FANG

4.3
1633 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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Delivery or takeout
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 .
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1633 People Are Saying
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AV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal with friends in the downstairs section which was quieter, and cozier than upstairs. Flavors are unique and refined, each dish with a distinct subtlety. The owner saw our large group of eight and took care of us without us even having to look at the menu. We had a chicken dish which you served yourself on a crisped rice ‘cookie’, very good. Then sautéed eggplant. A fantastic fish dish, the favorite of the table, was followed by a crispy beef dish. They also included a shrimp dish and of course, I almost forgot, the fresh pork bun starter, which was very good as well. Everything was excellently prepared. They even served a fried rice dish that was made at the table with a fresh omelette mixed in right before being served. The only knock on the food was that the beef dish, which was delicious btw, was slightly over cooked.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food and service; the owner will cater to all of the food desires and allergies/intolerances of the guests (including gluten free, no shellfish, no red meat, no mushrooms, yes eggplant, yes pork belly, etc... Price is reasonable. Flowering tea is delightful

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Lunch on Friday afternoon was very busy, noisy, and smokey. We were seated immediately ordered quickly. The smoke coming from the kitchen was really bad when we first arrived, but lessened as lunch progressed. The pork confit eggrolls were really spring rolls and the confit was mushy and the whole thing drowned in a ton of a very tasty mustard sauce. Really not good. Happily this was the only misstep in an otherwise great lunch. The Eight Treasure salad was really vibrant, refreshing and crunchy. The salt and pepper fried fish with zucchini was hot, crispy, peppery. Yum. Shanghai soup dumplings also great.

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CV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Service is terrible...that makes it charming!

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CG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The three of us enjoyed the apple honey prawns, Veggie pot stickers (great texture), Salt and peppered white fish and the pumpkin and zucchini dish.

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JB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved Fang! The food is delicious - we walked in, had no idea what to order, and the owner took care of us without another word (beyond asking any food allergies we might have). Then the food deluge began.

First off, it was all great. We're in the middle of a Chinese kick, but thought the flavor and substance of the dishes were above a lot of the fancier places we've been recently.

Service was fast and attentive - our interactions were efficient bordering on brisk, which was perfect since we were starving when we got there.

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AL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was so slow... nice variety on the menu though.

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GW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!!! Highly recommend!

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PP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome, creative Chinese food. Not the run of mill. Absolute recommend!

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BM
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best Chinese restaurants I have been to
Fang ordered for us and it was a feast of delicious plates of incredible variety and favors

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really incredible service and meal served by the owner himself! I felt me and my group were beautifully taken care of!

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c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was only okay. Greasy, several people had upset stomachs after eating here.

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AV
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was in town for a meeting at the Moscone Center and went out for a later dinner with a friend. With a recommendation from another colleague, we went to Fang. We were told that is we went there with a group of folks, Mr. Fang himself could pick a fabulous meal for us. Since we were just two, we were looking at the menu and trying to figure out what to get. Mr. Fang noticed us and came over and asked us if he could come up with what we should eat. We eagerly agreed and he came up a with a fabulous menu. We had the house special beef, a fabulous seafood soup, pork buns and the house special fried rice. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted great. Would definitely come back to eat.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overpriced for what you get. Could be done a lot better. Service left a lot to be desired!

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

If you book a reservation make sure that it’s not too late because service and enthusiasm declines closer to closing. I had a party of 9 people for a birthday and it was apparent that our server did not have a lot patience for our group and rushed through the meal. The food was good which somewhat made up for our lack of service. Overall, would go again for the food and smaller groups.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great. I went just before 5 and it was quiet and not busy.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food. The waitress ordered for us and it was fantastic. The chicken fried rice had the egg cooked at the table. pretty cool.

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s
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fang rocks. Very reliable cool vibes set up. I love the trust me service and cool flower teas

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C
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I use Fang when I have a large group of people to take out to lunch. Mr. Fang always welcomes you and helps create a great menu of delicious options for you so you can relax. Their service is fast and courteous. I would definitely recommend Fang!

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M
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

So disappointing. I made reservation for 15, appreciate the private space. We sat down and food just started coming. There was no communication (they hardly spoke English) about a fixed menu. They brought food out as if we were speed eating. It was like Panda Express. Gross. To boot it was $40 p/p plus appetizers. So it came to $1150 for that. I was entertaining customers and everyone was pit but I was so embarrassed.

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SJ
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fang's was on my must eat at list. One of the chef's was on Chopped and the intro about the chef and the cuisine sold me. I was not disappointed, the food and service was fabulous.

