The soup was greasy. The dumplings chewy, the noodle dish with chicken soupy with pressed chicken pieces. Real let down
First of all, we got "Fanged" which means, if you are new to this restaurant, the owner takes it upon himself to order for the table. I did not realize that this is what regularly happens to first time customers until I looked on TripAdvisor after the fact. We were promptly greeted by the owner and before we could open our menus, he took them from the table and implied to trust him with our order. What a treat! Not. He asked for food allergies, etc. and I emphatically explained that I was there for Dim Sum and my other sister was there for noodles and traditional Asian.
So the food started coming out, like a conveyor belt, one dish after another, very prompt, but we hadn't even received our cocktails after the first two dishes of fried and fried. I do not regularly eat fried pork or beef at Asian restaurants, preferring noodles and dim sum but it was fair, two in our party of 4 liked it. Finally the dim sum, tasty but not as good as the more traditional offered in Chinatown. He was perplexed that I was not very happy with his food choices, one sister stating that sweet and sour was not her favorite in which he seemed totally stunned and surprised. He then left and never returned to our table, apparently tending to other new customers to get "Fanged". My sister and I observed 2 tables nearby who had groups of 4 and were Asian and they were ordering off the menu, they were eating bowls, soups, and the like. I felt like a target and this was confirmed when I got the bill. He had ordered double of every sampling for 4 women, the waitress asked if we wanted a "to go" box, but no, we are staying at a hotel! I complained which did no good, so I payed the bill & left with a sour (not sweet) taste in my mouth. As we were leaving, I told a group of tourists that were waiting for a table to say NO to getting "Fanged". It's a gimmick.
The food here is great! The atmosphere is fairly peaceful for Midtown and the decor is very pleasant.
The owner Mr. Fang is a creative cook and he’s always there to recommend the best dishes. However he should also let people discuss his recommendations and order what they want!
Still I have never had a disappointing dish.
My husband was almost done eating before my entree arrived. It was cooked incorrectly so it was sent back. No one ever came to check on us to ask how the food was or if we wanted more water. $16.95 for a small vegetarian dish was expensive.
All of it was disappointing. We had been here before and enjoyed it, but this time the food had almost no flavor and did not taste very fresh. We will not return
Every dish was fresh and tasty. Good-sized portions as well.
As many reviews have said they tried to charge me more for one of the items ($19 instead of $13.95). Dishonest!
The owner makes you feel “special” by personally selecting your dishes however he picks the same 3 or 4 dishes for EVERY table. What a great way to reduce inventory costs!! Biggest turn off was the price! Dinner for 2 with 1 cocktail
$100! This would be $50 max at almost any other Chinese restaurant.
Incredible food - selected by Mr. Fang. Try the honey prawns with apples.
Peter and his team did a great job as always!
Best Chinese food in San Francisco. It is our favorite.
A nice double birthday celebration for two of our grown up kids. The dumplings were amazing especially the mushroom and gouda cheese being out of this world. The fish in chilli sauce was another out of this world dish. The service was impeccable.cheers
I expected better. While the food wasn't bad, it wasn't great either. Service started out below par but that may have been because we arrived early (5 PM) and the regular wait staff weren't on duty yet (service did improve later on). Cocktails were overly sweet for my taste. The dumplings were boring. The beef dish was better but uninspired. Portion sizes were generous. The brown rice was mushy and unappetizing. Our server explained that the chef didn't know how to cook brown rice and brought white rice (so much for trying to be healthy) while removing the charge from our bill. Since there are too many other interesting restaurants in the city to try, I don't think I'll be back.
It was a great place to meet family and we had a great time at Fang. The food was excellent and the ambience was great. Half of the group were vegetarians and they brought out dishes that were out of this world. We were very pleased with the service. Didn't know that the owner and Chef of House of Nan King, which has always been one of our favorites, has opened Fang with his daughter and now they are doing a roaring business. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
Great food and the chef took our orders. It was our first time so he ordered for us. The pork belly rolls and shortrib were well worth the money.
