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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.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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
3rd Street and New Montgomery
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us for catering events.
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 .
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
FANG Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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