FANG

4.2
1696 reviews
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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.
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CO
Atlantic City
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu and great service.

If it’s your first visit..... let Mr. Fang do the ordering for you. You won’t be disappointed.

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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was great. Restaurant was so dirty. There was a film of grime everywhere. Bathroom was awful and I saw open buckets of sauces on the floor of the kitchen. Could be great if they cleaned it up. Won’t be back until I see positive changes. Otherwise the food was pretty good!

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T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Unique dishes. Wonderful flavors and textures. Food arrived in good time. The Mai Tai was excellent. Unfortunately, once the food and drinks were on the table we suddenly became invisible to the folks working our table. I’d have loved another Mai Tai. Even so, we are going back to Fang tonight and bringing friends with us. The restaurant is hard to spot unless you’re standing right in front of it, but it is worth finding.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great "upscale/modern" Chinese food. If you are looking for an unique interpretation of Chinese food this is your to go place.

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MV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great, enjoyed by all in party. But they had not honored our reservation and we waited for too long.

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NY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Maybe the intent was more of a fusion sort of experience but the food at Fang seemed to incorporate a lot of Chinese American food cliches. We ordered the house noodles with pork, the eight treasure salad (didn’t find any treasures) and the xiao long bao. Except for the xiao long bao the food can be completely described as sweet and salty. No subtlety, no finesse. I will say it’s still a step up from Panda Express in terms of quality and authenticity but not much. I am Chinese myself so maybe I expected too much. A lot of people did seem to be having fun (New Years Eve) so perhaps we didn’t order well but we were quite disappointed. What we ordered seemed pretty basic and should have been better executed. The room seemed understaffed. We arrived for our reservation but had to wait 15 minutes while the hostess cleaned up a table for us. Had to ask twice for our drinks, the check. Will not be returning.

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EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The only server on the floor was abrupt and seemed irritated and inconvenienced by every request. The food was deeply mediocre, and at one point I observed the cooks bringing supermarket-style bags of frozen dumplings out from the back and dumping them into the steamer. The "housemade" noodles were certainly no better than your run of the mill lo mein with a very strange sour sauce on them. The honey shrimp tasted strongly of cheap mayonnaise. I was really disappointed and frankly embarassed that we brought my inlaws here, but I suppose I should have known by how easy it was to get a last-minute brunch reservation when Yang Chow was full.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!

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j
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente sabor de la comida, condimentos muy diferentes a lo habitual

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SS
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The owner offered to set us up with his recommendations. He didn’t disappoint. We liked everything and a a nice variety was brought to our table hot and fresh!

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m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mr Fang took care of us and selected the food for us. The noodles and fried rice where by far our favorites. The portions are really generous so by the time the pork ribs arrived, we were really stuffed. Service was fast and all tables were busy when. We arrived & left—- good signs! This restaurant was conveniently located 200ft away from the W hotel in the Yerba buena/SFMOMA area.

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner after a Christmas Day movie. Lively room, delicious food.

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RR
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service I’ve ever had in my life. When you basically don’t have a server, the rest of the experience doesn’t matter.

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d
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Great food. Horrible service. They were overwhelmed on Xmas Day. I’d go back for the food but never on Xmas Again.

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

While the food was good, it wasn’t in line with the reviews we had read. To be fair it was extremely busy, hence perhaps why my entire meal failed to come out of the kitchen. When we finally were able to flag someone down it wasn’t exactly met with a receptive response. Not sure we would dine here again.

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RK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We expected better food. Owner did menu for us, featuring a giant mound of fried rice--little else.

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SK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our group of 14 (6 adults, 8 kids from age 9-16) had Christmas dinner here. We'd looked at the menu for a bit and decided what we wanted, then Fang came over, introduced himself and recommended we let the chefs create our meal, so we did. Dishes were good and varied; pork buns, whitefish with greens, sauteed snowpeas & seseame seeds, beef bok choi (delish!), curried tofu, sesame chicken, fried rice...all dishes were very tasty, but not enough for our table of mostly teen boys. We ordered extra chow mein which helped, but ultimately we all went home still hungry. The waitstaff was busy, though the place wasn't full to capacity yet. I would try it again, but I wasn't blown away.

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EA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I should know better than letting someone order for us. We asked for lemonade for the kids and got hot huge mugs with hot lemon water with Gogi berries for the kids. The kids didn’t even touch it. The owner picked our menu. He didn’t ask if we had allergies or restrictions. He insisted. I asked for chrysanthemum tea and were talked into jasmine. Which we didn’t receive. We’re very comfortable ordering Chinese as we’re a blended Chinese family.
We had to ask a number of times also for white rice. We had crispy pork belly with a bun. No sauce was served with it. We were served an order of pan fried dumplings and only one per person. The sesame snow peas were fantastic but a small serving of only about 8 snow peas per person. Crispy beef was really good - crispy and fatty with baby bokchoy. Shrimp dish was delicious but small serving of about 2 shrimp per person. We were a table of 8 - 4 adults and 4 hungry kids. Our order came out to close to $300 and NOT worth it. Next time, I’ll order myself. I thought by letting the owner take care of us we would have something “special” not the case at all. Lesson learned.

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Delicious and authentic food but rly bad service. We‘ve waited for houres to order and to pay!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Rude waitress. Didn’t get an item ordered and the food was just so so.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Went here for a late lunch after a great Christmas Eve performance at the Smuin Ballet. The host/waiter was rude and impatient. The food was mediocre at best, and overpriced. Not the experience we expected.

