Henry's Hunan Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 924 Sansome St

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Cross street: at Vallejo

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  • 415-956-7727

About Henry's Hunan Restaurant

Hours
mon 11:00am-09:00pm, tue 11:00am-09:00pm, wed 11:00am-09:00pm, thu 11:00am-09:00pm, fri 11:00am-09:00pm, sat 11:00am-09:00pm, sun CLOSED

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Do not listen to anybody else, this place rocks. One thing, order the right stuff. You can go off and order the wrong thing, which might have led to a bad review here. \n\nstick to the good stuff, anything with ""Henry's Special"" is awesome. One I remember is #6 shredded pork, some guy in this list says all he can taste is soy, bull!! Order this as the nice cool dish when you feast on Hunan Pork, Henry's Special Seafood (number #30 or #36 I cannot remember) and some of the other great hot stuff. also hunan sweet and sour pork is great. Get the onion cakes, dumplings, and if you want soup the sizzling rice.\n\nYou will not go wrong.

2
★★★★★

Do not listen to anybody else, this place rocks. One thing, order the right stuff. You can go off and order the wrong thing, which might have led to a bad review here. \n\nstick to the good stuff, anything with ""Henry's Special"" is awesome. One I remember is #6 shredded pork, some guy in this list says all he can taste is soy, bull!! Order this as the nice cool dish when you feast on Hunan Pork, Henry's Special Seafood (number #30 or #36 I cannot remember) and some of the other great hot stuff. also hunan sweet and sour pork is great. Get the onion cakes, dumplings, and if you want soup the sizzling rice.\n\nYou will not go wrong.

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Craving some hot food, wife and I ate the whole jar of pepper flakes in oil with our meal. After watching sweat roll off me, our waiter sat down at our table and said, ""You eat food as hot as we do!"" I said, ""I sure do and love it."" He replied, ""That's why you have that little bald spot on the back of your head. The sweat pushes the hair out!"" We all had a good laugh, ample Tsingtao and great food. SF sure seems a long way from Wyoming.

2
★★★★★

Craving some hot food, wife and I ate the whole jar of pepper flakes in oil with our meal. After watching sweat roll off me, our waiter sat down at our table and said, ""You eat food as hot as we do!"" I said, ""I sure do and love it."" He replied, ""That's why you have that little bald spot on the back of your head. The sweat pushes the hair out!"" We all had a good laugh, ample Tsingtao and great food. SF sure seems a long way from Wyoming.

Pros: Green beans, twice cooked pork, just being there

Cons: I'm not there eating right now

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tastes just like their other location... still don't understand why my coworkers like this place so much.

2
★★☆☆☆

tastes just like their other location... still don't understand why my coworkers like this place so much.

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I can't stand sugary, fluffy, Americanized Chinese food! And this place is the cure for all that garbage out there. Hunan serves spicy, authentic, Hunan style food. There is no MSG or overly sugared or oiled sauces. I always order "cold noodles" which is not on the menu, but is a cold noodle salad with shredded chicken and peanut sauce. When I worked in the Financial District I would crave this at least once a week.

5
★★★★★

I can't stand sugary, fluffy, Americanized Chinese food! And this place is the cure for all that garbage out there. Hunan serves spicy, authentic, Hunan style food. There is no MSG or overly sugared or oiled sauces. I always order "cold noodles" which is not on the menu, but is a cold noodle salad with shredded chicken and peanut sauce. When I worked in the Financial District I would crave this at least once a week.

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This is the successor restaurant to the first Hunanese restaurant in America. It, and all the other Henry's in the area, serve identical menus, but I prefer the homestead, still run by Henry's kids. What you'll never find anyplace else: smoked hammmmmm. Fish warning: landlocked province; delicious with fermented bean sauce, but really, not the most important thing to eat here. All the others are either direct but shallow imitations like Brandy Ho's, or Hunanese in name only. The original is still right here!\n\nP.S. I always park at night in the lot open right at the corner north of the restaurant on Sansome, no tows yet! (22 years)

2
★★★★★

This is the successor restaurant to the first Hunanese restaurant in America. It, and all the other Henry's in the area, serve identical menus, but I prefer the homestead, still run by Henry's kids. What you'll never find anyplace else: smoked hammmmmm. Fish warning: landlocked province; delicious with fermented bean sauce, but really, not the most important thing to eat here. All the others are either direct but shallow imitations like Brandy Ho's, or Hunanese in name only. The original is still right here!\n\nP.S. I always park at night in the lot open right at the corner north of the restaurant on Sansome, no tows yet! (22 years)

Pros: Hot & sour beef, Chicken or Eggplant Salad, Marty's Special

Cons: parking, fish

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For two years I've lived in Shanghai, China, the city that gathers the best chefs from the China's provinces at its highly competitive dining scene. I had low expectations for this restaurant. Hunanese do not emigrate; predictably, staff at Henry's spoke Cantonese and the whole venue seemed well past its prime and on autopilot. \r\nFood was plentiful and dull. No other spice touched Henry's Special Shredded Pork except for soy sauce it was sauteed in. Spicy & Hot Cod Filet was larger than you ever get in China (but that's how you try many dishes in one meal) and devoid of any complexity. In Shanghai this would be called 'home-style' and served in street canteens at 4-5 dollars a plate. Unless San Francisco has a secret gem of authentic cooking modestly glowing somewhere in Chinatown, I'll save my appetite for Chinese food till next visit to China.

