Eliza Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1457 18th St

    San Francisco, CA 94107

    Cross street: at Connecticut Ave

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  • 415-648-9999

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THIS PLACE CLOSED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. VISIT JAN'S OTHER ELIZA'S ON CALIFORNIA STREET, JUST AS GOOD, BUT MUCH FURTHER THAN THE 5 MINUTE WALK THIS PLACE USED TO BE.

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THIS PLACE CLOSED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. VISIT JAN'S OTHER ELIZA'S ON CALIFORNIA STREET, JUST AS GOOD, BUT MUCH FURTHER THAN THE 5 MINUTE WALK THIS PLACE USED TO BE.

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I loved going to Eliza's restaurant for good healthy Asian-American food. The food was always fresh and taste good. I especially liked the celery salad.

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I loved going to Eliza's restaurant for good healthy Asian-American food. The food was always fresh and taste good. I especially liked the celery salad.

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I live on potrero hill, but I don't go here for its convenience. I go to Eliza's for the food! Even when you order takeout it is ready within 20 minutes! And for those of you that thing the servers are rude, I don't know what you're

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I live on potrero hill, but I don't go here for its convenience. I go to Eliza's for the food! Even when you order takeout it is ready within 20 minutes! And for those of you that thing the servers are rude, I don't know what you're

Pros: Best food, reasonable prices, fast service.

Cons: Gets busy, parking.

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Food is good but in this town there is good food everywhere. The service is weak at best and given they charge 40% more than everyone else this place should be done. If they did not have a customer base that really has no other choices,

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Food is good but in this town there is good food everywhere. The service is weak at best and given they charge 40% more than everyone else this place should be done. If they did not have a customer base that really has no other choices,

Pros: good food, nothing beyond basic food though

Cons: way overpriced, small portions, arrogant owners/service personnel

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I just picked up a lunch order at Eliza's for my first time...it was SUPERB. I ordered the Shanghai Chicken and thoroughly enjoyed the delicate tastes of ginger and seaweed mixed in with the sauce and chicken. A definite must try!

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I just picked up a lunch order at Eliza's for my first time...it was SUPERB. I ordered the Shanghai Chicken and thoroughly enjoyed the delicate tastes of ginger and seaweed mixed in with the sauce and chicken. A definite must try!

Pros: Great lunch specials! great food!

Cons: Service can be annonymous

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I NEVER write evaluations, and against my better judement, signed up just to share how great they are.\r
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Flat out amazing. VERY fast service (almost impersonal) - but great food, good prices.\r
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Must check out.

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I NEVER write evaluations, and against my better judement, signed up just to share how great they are.\r
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Flat out amazing. VERY fast service (almost impersonal) - but great food, good prices.\r
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Must check out.

Cons: Parking limited

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Recently ate here, I thought the food was above-average for a Chinese food restaurant, not scary at all. Not sure if there has been a change recently, but the service was actually very good and friendly.

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Recently ate here, I thought the food was above-average for a Chinese food restaurant, not scary at all. Not sure if there has been a change recently, but the service was actually very good and friendly.

Pros: Food

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The food is pretty good, and not too expensive. But yes, the service is horrible. The waitstaff (expecially the women) always seem to be mad. They are really strange, weird people. Almost like they are robots.... mean robots.

But hey,

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The food is pretty good, and not too expensive. But yes, the service is horrible. The waitstaff (expecially the women) always seem to be mad. They are really strange, weird people. Almost like they are robots.... mean robots.

But hey,

Pros: Hershey Kisses

Cons: Rude Servers

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I know my ethnically loyal Chinese friends would hate this restaurant, but I'm ethnically Chinese but can enjoy Americanized Chinese food. This restaurant has great Mapo Tofu and vegetarian Mushu vegetable, but, like I said, it's not authentic. But it is tasty (which is all that really matters to me!). The service is not super friendly, but they're quick.

PROS: good tasting food, fast service
CONS: not super friendly, not authentic

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I know my ethnically loyal Chinese friends would hate this restaurant, but I'm ethnically Chinese but can enjoy Americanized Chinese food. This restaurant has great Mapo Tofu and vegetarian Mushu vegetable, but, like I said, it's not authentic. But it is tasty (which is all that really matters to me!). The service is not super friendly, but they're quick.

