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1148 Mission St. (Seventh St.) Send to Phone
Chef Charles Phan combines Chinese cuisine with sleek design.

Dinner nightly
Open late Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Heaven's Dog, San Francisco, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Heaven's Dog Restaurant Review

: Charles Phan is synonymous with the Slanted Door, where he's taken Vietnamese cuisine to sophisticated heights, and Out the Door, a more casual chain serving similarly tasty, less expensive fare. At Heaven's Dog, located in the hip SoMa Grand apartment complex, he ventures into new territory: China. The focus at Heaven's Dog is on handmade noodles, but all of the dishes please with intense flavors. Pork dumplings shine with a brothy filling, while lamb kebabs pack plenty of heat. Several of the wok-prepared starters are standouts, including the fatty pork bun and addictive salt-and-pepper fried squid that have just the right amount of acidity. To wash it all down, there's a list of several creative cocktails, or even better, go for the "Freedom from Choice": reveal the name of your favorite spirit to your server and let the bartenders do the mixing. The restaurant is modern with lots of strips of dark shiny wood, and the long bar allows large groups to congregate. Another bonus: Even if you weren't lucky enough to score a reservation, the adjoining Noodle Bar accepts walk-ins. Phan knows just what his customers enjoy --- style combined with flavor --- and he continues to deliver.
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