FANG

4.3
1555 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Top Tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • 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 1555 People Are Saying
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Houston
1 review
2.0Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Vacation
Sizzling rice soup lukewarm and coconut flavored
No sizzle
Crispy ribs greasy fat flavor with all spice flavor

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RM
San Francisco
4 reviews
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved the way the owner/chef volunteered to provide us the best of his fare by suggesting we surrender to his expertise and talents and allow him to make a special meal for us. We let go of controlling the menu and let him do his thing. It worked great and we had a fabulous meal, well balanced, wonderful complimentary tastes yet contrasting to the point of being a complete and wonderful meal. We will go again and do the same thing as he engendered in us a level of trust that would ensure a great meal the next time.

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I
San Francisco
10 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great service and good food

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m
San Francisco
74 reviews
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

great food but the service is lacking. Too bad as it sets a poor impression for what is a great meal. Apparently the 'boss' (owner) wants to take everyone's order, which is great, in concept.

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AB
San Francisco
2 reviews
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Bustling spot that combines traditional Chinese restaurant features such as large tables diners that share with other diners and family style large plates. Excellent food and if you let the server choose your food, it's extra fun. I was treated so I don't know what the bill was - my guess is it's pricier when they bring what they choose.

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m
Atlanta
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times since moving to the Bay Area with both small and large groups of individuals ranging in all ages. I cannot tell you specifically what the menu holds as we always get what the chef is cooking along with some steamed buns. With the chef menu, you are going to get a well rounded meal that allows you to taste some of the best of the menu. If there are allergies to foods or preferences, you simply let them know and they accommodate, even some of the toughest ones. Everything is fresh served family style and we leave full, yet wanting more of the deliciousness.

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C
San Francisco
33 reviews
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of the food was really good, but the noodles were not the right ones. They used curly Italian imitation cheap noodles.
Also, after you cross a certain price line, you have to use cloth napkins and not flimsy paper ones!

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Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Owner came to our table . Asked what foods we like and surprised us with delicious dishes. Something that we would never have ordered ourselves off the menu! It was very delicious. And service was impeccable. Would definitely go back.

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MM
1 review
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Fang once five years ago while on a business trip to San Francisco and I've raved about it to everyone since. When my wife and I were visiting last weekend we had to go, and we weren't disappointed. The food is outstanding. We weren't sure what to choose so we asked the chef to decide for us. We got four dishes that were unique and delicious. Best Chinese food I've had since my last visit to Fujian. The staff is also great. One of my favorite spots to eat in the world. More Fang.

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CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time and an incredible tour of dishes selected by Mr. Fang! From the fava beans to apple shrimp to spare rips to sesame chicken to flavorful fish and noodles. Absolutely delicious!

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C
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and Chef make time to meet us and serve his favorite dishes. Great experience.

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Seattle
6 reviews
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Saturday afternoon at SFMOMA, and decided to visit this rates restaurant. Was surprised when our crispy pork belly wasn’t crispy at all. Maybe it was an off day for them.

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San Francisco
1 review
2.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow, client had to leave the table before the check came because the waiter forgot about us after the food came out

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D
Las Vegas
15 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great huge family style portions of the most delicious dishes I ever tasted n a Chinese restaurant

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j
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was prompt and friendly. Easy to make reservations on the website

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RR
San Francisco
16 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fang is one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. The food is reasonably authentic - certainly more so than in the average Chinese restaurant. And it is very good.
Mr. Fang owns House of Nankai in Chinatown, which has excellent food and horrible atmosphere. His daughter runs Fang. It has the same food in a much more comfortable setting.

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SV
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating Father's Day at FANG! The food was amazing and the servers were all very nice and cheerful as well. I have already started recommending this restaurant to my friends.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day lunch!

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PS
San Francisco
1 review
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great however service was less than desirable. If not for the food, I would not recommend this place. Server was late and had to be reminded we were still waiting to place the order. Was grumpy throughout the time. But food came on time and was really tasty.

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RM
Phoenix
1 review
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went bc owner won Chopped! What a disappointment. They brought out 2 dishes that were not what we ordered & weren't bothered by it. No apologies. The food is really sub-par, like a below average Chunese take out place. Certainly not what we expected from someone who won Chopped! Will never go back.