PROS: good tasting food, fast service
CONS: not super friendly, not authentic

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I enjoyed Eliza's. The food was good, service was fine and dishes were interesting. I am glad I didn't follow some of the reviews I had read. Perhaps because of those reviews the service has gotten better. Three of us had dinner - a

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I enjoyed Eliza's. The food was good, service was fine and dishes were interesting. I am glad I didn't follow some of the reviews I had read. Perhaps because of those reviews the service has gotten better. Three of us had dinner - a

Pros: inexpensive, good food, prompt service

Cons: screaming kids

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It's funny. I've given Eliza's four chances...each and every time the food was good, but both the service AND the clientelle have been almost unbearably rude!

I say 'almost' unbearable because I made it a joke the third time I visited,

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It's funny. I've given Eliza's four chances...each and every time the food was good, but both the service AND the clientelle have been almost unbearably rude!

I say 'almost' unbearable because I made it a joke the third time I visited,

Pros: good food

Cons: rude service, rude clientelle

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This place looks exactly like Alice's and Eric's so I expected the same food but found it MUCH MUCH better. After A's and E's, I had to rush to the bathroom; the food was such low quality. At Eliza's, we had the beef (ostrich?) with mango,

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This place looks exactly like Alice's and Eric's so I expected the same food but found it MUCH MUCH better. After A's and E's, I had to rush to the bathroom; the food was such low quality. At Eliza's, we had the beef (ostrich?) with mango,

Pros: fast service

Cons: tough parking, busy

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This is the original Eliza's restaurant. They also have a branch over on California St. in the Western Addition. I've eaten at both and my comments apply to either one. The first thing you'll notice is the "ambience" which can be a little

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This is the original Eliza's restaurant. They also have a branch over on California St. in the Western Addition. I've eaten at both and my comments apply to either one. The first thing you'll notice is the "ambience" which can be a little

Pros: Decor

Cons: Food

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Sometimes the wait is too long, so we called ahead to see what the wait time was. We are told 5 minutes. After parking the car (finding parking sometimes takes some circling around), we get there at 8:30. We sign in, wait 10 minutes and

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Sometimes the wait is too long, so we called ahead to see what the wait time was. We are told 5 minutes. After parking the car (finding parking sometimes takes some circling around), we get there at 8:30. We sign in, wait 10 minutes and

Pros: innovative food

Cons: management, parking

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Let's make this clear: no matter how good the food is, I will not return because of the horrible service. We arrived at Eliza's at 8:30 p.m. The waitress barked," The kitchen closes at 8:45." No problem, we said, we already know what we

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Let's make this clear: no matter how good the food is, I will not return because of the horrible service. We arrived at Eliza's at 8:30 p.m. The waitress barked," The kitchen closes at 8:45." No problem, we said, we already know what we

Pros: inventive food

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I had been eating at this restaurant off and on for a year when I had the most awful experience with the manager of the restaurant. The food is very good and very inexpensive. However, I can say I will never return after the treatment I

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I had been eating at this restaurant off and on for a year when I had the most awful experience with the manager of the restaurant. The food is very good and very inexpensive. However, I can say I will never return after the treatment I

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: , Management

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The food is tasty for the price, the service is fast but ALL the waiters are rude, not just one or two. Can tell from the service that they have no basic training how to treat customers at all. Hard to see a smiling face on any of them.

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The food is tasty for the price, the service is fast but ALL the waiters are rude, not just one or two. Can tell from the service that they have no basic training how to treat customers at all. Hard to see a smiling face on any of them.

Pros: Food above average, Inexpensive

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Well, as the review said, this is NOT authentic Chinese food. It's more like Euro-California-Chinese-food restaurant. On their menu you can't see ANY chinese characters at all. BUT, the ambience was great, the service was great (the

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Well, as the review said, this is NOT authentic Chinese food. It's more like Euro-California-Chinese-food restaurant. On their menu you can't see ANY chinese characters at all. BUT, the ambience was great, the service was great (the

Pros: food, ambience, service

Cons: , could be darker, can be more romantic

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Eliza's on California St. has great food. (The Potrero Hill location I avoid; the food is good there, too, but th service is really crappy).

