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Golden Crab House, San Francisco, CA

Golden Crab House

4.4
4.4
48 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Golden Crab House is a Vietnamese inspired restaurant. At Golden Crab House our goal is to bring a combination of traditional and fusion flavors bringing our customers a unique and flavorful experience. Here at Golden Crab House, we serve only the freshest seafood. The Dungeness Crabs we serve year-round are either caught locally or from Washington state. Our Maine Lobsters are caught from the East Coast. Please bring your vaccination cards for checking at the front.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Vietnamese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 702-6685

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Sunset District

  • Cross street

    19th and Irving

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The 29 or 28 bus drops you off within a block's walking distance of our restaurant. Please bring your vaccination cards.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Healthy

  • San Francisco

    Healthy

  • San Francisco

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday dinner
  2. m

    maxwell

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ate here once & remembered the set menu and suggested to my coworkers to dine here. Food came piping hot, and everything was tasty.
  3. E

    Epicure

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    DELICIOUS! The crab, noodles, vegs, everything was delicious. This is the place to go for delicious and fresh crab in all kinds of forms. But be warned: they serve the kind of crab dishes you can only eat with your hands! Also, the service was ummm ... we were the only non-Asians and we were attended to last. We had to ask for something to drink while we waited, and the box of wet wipes they put on the table did nothing to remove the smell of crab after eating. Go, just don't wear anything fancy.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Horrible Service. We have been here several times and always enjoyed and had a good experience. This time we invited out of town family from Hawaii to treat the. To something special. While the hood was still spot on, the service was horrible. Every table around us received a shell bowl, crackers, bibs, and a tub of baby wipes. We had to ask for every single item. On top of that, one of our appetizers were sold out and no one bothered to tell us. When we finally asked about it after a long wait, the server said oh, it’s sold out and just walked away. Price for the crab also went up so it really isn’t worth it anymore especially with poor service. Would not recommend.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good love the service
  6. AL

    ArnoldL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife’s birthday celebration was awesome here. Staff did a terrific job.
  7. m

    marahb

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods was delicious. Service was great. Very beautiful inside. Would definitely recommend
  8. S

    Shana723

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every thing. Will go back again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fan-freakin-tastic! Garlic butter noodles with roasted garlic sauce was awesome, crab was good and peppercorn wings were all pleasant goodness! Do not forget about the imperial rolls and, by the way, I will not look at chicken salad the same way again. This is the real deal. The reviews are accurate.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The spicy chicken wings & crab were delicious!
  11. f

    foodielove

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great value. We had the crab set for 10 and it was festive and delicious.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the crab lighting a bit bright. Service good attentive. The shrimp were excellent too!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Egg yolk crab is a must buy. Even non crab dishes, like garlic noodles, are huge winners. Kid friendly especially at early dining hours
  14. r

    rawff

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!! The owner is very sweet and friendly!! Food is delicious!! Great place for a special occasion or just a nice dinner out!
  15. AP

    AlbertP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great for my (and maybe your) crab and garlic noodle fix. Other Vietnamese dishes also great!
  16. m

    mikel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The meal was delicious and the staff was very friendly. We will definitely be back for the crab and the lobster
  17. n

    norminsf

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The crab is unbelievably good...we had absolutely nothing left on our plates and nothing to take home. We ordered the steamed crab, garlic crab and peppercorn crab. The peppercorn crab is lightly fried and was our favorite. Also had the papaya salad, crab dumplings, salted egg shrimp, crab fried rice - all superb. Service was excellent and the nice lady was there to clear out our plates and take care of all our needs. When it gets crowded, it is very loud inside - would help if they had more sound absorbing materials. The crab is pricey, so be prepared - but it's worth it.
  18. LC

    LaniC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy there’s another great place that serves Vietnamese roasted crab with a set dinner menu.
  19. TH

    THOMASE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were there for an early dinner at around 4:30pm so . We had a set menu for four. There was enough food, but the set menu doesn't provide more crab for more people. They just add more dishes. The flavor is very mild. We had the peppercorn crab and it was cooked well, but not much peppercorn. So if you like stronger flavor, you will need to tell them when you order. The sea bass was very tender and just a hint of light soy sauce, which worked for this dish.
  20. c

    couqquoc

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Spicy crab is excellent. We will be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Love the food and service!
  22. S

    Shelsky

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a crab dinner!
  23. CH

    CheriH

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome roasted garlic crab. Shaken beef, salt and pepper chicken wing, egg plant and imperial roll are all delicious as well. The hot and sour soup is luke warm, a bit disappointed. The salty egg crab is good but roasted garlic version wins overall.
  24. EP

    EmilyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We ordered the two person menu but thanks to their flexibility, swapped out the cabbage salad for papaya salad and roast for steamed crab. The papaya salad was perfectly balanced and crunchy. The garlic noodles had a strong butter and garlic profile. I couldn't take it but my husband loved it. The crab was cracked strategically for novice crab eaters. Our complaint is that there wasn't enough ginger in the ginger and wine steamed crab. We did however enjoy our meal and the service is friendly and helpful.
  25. LL

    LynnLeano

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  26. LD

    LocalDiner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Other than the female server, the other two male servers could not be more indifferent and almost annoyed about having to provide service. Food was also cold and average.
  27. RL

    RueL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was delicious. My favorite were the tofu, garlic noodles, and the butter garlic crab. I will be back again!
  28. S

    Steve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food here is amazing and you can usually walk in if you get there early enough.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place so much!!! The crabs are AMAZING and the garlic noodles are a must!! My fave is the chili crab! Can’t wait to be back!
  30. b

    bdhny

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall the restaurant was ok, except I was a bit disappointed on the crab. Since the restaurant is specialized on crab and even printed on the menu that they served the finest/freshness crab, I expected very good quality. However I believed the crab was not fresh.
  31. T

    To7778

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Service was poor (maybe due to Thanksgiving rush) but food was excellent.
  32. RL

    RochelleL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious! Service was great. The servers were nice and checked in on us frequently. We had the shaking beef and it was tender. The roasted crab is always my go to, messy but worth it. Pour that sauce on all my rice! Haha! The salted egg prawns, spicy eggplant and the steamed sea bass were delicious as well as cooked beautifully! The only thing is that it was a bit drafty but could be for the ventilation. Other than that, I high recommend this place!
  33. KH

    KarenH

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, attentive and accommodating.
  34. P

    Petey

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was our first dinner at Golden Crab House. We ordered the pre-fix dinner for 6 despite there being only four in our party. The meal was delicious. Service was very good and the food was served very hot and in a timely matter. It was a little pricy but worth the cost!
  35. K

    Karen

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and customer service
  36. JN

    JanetN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dishes from crab to sea bass to beef. We had the set menu for six people and it was delicious!
  37. K

    Kratos2514

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    When I go to San Francisco, Golden Crab House is one of the places I will visit. I liked their fried chicken wings and fried Shrimps .
  38. DC

    DavidC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Get the roasted garlic crab and garlic noodles. Dumplings were awesome too.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    celebrated my reception here for my wedding, had a good time and the shaken beef was crackkkkkin
  40. l

    ltbsfpm

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very delicious meal! The egg yolk crab is a must. Garlic noodles were amazing. Located in a nice spot in the Sunset District - a must go!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Golden Crab House using the Order Online button. Golden Crab House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Golden Crab House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 702-6685.

Golden Crab House is rated 4.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Golden Crab House

1830 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1818

Additional information

  • Cross street

    19th and Irving

  • Neighborhood

    Sunset District

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Vietnamese

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The 29 or 28 bus drops you off within a block's walking distance of our restaurant. Please bring your vaccination cards.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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