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Koi Palace

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365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-2613
+1 650-992-9000
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Always need to wait over half to one hour to be sit. Dim sum is having many choices compare to other Chinese dim sum restaurants. Taste is better on the weekdays than weekend. Not sure the reason but assume weekend is just too busy.

Thank wwlovetravel
Tucson, Arizona
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

It took us a while to go through the whole menu, as there were so many dishes and specials. The beef and scallop combination was delicious. Probably the best beef I have ever had in a Chinese restaurnat. Large flavorful chunks, tender, and cooked to a perfect medium rare. The scallops were also done right, not too chewy. tables were... More 

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San Mateo, California
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139 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My second visit. Food ok. Server not so good. Paid more attention to Asian diners and we only white dinners in at that time. Some food was cold & sent back. It looks like they just did a micro-wave to warm. Do not think I will return.

Thank dcs1755
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Good food and very reasonably priced compared to most buffets. A lot of choices and their California rolls/sushi choices were a lot more than expected. They lose a star because Some of the food options had been setting out for a while. Otherwise a great place to fill up.

Thank Jennifer F
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Be careful when using your credit card to settle your bill at this restaurant. The (waitress) had used my card number fraudulently at a Fast Food Counter today in USA, when I am now in Hong Kong. Luckily the amount was small and my Bank immediately notified me.

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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I married into a Cantonese family, and they always rave about this place. I finally got to visit SF so had to try it out. Huge selection, and very expertly prepared. We absolutely stuffed ourselves in the end. Don't expect fantastic "American-style" service (Chinese restaurants aren't famous for that) but they do a good job of getting everything out to... More 

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Katy, Texas
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a classic place whee the service is decent, and the good food keeps coming. It does fluctuate from being one of the better places to a good place. The wait time is definitely not as long as Din Tai Fung, it is a different type of meal, and food. So it is not comparable. Parking is a pain... More 

Thank TGuan863
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Love the tea here! After all, having good tea makes eating dim sum more enjoyable. Food selection and quality are both good. Staff is courteous and attentive. I also like looking at the koi fish near the entrance of the restaurant. If you are not a dim sum fan, their dinner is also very good. Beware of weekends, as the... More 

Thank 818Norvik
Daly City, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Best Dim Sum! Best steam dumplings. Not cheap but worth it. Get their early for Dim sum or you'll have to wait.

Thank Philip I
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had dinner here with several friends. Ordered a set dinner for 6 and there were 6 of us. Very generous portions that the dinner can easily feed 8~9. Very tasty. Well prepared. Service was not exactly attentive but was satisfactory. The price was quite reasonable. Yes, I shall return.

Thank TeddyBTraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Daly City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-992-9000

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San Francisco, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?