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Zao Noodlehouse

San Francisco Restaurant Review

Delicious Noodles at Great Prices...

Zao Noodlehouse is like some of the best trendy Asian noodle restaurants in major cities. The difference is a bargain price for excellent food. Vietnamese style noodle soups or Thai style spicy noodles are combined with many fresh ingedients. The service is great and the staff are friendly. We love the fresh summer (not spring) rolls - hot noodle soups and pho noodles. Your average bill here of $10 could be double or triple that for the same food in a candles and white table cloth restaurant. Zao restaurants are located in true San Francisco neighborhoods are are highly recommended.

Menu Sample:

pan seared noodles & rice

SHANGHAI BEEF AND CHICKEN: 8.99
Marinated beef, chicken, shitake mushrooms & vegetables pan seared with Shanghai noodles.

THAI GREEN CURRY WITH CHICKEN: 8.88
Chicken, bamboo shoots, green peas, galanga, kaffir lime leaf & lemongrass served in green curry sauce over Mein noodles.

MONK'S VEGETARIAN DELIGHT: 7.99
Shitake mushrooms, spinach, green beans, & yellow squash, tofu & green beans pan seared with Shanghai noodles.

GREEN CURRY WITH PRAWNS: 9.59
Tiger Prawns, green beans, broccoli, carrots, spinach in a fresh Green Curry sauce served over Hong Kong Mein noodles — One Ocean. One Earth. One Bowl.

CURRY VEGGIES: 7.99
Carrots, spinach, broccoli, green beans, cabbage, bok choy & squash in a vegetarian yellow curry sauce served over Shanghai noodles.

GINGER-GARLIC-CHILI CHICKEN & PRAWNS IN SAUCE: 8.99 – ZAO Specialty
Sautéed chicken, prawns, greens, green & yellow squash, Shanghai noodles & ginger-garlic-chili sauce — ZAO surf 'n turf.

PAD THAI WITH PRAWNS: 8.99
Pan-fried wide rice noodles with prawns, tamarind, garlic, shallot, tofu, egg, bean sprouts, peanuts, scallions & sambal.

SPICY BLACK BEAN CHICKEN & VEGETABLE STIRFRY: 7.99
Tender chicken & fresh vegetables with spicy black bean sauce. On steamed jasmine rice — virtuous food, rebelliously seasoned. Try the dish vegan — Spicy Black Bean Vegetable Stirfry.

vietnamese rice noodles

RICE NOODLES WITH GRILLED PORK: 7.79 – ZAO Specialty
Grilled carmel shallot soy pork with greens, fresh herbs, peanuts & nuoc cham dressing.

RICE NOODLES WITH 5 VEGETABLES & TOFU: 6.99 – ZAO Specialty
Pan seared vegetables & tofu with greens, fresh herbs, peanuts & soy-lime dressing.

RICE NOODLES WITH PRAWNS & MUSHROOMS: 8.88 – ZAO Specialty
Pan seared shitake mushrooms, prawns & fried onions with greens, fresh herbs, peanuts & nuoc cham dressing.

noodles in broth

CHICKEN PHO (VIETNAMESE CHICKEN SOUP): 7.99
Vietnamese chicken noodle soup with fresh rice noodles, chicken, bean sprouts, green onions & cilantro. Season your own with fresh basil, chilis & lime.

WINTER DUMPLING SOUP: 7.99
Six juicy chicken dumplings, spinach, carrots, onions & Shanghai noodles in a hearty winter broth.

VEGETABLE PHO: 6.99
A vegetarian broth of ginger, mushrooms & onions with grilled tofu, bok choy, carrots, sprouts & scallions. Season your own with fresh basil, chilies & lime.

CHICKEN IN LEMONGRASS COCONUT BROTH: 8.79 – ZAO Specialty
Chicken, citrusy kaffir lime leaf, cilantro, carrots, fresh tomatoes & Mein noodles coated in rich, creamy coconut-chili-lemongrass broth.

SIMPLE CHICKEN: 6.79
Tender chicken with fresh vegetables & Hong Kong Mein in chicken broth flavored with sesame oil. Try it with Beef... add 2.00 — Grandma ZAO cold & flu remedy.

SIMPLE BEEF: 7.79
The above with grilled marinated beef instead of chicken.

Locations:

San Francisco
2031 Chestnut St. (Marina District)
415.928.3088
2406 California St. (Pacific Heights)
415.345.8088
3583 16th Street (Mission District)
415.864.2888

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