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House of Nanking: "Outstanding Szechuan and Hunan Food" House of Nanking Tip by karenincalifornia

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

  House of Nanking, Chinatown, San Francisco
by karenincalifornia

This place is so scary looking on the outside, (and inside, too) if you didn't know better, you'd cross the street to the other side. Then you would notice the long line of people lined up in front halfway down the block. First, you would think this is a line to get into one of the numerous live nude places on the same block, but then you would realize, no, people are actually waiting to get into this hole in the wall. Scrumptiously delicious szechuan and hunan food. Lunch and dinner. Frequented by Chinese locals and working crowd.

Favorite Dish: Don't bother ordering from the menu. At House of Nanking, you simply tell the owner, "I'd like fish (or shrimp, or meat, or chicken, or vegetarian") and he'll whip up something that will make you think you really are in the Jiangsu Province. His dishes vary each time I go there. Sometimes he uses a black bean sauce, sometimes a garlic sauce, sometimes a peanut sauce. All excellent. All cheap.

Address: 919 Kearny St
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: (Broadway/Pacific) -near Columbus and Kearny
On the dividing line between Chinatown and North Beach

Phone: 415.421.1429
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2004
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