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

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Sunset District
1.9 miles from Golden Gate Park
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Reviewed May 26, 2020

San Francisco is really geared towards Chinese in the city. People and families that love to share dumplings and dumpling meals with noodles and soup such as hot and sour soup. This is the way things are in San Francisco. They got all the greatest...Shanghai dumpling shops. It's a bit edgy and hospitable. It's cute and good for families. We love to share dumplings-Shanghai style and not Cantonese dumplings. The dumplings are soup dumplings and the noodles that are a bit greasy and it's all full of comfort and goodness.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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