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Chinese, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Table Service

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Sunset District
1.9 miles from Golden Gate Park
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Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

We love Dim Sum! We had our favorites: shrimp hargow, shrimp and pork shumei, and added the wonderful crab and pork dumpling. Portions larger than expected, priced commensurate.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

Small, unassuming neighborhood place with amazing fare. Love the dumplings and the homemade noodles, but everything is fresh and delicious. My favorite spot for lunch in the city.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Our server told us the spicy fish soup was "hot" and he was correct!! OMG!! It was so tasty! You'll need more napkins to wipe the sweat off your face! We also had the pork steamed dumplings and the green beans (wonderful) Like most of...the neighborhood restaurants it is small but the tables turn over quickly and you can go on to Yelp and put your name on waitlist. We just hung out. It was a beautiful Saturday at lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

Ordered a couple of dishes for takeout including the Vegetarian Chicken. All the dishes were overly salty, even my kid who likes things salty thought it was too salty. The vegetarian chicken was soaked in oil. The black fungus was soggy when it should be...crispy and the black mushrooms, seem they didn't even bother to strain the water out when they rehydrated it as each one was so saltyMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Stopped in for Dumplings with friends, and had an AMAZING meal. Every item that we ordered was delicious. The staff was friendly and service was quick. Would recommend this place to anyone, and if I'm ever in San Francisco again, I would definitely return!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

We had a mid-afternoon lunch here and got a table immediately. The staff is very friendly and cheerful. For the three of us, two dumpling dishes and the dry braised green beans was plenty. There is free one hour parking on street. The beans are...fantastically flavorful, crisp and coated with salty oil--a truly magnificent classic Chinese staple, as good here as we've ever had (sometimes seen as Gan Bian String Beans). This version is not spicy like some. A local favorite well worth trying!!! Large menu with interesting noodle and vegetable and soup choices. The A1 Soup Dumplings are perfect, simple and freshly made. Love them!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

Great authentic food. Staff were accommodating since we didn't know what exactly to order. We left with full stomachs and had the most economical dinner for $38 for two. Get there early for dinner as this restaurant fills up with the locals.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

We were craving for dumpling on Sunday morning and saw all the good reviews about this place. Everything we tried were delicious. Wonderful young staff. The place was packed. I would definitely go back. Only dislike was the 45-min wait. We went there at peak...Sunday noon time. One suggestion - put your name on the wait list on the phone before you go and eliminate the long wait.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Fourteen of us spread across two tables in this fairly small and chaotic restaurant. Service a bit haphazard but a crazy busy place. Orders for a bit mixed up between the two tables but added to the fun. Excellent food, generous portions very well presented...and reasonably priced. Very enjoyable, great fun.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The restaurant was quite busy on a Friday afternoon. The pork dumplings were pretty good; but we thought the ones with crab were odd. First, you can't tell there is crab inside. But more importantly, the broth tasted like fermented bean curd which was overpowering...and ruined the flavor. The noodles were fine, pancakes were not too tasty. Service was good, but the prices seemed high.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

It may sound funny considering our trip to Napa and Sonoma super fancy restaurants to rate the meal in the Dumpling Kitchen the best meal we had on this trip. We are not even crazy about asian food however we wanted to try Shanghai dumplings...and this place came up. Recommend it to everyone, super fresh and tasty food food.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Wow this place is great. I just ordered everything the family at the next table ordered and then we added a few items like fried dough, green onion cakes and green beans. OMG every dish was delicious. The best sauté green beans ever. The pan...fried dumplings were the best ever. Service was fast. And dishes are rushed out ASAP so they are HOT. Love itMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Behind this small and unassuming restaurant front lie some of the most delicious and authentic Chinese food around. The steamed vegetarian dumplings were amazingly fresh and the inside veggies were crisp and not wilted. The pan fried pork buns were so tender that they melt...in your mouth and dipping into the black vinegar only enhances the flavor. The dry braised string beans are crisp and crunchy with a delicious lightly pickled flavor. The Pork Stir Fried Rice Cake was flavorful, and somehow simultaneously fresh and hearty - like a marriage of chow fun noodles and a stir fry. I cannot wait to come back!!!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

I hadn't been back since almost 5 years ago, but I'm glad I returned. There was a line at lunch on this lunar new year and it was worth the wait. Tea came quickly and the service was friendly, helpful, and fairly efficient, despite the...packed restaurant. In addition to veg steamed dumplings and scallion pancakes (both still winners, though the scallion pancake isn't really good value), we tried the mu shu vegetable. The mu shu vegetable (without egg) came on a big oval plate with little pieces of broccoli in addition to the more standard veggies. I felt so lucky! We received six pancakes and I appreciaated that they were thick and therefore didn't break, as so many do at other Chinese restaurants. The hoison sauce was thick and tasty, so the whole package was good and yummy.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

We searched for a quick and easy dinner and found this surprising restaurant for Dim Sums. It is actually a place which you normally do not enter except you have a recommendation or TripAdvisor says it is good. We followed TripAdvisor and right-away we stood...in a tiny very hectic restaurant but...once we ordered the very delicious and tasty food we just enjoyed it. I do confirm that the first impression does not reflect what you get for your money but it is worth it 👍🏼More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Yes, Dumpling Kitchen offers takeout services.

Dumpling Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4