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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
8:30 PM
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FANG

4.1
1471 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Fang is the sister restaurant of wildly popular restaurant, House of Nanking. Fang embodies both modern and authentic Chinese cuisines in a fine dining setting serving traditional Chinese fare, dim sum, as well as "off the menu" innovative dishes for the adventurous. Chef Peter Fang believes that good-tasting food is universal and should not be bound by how dishes were made in the past. With Chef Peter’s trademark inventiveness and eye for quality, the menu evolves and changes based on seasonally fresh ingredients from the same local Chinatown markets Peter has visited for decades. For fresh seasonal Chinese food in an elegant and modern setting, visit Fang.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 777-8568
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Fang
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Catering
Please contact us for catering events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Street and New Montgomery
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Parking details
1. Street Parking Available
2. Nearest Parking Lots: There are 2 lots available within half a block from our restaurant. One is located on Minna Street between 3rd Street and New Montgomery. The other is located directly across from Fang with entrances located on Howard Street between 3rd Street and New Montgomery as well as an entrance on 3rd Street between Folsom and Howard Street .
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1471 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.6
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidG (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

I first visited Fang maybe 7-8 years ago, when I considered it sort of the "upscale" cousin to House of Nan King, which I've enjoyed for well over 25 years. The food continues to be fantastic. Sadly, the service on my recent visit was not great; not rude or poor, just inattentive and sort of careless. For example, we had a 9pm reservation, and at about 9:45, they came by and put the chairs up on the table next to us, as if telling us it was time to leave. Also, as I looked around the restaurant, the once-fresh decor had deteriorated ever-so-slightly. It needs, if not a refresh, a deep clean.

Fortunately, the food (we had the sesame chicken and their signature short ribs, along with the Japanese pumpkin soup and the noodle pot with seafood), was amazing. Still among the best Chinese cooking I've had anywhere. Amazing flavors, textures, sauces/broths, etc. Really perfectly assembled.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

The owner kept talking us into getting dishes different from what we wanted to order, by saying that you should get B instead of A. His suggested dishes didn't taste well at all and turned out to be expensive. He also misled us into ordering more than we could eat by not providing info on the size of dishes, but his expression gave it away that we ordered too much so I asked him to cut one dish and he explicitly told us he would stop our conversation there and ignored our request. In the end we couldn't finish a lot of the food and the two dishes he suggested were the ones we didn't touch much because they were bad...

This is the worst experience I have had at any restaurant. Please avoid this place if you don't want to be manipulated or waste your money.

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PeterA (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

I have lived in SF since the 90s and this was the worst food service experience I've ever had. we waited 20 minutes before a waiter came. he didn't write down our order and had to ask us to repeat the whole thing. we got charged for items we didn't order and items we ordered never came. they never picked up our menus so we had to put them on the floor when the food came to make room. they never asked us if we wanted a second drink so we just started opening beers that were in my backpack, and of course no one noticed. what a disaster. homemade noodles were quite good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Epic food, Fang is a ledge. Ordered everything for us and it was our 1st time

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vipEric (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Best Chinese meal in SF! Ask for house special. Don't order off the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Service can be very spotty, but the food is always spot on.

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Sfgal79 (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

terrible service, you have to ask for anything like water, napkins and you may have to ask twice.

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happyhourfind (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food! Let the chef choose for you. Everything is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Fang always serves us well for team lunches with 15+ people...plenty of space, food is quite good (including vegetarian options), and they make ordering easy - just ask for help. There’s a full bar and the overall value is excellent too .

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. A slightly different take on Chinese food

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tasty (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The owner/chef came by and asked if any of us had eaten there. We all said no and he grabbed our menus and said he would take care of us and promised we would like it. We were all very impressed! Every dish they brought us was so yummy! Cannot wait to go back! One of my new favorites now in SF!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall Fang is still a good restaurant if you know what to order or lucky enough to get a good server to recommend. Not all servers give good recommendations. Restaurant is under staffed for busy hours. A reasonable choice if attending the convention nearby.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food, quick and easy

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

For starters, my middling review was for this visit in particular. This was my fourth (and may be my last) visit to Fang's. The first three times I've gone were excellent. We were well taken care of (once with 4, once with 8, one with 18) on all those occasions and the food was great.

This time however.... all the food was WAY too salty and our server was the pits. She wasn't listening when we were asking questions while considering our order. Was unhelpful in making suggestions (in fact, the other three times the server - twice it was the owner - were quite pleased&helpful in making suggestions). She brought out white rice (which we had to remind her to do after she brought all the entrees) instead of the brown rice we had ordered. When clearing she was leaning over the table and pulling dirty dishes from the other side of the table right in front of my face and proceeded to stack all the dirty dishes right next to me.

It was so bad that we actually left less than 10% tip which is SUPER unusual for me (in fact, i can't remember the last time I did such a low rate). I'm not saying I won't go back but I certainly won't be the one that recommends it.

Feels like, this past Friday, they used the wait staff from House of Nanking... their sister restaurant. That place has a reputation for busy, low-touch service but you go in their expecting in (the good, when I've been, has been excellent though)

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The head chef treated my group of 20 to a blind menu that just blew our minds dish after dish. What a great treat, and great space for our large group.

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delriohum (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A bit disappointing, I think the restaurant has seen fresher days. The menus lacked care…and pages, the food was OK, but not exciting, in general, the restaurant just seemed a little tired.

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JonasMIA (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

In a town not known for great Chinese food, Fang was very good. Much better than anything in Chinatown. Never been to their sister restaurant, Nanking, however. Some dishes could use a bit more spice or flavor, but overall a decent effort. The place could use a refresh to decor/menus. Would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was amazing. Kathy Fang is an incredible chef. Everything we had was delicious and I look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food- though, service is slow and sporadic. Definitely recommend, just "go with the flow" and don't be in a rush and you'll enjoy it more!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food, served family style for large groups. Quite a variety. We had a great time.

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