Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant 老北京

$ $
3132 Vicente St (at 43rd Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 564-3481
11:30am - 9:30pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm



  • There's a sign that says CASH ONLY but they actually take card too.
  • Cumin lamb, beef pancakes, and a very generous BYOB policy are the keys to its popularity, and while it's not the place to go for health food, it's spicy and reasonably priced. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Get the Mandarin Lamb, eggplant w garlic, three flavor dumplings, and extremely hot pepper. Fandabbadoozeytastic.
  • order Mandarin lamb, beef pancake, and sauteed string beans!
  • Holy shit. Only order extremely hot pepper if you have an iron stomach and tongue.
  • Three words for you: extremely spicy pepper. That is the name of one of the signature dishes at Old Mandarin Islamic, a halal Mandarin restaurant way out in the western reaches of the city.
  • The lamb with green onions is superb! And so is the salt and pepper tofu. Crispy on the outside, velvety on the inside. Delish!
  • You can attain nirvana with the various lamb dishes.
  • The cumin lamb delivers as advertised and the string bean with tofu was a sleeper hit.
  • Lamp is really great
  • Whatever you do get the cumin lamb!!! Yeah, its that good
  • Cumin lamb, crack fish, green beans, scallion pancake. Theyll literally order it for you if you just say the usual.
  • Cumin lamb is dope.
  • So good but a tiny spot. Go during the week or you'll be in line for 20 min+
  • Beijing style noodle in dark bean paste is really good!
  • Its time I write an ode to this SF gem. Get the cracked fish- its melt in your mouth yum. Also not depicted is the dry tofu with green beans! Absolutely unforgettable.
  • Spicy beef noodle soup is excellent
  • Chinese halal
  • You'll see workers making the dumplings if you take a bathroom break through the kitchen, so you know what you're getting is very fresh.
  • Try to sit in the very back room.

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