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★★☆☆☆

For two years I've lived in Shanghai, China, the city that gathers the best chefs from the China's provinces at its highly competitive dining scene. I had low expectations for this restaurant. Hunanese do not emigrate; predictably, staff at Henry's spoke Cantonese and the whole venue seemed well past its prime and on autopilot. \r\nFood was plentiful and dull. No other spice touched Henry's Special Shredded Pork except for soy sauce it was sauteed in. Spicy & Hot Cod Filet was larger than you ever get in China (but that's how you try many dishes in one meal) and devoid of any complexity. In Shanghai this would be called 'home-style' and served in street canteens at 4-5 dollars a plate. Unless San Francisco has a secret gem of authentic cooking modestly glowing somewhere in Chinatown, I'll save my appetite for Chinese food till next visit to China.

Pros: Price, Quantity

Cons: Cooking

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The only place I go for takeout and I often eat in. The food is great, service is great, and price is great. Usually restaurants focus on two of the three Henry's Hunan has all three.\r\n\r\nGregory Garver of Real Estate Agent at Brokers USA\r\ngregorygarver.""com

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★★★★★

The only place I go for takeout and I often eat in. The food is great, service is great, and price is great. Usually restaurants focus on two of the three Henry's Hunan has all three.\r\n\r\nGregory Garver of Real Estate Agent at Brokers USA\r\ngregorygarver.""com

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My first and last time eating here. We heard it was good, but the hype was just that, hype. We mistakenly recommended it to friends from Taiwan, who like Hunan food, but they and my partner and I were so disappointed. We left it to the server to provide the best chicken, seafood and vegatable dish they had, and if that was their best, avoid them at all cost. Every dish was virtually the same, except for the main ingrediant, and each was relatively bland and uneventful. Not the mention the fact that who wants the same basic dish. It was like they were trying to get rid of leftovers. Granted, we did arrive only an hour before they closed, so my suspicions may be correct. In addition, the food was overpriced for Chinese food generally, and especially for such mediocre food. The bottom line? Unless your desperate, skip this place. I don't know if it was ever good, but it is not now.

1
★★☆☆☆

My first and last time eating here. We heard it was good, but the hype was just that, hype. We mistakenly recommended it to friends from Taiwan, who like Hunan food, but they and my partner and I were so disappointed. We left it to the server to provide the best chicken, seafood and vegatable dish they had, and if that was their best, avoid them at all cost. Every dish was virtually the same, except for the main ingrediant, and each was relatively bland and uneventful. Not the mention the fact that who wants the same basic dish. It was like they were trying to get rid of leftovers. Granted, we did arrive only an hour before they closed, so my suspicions may be correct. In addition, the food was overpriced for Chinese food generally, and especially for such mediocre food. The bottom line? Unless your desperate, skip this place. I don't know if it was ever good, but it is not now.

Pros: The restaurant is large and roomy.

Cons: Bland, unimaginative and far from good Hunan food, and expensive on every level for Chinese food. There are much places for better Chinese food in San Francisco.

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My wife and I enjoy Chinese food, especially spicy and hot. Hunan serves a variety of dishes that are cooked to order. Main courses we really like are Kung Pao Chichen, Orange Chicken, Hot and Sour Chicken, Henry's Pork, Kung Pao Beef, Curried chicken, Garlic chicken. We usually go before the ballet or opera. Parking is easy at that time and its not crowded. Service is very friendly

2
★★★★★

My wife and I enjoy Chinese food, especially spicy and hot. Hunan serves a variety of dishes that are cooked to order. Main courses we really like are Kung Pao Chichen, Orange Chicken, Hot and Sour Chicken, Henry's Pork, Kung Pao Beef, Curried chicken, Garlic chicken. We usually go before the ballet or opera. Parking is easy at that time and its not crowded. Service is very friendly

Pros: food, service, value

Cons: ambience

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I have been coming to this place since I was born and have never been disappointed! Henry's is BY FAR the most fantastic Chinese food I've ever had and I compare all other Chinese to it, and they all fail miserably. Highly recommend the dumplings, onion cakes, and garlic chicken.

2
★★★★★

I have been coming to this place since I was born and have never been disappointed! Henry's is BY FAR the most fantastic Chinese food I've ever had and I compare all other Chinese to it, and they all fail miserably. Highly recommend the dumplings, onion cakes, and garlic chicken.

Pros: delicious, inexpensive, large parties welcome

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Food is so delicious...if I didn't live so far I'd eat here everyday! Try the tofu, for all you vegetable lovers! Or Diana's meat pie. Yumm!!

2
★★★★★

Food is so delicious...if I didn't live so far I'd eat here everyday! Try the tofu, for all you vegetable lovers! Or Diana's meat pie. Yumm!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Authentic, Tasty

Cons: Parking

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Chef-owner Henry Chung introduced Hunan cuisine to San Francisco in 1974, and his fans' lips have been tingling ever since. We suggest you start with the signature deep-fried pancake filled with pork, cheese, vegetables and minced onions.…

 

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