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The House

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$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
+1 415-986-8612
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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San Marcos, California
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located on a side street very small, crammed seating restaurant. Parking is difficult you're better off taking Uber. We were seated promptly and no longer sat down were asked for our order. Looking at the appetizers we decided on three. Ahi Tuna Tartare, very good; Chinese chive shrimp dumplings, very good; soft shell crab, a miss which was overcooked. Except... More 

Thank mac33028
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with the family at The House. Food was outstanding. We had a combination of starters which were all presented beautifully and very tasty. Only reason for the 4 and not 5 is because my mum didn't like the soft shelled crab at all

Thank Bapaksi
San Francisco, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This American Asian restaurant is a great place to impress your loved ones or your boss. the place is small and you have to have a reservation. If you go at 5.30pm, they might be able to fit you in. the kitchen is small, but the amount of food and the presentation and quality are out of this world. My... More 

Thank John A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an okay place. We order the chicken breast and the specials of the day - tuna salad, steak and halibut. The wait was way too long, and I expected more for the price.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kentfield, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The food is definitely 5 star. The tuna poke was the best I've ever had and we also enjoyed the octopus appetizer. We shared the flank steak with Chinese noodles. The steak was a little chewy, but the Chinese flavors and the noodles were perfect. This is a small restaurant and crowded with tables close together and very noisy. Reasonably... More 

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Chico, California
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350 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Wonderful Asian flavors and presentation on spectacular seafood dishes. This is a very small and unassuming restaurant with its door just off the main Columbus drag. It presents with little fanfare and no real front end to the restaurant, and with tight and fairly basic seating. But an early seating without a reservation and cool air and incredible smells wafting... More 

Thank JoelZ195
Helsinki, Finland
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The place is small and busy, book a table in advance. Had the deep fried salmon rolls and beef with wasabi noodles, both excellent. Service is good and prices ok. Recommended.

1 Thank Tommi S
Athens, Ohio
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Grab some books, then grab a meal here. Delicious, fragrant asian food. Our kids (15 and 12) loved their udon noodles, one with pork, the other vegetables and curry. Sea bass, and salad with scallops and tempura was prepared beautifully.

Thank karoline_e_lane
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Best meal we had while in San Francisco on our 3 days visit! Highly recommended the steak with wasabi noodles!

1 Thank Kevin F
Portland, MI
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was just around the corner from our hotel, and had good reviews, so we tried it. Best meal I've had in a long time. And service was equally good. Tiny place, so be sure to call ahead.

Thank KWAK1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-8612

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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