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Uncle's Cafe

65 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2118
+1 415-982-1954
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good70%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
15 Oct 2016
“Good lunch in Chinatown”
12 Oct 2016
“Decent food, filthy place”
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Asian, Chinese
65 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2118
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The signage in Chinatown is loud and can be confusing but you won't go wrong by choosing this place for lunch. It was good. The hot and sour soup was terrific. Lots of spice. I'd definitely recommend this place.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 13 October 2016

After a day of traveling, four of us were in search for a late afternoon meal and happened upon Uncle's Cafe. Filled with locals, we were sure we hit upon a gem and, if it was simply based on the food, it would be a...More

Thank dmarun
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We wanted to eat in China Town, we found Uncle's Cafe, or they found us on the street and walked us to our table with no waiting, it was early 6PM - the place filled up with locals later. The menu was huge. We had...More

Thank mimimer3
Reviewed 13 August 2014

When in Chinatown avoid the tourist restaurants and look for where the locals eat. Uncle's café is such a place. Always busy, always noisy and always an adventure. Uncle's is an excellent place for a quick lunch or more leisurely dinner but be aware that...More

Thank 54Nancy54
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Had the hot pot with 3 broths plus bak choi, lamb and beef. We also had noodles and ma po tofu to share. Plenty Of food and Excellent. Those giving this place 1 stars seem to be expecting Americanized Chinese food: the one star reviewer...More

Thank DaveLVB
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We went here because my wife struck up a conversation with the cute little Chinese girl that everyone was ignoring on the street corner trying to pass out menus. My wife felt sorry for her so we went. Sooo glad we did. This is an...More

1  Thank tripjunky
Reviewed 13 December 2013

I ate here for lunch while I was touring Chinatown. I ordered the Kung Pao tofu and hot and sour soup. It was so hot and spicy that my eyes watered the whole time. But once my taste buds calmed down I realized just how...More

Thank YukiValdez
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

We found this place by accident, and we were pleasantly surprised with how great it was. Terrific food, reasonable prices. And as we were here early in the evening, the service was actually pretty good. We ordered the Mandarin dinner too, and liked everything. Next...More

Thank Kevran
Reviewed 1 June 2012

What really turned us off was the poor service. Most aspects of their service were slow and inattentive. Slow to seat us, and slow to provide menus and water. Our server was angered by our polite questions about menu items. I ordered Gen. Tsao's chicken,...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Nothing against PF Chiangs really. But this place is closer to real Chinese. I've eaten here a couple of times and always enjoyed it. It is sort of a joint though, but the food is good and service friendly. They make a nice American breakfast...More

Thank OrygunDuck
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,
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Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-1954
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