No, it's not "authentic" Chinese food; it's "way above average" American Chinese food. The

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Eliza's on California St. has great food. (The Potrero Hill location I avoid; the food is good there, too, but th service is really crappy).

No, it's not "authentic" Chinese food; it's "way above average" American Chinese food. The

Pros: Food, Food, Food

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Yes it can be very busy and the servers might seems a tad overworked but do yorself a favor and eat here. The Crab meat rangoon is the best anywhere, the celery salad is so simple yet so good and the Eliza's special chow mein is fantastic.

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Yes it can be very busy and the servers might seems a tad overworked but do yorself a favor and eat here. The Crab meat rangoon is the best anywhere, the celery salad is so simple yet so good and the Eliza's special chow mein is fantastic.

Pros: The best food, wonderful room, great price

Cons: rotten parking, busy staff

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I go to the California location at least once a week where the wait-staff is excellent and the food is, in my opinion, outstanding. In the last two years, I've had one bad meal. Wonderful flavors (if you choose the right items) and it's

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I go to the California location at least once a week where the wait-staff is excellent and the food is, in my opinion, outstanding. In the last two years, I've had one bad meal. Wonderful flavors (if you choose the right items) and it's

Pros: Hot food, Great flavor, Attentive service

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How does this place stay in business? Twice I have been turned away, today for the last time. Although their stated lunch hours are until 3PM, they apparently stop seating whenever they choose. Today at 2:35 I was told that I couldn't

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How does this place stay in business? Twice I have been turned away, today for the last time. Although their stated lunch hours are until 3PM, they apparently stop seating whenever they choose. Today at 2:35 I was told that I couldn't

Pros: location, decent food, cheap lunches

Cons: bad service, rude waitstaff

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This is how Chinese food should be. IMHO. The presentation is great. For you traditionalists, this is not the place. Go elsewhere. But for nicely prepared unique Chinese dishes, this place is the best. I don't know why ppl complain

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This is how Chinese food should be. IMHO. The presentation is great. For you traditionalists, this is not the place. Go elsewhere. But for nicely prepared unique Chinese dishes, this place is the best. I don't know why ppl complain

Pros: food, presentation, glass art

Cons: small portions

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I've often read bad reviews of restaurant on here and thought that maybe the place wasn't THAT bad, until I visited Eliza's. I had the unfortunate experience of dining at their California St. location. We were thrown a tacky wine list

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I've often read bad reviews of restaurant on here and thought that maybe the place wasn't THAT bad, until I visited Eliza's. I had the unfortunate experience of dining at their California St. location. We were thrown a tacky wine list

Pros: location, no wait for a table, funky decor

Cons: horrible wine list, rude staffing, overpriced

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Want a refreshing change from the clear mystery sauce that holds together most Chinese entrees? Try Eliza's and you'll never go back....their entrees are fresh, coloful and incredibly tasty. The seabass (not Chilean) is my

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Want a refreshing change from the clear mystery sauce that holds together most Chinese entrees? Try Eliza's and you'll never go back....their entrees are fresh, coloful and incredibly tasty. The seabass (not Chilean) is my

Pros: Clean, Bright Cheerful Decor, Fast Service

Cons: No delivery

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Eliza's decor is immediately striking and tasteful, with brilliant colors and abstract shapes, but entirely comfortable. This visual exuberance is offset by the crisp white-shirt-and-blue-jeans clad waitstaff, just as the rustic Chinese

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Eliza's decor is immediately striking and tasteful, with brilliant colors and abstract shapes, but entirely comfortable. This visual exuberance is offset by the crisp white-shirt-and-blue-jeans clad waitstaff, just as the rustic Chinese

Pros: inexpensive, good value, good, friendly servic

Cons: parking difficult

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Eliza's serves expensive, mediocre American-style "Chinese food." If you want somewhat expensive, small helpings of sweetened, stir-fried dishes with fancy presentations, then come here. If you like Chinese food, stay away.

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Eliza's serves expensive, mediocre American-style "Chinese food." If you want somewhat expensive, small helpings of sweetened, stir-fried dishes with fancy presentations, then come here. If you like Chinese food, stay away.

