Best Dim Sum in San Francisco?

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  1. Crosstalker

    Crosstalker Senior member

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    Hello, folks. I'm heading to San Fran in a few weeks and would love to find some quality dim sum. Do you have any suggestions? I don't care about price, and I understand that the most expensive dim sum in San Fran tends to be some of the least authentic/least impressive. Thanks.
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    ton kiang
     


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    Good Luck Dim Sum in the inner richmond district
     


  4. Crosstalker

    Crosstalker Senior member

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    Thanks! Both look good.
     


  5. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Yank Sing is good. If you have access to a car try Koi Palace in Daly City.
     


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    NaTionS Senior member

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    Koi Palace is probably the best and has the most variety but be prepared for a long wait.
     


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    Agreed w/ above, Koi Palace is the best, although its actually a bit south of SF in Daly City.
     


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    Salad Senior member

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    I don't know if it's the best but I used to go to City View in downtown SF every so often. Great dim sum and it's a nice clean place as well. It's in Commerical Alley between Kearney and Montgomery.
     


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    I second Yank Sing. I hear Koi Palace is excellent. Ton Kiang is overrated, IMO. Yank Sing is not cheap, but the quality is better than what you will get at the less expensive places.
     


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    I've tried Yank Sing once, wasn't blown away. Koi Palace is awesome.
     


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    The round eyes will go ape shit over Yank Sing. I suggest going there if you are one.
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Ton Kiang. Only been to Koi Palace once. Great, but not that great.
     


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    Koi Palace is probably the best and has the most variety but be prepared for a long wait.

    I remember going there after bowling at the bowling lanes nearby and thinking: damn this is really good. I just assumed it was a normal no frills dim sum house.

    I was actually going to eat at a pizza hut nearby... lol... but thought "well i haven't had dimsum in a while.. why not?"
     


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    I remember going there after bowling at the bowling lanes nearby and thinking: damn this is really good. I just assumed it was a normal no frills dim sum house.

    I was actually going to eat at a pizza hut nearby... lol... but thought "well i haven't had dimsum in a while.. why not?"


    Please do not go to Yank Sing. It may at one point have been the spot, but its watered down tourist bullshit now. Ton. Kiang.
     


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    one time I visited sf people were telling me to try yank sing and r&g for chinese... wasn't particularly blown away by both.
     


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