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Mama Ji's

4416 18th St, San Francisco 94114, San Francisco, CA 94114
+1 415-626-4416
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“dumplings” (15 reviews)
“pot stickers” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
4416 18th St, San Francisco 94114, San Francisco, CA 94114
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Daly City dim sum places packed, came here and no line. Excellent dum sum! Definitely will return again.

Thank wyldwestsf
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This smallish Chinese restaurant in the Castro is very popular with neighborhood crowd. The Three C's Tofu special was exceptional, for those who don't relish spicy foods, ask them to tone down the chilis. This is not the run of the mill Cantonese restaurant. It's...More

Thank PatrickLAX
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The food here is KILLER!! Just go. The service could use one more body in the dining room but the food.... amazing. just go. You will not be sorry.

Thank SlowDownSeeMore
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Their beijing chicken and eggplant is one of my favorite things ever. They also do a great dim sum brunch. Pretty much all the food I've had here is excellent.

Thank Jake L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a fabulous little restaurant in the Castro offering both standard Chinese food (which I haven't yet had a chance to try) and fabulous Dim Sum. Do not expect carts but instead, you're given a plastic laminated menu and a marking pen and you...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Chinatown draws all the tourists seeking dim sum, but near the Castro beckons a cozy, family-run place on a residential street serving up some tasty Chinese comfort food. The dim sum is good. Worth sampling are Mama Ji's takes on Sichuan cuisine and interesting homestyle...More

Thank Travelingforfestivus
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Love these dumplings only at lunch and everything else too - soup dumplings are the best as are the old spicy noodles and the green beans and the shrimp dumplings and the pork dishes and the tofu And everything else

1  Thank Patti4709
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had an amazing dinner at Mama Ji's, and really enjoyed the tasty food, and the service! I love the neighborhood location and the ambiance. Oh, and the DIM SUM! YUM!

1  Thank eve624
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The Resturant is small stuffy and not clean. I ordered the clay pod and it was very oily . The source had a thick layer of oil!!!

Thank nicole2012
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Before Mama Ji's it was a challenge getting excellent dim sum without going too far from the city center. The service is friendly and efficient. Everything we ordered was delicious. We'll be back!

Thank PeanutButters
Nearby
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,
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 21:30
Monday
09:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 02:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 21:30
Thursday
09:30 - 21:30
Friday
09:30 - 21:30
Saturday
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4416 18th St, San Francisco 94114, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-4416
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