Don't worry, you don't need to be old, Mandarin, or Muslim to eat here (but it's OK if you are). The menu isn't just your everyday egg rolls & lemon chicken variety.
Dishes featuring lamb are a specialty here. Of course, there are also chicken, tofu, beef, vegetable, and seafood options.
If you like spicy, you'll find some fiery chili-based choices. Cumin is the predominant spice in some other dishes. Another grouping of dishes comes with small gnocchi-like dumplings ("flour balls") instead of rice.
Some of the things on my wish list that I haven't tried yet are the la si ni (a stupidly insane dish that's about 80% spicy peppers with a little bit of egg and chicken thrown in), the West Lake lamb dumplings, and the "egg-surfaced chicken"
This is going to be done family-style, with shared dishes. If you're adventurous when it comes to food and not timid about spice, then this is for you!
For what it's worth, while they do serve alcohol, the food itself (as the restaurant name implies) is halal.
Please bring cash.
Note: Waiting lists in this group are not automatic. When you become aware of an opening, go to the event page and manually change your RSVP to "yes".
Getting there: It's in San Francisco's Outer Sunset district, on Vicente between 42nd & 43rd Avenue. Use 511.org to plan out a Muni trip. If driving, please allow extra time to find street parking.