It's an amazing place. Must go if you're around. Slightly dim though, more so of a bar like ambiance. Would have liked a bit more lighting for a restaurant.
I had a reservation, showed up on time, but left without ever getting a table. As I waited, the line grew and grew. There was no order or system. After the crowd in the lobby became unmanageable the host staff gave up and left the entire front of house unattended. Everyone was confused and other people with reservations were left hanging as well. I get how things can be stressful when it's a busy night but there should be enough organization in place to handle a dinner rush.
Asking if it was our first time at the restaurant, the chef offered to order for us, several dishes to share (china style). His selections were excellent.
We had dinner tonight at Fang in San Francisco. We were seated and presented with menus. After a waiter had taken our beverage order Chef Peter Fang came over to greet us. He asked if we’d been there before. Two of us had, and two were newbies. He asked if we were sharing. We said yes. He then motioned for us to give him our menus. “I’ll take good care of you. You won’t leave hungry”. This was what I was hoping for from having eaten there before. I did let him know that one of our party does not eat anything spicy. He assured her he’d take good care of her.
Chicken Bun Appetizer
Shanghai Soup Dumplings
Honey Prawn with Apple
Soy Poached Whitefish
Egg Fried Rice
and Sesame Balls
Everything was fantastic.
Brought my cousin visiting from NY who loves SF Chinese food and FANG did not disappoint! Every dish was delicious and we had excellent service.
AMAZING food experience . Owner “Fang” took care of us from the start.... if he offers to pick out all your meals absolutely take him up on it, even if you’re nervous!!!! best dinner we ever had. Thank you Fang❤️
Excellent food! Run, don’t walk.
Mr. Fang himself came over to our table & asked us if we’d ever been there before, we said no, and he offered for us. Everything that came out was absolutely delicious!! Amazing food
I was expecting more veggies with my dish.
I ordered a vegetarian plate and requested to add chicken with my tofu.
I’m a chef and I noticed that our food was kind of just thrown together. As I was leaving I noticed that all of the other guest’s plates looked great .
And not to mention they attempted to put us in the back of the restaurant.
My wife enjoyed the food so I didn’t make a big fuss.
Definitely a racial matter in my eyes.
We went with a large group and the owner offered us to send a few plates to our table and pick for us. Clearly, this was a mistake as we had a massive bill that was not itemized at the end. The food was good but not worth the cost. I would not recommend nor go back.
Amazing food and service. We asked the owner Fang to send out HIS recommendations and loved everything we had. Such a fun girls night out with wonderful food.
Even though I made the appointment for my team, when I arrived, the greeter seemed unwilling to speak to me, instead pointing me to random tables, then pointing me downstairs despite my cane. When I tried to *TALK* to them, they just shook their head and continued trying to random guess what I needed, which was an elevator in order to be seated with my team downstairs, but also to know where the restroom was before being seated.
Not usually a problem I have, communication. I just left and slacked my team to enjoy. #epicFail
Such good food! What a great atmosphere as well.
Busy and noisy but great food slow getting the check after we asked for it 3 times
Just amazing! we showed up with a 10 top reservation and had four (4) cancel at the last minute. Fang just moved us to a smaller table and went on like it was nothing. The family style dining was a delight and required no mulling over the menu. We were so stuffed when we left we almost rolled to our hotels. The staff was friendly and responsive. We had a blast!
The owner came over and suggested he order for us and he nailed it!
Loved the authenticity and quality of the food. The chef happened by our table and took our menus away and said "I'm the chef I'll take care of you". Um ...ok lol. Turned out to be the best Chinese meal I ever had. Outstanding food, cool people and well worth the trip.
This is my third time eating here. Definitely need a reservation. Food is amazing high quality and flavors. Huge portions.
Service is not so great but it is worth eating here.
Convenient to Moma and south of Market area.
My favorite dishes fried rice made at your table, sweet and sour soup, ginger chicken.
This place is worth a visit. Very interesting dishes on offer. The wine list needs a little work.
Service was poor. The food was OK.
We've come to San Francisco 3 times and we always make it a point to go to FANG. We ask the owner to order the food and it's AMAZING!
