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Mission Chinese Food
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Today 5–10:30PM
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2234 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
2234 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
$$Chinese Restaurant, RestaurantToday 5–10:30PM
Wednesday 5–10:30PMThursday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PMFriday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PMSaturday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PMSunday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PMMonday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PMTuesday 5–10:30PM
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Trendy crowds line up for the imaginative Chinese eats at this casual, nationally known destination.- Google
"Highlights are the salt cod fried rice, ma po tofu, and the beef brisket."
"Don't be fooled in thinking this is traditional chinese food."
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Pete Mehlert
a week ago
Hip-yes. Trendy-yes. Many Good, interesting choices-yes! The wings are memorable numbing and tingly, but not impossibly spicy in the mouth burning type. Ink squid noodles- delish/flavor loaded. Eggplant tasty, not out of this world though-ok. Tsing Tao bottles not cold enough, but not there 4 the beer! We got there 1730, after that it got full fast. Waiting list expectation if you come after 1800. Very funny kitschy low key decor. Those wings are an experience. Pricey to me but not for the City. Worth it for the experience.
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Philip Akurigo
3 weeks ago
This is the worst food I ever purchased. I bought from them yesterday and even tipped $1 thinking that it is the best food though when I opened the bag, I felt funny because there were not much vegetables, just straight rice for $13 plus my tip making it $14. The food tasted stale. I don't know if it was because of take out or because I mentioned i am deaf customer. I parked my car outside and couldn't wait long. It will be my last coming to this place for food. I worked within the sf area and wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anybody because I suspect discriminating about who to give best food to or something of which I can't really apprehend.
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Angelos Mikelatos
a month ago
Chinese food with a twist! I tried 5 different dishes and there was not one that left me disappointed. Good portions, "ok-ish" prices. Highly, highly recommended!
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Marvin Vuong
2 months ago
It was a hot day so the lack of AC hurt a bit. Went at an off hour (around 2pm) so there was no line for me. Food all looks very interesting though if you are expecting either American Chinese or authentic Chinese, you are going to be disappointed either way. It's a blend of Chinese food with American twists. Wish I could have tried more, but since it was so hot out (and I was walking around), I didn't want to try the spicy foods.
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Nei Ng
a month ago
It's really easy to find this place because there's always a sea of people waiting to get in. Add in its reputation, and I think my expectations were set a bit too high. My dinner here wasn't exactly the best. When I saw the Tea-Smoked Eel in the menu, my eyes immediately lit up because I love tea-smoked duck. I was really expecting the same kind of big smoky pow that you would get from the duck. The rolls themselves were alright - a bit sweet and salty. What really let me down was the eel. They didn't taste a bit smoky to me at all. I still think that there's potential in this dish. The smokiness would've complemented the sweet and salty flavors in addition to the pork. It would've also provided a nice contrast to the fresh flavor of the greens. Without the smoke, the dish didn't really tie together. I was also really excited to try the Ma Po Tofu. After hearing all the buzz, it seemed like this was MCF's signature dish. It definitely had a decent kick to it, and the bean sauce was thick and rich. However, the bright citrus notes and tingly numbing sensation you'd get from Szechuan peppercorns were absent. That's a big deal. When I eat Szechuan food, I don't even pay too much attention to the spiciness. The defining feature is the presence of the numb feeling in your mouth. In the end, the Ma Po Tofu wasn't really interesting without the citrus flavors and numbing peppercorns. The Salt Cod Fried Rice was another dish that looked good on paper. I'm guessing it's suppose to be a play on Chinese salted fish and chicken fried rice (ham yu gai lup chow fan). I thought the fried rice in general was pretty bland and lacked wok hei. The mackerel confit tasted fine, but it didn't hold up when paired with the rice. The fish wasn't flavorful enough to properly season another component. There's not enough Chinese sausage to really help either. I think something more potent, like bacalhau, would work better in the fusion fried rice. The price isn't too high, but I think for the wait, I'd rather go to Z&Y for Szechuan food.
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Earnest Scanlon
3 weeks ago
Excellent wintertime hot soup with slurpy fresh noodles. As Mark said, economical as all get out for ample portions, plus an amusement incentive as you can see the ever fascinating procedure for noodle making including water, flour and gluten development to the rear of the eatery. Children will most likely enjoy seeing their noodles becoming thrown about- that's likely similar to why I like seeing noodles get thrown about.
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Matthew Falk
2 months ago
Solid meal - especially if you like spicy dishes. Seems to have lost a little of the original edge (especially the Mapo Tofu), but still worth a go. We especially enjoyed the spicy Korean rice cake (Dduk Bbok Ki 떡볶이) with spicy bacon, spicy....mmmm
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Natalie Allen
a month ago
Really enjoyed this place! The dragon hanging from the ceiling is great. The food is delicious. Definitely not healthy, but delicious.


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