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About FANG

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.

660 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Dim Sum

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
3rd Street and New Montgomery

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 777-8568

Website:
http://www.fangrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for catering events.

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 .

Executive Chef:
Peter Fang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

FANG Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent Chinese food in San Francisco. One of my favorite restaurant in SF.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The server was wearing a dirty t-shirt. They were out of tofu at 1 pm on a Thursday. Not sure how this place is in business in SF.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Seating is odd--even for Chinese. Service was distracted and slow. Evening was saved a bit by better than expected food. This evening was less made less pleasant by being seated next to a very loud group who were tolerated by management.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

I was never a fan of Chinese food until now. Fang is absolutely fantastic food. I will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had five people and we asked the boss (yeah their boss is often there to answer your questions) to recommend some dishes to us but he walked away without saying anything and personally decided five dishes for us without asking for consent. The dishes he delivered were expensive and some of them are mediocre. For example, they put spicy oil in a soup that is supposed to be savory and original. Also they put pickled cabbage under duck meat, which is weird. But their fish and a cubed beef are good. And they mistook the only dish that we ordered on our own. When we saw the bill we figured that the dishes they picked for us were kinda above average price and we feel that it's not really appropriate for them to do so. So our overall experience wasn't that good. We suggest the restaurant should really make the customers feel at home and have full control in what they are eating.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Owner/chef just brought us dishes. We had read he might do this. Everything was delicious the cubed ribs with book choi were outstanding as was was the duck with cockles and wheat noodles. Tab was about $70 before tip.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The posted health department rating of 74 out of 100 pretty much sums up the experience. Filthy. Terrible food. Potstickers actually tasted stale & had been fried for so long they were burned at the edges.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a group of 20 at a private table downstairs.
I would have thought that this would have some degree of attentive service - it didn't.
Even though I was clearly the one who was going to pay the bill - I was never asked what I wanted to drink until part way through the meal.
The food was quite ordinary - surprising that there wasn't a higher standard for Asian food in San Francisco
At the end of the evening we didn't even get an itemized bill

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Delicious food. Mr. Fang ordered for us and we had a fabulous meal. Great place for big groups. Close to Mascone. More relaxed vibe than at House of Banking. Overall was really great!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were sadly disappointed in Fang. The staff seemed very unprepared and disorganized. We noted that multiple tables had to send food back because they got the orders wrong. The food itself was so-so, but sort of bland. There are many better options in San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We never order our food and allow the sever to bring various dishes per our pre-stated needs to the table. So every dish is sort of a surprise and generally a pleasant one. This time around too the food did not disappoint. However, we were seated near the kitchen and on a very hot day in SFO, the temp inside the restaurant was hot. We were all sweating by the end of the meal and couldn't wait to get out in the open air.

But, we go there for food and are mostly happy with the variety. Great for folks who love to eat and try new tasty dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

First, Fang's did not seem overly clean, perhaps since they are serving most of the day they do attend to such small things as a clean floor or a dirty chopstick. We began with the pork confit egg rolls; the pork was tasty but the egg rolls were burned and the plate was simply dumped on the table. I ordered the "signature dish" of honey-chili short ribs. The honey was not in evidence, but a bitter chili was. It went back and I did not accept the offer of a replacement because of the time required; they did not charge me for the dish. My wife had the Mongolian beef tower. This was certainly OK--she was generous in letting me taste--but no different or bettor than I can ,make at home. Two other things to note: the plates are large and tables are small. We had two glasses of their house white wine: it was atrocious. One further note: the people at the next (very close) table repeatedly said how good their dinner was.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I have been to Fang 3 times and each time has been consistently excellent. I have been for lunch here and at their sister restaurant, House of Nanking. I find the experience at both restaurants to be top notch. Fang knows how to attract the hip SOMA crowd with interesting dishes and cool decor and can deal with anyone's dietary restrictions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food was okay and came out super fast, but their service was terrible. They were eager to remove our food from the table. When I told them we were still eating those dishes, they just put them on my plate without asking. Don't go to this restaurant if you want to take your time to enjoy food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food and quick service. We arrived early while the restaurant was still setting up so ambiance was lacking and the staff distracted. But the service settled down and the dishes arrived promptly. Everything was tasty, the Nanking chicken and the beef being the highlights. Would recommend for anyone looking for tasty modern interpretations of Chinese cooking.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful meal at Fang. Not your typical menu for Chinese food - the varied and creative dishes served family style were perfect for trying different items within the group. The honey short rib dish was absolutely fantastic - definitely don't skip it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I've been a client of Chef Fang for 20 years since I found House Of Nanking. I let him choose the menu, and he never lets me down. Sometimes I drive up from Los Angeles for a weekend, and Fang is a must do every time!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Searched for DIM SUM & FANG came up. It is NOT typical DIM SUM. The restaurant brings you 5 dishes of whatever they want to bring. You get NO option to pick& choose. Also, its "Northern China" or so we were told. Which means non of the Dim Sum dishes you know & love are offered. What we are was "ok".

