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Basic Chinese food from a long-time local establishment. Jade Cafe is the quintessential San Francisco Chinese restaurant: somewhat spartan, but with excellent food.

Added by Joe Morse on Apr 10 04 (last updated Jun 23 11)

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I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and I've been going to Jade Cafe for many years. They know me by name, and I don't even have to order anymore...they see me coming and they know what I want.

There's quite a bit to offer vegetarians here. I always get the Kung Pao Tofu (spicy, $5.95), but they have many other veggie-friendly dishes (try the sweet-and-sour tofu) and sides (the spring rolls here rule all others).

I've been to other asian places where a dish might appear to be vegetarian but is really not. How many times have we been told that a dish is vegetarian, only to find out that there was meat in the sauce? Some places like to use pork as a condiment. Jade Cafe is not like that: the staff is helpful, and will gladly respond to inquiries about a dish.

This place has been a local favorite for years, and with good reason. This past fall I even walked in one day to see a Matt Gonzalez for mayor sign in the window! That says "veggies welcome" to me!

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At 16th St.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Chinese



8am - 9pm

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