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The House
Today 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
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1230 Grant Ave San Francisco, CA 94133
1230 Grant AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94133
$$$Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Today 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PMSaturday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PMSunday 5:00 – 10:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
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Small, informal restaurant in North Beach featuring innovative Asian-fusion fare.- Google
"The Sea Bass was amazing and includes the garlic noodles."
"Great place for lovers of upscale Asian fusion."
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Johnny Wang
in the last week
It's been a while since I've been led this astray, but, for a place that's among the 25 top highest rated restaurants on Yelp, The House turned out to be surprisingly lackluster. Bringing my mom here for a nice dinner before she left the country, our meal consisted primarily of appetizers, where we ordered the: * Ahi Tuna Tartare - Tuna tartare on nori chips, and highly reminiscent of a similar dish that you could find at the Liholiho Yacht Club popup, but not nearly in the same league. Enjoyable, but not particularly memorable. * Deep Fried Salmon Roll - Essentially salmon egg rolls, which is hard to completely butcher. That said, while these weren't bad, they were on the salty side of the spectrum, especially when one being too liberal with the accompanying dipping sauce. * Seared Scallops in Ponzu Sauce - Hands down the best part of the meal, and drastically better than the rest of the dishes, with the scallops cooked just right, and sauced to perfection. * Wasabi House Noodles w/ Flat Iron Steak - One of the other stars of the restaurant (the other being the salmon rolls), this turned out to be a bit lacking as well. While decent, we found it lacking in wasabi flavoring, and also found it oddly reminiscent of Taiwanese black bean noodles. So much so, in fact, that every bite ended with the expectation and consequent dissatisfaction that they were not actually black bean noodles, falling just a bit short of that flavoring. Now, if The House were at a lower price point, and in a place that had easier parking, I'd easily give it 3 stars, because really, the food is pretty average. But, because of the difficulty in parking, and because it IS meant to be a fancy dinner (with prices reflecting that), I can't see myself coming here again. ***Accessibility Info*** Venue - A bit on the fence about the accessibility of the place. While there is a large single, angled step to get inside, they do have a ramp they can bring out. And, while the tables are placed close enough that maneuvering around can prove difficult, they can set you up at a table near the front, with enough notice. Bathroom - I didn't check them out, so I can't say for sure, but even if they were accessible, getting to them could prove a bit troublesome.
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Jason Pinkerton
4 months ago
Pretty good Asian fusion. At first I was unimpressed by the menu by decided to give it a try. Had the Kobe skirt steak, pretty good especially for a skirt steak. My wife had the halibut and said it was delicious. Not exactly the Chinatown experience but good Asian fusion.
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John Senior
5 months ago
I was slightly underwhelmed by my experience here. Maybe it was bc of the courses I chose or that I caught them on a busy day? What I ordered: the sea bass (this was the real winner and had a perfect crispy coating with lots of tender meat inside *swoons), shrimp with mushroom risotto (too heavy and was very tiring after a while. Shrimp was also a bit too salty), passion fruit creme brulee (delicious, but several parts of it were burnt :/ ), crispy salmon rolls (good but the dipping sauce's main component was Wasabi..interesting) Overall: for the price (about 35.00 per person) I expected more attention to detail on the food.
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Scott Polite
6 months ago
This place didn't blow me away with invented flavors or seriously yummy entrees. We had the salmon egg rolls, pork chop in Thai sauce, and noodles With skirt steak. As foodies, me and my husband felt that we could have made these at home (we live in LA-OC). I didn't really get their concept and the wait was way to long
Rishi Gupta
3 months ago
This is the snootiest, most self-satisfied restaurant I've ever been to. That includes all Michelin star places in San Francisco, LA and Vegas I've dined at. This place's nose is so far up its own ass, a team of Sherlock Holmes and Batman would need a week to find it. I'm willing to forgive the typical San Francisco-ness of having to make reservations over a month in advance. *But* with the North Beach parking craziness, I was literally 11 minutes late. I called in advance saying I was having parking issues and would be 15 mins late. They said they give up tables after 10 minutes and there was a "mob" outside. And we'd probably have to wait the full two hours for a table. When we got to the restaurant, there were 3 people outside. If that counts a mob, these guys probably shit themselves at Bay to Breakers. Fortunately we *were* seated relatively quickly...after an excessively rude waitress snapped at us and told us to wait outside. From the moment we sat down, to the moment we were out the door, we were rushed and made to feel most unwelcome. A waiter wanted to bring out our entrees 5 mins after we'd been served appetizers. This is *after* I already bought a $70 bottle of wine off these people, so it was going to be a good size tab. When I told him to wait for us to finish our appetizers, they looked super offended. Please. Entrees were brought out the instant I took the last bite of appetizer, and we were rushed through those as well by the staff. To be quite honest, the food was average for the price. It was decent, but for a $80 food tab (two apps, two entrees) I would expect adequate food. Total bill was $150, so I'd expect better service considering we're giving them a decent amount of money for two people. All in all, this is the *last* place I would come for a nice meal given the abhorrent service. For a special occasion in San Francisco, go to Alexander's, Acquerello, La Folie or Boulevard. The House is just awful from start to finish.
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6 months ago
The House has top notch Asian Fusion. Best salmon I've ever had. Incredibly savory beef house noodles with steak cooked to perfection. The food was balanced and tasty. Nice romantic ambiance and location in North Beach. I recommend trying to make reservations to avoid a long wait. It can get pretty loud and crowded, but is worth it for the amazing food!
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Sandra Canales
6 months ago
Short Story: Fantastic restaurant, well worth the price! Long Story: We came here on a Saturday evening with a reservation. We were promptly greeted at the door and seated. We ordered the tempura appetizer, house special Korean beef, and pork. All dishes were fantastic and well worth the price. The place is pretty small so reservations go out fast! Also, the service here is top notch (given what you pay for) and the ambiance and decor is relaxing. However, the place is always buzzing with noise and energy (in a good way) due to it's small size. Verdict: I'll definitely be back!
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Valentijn Nieuwenhuijzen Kruseman
in the last week
Our evening was amazing ! The best Asian fusion you can get: delicious !!