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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
I know how difficult it is to rub a restaurant in a busy Christmas, but this was still a huge disappointment. We had a reservation, arrived a few minutes early to check in and it was packed. We were told it would be a 20 minute wait. We were seated 5 minutes later right outside the open kitchen. Granted, many tables are there, but this was right in the middle of the room- we watched wait staff seed past, were startled by dish dropping on the floor, overheard all of the yelling and the expediting of the orders. When our food came, it was very, very spicy. We had to ask for rice and water refills. I don’t recommend this restaurant.
We have never seen service as poor and slow. Waited about 20 minutes for someone to take
our order. Sake didn’t come until after the apps. Water refills took diligence on our part. Waitress
asked if we wanted white rice, and we said yes. Then she promptly forgot. Do. Not. Recommend.
Service was very uneven in terms or politeness and attention. We had to repeatedly ask for our check. It’s great that the restaurant doesn’t use MSG and offers gluten free options. However, the food was incredibly salty, especially shrimp and green beans, general chicken and general shrimp.
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.
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