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Betelnut ****

Betelnut Closed & Reopened as HUTONG in March 2013

2030 Union Street

Hutong website

Hutong Cuisine:
Influences of India, China, Malaysia, Japan...

Information following is for Betelenut — stay tuned for updates on Hutong...

Cuisine: Asian/Fusion

Description & Atmosphere
Betelnut is our favorite "Union Street" restaurant. Terrific food
and service, exotic decor and a
fun atmosphere makes this a great place to come with friends, business associates, and out-of-town guests — it's quite different from anywhere else in San Francisco.

The bustling bar area opens up directly onto Union Street. It's a fun place to come for a drink and people-watch, especially on weekend evenings. The area features window tables and "al fresco" sidewalk seating.

A section of the main dining area and the long L-shaped counter overlooks Betelnut's busy open kitchen. Tabletops are uniquely decorated with bamboo vases filled with chopsticks.

Betelnut's eclectic menu features incredible dishes from all over Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Taipai, China and Singapore.

Don't miss the amazing Garlic Szechuan Green Beans, unless you have an interview or an important sales call afterwards — it's loaded with garlic! The Eggplant Nanking is sensational too.

Popular entrees include the Dumplings and Noodle dishes. We also like the Minced Chicken in Lettuce Cups, Imperial Spring Rolls, Smoked Seabass with Ginger-Cucumber Namasu and the Scallion Hotcakes.

This upscale restaurant offers authentic Asian beers and a good selection of wines too — half the wines are available by the glass and some are even available in


Dining and Drinking "al fresco" at Betelnut, Union Street, San Francisco

Betelnut Bar, Union Street, San Francisco, California

How Did Betelnut Get Its Name?
For those of you wondering how Betelnut got its name…Betelnut is chewed by natives of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. This 'nut' is their alternative to caffeine or tobacco. Chewing the Betelnut brings you three delightful experiences — an Exhilarating Lift, the Mysterious and Exotic Flavors, and a Cleansing, Compelling Salivation.

Open daily for Lunch and Dinner
Sun-Thur 11:30am-11pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-12 midnight

Reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends. It's very popular, even at off-peak times, so be prepared to wait if you don't have a reservation. The food is worth it!

Street parking or parking garage opposite — don't forget to get your ticket validated before you leave the restaurant.

Friendly and efficient.


Private Party Room
The Club Room is available for groups of 15-36. Betelnut's food and service is so good, your event is guaranteed to be a memorable one.

More Info

Betelnut reopened as HUTONG in 2013

Hutong website


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