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New Woey Loy Goey Restaurant
Posted by Anonymous on 08/26/2012
If you are looking for authentic, hole-in-the-wall, Chinese food, then this is the place for you. It was not bad food, but there was nothing that was amazing about this restaurant...other than how long the have been around.
Posted by Leslie on 07/25/2012
I love this place! It was one of the highlights of my trip to San Francisco! Some of the best Chinese food I have had in a long time! Fast service with large portions. I wish I could have ordered more!
Posted by Reverend Alan on 09/11/2011
I first went to Woey Loy Goey back in the 60's when it was open until 3am. We liked the food because it was inexpensive and plentiful. Now I find myself returning to San Francisco weekly and seeing the NEW Woey Loy Goey knew I had to check it out. The menu has changed but who orders off the meno? Just the tourists? I looked around and I was the only non-Chinese. That is a good sign I thought. I asked the waitress if they had gai long and won ton soup because I did not see them on the menu. Next thing I know they are on the table infront of me along with some chicken chow fun that I found on the menu. The next visit the waitress suggested to me that I could order a rice plate [I thought it was for lunch only] and save some money over buying items seperately. My only minus point is that they would refill tea cups more often. Single diners get a cup of tea, not a pot of tea. You have to flag them down for a refill. I would like them to check. And to stay open later in the evening. I am rushed to make it there by closing time. I love the place and the food is truly delicious.
Posted by Martin on 02/05/2011
I've been going to the Woey Loy Goey Restaurant since the mid '60s, back when Herb Caen called it Hooey Louie Gooeys. Even tho it now (new ownership, I'd imagine) refers to itself as the 'New..." it is still tops in my book. The only meal I've ever ordered is Tomato-Beef Chow Mein. Last Wednesday's, was among the best.
Posted by Dave on 08/11/2010
With a family of 5 we really needed to budget well for our vacation. So I read a lot of reviews before choosing this as our SF chinatown destination Restraunt. I was very impressed with the quality and quantity of food without question the best sweet and sour pork of my life. we had the Cantonese family dinner wich was an 8 course meal including won ton soup, egg rolls, pork fried rice, chow mein, mixed vegtables & pork, sweet & sour pork, almond chicken & broccoli and beef, + tea & fortune cookies, all for $60- including 20% tip. they were very busy but still got us seated fairly fast. service was blunt and down to business as I had been told to expect. Most of the crowd did appear to be locals and there was limited english. They do appreciate it if you know what your ordering. I do reccomend this restraunt to anyone going to San francisco but do ask about the drink prices as they are in Chinese and other reviews said beers can run in the 7&8 dollar range though our pepsi's were only a dollar each, but I did ask before ordering!
Posted by myrrick on 05/26/2010
This resturant has been around for a long time and still has good food for a very reasonable price and generous portions. A basement dive but well worth visit. We had an excellant meal with their preset family dinner. For $29.90 we got Peking Spareribs, Salt & Pepper Prawns, Ginger/Onion Chicken, Steam Pork & Mustard Greens. Enough food for 4-6 people. Good value!