Mission Chinese serves bar none some of the best, and most numbingly spicy, Chinese food in the city. They categorize themselves as “weird Chinese” and it definitely feels weird to see pastrami on a Chinese menu, but good weird - like when Emma Watson tries to do an American accent. It’s ideal for big group dinners, with an easy to share, and relatively inexpensive menu. Any spot that has thrice cooked bacon is on the right side of history, but watch out for the Chonqing Chicken Wings - they’re silent but deadly.
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We love Lers Ros for a big group dinner, especially when your group is down to eat some spicy alligator. This Thai joint is best if you get adventurous.
Little Star Pizza
Little Star, in the Mission, serves deep dish and thin-crust pizzas. Go for the deep dish.
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Hong Kong Lounge II
Hong Kong Lounge II is a Chinese spot in the Richmond ideal for eating all the dim sum in sight.
Dragon Well is our favorite place to get Chinese takeout in the Marina. It’s also great for a sit-down meal, too.
San Tung is a Chinese restaurant in the Sunset with great chicken wings, but the entire menu is worth trying out.
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Pushcart Fare in the Mission has solid takeout dim sum and good larger items like popcorn chicken.
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