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L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Fantastic food. Low key dining room but so what. Food is Devine.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Couldn’t find anything without MSG. Meal was dripping either in oil or mustard

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T
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love FANG and I get back here as often as I can. The food is superb and the service can't be beat.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was delicious! Service was lacking.

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A
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made reservations 24 hours in advance asking that they seat us near a window and away from the kitchen and bathrooms. They sat us next to the kitchen and bathrooms-no window. We waited 20 minutes and a waitress showed up and put a karafe of water on our table, holding her hand over the opening and made no eye contact and said nothing. Another 20 minutes of waiting and they take our order. They got spooked by the diners in our party with food allergies. They messed up the order. They forgot our drink orders and part of our food order-despite asking twice. One of the diners at our table got sick (MSG). The bathrooms are FILTHY-dirty floors, overflowing trash cans, the soap dispenser is broken so the pump on the pump soap is black. I wish we could give reviews with zero stars because giving Fang one star on any rating category is a star too much. Ew!!!! Don’t go to this restaurant.

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B
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. But the highlight was our superb waitress who really took care with everyone in our large group

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m
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable mapo tofu with brown rice. Shrimp dumplings (pan fried) were the stand-out.

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p
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible. Waited for a waiter to come to our table for 15 minutes and 20 for them to clear table and get the check.

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing. I love The House of Nanking and was excited to try this place. Well, the food was subpar, and the service was ridiculously slow. First, the restaurant opened an hour later than was posted on the web. When we were seated, we had to wait a good 15 minutes before our order was taken. We continued to wait forever for our order and, 30 minutes later, were told that they didn't have the dish we ordered. After we ordered a second time, we had to wait another 20 minutes or so for our food. In the meantime, we had some egg rolls that were overcooked (dark brown) and hot and sour soup, which was okay. Our main dish, vermicelli noodles with shrimp, was also overcooked and oversauced. Not good. The bill was $38 for one meal, a cup of soup, and one appetizer. Would have been worth it if it was as good as The House of Nanking, but it wasn't. I can't believe these two places have the same owner.

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JM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. We especially enjoyed the apple/shrimp, the green beans & the short ribs. The house made noodles were also delicious but did not arrive with veggies (although we were charged for them). We also were charged for veggies with the fried rice which were not received. If not for that, the service score would have been higher. Pomegranate margarita was tangy & refreshing but not much like a real margarita- nevertheless I would order it again. Looking forward to returning for another great meal.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Went for an early dinner on Saturday (4:30 pm). The restaurant was nearly empty so it was quiet and our food came fairly quickly. Service was OK, although not really attentive. Food was well prepared and well-spiced. The eggplant in garlic sauce and white fish dishes were excellent. Generous portions.

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's always a pleasure dining here, especially when we have the privilege of running into the exquisite chef and Fang co-owner Kathy Fang, whose gracious hospitality only enhances a great dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience!! When we told Peter it was our first time he treated us to an amazing dining experience by ordering for us & surprising us with each course. It was delicious & authentic tasting & the service was awesome!!

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PR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There was food on my clean dish so I swapped it with the neighboring table. I also was not wearing lipstick and noticed some on my glass. Could do a better job on dishwashing, all else was good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good with flavor! Waiters that will order for you if you can’t make up your mind! You’ll want to come back for seconds!

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SS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a variety of dishes and were pleased with every single one! Our hands-down favorite was the signature Honey & Chili Crispy Short Ribs - simply spectacular! Our other “do not miss at all costs” were the pork belly buns

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we loved the vibrant atmosphere. We have a new food memory that we will look to re-visit when we are next in SF. After all, there are a lot of dishes we want to try next time!

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LO
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It is very popular with the tech crowd. When we got there at 6, 3 people servers kept coming over before we even had a chance to look at the menu. The situation was reversed when we were done and wanted our food to be packed to go. No one ever came back to take care of us. Will not be back.

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GC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Experience is typically ok at this place. That day was a disaster. All the main dishes came out and one potsticker/ dumpling type appetizer never came. When it was brought to their attention, they brought the wrong one. So they had to remake it. To make matters worse, one of our other companions had an allergic reaction to her dumplings and we thought it was MSG. As for the dish that came after the mains incorrectly, they still charged for it. A companion of ours ordered a side of rice and they brought him a whole big bowl. Service is minimal at this place. Mr. Fang is pushy when it comes to ordering for you family style. We missed his daughter Kathy’s presence coz she is always up to par and really takes care of her guests. What a bummer. I’d go back but my companions wouldn’t.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always an experience here. I ate a couple of the Peking buns with shrimp. Two of us went, we also ate the portobello mushroom which was delicious and had the five spice white fish which was fantastic and together was great combo with some rice. That was plenty to eat — really love the flavoring in this place.

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