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MH
Las Vegas
1 review
2.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We made reservations at FANG due to it's high rating on Yelp. While they were able to seat us in a reasonable time, it appeared that they weren't tracking our reservation at all. So, after being seated behind the bar, in a tight corner, and where one had to ask the table next to you to get up and move so you could be seated (really strange) we looked at the menu. We order drinks/cocktails, appetizers, and entrees. A few moments later one of our party's entrée showed up. When we inquired about our drinks and appetizers and to why one entrée would be presented before the starters, the entrée was removed and presumably set behind the counter somewhere, as when it arrived for the second time (after appetizers, but still before our cocktails) it was room temperature. Wait staff was friendly but never checked in on us other than to drop off food selections at random times.
As for the food itself. Meh. It's typical Asian-fusion food. Nothing spectacular to write about. Even their signature chicken dish was "ordinary" and the sweet potato pairing was uninspired and disconnected. Nothing was bad, nothing was exceptional either.
When the bill arrived we asked to have the early-arriving entrée removed from the tab. They were quick to remedy the situation. Still, for the price, strange service, and so-so food I wouldn't return.

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San Francisco
19 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love, love the food!

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San Francisco
47 reviews
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had the Pork belly and pumpkin---a highlight. Mongolian beef, spicy wonton soup, white rice, and had them special order a plate of stir fried bok choy as the veggie items are a bit limited.

Everything was medium spicy --hot and savory but not overly powerful. Great place with round tables with lazy susans to make food sharing easy. Very good prices for value.

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
1.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Stack of menus on our table were filthy. Chewed up corners and covers and food and grease splatters all over them. Waiters t shirt was also filthy. Turned completely off by this. Food was sub par.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fang is easily the best Chinese restaurant I’ve ever been to! As we were looking through the menu, the owner actually came to our table and when we told him we had never been, he took the menu away and said he will take care of us. Half of our group was vegetarian and every single thing that came out was delicious. I will be back every time that I’m in San Francisco!

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They brought us a delicious array of dishes--veg, fish, prawns, noodles, meat--in succession and we were never at a loss for new flavors, even as our appetites gradually grew sated!

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Chef heard it was our first visit and treated us to a blind tasting. Everything was amazing!

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San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food, some unusual dishes-in a good way. Salt pork belly w pumpkin was excellent. Aggro-techno at 5p on a Sunday was a weird music choice...

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C
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Very torn about this place. On the one and most important hand, the food was excellent. Mr. Fang pretty much insisted we let him order for us, and while that wouldn't make a lot of people comfortable, we rolled with it and it was great. But the music was terrible and way too loud for Sunday brunch, and the service was indifferent. If they brought up their game on those two fronts, it would be a fabulous place.

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Austin
12 reviews
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What a wonderful experience. My wife and I were wanting some great San Francisco Chinese on our first night in town and Fang brought it. As per the recommendations online we asked the older gentleman (I believe Mr Fang?) to order for us. Wow it was several courses and we enjoyed every bite. It was just the right amount of food for two. Every bite was delicious and I’m sad that I can’t find equivalent Chinese here in Austin. I will be back.

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New England
1 review
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Table wasn't ready until

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Miami
64 reviews
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was for lunch, before we went to MOMA. Mostly good food.

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Seattle
58 reviews
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Kathy and Peter present wonderful lunch/dinner menus, which will fit any palate. We are frequent diners.....it’s always good.
Dr R

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New England
19 reviews
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing Dino’s experience.

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1 review
3.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Owner said that count on him not select from the menue.
Beaf with vegetables was great, soup with dumpling and nodules was taste so good.
Fried rice is bit oily.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food — amazing selection. Chef took our menus away and just brought us food, and everything was phenom.

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Orange County
54 reviews
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Great Chinese food, a bit crowded seating, service is quite basic but the food compensates for a lot.

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DL
1 review
1.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I have eaten Chinese food all over the world
And I have to say without exception this was the absolute worst I have ever had

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PM
1 review
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked Fang at random and had a great meal..... followed the proprietors menu recommendations and were pleased we did. The menu is quite eccentric, so its worth asking for some advice. Very good value for money.

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Phoenix
1 review
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great!

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