Incredible Chinese Food with Fast, Friendly Service. When I moved back to San Francisco, this place soon became my favorite place for soul-satisfying food. I moved into lower Pacific Heights and the first thing I saw on the security gate was a pink menu flyer for Wok Shop. Starving and exhausted, we didn't have the energy to even walk to the corner for deli sandwiches. So we took a chance and ordered in. Within minutes, we were devouring a feast. The prices were great, no MSG, and the woman who took our order helped us with suggestions. (Later found out she's the owner and her name is Nancy.) Cut to nine months later. And at least bi-weekly visits from Peter, who delivers for Wok Shop. We try something new occasionally, but have a few basics that are too good to ignore, including the mango chicken, orange beef, sesame chicken, and potstickers. The hot and sour soup has real healing properties. I also love the sesame beef, the kung pao shrimps, and the crab rangoon. The quality is fresh and the meats are carefully cut so they are always tender and succulent. Service is always so prompt and we love chatting with Nancy, who couldn't be nicer. When we have friends in and want to go out, we eat at the restaurant. It is big, and the tables aren't right on top of each other, as they are at other places. There's never a wait for a table, even with a big group. The prices are easy on the wallet. I couldn't be happier, or more pleased to award five stars to such a deserving restaurant. I know what I'm talking about. Prior to moving back to SF I lived in the Chinatown section of Boston, where I tried virtually ever type of Chinese food imaginable. None of them can compare with Wok Shop for flavor, freshness, variety, or quality. I would have died if I'd had a Wok Shop when I was there.
Truly amazing steamed dumplings, Won Ton Soup, Hot Garlic Chicken.... for great prices w/lovely service!. I'm always somewhat skeptical when I see rave reviews on Citysearch, for fear that they might be written by the owners' relatives/friends. Not this one, though! We're from the Northwest & have been to plenty of terrific Chinese restaurants. This one is up there towards the very top. Ask for their potstickers steamed, which they're more than happy to do. You won't be sorry. My husband loved his hot & sour soup & walnut shrimps. I personally loved their won ton soup: laced w/gorgeous greens, the soup had a perfectly flavored broth & tasty wontons (usually wontons are just bland lumps at other chinese restaurants). To top if off, our waitress was truly delightful. It was such a nice change of pace in contrast to our lunch at a Brazilian restaurant. TRY THIS PLACE. You will NOT be disappointed!!
This is San Francisco's Best Chinese Food!. Ultra-fresh food (with no MSG), charming service, and lots of space to spread out, this is really one of the best in SF. Step inside the lovely large restaurant and Nancy (the owner) or Peter will welcome you to the Wok Shop's big, well-spaced tables. Favorites: Sesame Beef (careful -- addictive!); Green Beans with Chicken -- large slices of white meat, in a spicy dry sauteed preparation; Best WonTon Soup in Town; Walnut Prawns; and don't miss the Pot Stickers -- tender dumplings, cooked to perfection. Everything is wonderful -- Nancy or Peter will always offer suggestions. This popular gem is tucked away on Sutter Street at Van Ness. There is usually ample street parking, and also a paid lot a few doors up the street. Also: Free delivery! (And so fast, seems like they cooked it en route!)
Such a treat!. I feel so lucky to have this exceptional Chinese restaurant nearby. The hosts are friendly and helpful, the food is *excellent*, and the prices are very reasonable. The restaurant itself isn't terribly fancy, but it's above average. It's always a treat to have lunch there.