Pros: Fancy decor, Fancy presentation

Cons: Bad food

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If your idea of Chinese food is sweet and sour pork and egg foo yung, come on down to Eliza's. They disguise their dishes as haute cuisine, but when it comes down to it, they're serving standard fare, sweetened for an American palate. If

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If your idea of Chinese food is sweet and sour pork and egg foo yung, come on down to Eliza's. They disguise their dishes as haute cuisine, but when it comes down to it, they're serving standard fare, sweetened for an American palate. If

Pros: Fancy, Upscale

Cons: Unoriginal, Overpriced, Uninteresting

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Great food hidden in Potrero Hill. Great service and atmosphere, but prices are a bit on the expensive side. Overall, the place is fantastic though and I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Great food hidden in Potrero Hill. Great service and atmosphere, but prices are a bit on the expensive side. Overall, the place is fantastic though and I would recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: great food, prompt service

Cons: parking

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What seperates this chinese restaurant from the rest? First start off with the art in the restaurant. It's very colorful; There are lots of glass blown art that hangs from the ceiling. Secondly how many chinese restaurants in

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What seperates this chinese restaurant from the rest? First start off with the art in the restaurant. It's very colorful; There are lots of glass blown art that hangs from the ceiling. Secondly how many chinese restaurants in

Pros: food, neighborhood, secret

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Great food, not-greasy, in a great nieghborhood with polite, quick and clean staff.

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Great food, not-greasy, in a great nieghborhood with polite, quick and clean staff.

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The food was really good, and also pretty reasonably priced. The service however, was terrible. With all the people running around, it seems like they would have time to do more than throw the food down and leave.

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The food was really good, and also pretty reasonably priced. The service however, was terrible. With all the people running around, it seems like they would have time to do more than throw the food down and leave.

Pros: good food

Cons: bad service

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Food is ok, although the portions are somewhat small. But the service is the worst I've ever experienced in the city (which is saying a lot). Not just indifferent but rude. Ruined the experience.

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Food is ok, although the portions are somewhat small. But the service is the worst I've ever experienced in the city (which is saying a lot). Not just indifferent but rude. Ruined the experience.

Cons: bad service

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most people think chinese food is greasy - this will change your mind.

delicious, healthy chinese food with top quality meat, chicken and fish, fresh veggies and you can even choose brown rice.

definitely give it a try, the best chinese

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most people think chinese food is greasy - this will change your mind.

delicious, healthy chinese food with top quality meat, chicken and fish, fresh veggies and you can even choose brown rice.

definitely give it a try, the best chinese

Pros: inexpensive, healthy, fresh

Cons: delicious, innovative

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I am not a big fan of greasy Chinese food but this one is everything the other are not. Must try the ostrich and mango. I would recommend take-out, the atmosphere like other chinese restaurants has too much light.

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I am not a big fan of greasy Chinese food but this one is everything the other are not. Must try the ostrich and mango. I would recommend take-out, the atmosphere like other chinese restaurants has too much light.

Pros: not greasy, quality

Cons: no parking, no atmosphere, no delivery

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We stumbled into Eliza's a couple of months ago and it has become a weekly stop for us, especially on weekdays. The food, service, and presentation are always good. I've never felt rushed to leave, but I've never been there at 8pm on a

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We stumbled into Eliza's a couple of months ago and it has become a weekly stop for us, especially on weekdays. The food, service, and presentation are always good. I've never felt rushed to leave, but I've never been there at 8pm on a

Pros: Imaginative menu, Lovely simple decor, Good food

Cons: Small

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The BEST mushu pork I have ever had! Everything else was absolutley fresh and flavorful and just great! It was very busy, which made the service just a little slow, but the servers were friendly and attentive. The artwork is beautiful,

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The BEST mushu pork I have ever had! Everything else was absolutley fresh and flavorful and just great! It was very busy, which made the service just a little slow, but the servers were friendly and attentive. The artwork is beautiful,

Pros: fabulous fresh food, comfortable seating, great art to look at

Cons: a little too busy

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The whimsical interior features Matisse-like paintings, hand-crafted lights and potted orchids, with the food presented in pastel pottery. Starters include Rangoon fried crab or celery salad--a sour dish tossed with…

 

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