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About FANG

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.

660 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
3rd Street and New Montgomery

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 777-8568

Website:
http://www.fangrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for catering events.

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 .

Executive Chef:
Peter Fang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

FANG Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 4 days ago

A great little Chinese restaurant. The food was amazing and there was a great variety.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was weird. The owner rushes you &zidovudine the only one taking the order. Unfortunately, his rudeness was put into the employees, whom he yelled and screamed at, in the restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first time at Fang. I believe the problem with our experience was that we didn't order well. The short ribs were delicious and perfectly prepared! The hot and sour soup was mediocre, at best. The pot stickers we ordered because the menu said they were served with Fang's signature Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce -- the sauce tasted like prepared yellow mustard PERIOD.

We will probably go back because the short ribs were delicious, some of the food at nearby tables looked quite good, and many other reviews on YELP were favorable. So we're going to chalk this up to poor choices on our part.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our first time there, we were a table of 8. The owner chef Mr Fang came to our table and asked if it was our first time. He then asked if there were any dietary restrictions. We had a couple of vegetarians in our group. He asked us to let him order for us like a chefs “omakase”. OMG! We had 9 delicious dishes not found on the menu. From the fava beans, pea shoots, portabello mushrooms and vegetarian potstickers for the vegetarians to the regular potstickers, deep fried pork belly, honey apple shrimp, rock cod, housemate noodles with clams, every dish was unique and wonderful. This is an innovative restaurant neither Cantonese nor mandarin in style but a delightful can’t miss SF experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Best Chinese food in town -- special attention to ingredients and fascinating recipes created by Mr. Peter Fang, who was already famous for his House of Nanking tiny place in Chinatown. If you want, Mr. Fang will create a combination of dishes for you after you have told him the kinds of things you like. Always special!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food! Especially the short ribs and shrimp.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is average, but the service is absolutely terrible. We didn’t even order our entrees and they put the check down on the table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As always, the food here is incredible. Some of the best Chinese food in San Francisco. We ordered a shrimp dish, short ribs, pea shoots, and mei fun - rice noodles the size of ramen. We also ordered rice. We received all of our dishes except for the rice, which we had to request *four* times before we received any. The food here is fantastic and the place is always busy, but the service started out less than stellar and has not improved since they first opened. If you have the time and patience to deal with the service, I recommend Fang. If poor service is a hot button for you, don't bother.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Enjoyed Fang's excellent food and service, until a major MSG headache hit after eating the (delicious) peas shoots; my friend felt it too. The server was not able to answer questions about MSG other than that yes, they used it in some things. Please use less or preferably no MSG, and let customers know so they can avoid MSG.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely delicious. First time there. Manager took over and ordered for us. Could not have been more pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was wonderful, but the wonton soup was especially amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

You might go here for the homemade noodles or because it is right next door to SFMOMA but the restaurant is very tired and not very inviting.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food. Exceptionally poor service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I was not surprised by the meal format because I read previous reviews. Otherwise I would be confused. The chef asked "do you trust me?" and we said we did. Then he proceeded to order our dinner. Dishes kept coming out until we said we were full. Each dish was something I wouldn't think to try and it was all very tasty. The raw bok choy in one dish and the cold pumpkin salad were interesting, not sure I would like that again. Our dinner was on a Wednesday night with Dreamforce happening a block away so the restaurant was pretty busy. I didn't feel rushed to finish and leave. For all the yummy dishes we got the price was reasonable. I would come try this place again.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

They will order for you. I recommend. They brought out a great variety of apps and entrees.
Food is ridiculously great.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food but be aware when they tell you they'll get the food for you and you don't have to order from the menu. Ended up with a $140 lunch bill for 3 people!!! Order off the menu.
Otherwise very gracious staff and good service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was a great experience. We had a few different types of special needs eaters and the owner basically just brought us out a bunch of items - all of which were amazing. I love when the chef just brings us the best cross- section of what a restaurant does best - this is the best way to discover something new and get outside your comfort zone! Highly recommended and great with a group because you can sample many different items. Served quickly as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Inventive delicious Chinese dishes. Great stop before or after MOMA.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Poor service especially by the owner. The food Isn’t good enough and the ambience not nice enough to justify the surly service. Much better, no MSG Chinese food in the City.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious lunch! Salt and pepper shrimp was amazing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We found this gem while in town for business and we make sure when we return we have a meal or two there. Great staff and creative meals. Just love this place. Thank you.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The owner and wait staff prescribed food and made the meal a fun experience for the group. Overall, the food was good and the atmosphere was lively.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great noodles , great service. I'd definitely go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have gone to Fang and House of Nan King several times since childhood. I have grown to rely on the Chef's special because it allows me to try new dishes and the price is always reasonable. We went for mom's 69th birthday this time and for a table of 15 with 5 children. We were seated downstairs and it was really noisy as there were a few big parties.

