1500 Church St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411437.746784 -122.427137
Neighborhoods: Central, Noe Valley
great restaurant – they have great food great place to eat you should go there it rocks you should go there now or you are a weny
It's gooooood people – It was the right move for me to take my family there. I had guests from out of town and the people were so welcoming, warm, and sweet. Make the right move and spend a night out at this great place. The rice was delicious and reminded me of my Chinese godmother's cooking. Also, great for kids.
Just another average Chinese food restaraunt ... – I am going to have to agree with piccolina i. The sauce on the food was the same. That said, the food was decent, but nothing to write home about ... wait, ain't that what i am doin'? I had dinner with a couple of friends at Eric's last night. We had Eric's Fried Rice, Emperor's Prawns and Shanghai Tofu a couple beers and a glass of wine. Out of the three the prawn dish was the best. For Chinese food in this city Eric's ranked as average. If you want good Chinese for the same price, try Big Lantern on 16th. It will definitely deliver a better value. Or, if you are in the Richmond and want dim sum, try Bay Fong Tong. You will not be disappointed; especially with the price!
Best SF Value – This is the best value in SF for mid-week lunch. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, and great price! Best sweet and sour I've had anywhere (it's not too sweet like so many others). Try the crab rangoon.
It's ok not all that! – I thought when I got there and hearing all the reviews that this place was going to be great. Instead I was wrong. First the appetizers were good don't get me wrong. I had to wait for an hour to get my main course since my waiter forgot my order and then it was so salty and just this dark soy syrup sauce on my shrimp and veggies.
Puddles of Soy Sauce – I was excited to try Eric's, especially after hearing about it on _Check Please, Bay Area_ and from people on one of my local Yahoo groups. I was a bit hesitant to bring my (Chinese) grandmother there, but I thought, "What the heck? Everyone seems to say good things about this place, and they cook without M.S.G." <br><br>
We arrived around 1 PM on a weekday to a packed restaurant. Great! This must be a good place if it's this busy at this time of day and week! WRONG!!!<br><br>
Instead of garlic chicken and chow mein, we received two plates of soy sauce puddles. I've never seen or eaten anything like it. Did the cap on the bottle accidentally fall off while the soy was added to each dish? I was so confused. The ingredients, namely the veggies, were very fresh. The proteins were O.K. But the sauce, I just don't understand how this place got to be so popular.<br><br>
While we may have avoided an M.S.G.-laden meal, I was still parched the rest of the day because SO much sodium was added to each dish. We're not going back and advising others not to if they inquire. I would have (and so would Grandma) rather had a plate of Panda Express at the mall.
This longtime Noe Valley favorites dishes out tasty Chinese food in an airy dining room. – In Short
The all-white dining room is modern and elegant, replete with big potted plants, carved wooden screens and bright Matisse-like artwork. The Chinese menu has a California touch, with fresh vegetables peppering most dishes. Interesting combinations include savory-sweet mango prawns and stir-fried asparagus salmon. The menu also veers toward old favorites, like spicy eggplant, sesame beef, sizzling rice soup and moo-shu pork.
Good neighborhood chinese – The vegetables are fresh and the food isnt greasy and overpowered with sauce and as other local chinese places. Its more like California chinese. with mago prawns and Buddhas delight. the service is quick but definitely not very touchy feely. I definitely get the feel they are trying to turn over tables quickly as there is ususally a crowd. I wish they delivered but they dont but you cant get food to go. I have taken many out of town visititors and they all love it. Good neighborhood retaurant.
Should Be Re-Named "Joe's" – ...Because the food here is average. The interior space, neighborhood and service are definite positives. The food on the other hand is just average. Think food geared towards suburban soccer Mom's. Your best bet: go for lunch where tea, a cup of soup, entree and rice will only set you back $6.
The food is mediocre at best. – Me and my co-workers were disappointed in the ownership change because it means different quality in food. We all thought there was a decline in the taste of the food. We threw out the menu because we will not be returning.
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