Our second time to FANG, excellent food with the ordering taken care of by the owner. Every dish was a surprise and none of them disappointed.
The food was good but too salty. We had four plates and consistently all of them had too much soy/sauce or salt. Still they were good. Service is normal.
Superb meal organized and prepared by the staff. Consistently imaginative cooking.
FANG is the best. The vegan food is killer and it is always an incredible experience dining. Thank you!
Food was very tasty and different from other Chinese places! A little rich :(
I would have given five stars but for the fact that the food didn’t come out piping hot. Really very good food. Very unusual fried rice. Awesome noodles. Amazing beef n prawns. An older gentleman asked us if we had ever eaten there before. We hadn’t. He took away our menus and we left it to him to order after he confirmed some basic likes n dislikes. Amazing experience of family style dining with very tasty dishes and perfectly ordered quantities.
Amazing lunch experience, the best I’ve had in LA. Amazing dumplings, appetizers, delicious tea and the crispy short rib fangs special with bok Choy is to die for. Will definitely be coming back here!
The owner came to take our order and asked if we'd been to the restaurant before, when he learned we hadn't he took it upon himself to bring us a series of fun, delicious and unique dishes. A really great meal.
Expensive for oily and sweet entrees
Friendly welcome, a menu that was just about the right length, prompt service and really, really good food on a 'Chinese with a twist' theme. Ambience good but not too noisy. Correctly not located in Chinatown - this restaurant can standalone in a central location.
The food is not stellar for the price. Our service was so inexplicably bad, that the entire experience was tainted by it.
Fang made my special occasion even more special when Peter made us a dish not on the menu. It knocked our socks off!! Always delicious and so satisfying, a true SF/Bay Area gem!!
Great experience. Outstanding food and fantastic service. We came for a dinner and while wondering and thinking what to order, the Chef came to us and, after a brief introduction of our personal preferences and constrains (we had one vegetarian), he just took all the menus and said that he knows what we need, and he would take care of us. The most amazing part is that it worked extremely well. The choices and the amount of food were just right (sufficient but not too much) and the quality and taste were truly outstanding. And very reasonably priced ($150 for the party of four with beer!!!).
We love Fang Restaurant. The owner always welcomes us. People are very friendly. Food is delicious and though there is always a good crown, the place is quiet. You can have a conversation there!
Just tell the wait staff what you like to eat and let them order for you.
Good food; excellent service
Awful service and rude waiters/owner. Would not recommend this place.
Amazing food and amazing service! Best Chinese in San Francisco!
Great place. I love the Fangs. Place is cool, fun and they are always innovating!
Our group LOVED that the owner selected dishes for us after chatting with us. The choices were right on target! The flavors were fantastic and each dish was prepared pretty much perfectly. Delicious vegetables and meats and dumplings and... we wished we had larger stomachs. The portions were perfect so everyone felt they got plenty of each dish and still have a bit left over in case someone wanted to reach beyond their capacity. :) The ambiance was just right for a party of 5 or 6, making the group feel welcome and able to sit without being crowded. The table was perfect size to hold the dishes being served yet we weren't so far apart we couldn't visit and the room was not soo quiet we felt we were disrupting others or so noisy we couldn't hear each other. The art in this place is amazing too! We loved it all! I use this place to impress my friends from out of town and this place continues to deliver! Definitely going back!!
FANG was a big surprise. A rather plain restaurant with great food, service and value. Fang himself came over to our table and introduced himself. We had told the restaurant that one of our party had to have gluten free food. He knew this and when we told him this was our first visit, he said he would order for us. His choices were great, everything was varied, interesting and delicious. As each dish came out, the server told us whether it was gluten free or not. A great place and we'll return soon.
The food came swimming in oil, and was very unappetizing. Will not go back, ever!
I brought my sister here, visiting from New Jersey, and she raved about the food. It was one of the highlights of her trip.
I used to be a fan of Fang restaurant. But the day when we visited with guests, I felt it very awkward. Instead of leaving choice to guests or taking feedback from guests on what they like or dislike, allergy information, fang team has decided their own choices. I know their food is good but guest service is also equally important.