The food was great as it always has been. The service was extremely lacking because of the language barrier and intrusiveness of the wait staff while we were dining. I can normally put up with that. However, at the end of the meal no one checked on us and it took almost 30 minutes to get us the bill. To my shock that bill was a whopper. When the waitress presented it to my she made sure to tell me that gratuity was not yet included.

I'm sorry but while the food was tasty it was certainly not worth that price in my book. When I averaged out the price for the number of people it was over $50 pp. there were five children who barely ate a spoonful.

I'm still scratching my head as to how it got to be so expensive since there isn't a breakdown of what I was charged.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a group of 15 colleagues that was comfortably accommodated in the dining room downstairs. I recommend going for the family style option as it's the easiest way to get enough food for a large group and allow people to sample multiple dishes. Everyone loved the food and it was quiet enough to have multiple conversations going at various ends of the table. Highly recommended for groups, especially for business lunches.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Best eggplant in ginger sauce.
The beef was very tasty.
The fried rice was steaming hot n spicy
Highly recommend this place for authentic chinese

Tags: Vegan, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Worst ever. Dirty, poor service , left without getting food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We are foodies from Portland and were really looking forward to FANG. However, the food was C+ at best. It's a cute place - good vibe. But we didn't find it to be the authentic Chinese experience for San fransisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fang was a very pleasant surprise. When the owner heard it was our first time there, he took away the menus and started sending over dishes of his own choice, which were all fantastic. I wish every restaurant owner would do that. It saved us 20 minutes of asking superfluous questions, and it rewarded us with superb-tasting dishes that we would never have thought of ordering on our own, like the Shanghai fava beans. We are definitely coming back, even though traffic is murder...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a large group and this was the first visit for most of us. The chef offered to order for us, and it couldn't have been better. Amazing food!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food, the owner/manager helped us out greatly while ordering. Highly recommend this place for great food and a good time with friends or colleagues.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

My wife and I had different takes. I thought the food was ok. My wife thought it better, but when pressed, it was because it was different. I agreed it was different (in a good way) but was still just ok. So I wouldn't not recommend, but with all the good food in sf, hard to recommend. Service was very good.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our office has always enjoyed the Fangs dining experience. The owner makes it incredibly easy by making dish recommendations. We have never been disappointed by simply following his recommendations. As a group, we usually specify that we'd like a "fish", "beef" and "chicken" dish, and he places an order for us. It's easy, it's fun, and allows us to focus on the conversation.

Note: Make sure you always request the Fangs special crispy shortribs. They are mouth watering.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was good, but our experience was poor due to the unfriendly and neglectful service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

To be very fair this was a Saturday Night but the tables are very small, you are sitting almost at the table next to you. My husband and I were seated first in a group of about 6 couples. There seemed to be only one person taking food orders. All of the other couples were waited on first. Finally, we complained and were waited on. The waiter made some suggestions we agreed too. All of the tables got their food, each table had several courses in the meantime we sat there with nothing. Again we complained and proceed to receive all of the several courses squeezed on our tiny table at once. The good news is the food was great. The check was wrong when it was given to us the first time. Again another complaint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Fang, party of 2, 7:00 on a Friday night. The sesame chicken with sweet potatoes was enough for 2, and the noodle dish was excellent. Oddly, my entree arrived a good 10 minutes before my husband's entree. As the restaurant got busier, it got too noisy for quiet conversation. But overall, it was satisfying.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Mr Fang took away our menus as it was our first time. He hand picked our meal and brought us a five course meal family style. Awesome experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Unusual, creative dishes. The Nanking chicken was outstanding as was the tofu with eggplant and mushrooms!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Peter, the chef/owner is very attentive and took very goodcare of us. It was my Dad's 83rd birthday and Peter said, "leave the ordering to me!" He chose perfectly. My Dad loved every bite. Not super creative food, but the basics are very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful place for a team business dinner. Great vegetarian options and if you have a party of 18 or less, the Tibetan side room is a nice place for a group. I will absolutely book here again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Spicy, Business Meals
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