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Best Chinese restaurants in San Francisco - Help me feed my parents...

My Chinese parents are in town, and they MUST eat Chinese food. Can you please help me identify the top Chinese restaurants in San Francisco. I am looking for AUTHENTIC food (none of this crab rangoon stuff)- it does not need to be fancy. If there is anything close to Noe Valley or is BART friendly - then that would be a plus. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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  1. Authentic what? Cantonese, Sichuan, Shanghainese...?

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      1. re: ChowFun_derek

        Thought i'd start with the easier ones . . . (g)

    1. What kind of Chinese food and dining experience are they looking for?

      1. If they're staying in Noe Valley and dependent on public transporation, good Chinese food is a logistical challenge.

        1. R and G Lounge on Kearny at Sacramento is my favorite Cantonese restaurant in SF. They are a little pricey (a real sit-down restaurant with the tanks of live seafood), but it's worth it.

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          1. re: jkinla

            I was going to make that suggestion myself! :)

          2. Superior Palace. Corner of 37th Avenue and Balboa in the Richmond district. Cheap and delicious authentic Chinese food. There's also one on 45th Avenue and Balboa. Forgot the English name. Something like K1-Cantonese Restaurant. Great frog dishes there!! Sorry homie, but i don't know the Noe Valley area too well.