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Crustacean

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Nob Hill
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1475 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4648
+1 415-776-2722
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17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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154 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here 10 plus years and absolutely love this place. The garlic roast crab is outstanding and consistent and the best pick of crabs. Other favorites salt and pepper calamari and garlic noodles.

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Thank globbiztravel
Redwood City, California
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended to Crustacean by a fellow traveler while in Cabo...We had a great waiter who basically ordered for us...we had papaya calamari salad, crab puffs, mussel in pesto, tiger prawns with garlic noodles...and dessert...baked Alaska. All dishes were good with interesting flavors...prawns with garlic noodle...were good...but pricey at $39. Dessert was a surprise and was quite good. Location was unassuming... More 

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Thank LMD331
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a good thing I liked the person I ate here with, because we indulged in the garlic noodles and it was oozing out of my pores after. It is by far one of the most heavenly tastes I have experienced from a restaurant. If I was a spice girl, I would be Garlic Spice, and this is the place... More 

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Thank ELHyman
Santa Cruz, California
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409 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have never before had melt in your mouth garlic noodles. No matter what is ordered here, I highly suggest the noodles. We had Dungeness Crab in garlic and when I thought I could not eat the entire thing, I did! It is mouthwatering. The salt and pepper prawns are amazing as well. The location is hard to find. Look... More 

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Thank JeriLG
Tacoma, Washington
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188 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I had a pretty good dinner with excellent service. I had the tiger prawns with garlic noodles. I think 4 Tiger prawns with noodles for $39 is pretty pricey. My other friends had crab cakes and he almost licked his plate.

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Thank TacomaTraveler2013
Pittsburg, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every time we return to this place I threaten to try something other than the roasted crab. I succeeded only once so I get the crab and garlic noodles every time. You can't go wrong at this place!

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Thank humphs60
Cary, North Carolina
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263 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The crab is in season and this is where I go for a 2 lb treat! Okay, there is only about 10 ounces of meat in these monsters, but get the peppered crab and you cannot go wrong. My visit this time was a little disappointing in its service but I will try again .

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Thank Bocain
San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Sort of a strange mix of formal and run down... located in what feels like a defunct small shopping plaza you sort of wonder what the place will be like by the time you get to its third floor location. However it's worth the effort. The only reason to go is for it's really amazing whole roasted garlic crab served... More 

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Thank donojames
Bethesda, Maryland
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226 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Apparently, this is the destination for Dunginess Crab, a dish I had never before sampled. Because I am on a low sodium diet, they modified their normal preparation and served my order steamed with garlic and oil on the side for dipping. I love it and wish these were on the East Coast of the US. Alas, I will have... More 

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Thank Lois C
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

There's a lot of seafood in SF, but if you want a different, truly different and one of a kind experience of seafood while visiting, you MUST come here!!! And try the mussels and garlic noodles! Fantastic service, clean, delicious. Worth what you're going to pay!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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Staying in Nob Hill

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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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