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Nob Hill
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1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
+1 415-776-2722
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place after reading the reviews as well as many recommendations from friends. I must say that the food quality is really good with great service. The grilled calamari and Vietnamese rice paper rolls tasted really good for starters. Between the 2 crabs we had, I preferred the baked one over the drunken style. Remember to keep space for... More 

Thank wolfverine
Tracy, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place. The food was great and service was also great. Made reservations and everything else was set for us. Nice selection on the menu. Parking is a headache thou.

Thank raz k
East Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Crustacean was recommended by the concierge at our Hilton Hotel. I cannot begin to tell you how fantastic it was. Being from Connecticut, and an avid bluecrab crabber, this was insane. There is so much to eat. Garlic butter dripping down both arms. Yippee is all there is to say. Absolute MUST go there!!

Thank Dianeddr1948
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice, upstairs restaurant featuring "destination" dish of Dungeness crab and garlic noodles. Paired with a Chardonnay and life gets real good, real quick.

Thank Fritz K
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Quality Vietnamese experience, not to die for but very consistent and offers a good variety of options. I stop here at least once a year when visiting the Bay Area and never walk away overwhelmed but I never leave disappointed. Overall prices are a bit excessive but most people know that when they arrive. Stairwells occasionally smell like urine. I'll... More 

Thank JetSetter4Life45
Suamico, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a group of 10 meet for a business meeting. The staff certainly took care to ensure we had a great experience. They had a great selection of wine which we took advantage of. Appetizers were nicely prepared and great tasting. The Crab was great. Everyone got a bib, which was needed. We also had the Prawns and noodles... More 

Thank Dave E
Hanford, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The drunken crab was delicious! The place was great and the staff was friendly. I don't think it's a good place for kids though. The food was delicious but $50.00 for one crab each? Maybe that's just the way it is in San Francisco fine dining but this small town boy sure wasn't expecting that! I should have suspected something... More 

Thank fragino
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513 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Some of the better garlic noodles in the city. Kind of pricy. There is some good stuff there. It aint the best. But it is fine.

Thank Scrappleking
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We always go here to have the roasted dungeness crab and garlic noodles. It is a bit pricey, but the service is good and it is easy to make a reservation.

Thank Louise C
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We have been stopping bye Crustacean for over 15 years now and they have become a solid San Francisco "establishment" restaurant. The Asian-fusion cuisine is now copied by hundreds of restaurants across America. Our favorite dishes remain the signature garlic crab and garlic noodles. The other dishes are fine too, but we always have the crab--it is uniquely prepared. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-2722

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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