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User Reviews (17 Reviews)
- The HouseMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Nov 12, 2013
I really liked this place- its asian fusion. I loved the dish I ordered- the sea bass. It was cooked perfectly and it was a good sized portion. You have to make a reservation because the place gets very crowded! I will go back in the hear future!
- The HouseMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Oct 03, 2013
The food was fantastic. Very tasty and nicely presented asian food. The service was great too. The decor of the restaurant was very simple. They do not serve any cocktails and the wine list was not very exciting.
- The HouseMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 30, 2013
We were recommended The House on Gogobot and loved it. The decor is simple and unassuming. The food however was phenominal. We did a bunch of small plates, all of which were great. They had a grilled calamari in a spicy tomato sauce that was great. The pork shoulder was tender and succulent and a great tuna sashimi. The waitress was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful in selecting both a dish and a wine to go with it. Highly recommended!
- The HouseApr 18, 2013
They probably do not need another review, but here's my update anyways.
Pork belly- YUM. Be sure you make the perfect bite: some pork with the fat, half an egg, half a tomato, some potato, and top it off with the cucumber salad with a slice of pickle and you will be AH-mazed by all the textures and flavors that feel like a controlled circus in your mouth. Mmmmm....
The Salmon is as always, great. Cooked salmon here is like you've never had it before. I was thinking to myself most of the time I was eating this that I WISHED I had a spoon to drown my Jasmine rice in the flavorful sake broth only to realize in my crazed House state that it was right next to me covered by the rim of the plate the ENTIRE time! All those bites without a bath of sake broth almost made me sad. Almost.
The special of the night was Kobe beef and that was pretty good too cooked to medium rare perfection and really juicy.
*NOTE: Be sure to ALWAYS make a reservation. We made one for 5:45PM and we were one of two parties. 25 minutes later, the restaurant was packed.
- The HouseMember ofFoodiesMar 26, 2013
I took my parents here for their birthdays and they really liked it. They mentioned that they liked the presentation of the food and the strong flavors. Our waiter was really nice and since we told him it was our first time, he made a few good recommendations. The menu is limited but there are specials everyday so that helps. We had three of the specials and they were really fresh and tasteful. I think the seafood dishes are the most popular. The dinner portions are a good size to get you full, but the appetizers are really small. But that's the whole point of an appetizer right? Not to be too much to get you full before your entree comes. The place is very tiny and cramp so if you come here there might be a wait, it seems like a popular place for dinner. Dinner is about average price, I'll definitely come back.
- The HouseJan 04, 2013
Now if you could imagine the feeling of having a threesome with Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek in a bed of a million dollars in $100 bills, that feeling would probably feel very similar to the feeling of taking that first bite of the crispy pork belly at The House in North Beach. Yeah. Seriously. In all my years of life, I've never eaten a dish that has given me so much pleasure.
I felt God. For those who argue who God is and if He exists -- the answer is in a pig's belly after it has been crisped to perfection by the chef at The House. Take one bite and you'll be speaking in tongues and condemning the people around you to hell.
Now after savoring every fatty, crispy bite of the pork belly, I pulled the waitress aside and demanded to know what days they serve it. She told me that it was a special of the day and that it's rare that they have it available, but that I can always call ahead and see if they're serving it. Damn you, waitress!! I want SPECIFIC DAYS!! Bitch.
Now the rest of the dishes we had were all phenomenal. I got the (much-hyped) grilled Chilean sea bass, which was probably the best slab of grilled fish I've ever had in my life. It was nicely crisped on the outside and the fish melted like butter. Unfortunately for the sea bass, I ate it right after I experienced pork belly nirvana, so it wasn't even nearly in the same league. We also got the Kobe steak w/ mushrooms & the pork chop w/ a pomegranate reduction -- both of which were delicious, but not as good as the sea bass.
On a down note, however, our waitress was horrible... and not just because she wouldn't tell me when they served the crispy pork belly. She had this pissy mood throughout our entire dinner and rushed us so much that she practically pushed us out of the restaurant. But honestly, no matter how horrible of a demon waitress you are, if you're serving me that pork belly, I will marry you and buy you gold.
I went back again and they had a braised pork shoulder in spicy miso and it was one of the best dishes I've ever had -- definitely in the same league as their crispy pork belly. I also got the soft shell crab tempura appetizer and it was incredible as well.
In my book, the House has just jumped leaps and bounds to become one of the very best restaurants that SF has to offer.
- The HouseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
It is not hard to understand why The House received so much love. The food here is a happy Asian American love child. Not pretentious. Not being hard to get. Just really down to earth good food that made excellent use of both Asian and American elements.
You got to give credit to 'fusion' food that is done right. Granted I don't love every single dishes I have tried, most were more than delicious. The Kurobuta Pork Chop was likeable. It was a bit bold and quite showy but definitely made a lasting impression. Deep-Fried Chicken Liver was alright but slightly underwhelming. Seared Scallop with Creamy Crab Meat Pasta, a special of the day, was not as memorable as the dishes on the regular menu. Mango Tapioca was a classic Asian dessert and I am glad they did it well. Key Lime Pie was terrible. I hated that biting bitter sourness. I don't know what happened there.
Like many restaurants in the area, parking could be hard to come by. Seating is very limited too because the restaurant is quite small. Do plan ahead and make reservations.
- The HouseJul 04, 2012
It's hard to come across great Fusion eats, especially in a city like San Francisco where there are a number of Asian-inspired restaurants. However, The House is one of the most solid restaurants San Francisco has to offer, that is perfect for any occasion - a cozy date, a small group outing, or a great seafood meal.
The restaurant itself is small and cozy, but modern with clean-cut contemporary furniture. The dishes are generous in size and also great for sharing. The miso black cod is unbelievably delicious - it melts in your tongue. Every dish here is solid, but that one definitely stands out!
Note: You absolutely must make reservations here on weekends (and typically weekdays, too). They won't hesitate to turn you away, even in small parties, if you don't have a reservation.
- The HouseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 04, 2012
Fantastic Asian Fusion eatery in North Beach.
If they offer the miso black cod as a special, you MUST order it. It's fan-freakin-tastic! The sea bass is also amazing, but the cod melts in your mouth. It's so buttery soft. Also, if they offer the seared scallops as a special appetizer, that's not to be missed either. For dessert, get the chocolate cake.
Trust me, order these dishes and you'll be guaranteed a 5 star dining experience. Oh, and make reservations, because this place is as big as your closet.