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Apr 26, 2011 01:29 AM

Good Chinese around UCSF

My brother is having cspine surgery at UCSF in 3 weeks. My parents and I are coming into town to help out. Wondering if anyone has any recs for Chinese in the area. (We are Chinese BTW) I would think Richmond or Sunset places but somewhere we could pop out to have lunch or dinner. Been to Shanghai Dumpling King and Burma Super star and thought both were good. Thanks in advance!

Shanghai Dumpling King
3319 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

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  1. The most obvious choice is San Tung at Irving and 11th. So far the only problems I've had are with waits, but I haven't been in at least two years. The noodles, (variations on Zha jiang mian) are quite good, as are the dry fried chicken wings.

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    1. re:

      Link to San Tung Chinese Restaurant

      San Tung Chinese Restaurant
      1031 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

    2. Slightly further away but still south of the park is King of Noodles.

      King of Noodles
      1639 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA

      1. The Irving St. location of Beijing Restaurant has some great comfort food--

        Here's a long thread on the original Alemany location which has mostly the same menu--

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        1. re: charliemyboy

          Parking's easier out that way, can be a major pain in the Inner Sunset and around Burma Superstar.

          Beijing Restaurant
          3925 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            You can almost always find parking near Andronico's.

        2. I think South Sea Seafood Village, 1420 Irving, is the closest best Chinese restaurant, particularly if you're looking for HK style seafood or dim sum.

          1. Thanks everyone
            these all sound good. I've been to the Beijing restaurant in Alemany which was good. Any other non-Chinese suggestions walkable about UCSF?

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            1. re: samanh

              Walkable: Pomelo on Judah, pan-Asian (and other) noodles.

              Further up Judah between 4th and 11th: Lime Tree (Malaysian-Indonesian), Yummy Yummy (Vietnamese), Arizmendi Bakery, Pasion (pan-Latino/Peruvian), Koo (sushi), all very good.

              I think the Chinese and Korean options are better on Geary and Clement than on Irving. There are a couple of good Chinese restaurants on Noriega, around 22nd and then out farther around 30th.

              I have stopped going to San Tung because of labor complaints (underpaid workers), despite liking the fried chicken in the past. Hope it goes well.

              Yummy Yummy
              1015 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

              Arizmendi Bakery
              1331 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

              1. re: Windy

                Agree on Windy's non-Chinese recs. All very good!

                I'd also like to add Park Chow (American comfort food), Ebisu (Japanese), and Naan n Curry.

                Park Chow
                1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

                1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

              2. re: samanh

                Define walkable since it means different things to different people. 9th/Irving is 4-5 blocks away but the walk back is up a steep hill.

                Any way, do a search for 9th/Irving...lots of places like Ebisu, Park Chow, Pluto's.

                Park Chow
                1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

                1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

                1. re: ML8000

                  If you don't want to walk back up, stay on Irving rather than Parnassus and take the elevator in the parking garage. But it's not that bad a hill once you've walked it a couple of times.

                  1. re: Windy

                    That's great advice. I have my 70 year-old mother who has no compunction about walking to a good meal, but has her limits.