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Old Mandarin Islamic

Map & Directions 3132 Vicente
San Francisco, CA 94116
  • Chinese
  • Sun-Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Tue, Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Recommended for Large Parties
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

People drive to this Muslim Chinese restaurant in the Outer Sunset from all over to enjoy the cook-it-yourself house specialty, Peking hot pot. A portable gas burner topped by a pot full of simmering flavored broth sits on the table, surrounded by plates of raw ingredients of your choice, such as prosciutto-thin lamb, spinach, and earthy, aromatic chrysanthemum greens. Grab a piece of food with your chopsticks, dip it in the boiling broth, then dunk it in a complex dipping sauce. Old Mandarin Islamic is also famous for Northern-style dishes like cumin lamb, stir-fried crepe with vegetables, and fish soup with sour cabbage. If you're looking for pork, go elsewhere: The restaurant is halal.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/06/09

    As exotic as the notion of Islamic Chinese fare sounds, China has an estimated 20 million Muslims. Don't be fooled by the restaurant's humble appearance: This place is dynamite — and so is the dish titled "Extremely Hot Pepper," for obvious reasons. Order a Peking hot pot and simmer your own meals, or rely on the expert staff for specialties such as the cumin-smothered Mandarin... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Maria L. on 08/22/09

    order Mandarin lamb, beef pancake, and sauteed string beans!

  • E X. on 02/18/13

    There's a sign that says CASH ONLY but they actually take card too.

  • Irene T. on 01/27/13

    This place is legit. You have to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom.

  • Allison C. on 08/03/12

    Get the Mandarin Lamb, eggplant w garlic, three flavor dumplings, and extremely hot pepper. Fandabbadoozeytastic.

  • Nicole M. on 03/30/12

    Get #32 (tripe). It is so fresh and delicious

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