Love Fang. Fang came to our table and ordered for us and everything was delicious!!
We had a reservation for 8 pm and were not seated until 8:25. It was an extremely busy time so this made sense but getting an answer on how much time we could expect to wait was not easy. Some of the wait staff just told us to "Wait" and walked away and others gave us a bit more detail on what was happening with the parties currently wrapping up.
Once we got seated, Chef Fang came over and asked us if we trusted him to let him just bring food to our table (since we were a larger party and coordinating items would have been difficult we went ahead and said yes). We had a short discussion on dietary needs and food preferences and were pleasantly surprised with all of his choices. There was some overlap with items we had wanted to try so this worked out well and we really enjoyed items we would not have ordered ourselves.
While service wasn't great at the beginning (we had to ask to be given menus), it quickly picked up once Chef Fang took over. Food was coming in fresh from the kitchen, drinks were being re-filled and we felt generally well-taken care of.
Definitely will be back (but maybe on a less busy night).
One of the owners came to our table and said “Do you trust me? My name is Fang.” He selected a number of items from the menu for all, all absolutely delicious! Great food, reasonably priced for SF, nice ambiance.
Beautiful presentations and prompt service (mostly); felt Americanized and not authentic, but still with a good flavour profile - crunchy short ribs were tasty, the bok choy was also nice, but a little cold for my sensibilities - but fresh. Hot n sour soup heavy on the egg (nice) and celery (interesting, but maybe not so nice). Over all a solid dining experience, especially for the eyes, but not for the pocket book when compared to other Chinese restaurants.
Fantastic experience. Been there many times but this time we sat downstairs in family style table. I also allowed Mr. Fang to serve us, four people, without making any choices. We were served all the specialties. We only had to order some beef buns because those are too good to miss! The best Chinese as far as I’m concerned
Chef fang was the man! The rest of the place was odd, including the lights off kitchen downstairs. We were sat and it was a while (30 minutes) before anybody asked for our appetizers order. Once Chef Fang got involved, he just kept suggestions coming and they were ALL amazing! I Highly recommend you just take a bunch of his suggestions if you’re in a group.
Still my favorite Chinese restaurant in the Bay. Chef and owner Peter Fang greets us, orders for us, and every dish is complex, textured, flavorful, and wonderfully balanced. His passion for food, his creativity in elevating traditional Chinese dishes, and his commitment to using only the freshest ingredients make his restaurant a standout. Going to Fang is always like going to a good friend's house. We always leave full, satisfied, and thinking of our next visit.
We came here for a 7:45 pm dinner. We were sat in basement area where only large parties are sat. The food was less than mediocre. The food quality was pretty bad.
The specialty drinks were ok. They were sweeter than desired. However, the food was so good. The garlic onion wontons and crispy chicken were incredible.
Mr. Fang ordered for the table and the food was excellent-Had to ask the servers to stop bringing food as my table of 10 was full and very satisfied. Highly recommended for large groups.
Ok if you let the owner order, he does a great job. If you have $ limitations, tell him. He will still do a great job just within your budget. Food is crazy good!
This was a great option for our large team. We were able to find great food options to share for a group of people split 50/50 vegetarian and meat eaters.
Always a great experience. Nothing but empty plates at the end of the meal.
If you're looking for a quiet, romantic place to have dinner at, this is not the place for you. We wanted to go to a casual Asian restaurant for dinner and Fang came up with some good reviews. Once we showed up for our reservation, we waited around 10 minutes to get the table ready. The restaurant was half full and very loud with Chinese music playing over the speakers. I felt like I was in China which I loved. The service was a little weird because when the hostess took us to our table, she moved the table next to us where people were eating. They were shocked because they weren't told anything. An older gentlemen came over and asked us if we had eaten at the restaurant before and when we said "no", he walked away. Anyway, we ordered walnut shrimp, hot and sour soup and brown rice which were all delicious. I would go back only because the food tasted pretty authentic.
Food was good. The service was spotty. Sat at the bar and had to beg someone to get us a beer. Restaurant was in a state of disarray. Boxes stacked everywhere and quite a bit of clutter. Definitely lessened our dining experience.
Fang takes care of you