1010 Bryant St
(between 8th St & Converse St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: I apologize for the bad photos. My camera died so I had to use my phone. I promise to update the images when I go back.
SO is back! You don’t know how excited I am to see SO back in business. If you don’t know, SO’s the sister restaurant to San Tung in San Francisco. It’s original location was on Irving, but it closed down several years ago. SO has since reopened and is now located in SOMA near the Nordstrom Rack.
I’ve always preferred SO’s over San Tung because a) they make the famous dried-fried chicken wings as well as other dried-fried items such as mushrooms and fish, b) price is cheaper (although, smaller portions), and c) the restaurant is less crowded (hoping it stays this way).
I was pleased to find SO had the same ambiance as the SO’s I used to know. The menu, prices, even the tea cups are the same!
Total came to $34.50 for 3 people.
SO Wings – Wings that were battered, fried, then drenched in a sweet and spicy chili garlic sauce.
SO Mushrooms – Button mushrooms with the same fixings as the SO Wings
Fried Tofu – Soft tofu that’s lightly fried and topped with bonito flakes (dried fish). The bonito flakes rise and descend with the steam as if they’re alive. I always get a kick out of that.
Dry Sauteed String Beans – Crunchy string beans served in the same chili garlic sauce as the SO wings.
SO Black Bean Noodles – Chewy noodles that’s tossed in a spicy black bean sauce with egg, pork, paprika and cayenne. LOVED the noodles, but be careful, this is very spicy. I could be wrong, but I don’t remember this being on the menu at the old location.
Tons of parking options at this location. There’s a lot to the right of the building you can park in after 6pm or you can park on the street. I saw someone on Yelp even say you can park in the Nordstrom Rack/Trader Joe’s parking lot as well.
I’m just SO happy SO is back open. And, I SO hope you enjoyed too!