks ago
  • Karla

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

    Karla · March 13
  • Iris H.

    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 Ho · 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 Y.

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

    Roman Y · August 19, 2012
  • Roman Y.

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

    Roman Y · August 19, 2012
  • Roman Y.

    XLB here is better than shanghai dumpling king.

    Roman Y · 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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