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Chinatown, Northeast San Francisco
Chinese Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Restaurants

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Over-hyped restaurant with bad service, mediocre food, and a long wait time

As a native Chinese, I'm an avid fan of dim sum and have eaten at quite a few restaurants, but I don't have anything good to say about Great Eastern. The food was only average (the shrimp dumplings fell apart when we picked them up, everything was lukewarm, and there was layer over our porridge after it'd been sitting out too long), the decorations shabby, and the service was HORRIBLE. The waiters were downright curt... view more

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great food

This is one of the best restaurants in Chinatown or anywhere else. The food is always fresh. Helpful friendly waiters. It can be very busy at lunch time but always a lot of tables. Always full of families and tourists.

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great duck! mmm...

This place has really good duck! amazing duck! they also have a lot of other good chinese food but I can't get enough of there duck. For a chinese restaurant, it is very very clean. There is definitely a wait during the weekends!

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Fantastic Cantonese

The last reviewer who said blah blah blah mentioned you wouldn't be happy with great eastern if you are looking for Mandarin or Hunan. Well, guess what? This is neither of those. It's Cantonese, and the flavors in Cantonese are much more subtle than throwing a heap of red peppers on something and calling it flavor. This is a great restaurant and I highly recommend it for Dim Sum and regular dining. If you want ... view more

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Solid Decent Chinese Food

I've been here twice and the food is definitely solid. Solid, meaning there are definitely dishes here I would eat to satisfy my hunger for chinese food. There are alot of bad chinese restaurants in chinatown (ironically the better ones are in the suburbs), but for chinatown this restaurant is decent. Decor/ambiance is decent. Service has always been good the two times I was there. And they do have validated par... view more

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Tasty food, good value

Their dim sum is excellent and a much better value than Yank Sing. We always order way more than we can really eat because most everything is delicious. Service is ok.

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best cantonese in sf

This is the best cantonese in the City. It's a bit pricey but it's worth it. Stick with seafood dishes and you'll do ok.

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Great Quick Service

This restuarant beats any place for quickness. I ordered and 7 minutes later it came out. Plus, for a Chinese Restaurant the service was pretty good. I requested my fish to be cooked and certain way and they accomodated me happily. This is not one of those cheaper Chinese restaurants with sticky red seats and cups you have to re-wipe. It's a bit more expensive but the decor is nice, roomy, servings large, and service... view more

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Attach of the killer egg rolls!

Service was good, although the food did a number to my stomach! - not the best Chinese I've had. I wouldnt recommend it.

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China without airfare expense

We recently enjoyed the Great Eastern Restaurant--in fact, it was a return visit after more than 25 years and the food was still very good. It was like being able to go to China without the airfare expense and jet-lag. The starters were delicious and the lobster an unexpected surprise. Even the jello-like pudding with a hint of ginger was a taste worth remembering. Service was excellent!

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649 Jackson StSan FranciscoCA 94133

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