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Nov 23, 2010 09:44 PM

What's open in SF on Thanksgiving

Im gonna be in SF on Thanksgiving Day and am hoping for a Chinese meal...Are Chinese restaurants normally open on the holiday? or other ethnic spots?

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  1. You'll have no trouble finding a Chinese restaurant open on t-day. I've had Thanksgiving at R & G Lounge and it was a madhouse.

    R & G Lounge
    631 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Thanks everyone...I was hoping Chinese restaurants would be open for non Thanksgiving celebrants...Will definitely go mid afternoon...

    2. Noticed yesterday that Hong Kong Saigon Seafood in Sunnyvale will be open on Thanksgiving.

      1. We've had wonderful Chinese dinners on T-giving day.
        All the places will be full at dinnertime.
        We avoid the rush by having an early dinner at 3 or 4 PM. There is usually street parking available in Chinatown -- and I think the meters are not in force.
        When I was in Berkeley forty years ago, a friend and I had nowhere to go on Thanksgiving - so sad. We went to the neighborhood Chinese "take-out" place (still there , new name -- King Dong on Shattuck). Much to our surprise the place was full -- all Chinese families.

        In recent years we've had good dinners at Great Eastern and Louie's (SF Chinatown), and China First on Clement. But go at midafternoon.

        Here's a link to a previous discussion:

        Louie's California Chinese
        646 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Great Eastern Restaurant
        649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        China First
        336 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

        King Dong
        2429 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

        1. both locations of Beijing Restaurant are open on Thursday Nov. 25
          the new location is 3925 Irving Street at 40th Avenue

          Beijing Restaurant
          1801 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94112

          1. Just want to thank Melanie Wong, Mike H, Joel and Cynsa for letting me know that all those Chinese restaurants in SF were open on Thanksgiving.I took Mom to her first dim sum at Gold was nearly full at 11:30 am but no wait and Mom loved it...the carts and the busy scene make for a great experience and Ive been to GHold Mtn a few times and though it gets poo-pooed quite a bit on the Board, all the dishes were delish...shrimp balls, har gow very juicy and fresh tasting...Happened to grab a pie Thankgiving eve at Una Pizza Napoletana, also a great experience...not a long wait and I thoroughly appreciate Sr. Mangieri's devotion to his craft. At $20 a pie it was well worth the experience, a transcendent "Filleti" pie...mmmm....SF's pizza scene is head and shoulders above what is goin on here in LA.

            Una Pizza Napoletana
            200 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103