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About Brandy Ho's Hunan Food
Serving San Francisco since 1980, Brandy Ho's restaurant is one of the most popular landmarks on the San Francisco dining scene. Acclaimed by numerous Bay Area food critics, it has also been hailed by publications around the world as a "must visit" when in San Francisco. The food at Brandy Ho's is prepared with only the freshest ingredients, using a minimum of oil and sugar. Absolutely no MSG, artificial chemicals or flavor enhancers are used. The cooking at Brandy Ho's is based on the peasant style found in the Hunan region of China. The distinctive dishes are authentically hot and spicy, using traditional Hunan spices and lots of garlic. Brandy Ho's offers a wide selection of tasty hot and spicy vegetarian dishes. To please every palate, any meat or vegetarian dish can be ordered as mild as you like, or not hot at all.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Delivery is available 11am - 10pm everyday to neighborhood offices, hotel rooms or homes. Please check the menu at www.brandyhos.com. Minimum $15 order for delivery. Catering is also available from 1 to 300 guests.
Street parking is available, as well as parking underground at the public lot 170 Columbus Avenue.
No. 15 bus stop
Private Party Facilities:
The upper floor is available for private parties and it can accommodate up to 70 guests.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Brandy Ho's Hunan Food Ratings and Reviews
Cafeteria like interior. Excellent service. Seemed healthier than regular Chinese restaurants as there wasn't much sauce on our food. We live in SOMA and haven't found a good Chinese restaurant. Brandy Ho's was recommended in North Beach area so we went over there. We enjoyed it. Wasn't crowded. Enjoyed getting a cup of Hot and Sour soup unlike other places which require you to buy a huge bowl to share. We had the honey walnut prawns and the General Chicken. Both just a bit pricey at $15.95 and $12.95. We enjoyed both dishes and finished all of it - also unlike most Chinese restaurants where there is too much in each dish. Good beer and sake selection at reasonable prices. We'll come here again.
Arrived with 7pm reservations on a Friday night. Didn't look too busy but time slot was honored. Also had flowers sent for table by a third party - they were delivered promptly by the maitre'd after we were seated. Food was spicy for our taste even though we selected "Mild" and we're from Louisiana! Service was excellent and the other staff members were very attentive to our needs regardlesss whether it was their table or not. All in all a good meal and reasonably priced restaurant on the edge of Chinatown.
The food at Brandy Ho's was delicious! No MSG was used so no sodium bloat. Very tasty and a variety of claasic dishes. The wine list was excellent and a very well stocked bar. I would recommend it for anyone looking for excellent Chinese food in San Francisco.
We had hot and sour soup and hot peppered calamari as appetizers. Both was good, seasoned nicely and promptly served. For our entrées we ordered the shrimp kung pao and brandy's special dinner- medium hot. They were both very hot, although very good, with plenty of shrimp and veggies, and not oily. Next time I may get regular spicy level. The ambience was very strange, sort of 1980's caffeteria with matching pop music on a radio, and just a few customers on a Thursday evening among a sea of empty tables.
I requested the soup be served first, then the 2 appetizers, then the main course. Initially they brought the first appetizer, then the second appetizer, then the soup. After the first appetizer, I requested the soup, but the second appetizer arrived.
The food was decent but not outstanding, and I do not plan to go back.
This was a great find recommended by our hotel and a reasonable walking distance from where we were staying. My husband and I ended up ordering 4 dishes (the potstickers were great). Everything came in a timely manner, was piping hot, and was very enjoyable. Our waitress was attentive without being annoying.
We opted to go here as we wanted to go for a meal in Chinatown...the first thing to say is that this hotel isn't really in Chinatown. I looked on tripadvisor and looked up restaurants in Chinatown so assumed this was actually in and amongst it all which it's not. The setting is more for a casual meal than a romantic meal but the food was good.
We stopped in quickly to grab a bite before going for drinks and for this purpose, it was fine. The food was nothing to write home about but did the job and we were happy enough. I probably wouldn't go back to this particular one as there are so many other options in the neighbourhood but may try another.
Brandy Ho's has been a favorite in my family for more than 30 years. We love the excellent food, great service and really nice staff. And the restaurant is located in a great San Francisco neighborhood. We get a kick out of the sign in front saying "Absolutely no MSG!" One of my favorite dishes is the black bean sauce chicken. All the foods have just the right degree of spiciness. I frequently recommend Brandy Ho's to friends and colleagues from the Bay Area and from out of town.
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