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Bow Hon

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850 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1709
+1 415-362-0601
11:00 - 22:30
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just went here today for lunch, my Thai wife and her friend fresh from Thailand and myself. I ordered noodle soup with chicken, salt and pepper pork and 2 orders of steamed rice, came out to $30. I had quick figured in my head around $25 because I ordered the $5.95 won ton soup without won tons, only noodles but... More 

Thank antiindian
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We walked the streets of San Francisco for a few hours and were getting quiet tired , so we decided to head into China town, we stopped outside the Bow Hon and thought it looked as good as anywhere , so decided to get a late lunch, it was busy which is usually a good sign, the food was perfect... More 

Thank Stufuk
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were pulled in to this restaurant by the enthusiastic lady on the street while wandering Chinatown in search of dinner after 8 pm. We ordered the family meal for 3 which was perfectly sized for 3 adults. The meal was nothing to write home about but we had an enjoyable experience nonetheless.

Thank Jlindq
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch here with my husband. We ordered the lunch special for two. The amount of food was more than adequate, and we were very pleased with the quality. The ingredients were very fresh and I especially loved the simple noodles we had! Perhaps the noodles were a tad on the oily side, but the flavour was really good.

Thank Jac Y
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We were coaxed into the restaurant by a lady outside who promised us good food. The best part of the dim sum were the tasteles frozen dishes. The worst were the soaked in oil onion pancakes. To be avoided for dim sum

1 Thank Lucc
Granada, Spain
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something family run and these were great, good food needed a bit of soy and chilli but they were available on the table. We weren't offered, desert, tea or fortune cookie, actually it was like they were trying to get rid of us to get the next sitting in :-/

Thank Clara O
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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195 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

After reading the reviews of this place, we figured we would give it a try. We were also pretty much escorted there by a person handing out flyers. She wouldn't leave us alone until we entered and sat down. We were very disappointed, even though there were several Chinese customers who seemed to be enjoying their food. My dining companion... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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63 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Bow Hon in San Francisco is a hole in the wall. Our family is Chinese and we have eaten in lots of Chinese restaurants in Canada and U.S.A. We tried the dim sum for lunch and the selection is limited, the food is mediocre and not that tasty, the servings do not match the picures on the menu (e.g., you... More 

1 Thank wcs222
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Very plain exterior and standard café tables inside - ideal for a quick solo meal or for something less informal than the many grand looking restaurants nearby. Well priced, comprehensive menu with all the things one would expect from a Chinatown restaurant. Great pork BBQ and well priced drinks too.

Thank PDScotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Authentic good Chinese food... Adventurous should try something !! CLAY pot dishes - service varied with language issues

Thank Edward Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-0601

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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