1031 Irving St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412237.763802 -122.468969
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Neighborhoods: Central West, Inner Sunset
Word on the street is San Tung has the best dried fried chicken wings in the bay area. That word is legit. Expect long waits throughout the day on weekends. Your best bet is to go mid-week or off times (not lunch or dinner). I highly recommend ordering their mapo tofu and their black bean noodles in addition to the dried fried chicken wings.
GREAT FOOD – i was introduced to San Tung recently by a friend. we happen to get there at the right time since we only had to wait for a table for 5 minutes. once we were seated, i noticed a line starting to form by the front door. first off the KIM CHEE was delicious. if that was on the menu i would have ordered that too. the food was terrific and served at the right temperature. dry fried chicken was seasoned just right and the dry sauteed green beans were still crisp with great flavor. i will be back to try more dishes.
Best Hot & Sour Soup – They have the BEST Hot & Sour Soup - it's tasty and full of the right ingredients in every spoonful. The dry braised chicken wings in sweet and spicy sauce is the bomb - what's not to like? Their spicy soup noodles are quite good too... For the price and the portion, you just can't really complain...
Best Chicken ever! – This is my favorite Chinese restaurant, bar none!!! My friends and I always get the same dishes when go - dry chicken (their signature dish), pork dumplings, and sizzling rice soup - the perfect combination. During dinnertime there is a wait but even then, you can get seated within 20-30 minutes. Great food and low prices - what more could you ask for?!
Get the Dry Fried Chicken! – Wow, some of the best chicken wings I've ever had. Make sure to ask them to lessen the spice if you can't take spicy foods.
too good...too much – the line was long...but definitely worth the wait. the dry fry chicken wings are to die for. Potstickers and dumplings are best in the city!!! My personal favorite, string beans are the best you will ever have. Service was efficient and quick. The best chinese food i have ever had, and the prices are very good. Everytime i go there, i eat too much because it is too good!!!
Not feeling the hype ... – I went here b/c I was told the ZaZang Myung (Blackbean Noodles) was a hit and authentic. I've had really good ZZmyung so when I had theirs I was truly dissapointed. The sauce was brown, like gravy and bland. After a few bites I couldn't eat it anymore. It's not authentic at all. And the noodles were all squigley, broke apart, and over cooked. The steamed dumplings were like any dumplings you can get at any Chinese place.
excellent and affordable! – This is one of the best restaurants for chinese food. The dry fried chicken and black bean noodles are the best. The dumplings are great too. Very long lines, but definitely worth the wait. A hidden gem for sure, I never knew about the place for the longest time and live nearby!
Worth the wait – I am a super picky eater and I hate waiting in lines. The crowd may be long and my glass may stay empty but the food is GREAT. Dry fried chicken wings are the best. That with the black bean noodles and you have a meal for 2 for under $20. Can't beat that!!!
It really is that good – This restaurant is really worth visiting. The noodles are delicious, the chicken is tasty, the string beans are cooked just right and the dumplings are so good. I've been going to this restaurant for several years and it seems that it is only getting more and more popular. Instead of waiting forever to get a table, I suggest going early or late though.
It was only ok.... – I think many of my friends overhyped this place. They kept telling me how good this place was, and when I got there, I think my expecations were too high. I order the dumplings, and the bowl of noodles with sauce on top. The dishes just didn't wow me, nothing stood out. It was just your average Northern chinese crusine restaurant. There are a couple of places that serves better food than them.
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