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CS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was awesome! The manager or owner’s father (?) ordered all our food and it was all delicious. If you have the opportunity, take advantage of this.

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RA
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Some tasty authentic dishes were marred by spotty service and poor ambiance.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had a really poor experience at Fang's on my Birthday. Five of us were seated at a banquet table in the basement. The table was bare except for the tablecloth. After waiter started bringing food out, we had to ask him twice for silverware and napkins. Ordered a glass of wine and hot tea, after 15 minutes he returned to say they were out of both items. He served our appetizer order twice, and neglected to bring one of our entrees. The whole thing was almost laughable. If we were not so hungry and tired we would have walked out in the first 15 minutes. Would not eat here again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was pretty empty when we got therefor our reservation, but it still took them 15 minutes to seat us. The food was over-priced and the service was terrible. We won’t be back.

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KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a group of 11 for Saturday lunch, including 3 small children. We were seated immediately (we did have a reservation but it wasn't packed either) and service was very attentive. Everything came out in a steady stream and empty serving dishes were promptly cleared (it's all family style). One of the kids has multiple food allergies and the staff was really great about it, making sure that two of the dishes were allergen-free and never had contact with the others. The food was very tasty! Loved the crispy chicken, veggie fried rice, soup dumplings, For reference, we had 8 appetizers, 1 large soup, 3 entrees and 2 sides (noodles and rice) along with 4 non-alcoholic beverages, which was the perfect amount of food. And to our surprise and delight, the entire bill was $207. FOR ELEVEN PEOPLE! We all agreed this will be a regular visit on future trips.

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SD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I /we have had much better Chinese food elsewhere in San Francisco. I picked this restaurant because it was near Yerba Buena Center. The food was served in large amounts on large plates and really did not look appetizing. We ordered a noodle dish not knowning that the noodles were very thin and did not work with the rest of the food.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Their website promotes a lunch menu which is much less expensive than dinner. We went for lunch and were told they no longer serve the lunch menu so we paid dinner prices which were twice as much and way too pricey for simple Chinese food. Big disappointment. Terrible service. They should remove the false advertising for lunch on their website.

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G
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was sad to go to Fang's recently for dinner. I've had some nice experiences there but it seems like it has really gone downhill.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Dark, dingy, grimey feeling place that needs deep cleaning and up dating. I really should have followed my instinct and walked out. The food was ok, but for the price it certainly does not have quality presentation or composition. The 8 favorite salad had 3 ingredients , not 8. It was a small mound of cabbage, apple with about 5 sprigs of cilantro and a minimal dressing that didn’t really help. The shrimp and apple was good, fresh and well prepared. The apple chunks were too large. The pork ribs were served on top of large chunks of cucumber- what is that about? There was a microscopic amount of sauce. We had a glass of wine and a beer. The bill was $95 for 2 people -certainly high for dishes missing ingredients and served with nonsensical components.

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JT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is WOW! We had both the pork and shrimp dumplings, which were fantastic.

When we told the server that we weren’t sure what to order as it all looked good, she said she would choose and asked what things we liked and didn’t like. What came from the kitchen was fantastic.

It started with the short ribs. They were crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside...not to mention very tender. The sauce and bok chit were great accompaniments.

We then had the poached fish with spinach. It was so good. Cooked to perfection.

To top it all off, they provided us with a table-side preparation of fried rice. It was great!

This place was fantastic and one I will visit again!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was okay. Not as great as I expected. Most positive reviews came from people who did lunch/dinner during the week.

Perhaps it’s just better to go then?

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Very good food. The entrees came before the starter - there was no space on the table - we weren't asked if we were finished with a dish before it was whisked away. They brought the check pronto but the dirty plates when we were finished sat on the table for a long time after we finished _ indeed we hadn't finished talking and so ordered more teas so as to not sit with nothing - however they still didn't clear the plates. The attitude from the server when I asked for a slice of lemon in my coke was so rude it was almost comical - almost. Shame - if the service didn't suck I would eat there again. It's not cheap and I don't need to pay to be treated rudely!

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tops, as always. Let Peter the owner order for you.

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RA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, on the greasy side, they rushed us too much bringing one plate after another without pauses, that did not help to the overall experience

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DJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Chinese meals of my life. And I’ve been to China, twice.

Chefs menu: 5 courses. Each dish was unique and delicious.

Dinner for two with 3 beers was $95

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to FANG and once again it did not disappoint. Peter, the owner, selected an array of delicious dishes for our group of three adults and two children from the menu. As the chef/creator of the food served, each dish was mouth watering in its own way. It was the perfect way to end a Saturday late afternoon performance of The Velveteen Rabbit at Yerba Buena, a half block walk away from FANG. I would highly recommend this very special spot!

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chef greeted us and once he realized we'd never dined there before, he took out menus and said he'd "take care of us." After that, delicious food just kept coming out! Everything was super-yummy and unique. My favorite were the beef cubes that my boyfriend said were like a cross between steak and cotton candy. Sounds weird but they were amazing. it was a bit pricey (compared to House of Nanking), but worth it.

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J
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This establishment has gone waaaaaay down in the last few years. The soup was served cold, the egg rolls were overcooked (almost burnt) and the place is so dirty. Dirty menus with tape holding them together, dirty hanging light fixtures, and the soy sauce bottles were so unsanitary. We had to ask for hot sauce 3 times. I honestly will probably never come here again.

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JL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and efficient service. Owner made sure we were well take. Care off

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