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Golden Kim Tar Chinese Restaurant

9 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly

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Golden Kim Tar Restaurant in San Francisco is THE place to go when you crave authentic Chinese cuisine. Our chefs have cooked up an eclectic menu for you to choose from that will delight your tummy and make you feel so good! We offer a variety of hot soups with either egg, rice or vermicelli noodles. Or appetizers can almost be a meal in themselves. But wait, we have so much more. Our chef specials include Mongolian Beef, Mandarin Spicy Eggplant with Shrimp and Chicken, Mango Prawns, Lamb Stew Clay Pot, Crispy Hunan Fish and more. Our poultry and pork specialties are favorites and will keep you coming back for more the next time you get a craving.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday;Sunday: 10:00am - 9:30pm
Closed Saturday
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Phone number
(415) 346-8889
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Golden Gate & Turk
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Get by the unprepossessing exterior and neighborhood in transition - the food here is great!
Dishes we had had before cooked perfectly, interesting new approach on some. We wil be back!

3.0Dined on March 5, 2017

The food was good - not spicy and not salty.
We ordered soup and we were a little disappointed that it was not the first item that was served at the table. The soup came with vegetables and some of them were barely cooked.
Yes, the food tasted very good, but at least one item came to the table warm, not hot.

4.0Dined on May 24, 2016

Our local 'go to' for Chinese food, Kim Tar is consistent and while the ambiance is not spectacular the place is friendly, the service good and the food above average.

2.0Dined on December 13, 2014

We dined on a Saturday evening when the restaurant was about half filled. There was only one hostess-server on duty who did her best to keep things moving, but the food arrived in reverse order from what we expected (main dishes first, then pot sticker appetizers; the soup orders were forgotten completely). The food quality was good, but we are unlikely to return.

3.0Dined on October 30, 2013

The food was ok, the surroundings pretty run down, but the service was excellent....very friendly and accommodating. Not exactly memorable, but good for a place to call "home".

1.0Dined on October 5, 2013

Surprised ThIs place was on Open Table. Only restaurant In Neighborhood, we took a cab and felt stuck after cab left. We were only diners at 8 pm Sat night. Service great, but for SF, not a china town experience. Food undercooked in retrospect making one of us have to cxl rest of evenings plans.

4.0Dined on August 17, 2013

I had a couple of friends who flew in for the weekend to see the city. They were staying near the civic center and this restaurant had good reviews so I decided to make a reservation. Since it was the weekend it seemed like a reservation was not necessary. The place is not too big, around 20 tables. It was not crowded for dinner on a Saturday - there was a couple (most probably tourists), a group of men having beers and watching the pre-season football game (they actually provided a lively atmosphere), and a family. The walnut shrimp and chow fun were good; the mongolian beef had a lot of beef; spicy green beans was great too; and they also have brown rice in the menu. Service was fast. No complaints on the food, will eat there again.

4.0Dined on June 17, 2013

Good place to have a meal before the Symphony or after a visit to the Asian museum. The food is very well prepared and the staff is friendly and helpful. Neighborhood is run down but close to Civic Center. Very reasonable prices.

4.0Dined on May 31, 2013

This is a great gem to find. The food is fresh and clean. Loved the general tsao chicken and sesame chicken.
Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. We had tickets for symphony and they ensured we had plenty of time to make it with time to spare.