Venus Cafe

About

Hong Kong Style Cafe

Price Range : $11-30 ($$)

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    Yelp rating
    3 stars

Location

Adress: 700 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 964-8888

Work Hours

Mon 8:00 am-12:00 am
Tue 8:00 am-12:00 am
Wed 8:00 am-12:00 am
Thu 8:00 am-12:00 am
Fri 8:00 am-12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am-12:00 am
Sun 8:00 am-12:00 am

Business info

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    Health Score
    88 out of 100
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    Vegan Options
    Yes
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    Takes Reservations
    No
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    Delivery
    No
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    Take-out
    Yes
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    Accepts Credit Cards
    No
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    Good For
    Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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    Good for Kids
    Yes
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    Good for Groups
    Yes
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    Ambience
    Casual
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    Noise Level
    Average
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    Alcohol
    No
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    Good For Happy Hour
    Yes
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    Outdoor Seating
    No
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    Wi-Fi
    No
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    Has TV
    Yes
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    Dogs Allowed
    No
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    Waiter Service
    Yes
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    Caters
    No
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    Gender Neutral Restrooms
    Yes

Reviews

  • Bennett W.

    star star star star star 27 November 2020

    The Hainan Chicken and Rice = deliciousness. It's perfect for a quick meal anytime.

    A cup of iced milk tea pairs well with my chicken and rice meal. I really like the flavoring of the milk tea. The milk tea is not too sweet or too bland. Sometimes, I just had to drink the iced version of milk tea.

    Reasons for 5-star rating:
    - friendly staff
    - excellent service
    - delicious food

    Although some people are thinking bad service is linked to Hong Kong styles cafés. But that is not entirely true. For the last 4 times I have been here, it's always friendly staff and excellent service.

    Positive experience here, so I am coming back.

    8/26/2019:
    Well, I just tried their corn and hot dog baked spaghetti. This is delicious and I am tempted to get it again. Their iced milk tea is so good. The flavoring is real good and texture is real smooth. This milk tea is not too sweet nor is it too bland.

  • Ruby C.

    star star star star_border star_border 23 November 2020

    My parents took me here because they tried it and thought it wasn't too bad for Hong Kong style food. They had a lunch happy hour menu going on from 2:30pm - 5:30pm so we ordered through that.

    Russian Borscht Macaroni - Good portion, the tomato paste smell was really strong so that was good and made the food more appealing.

    Stewed Beef Brisket Noodle Soup - Once again, decent portion. I don't have much to say about this because my dad said it tasted just like another dish, nothing too special about it.

    Fried Calamari - Overly fried, couldn't taste much of the squid. Also, it was really salty.

    Pork Chop Half & Half - I thought this was extremely unique of a dish just because I'm always conflicted on whether or not I should get a baked dish with spaghetti or rice and this solves all my problems. Only problem I have with this is it took like 20-30 minutes for this to come - I wish they told me that ahead of time so I could have prepared myself for the wait.

    I rated this 3 star because I didn't find the service that great. We ordered our food and there's drinks that's supposed to come with the food but didn't come until halfway through the dining. If I came in super hungry and wanted to the Half & Half without knowing it was going to be a 30 minute wait, I would have been mad so just a heads up!

  • Kady S.

    star star star_border star_border star_border 22 November 2020

    I've ordered one of their special meals yesterday -- Special C -- sizzling seafood with mushrooms...

    I was hungry but it came out and I'm like, this does not look too appetizing, ate it anyway. OMG the squid was so hard i thought i was gonna have instant indigestion so I didn't touch much of it; just finished my shrimp and veggies and ate some rice (that came with it). The free milktea (i got coffee/milktea) was a bit sweet, but it was my fault because I should've told them no sweet so yay them. oops forgot to say that there was soup too but I took one sip and never touched it again. It has 2 pieces of carrots -- yellow/milky looking... i wasn't too sure what kind of soup it was -- bland with maybe some salt flavor?

    My mom order some kind of portugese pork chop baked rice. She said "this is not pork chop, looks more like pork pieces (that was cut out from unwanted pork)" lol with lots of potato. Well hers came out first and im like mmh doesn't look appetizing as well.

    My aunt ordered special B -- eggplant pork chop? Well at least she liked her eggplant. Then half way through her dish, she said "why does it smell like the oil is bad" she end up not finishing it.

    After this experience, we've all agreed to not come back and stick with what we know.
    Back to Cafe Bakery it is.

  • David L.

    star star star star star_border 12 November 2020

    Came here for the first time yesterday with my baby son and my parents for lunch after being curious about it for a few weeks when shopping on Clement Street. This place serves Hong Kong style cafe food and it is very good with lots of different options to choose from their extensive menus! The price is a bit high but the food is good and they also have a lunch time special menu that includes soup and a drink. The service was also very unexpectedly good where they were friendly and helpful. I had my baby son with me so they made sure I got a table in the back so that I could park my stroller and they brought me napkins and hot water when I was feeding him a bottle. This is what we ordered and they were all good and I would recommend:

    - House special combination Hong Kong style crispy fried noodles
    - Beef stew low mein
    - Baked chicken steak and pork chop with 2 sauces over fried rice

    We sat down just before noon and less than half the tables were full. By the time we left at 1pm, all the tables were full. I would come back here again for sure to try other items from their extensive menu!

  • Kelly L.

    star star star star_border star_border 30 October 2020

    I love the milk tea and the chicken wings! They're busy so I don't feel good service!

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