House of Nanking: "Great Chinese Food" House of Nanking Tip by wrldtravler

House of Nanking, San Francisco: 19 reviews and 15 photos


Locals will forever debate its authenticity, but it's hard to go wrong at this busy and absurdly good eatery.
The dinnertime waiting line outside this tiny, greasy, wildly popular hole in the wall starts at 5:30pm; by 6, there's a 90-minute wait for a table with a plastic menu that lists only half of the best dishes served here. While Nanking's food is outstanding and the prices are some of the most reasonable in the city, the service is slow.

Favorite Dish: Succulent duck dumplings perhaps, or tempura-like sesame-battered Nanking scallops in a spicy garlic sauce--all served hot and fresh on shiny metal platters. The sweet, nutty and slightly hot prawn and green onion pancakes with peanut sauce are dizzyingly delicious, as is the Nanking chicken.

Address: 919 Kearny Street, SF, CA 94133
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: North Beach / China Town
Phone: (415) 421-1429
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 0
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 1, 2003
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