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House of Chen

The Castro
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335 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1618
+1 415-861-6868
15:00 - 22:30
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Oakland, California
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The food here was good but not fabulous. The non/deep fried dishes I preferred and found some items a bit greasy. But very nice employees and solid food.

Thank Travelingbear1000
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

While this place does not have great ambiance, it does have the best take out and a great owner. The woman who works there is friendly, fun and easy to work with. I highly recommend them for take out or delivery and even for eat in if you like.

Thank JPHauck
Glenville, New York
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

On a recent trip to San Fran we were a little tight for time and as we did not get time to 'do' Chinatown properly, we felt that we at least ought to try at least one Chinese restaurant and House of Chen hit the spot big time. We started out with a large pot of Hot and Sour soup... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Friends have taken me to House of Chen on two separate visits to San Francisco. I grew up there and have enjoyed a variety of good and bad Chinese restaurants most of my life. I travel regularly to China for business, and enjoy the local cuisine. House of Chen stands out as one of the best places I have experienced.... More 

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San Francisco
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

House of Chen is in the neighborhood where we live and we go there regularly. This is a small family-run place where the food is outstanding and you are always greeted with a warm smile! We have had special occasion dinners here many times and the entire experience is always memorable. The restaurant is small and basic, but the menu... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

House of Chen is near my house and my friend and neighbor recommended them as being excellent. Well, evidently my friend doesn't know what good Chinese food is because everything he recommended was awful when I ordered it, they even got the plain, steamed rice wrong (it was dried out and seemed like it was scraped from the bottom of... More 

Thank amz94102
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

The food was amazing. It was so frresh. We loved every bite. The wonton soup was very good and we enjoyed the appetizer sampler

Thank Jwsfun
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Reviewed 14 July 2005

House of Chen is possibly the best Chinese I've ever had. I strongly recommend you to go there and if possible, try the Mongolian Beef or the Tai Chi Chicken with Pot Stickers. If you are in the area, there are also many things to do and see.

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-6868

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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