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R&G Lounge
Chinese Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
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631 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108
631 Kearny StUSCASan Francisco94108
(415) 982-7877rnglounge.com
$$Chinese Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
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Celebrated Cantonese grub, dished out in a basic downstairs space & more formal upstairs room.- Google
People talk about salt and pepper, special beef, peking duck, cantonese and dungeness crab
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Kristin C.
reviewed 2 months ago
Tasty American Chinese food with bold flavors. AMAZING: Salt & Pepper Crab - Though I do love the seasoning, my favorite part of the crab is the deep-fried egg inside of the shell. I usually have to battle a couple people in my party for the last bite. The Salt & Pepper Deep-Fried Scallops are delicious and the scallops are HUGE. GOOD: R&G Special Beef, Honey Spareribs, Steamed Clams with Eggs, Snow Pea leaves with garlic, Eggplant & Salted Fish in Clay Pot OKAY: Baked Black Cod, Three Treasures with Black Bean Sauce Tip: Call ahead or make a reservation if you are planning to dine here-- even with a reservation, expect to wait 15-30+ minutes to be seated. Also, park in the Chinatown Garage and don't forget the ask the hostess to validate after you finish your meal!!!
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Edwin Zee
reviewed 5 months ago
If you’re looking for delicious Cantonese food, look no further than the R&G Lounge in San Francisco. Located on the border between the Financial District and Chinatown, the R&G Lounge delivers a variety delicious dishes. While the winter melon soup, fried squab, house beef, and garlic eggplant were all delicious, the thing to order there is the salt and pepper fried crab. Lightly battered and seasoned to perfection, the fried crab is a true joy to eat. Pair it with a lychee martini that’s Anthony Bourdain approved and some good company and you’ll find yourself in for a fantastic evening.
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Jane Nguyen
reviewed 4 months ago
Overhyped IMO! I've been wanting to try this place for awhile since it gets such rave reviews from everyone but I don't think I'll ever crave coming here. We ordered the salt & pepper crab, peking duck, special beef, and seafood garlic noodles. I think I realized I prefer the kind of crab cooked in garlic and sauces where I can just savor the juices instead of the lightly fried batter coated crab that we got. The peking duck was juicy, but very oily. So much so that oil was dripping down my hand. Garlic noodles were interesting. It's a "wetter" version that I haven't had before, but it's not bad. The special beef was very tender though and I'd definitely get that again. Overall I'd rather go to PPQ over R&G for crab.
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Philip Dawsey
reviewed 2 months ago
This is pretty classic American-Chinese food. They have different seafood, chicken, pork, and other dishes that you're likely to see pretty much everywhere. It is a bit more upscale catering toward westerners, but yet it's packed with Chinese families. I would say overall the value is not that great and the food is pretty standard - not bad, but not great. For example, the eggplant was $15, and it was good, but not great. As usual, the servers are not super friendly, but it's a Chinese restaurant, so that's just how it is. Also, it's fairly popular, so a reservation is recommended otherwise you'll end up waiting for 30min+ if you get there at prime dinner hour. Overall, you can get this food anywhere, but if you want a slightly nicer presentation, come here and you'll pay at least 50% more for that.
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Kim Nguyen
reviewed 2 months ago
{Jan 2014} My Take: expensive Chinese food // Special Dish: Peking Duck (underrated dish is Braised Beef & Turnips in Claypot) // Price Point: $18 - $40 per dish // The Service: not overly attentive but not terribly bad // Reservations Needed: yes, although it's only about a 10 - 20 minutes wait on a weekday without one // FYI, Friends: hostess won't seat your party until all has arrived. Eat up, Kimmie
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Chelsea Larsson
reviewed 5 months ago
R & G lounge is old school China town "fine dining". Black suited waiters mill about amiably and big business parties yell congratulations to each other across giant circular tables in the always crowd dining room. At one point, this was probably a happening lounge, the interior now though is a little worse for wear. The food too is a little old-fashioned and not experimental by SF standards but despite that, R & G's staples are still as popular as ever. Lychee martinis go down easy as plates piled high with salt and pepper crab are delivered to almost every table. Go for a taste of the past.
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