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

After long drove from LA four of us settled down for a meal around 8:45 with high hopes. Owner came to take order but remained focused on larger table near by. Didn't look at us, make any suggestions, and wrote down wrong order. Dishes all came in minutes, seemed pre-prepared. Vegetables limp, everything smothered in overly sweet sauces. Nothing memorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's birthday and as always, we had a great dinner experience. The family style is perfect for a group of people that wants to try out several plates without just committing to one. Food was delicious and service was attentive. We will be back for other family celebrations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great overall. Don’t bother with reservations as they don’t honour any. Groups without reservations of 4 were seated first as they had more people (we were 3).

Food was fantastic and so was post seating service.

The old gentleman’s recommendations were spot on.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This restaurant was such a nice surprise! We sat down and an older gentleman came up to our table and said he was the chef and would prepare our dishes. I was a bit concerned because he wasn't dressed in a chef coat, but it turned out he was the owner/chef. I also usually prefer to be in control of the ordering, but for some reason I let it go and agreed and the dishes were just delicious! Fresh and perfectly cooked vegetables, tender meats and perfect fish. What a pleasure! And very good value too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Visiting San Fransisco and my brother, who lives there. We wanted an Asian restaurant with authentic cuisine where there wasn't too much a wait on a Sat night and within walking distance of Union Square. FANG fit the bill perfectly. Good service and suggestions. Nice wine selection by the glass. We had a lot of food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend for visitors to the city.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Outstanding Chinese cuisine with a modern twist at very affordable prices

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We went before a concert at AT&T and had a delicious meal. The owner said to trust him, and didn't take our orders, and we loved everything he brought to our table. It was fun and adventurous. I was surprised at how affordable it was when the bill came for the value of the cuisine that we got.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Quick service friendly staff. Full bar very good food. Good place for friends to meet nice for a casual date.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This place is very good the owner
About the food and he picked the dishes for us and the dishes were very delicious good job I would recommend paying any day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fang continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in SF and have been going there for years. I always ask Mr. Fang to set us up, don't have to deal with the menu, and his choices have always been spot on! I don't think I've ever been served the same things twice. Big thumbs up all around.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is an interesting place located next door to SFMOMA. The owner, Peter Fang, will ask if you are new to the restaurant (we were) and if so will casually collect the menus and order for you (I saw him do this to another table). He will then come by after each dish (there were five of them) and explain each. When asked whether this was Cantonese (which is our guess), he said it was his own cuisine. The dishes were interesting - starting with a pumpkin salad (really more like a cold mash) was very good, and short ribs with bak choy (which was great). Other dishes were shrimp (good not great), buns with chicken filling (also good not great), and a white fish stew (ditto). Closing the meal was a noodle dish that looked and tasted like Chinese spaghetti and was great. The food came quick so I recommend you pace your eating as the staff were waiting to serve as soon as we completed a dish. Probably a bit more expensive than we planned but it was a fun evening with some very good dishes, several we would not have ordered on our own.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I thought the menu and food was creative and delicious, with excellent service staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Fang -- sister to House of Nanking -- is simply one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city. Period. If you're looking for regional authenticity, I can't vouch for that one way or the other. If you're looking for inventive, delicious, surprising, top-shelf Chinese, on the other hand, you'll find it here on every line on the menu.

For our best meal here, I brought 15 co-workers. They set us up in the basement room. We asked them, basically, to "bring us good food and decide what it is." They counted us, checked the number of vegetarians, and took off. Soon after, the plates started coming. Dumplings. Seafood. Veggies. Their signature honey-chili short ribs with bok choy. Their other signature, Nanking chicken with sweet potatoes. Eight months after that meal, my team still talks about it and asks when we're going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

You must ask for recommendations! Don't touch the menus, ask Chef Fang, or his staff if he's not available what they suggest. If you have food allergies, vegetarians at the table, etc. just mention that. Then, sit back and enjoy one of the best meals you've ever had.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Good was very good. Had the pork potstickers, chicken fried rice and the short ribs and bok Choy which was different and very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Unsure if it was a rough Saturday night for the staff but the food was poorly executed and the staff was unfriendly and testy. We ordered the Peking duck buns, the Nanking sesame chicken, and honey apple prawns. The skin on the duck wasn't crispy and it was served without scallions. The sweet potato in the sesame chicken was undercooked and the chicken was over fried. The honey apple prawns were good. I've been to Fang a few times prior to this visit and have always been happy with the food, presentation, and service. The last time I visited was over a year ago. The experience was so lackluster it will be a while before I return.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great location being at the foot of MOMA San Francisco. the restaurant is a little worn looking and menus could use updating. Great bartender and mixologist- interesting house cocktails and very good appetizers. Main dishes over priced for what you get- Descriptions & prices of main dishes do not live up to the actual dishes;we had noodles, shrimp dish and the main beef dish- all tasted the same and the noodle dish seemed to have used a lot of ketchup in the sauce. I recommend stickering to the cocktails and appetizers . Passed on dessert- fun wine list.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Ok Chinese food for the price. Had better for less!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The short ribs with bok choi salad was excellent, but the veggie rice only had two veggies, mushrooms and onions. The previous time we ordered it, it had all sorts of vegetables. The service was good, but the space is a little tired.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Fantastic option for those with severe nut allergy issues

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Oily food with poor service. Used to be nice, no longer is

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We booked FANG for a business lunch. The waitress ordered for the group and the food was creative and very tasty. The only dish that the table did not particularly enjoy was an egg and seafood bake. I would absolutely use FANG again for both business and a personal dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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