NorCal Food Adventures: Lucky Chances

Lucky Chances


The best late night Filipino food in the history of Filipino food

The only casino in the peninsula…addict much?

Depending on how late, you might have to wait with other drunkards

filed under: the level of shame is a notch above walking out of a strip club by yourself, but at this hour you won’t GAF.


If you read Roy Choi’s LA Son: My Life, My City, My Food, Choi mentions how he would hit up back in the day the grimy ass casinos in the Southland like Commerce Casino and Hawaiian Gardens Casino. There he would run the tables with old Asian men, blowing through money on a Tuesday afternoon.

— Lucky Chances is like that for San Francisco-Daly City-South City area.

All my people know this isn’t fine cuisine. For reals, no foodie blog would and should touch this place. I only knew of this spot because my college Filipino org took me there while I was intoxicated. Shoutout to PACE. The chefs, staff, and menu reflect the pan-Asian clientele. You won’t be greeted with the best service, but when you see the menu you’ll make sense of what’s going on– silogs.

I won’t try anything else here besides silogs, which is Filipino breakfast cuisine that includes fried rice (sinagnag), fried eggs (itlog), and some type of meat. Honestly, there are a few other spots in the Daly City-area that has better silogs, House of Sisig and Tselogs  immediately come to mind, but they shut down before the bars are even open. But y’all need to recognize the need for a greasy plate of fried spam, fried rice and fried eggs between the hours of midnight-3a.

You don’t come to Lucky Chances, because it’s good food. You come because it’s drunk food. It’s greasy food that ensures a night full of drinking doesn’t yield a shitty hangover.

In SD, we have the neighborhood Mexican spot. In SF, I have a buncha uncles playing their card games while I figure out which fried Filipino specialty is a necessity at 2am.

Lucky Chances
1700 Hillside Blvd
Colma, CA 94014