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Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant

3132 Vicente St. (42nd Ave.) Send to Phone
415-564-3481 | Menu
Spicy Beijing-style halal food in the misty reaches of the Outer Sunset.

Lunch Wed., Fri.-Mon.; Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual

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Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The foggy Outer Sunset, where the divide between surf and dry land becomes scarcely distinguishable, is a perfect setting for this slip of a restaurant's pepper-heavy brand of halal Beijing-style cuisine. To nip the chill, slurp the "sour" fish soup with green cabbage and onions, or gobble dumplings stuffed with lamb instead of ground pork, paler than pot stickers and rife with chives. Massive hot pots cooked at the table on portable gas burners are among the restaurant's most beloved specialties. Wonderfully greasy beef pancakes are wide, thin, quesadilla-like layers of dough pressed around green onion bits and ultra-thin slices of beef, ready to be anointed to the diner's taste with chili oil and black vinegar. Although beer isn't on the menu, you may request it.
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