1457 18th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.762462 -122.397093
Daily 11-3 5-10
Neighborhoods: Central East, Potrero
RESTAURANT CLOSED – THIS PLACE CLOSED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. VISIT JAN'S OTHER ELIZA'S ON CALIFORNIA STREET, JUST AS GOOD, BUT MUCH FURTHER THAN THE 5 MINUTE WALK THIS PLACE USED TO BE.
One of the best places for quality chinese food. Don't pay attention to any bad reviews! Try this place! – I live on potrero hill, but I don't go here for its convenience. I go to Eliza's for the food! Even when you order takeout it is ready within 20 minutes! And for those of you that thing the servers are rude, I don't know what you're talking about. If you're taking the fact that some of them were not born in the United States and can't speak perfect english as rudeness, then there is something wrong with you not them. I know the owners and they are amazing, I even met their daughter who the restaurant is named after! Their mongolian beef cannot be beat and if you complain about price, go for lunch its cheaper you cheapskates. The food always comes fast, and for those that called the waitstaff strange...good job being judgmental and close minded. Since when was food based solely on the people who bring it to you?? I love this place!
They are arrogant, food is good but overpriced, service is poor. Their location keeps them going for sure. – Food is good but in this town there is good food everywhere. The service is weak at best and given they charge 40% more than everyone else this place should be done. If they did not have a customer base that really has no other choices, and the fact that money really does not mean much too them, myself included, they would be run out of business.
Please someone open a comparable food choice nearby, Pacific/Presidio Heights needs choices. Elizas is great case in point for a business that should not be as successful as it is.
Shanghai Chicken ROCKS! – I just picked up a lunch order at Eliza's for my first time...it was SUPERB. I ordered the Shanghai Chicken and thoroughly enjoyed the delicate tastes of ginger and seaweed mixed in with the sauce and chicken. A definite must try!
Chinese cuisine with California accents highlight this Potrero Hill favorite. – In Short
The whimsical interior features Matisse-like paintings, hand-crafted lights and potted orchids, with the food presented in pastel pottery. Starters include Rangoon fried crab or celery salad--a sour dish tossed with carrots and cilantro. Main courses range from sunflower beef served with rich satay sauce to spicy chicken with fresh basil, and king salmon in black bean sauce. Vegetable dishes include hoisin green beans and meatless moo shu pancakes.
Best Chinese I've ever had. – I NEVER write evaluations, and against my better judement, signed up just to share how great they are.
Flat out amazing. VERY fast service (almost impersonal) - but great food, good prices.
Must check out.
A Good Choice for Chinese – Recently ate here, I thought the food was above-average for a Chinese food restaurant, not scary at all. Not sure if there has been a change recently, but the service was actually very good and friendly.
Pretty Good Food, Horrible and Strange Servers – The food is pretty good, and not too expensive. But yes, the service is horrible. The waitstaff (expecially the women) always seem to be mad. They are really strange, weird people. Almost like they are robots.... mean robots.
But hey, they have a big dish of Hershey Kisses and I awlays help myself to a big handfull on the way out.
Eliza's was good. – I enjoyed Eliza's. The food was good, service was fine and dishes were interesting. I am glad I didn't follow some of the reviews I had read. Perhaps because of those reviews the service has gotten better. Three of us had dinner - a generous appetizer plate, and 3 dishes that we shared. Price wise it was a deal. I will go back and bring other friends. Of course if you can make a reservation.
Enter the Realm of the Rude! – It's funny. I've given Eliza's four chances...each and every time the food was good, but both the service AND the clientelle have been almost unbearably rude!
I say 'almost' unbearable because I made it a joke the third time I visited, expected the same treatment, got what I expected and played along.
The fourth time I ordered takeout. Got there 45 minutes after I ordered and my VERY simple dish wasn't ready, the manager might have well put a curse on me the way he looked at me, kids were running into me as their parents looked on and said nothing...I think four times was enough. Perhaps you will have better luck.
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