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Lai Hong Lounge


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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner


Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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All reviews dim sum dumplings char siu pea shoots sticky rice shrimp egg rolls har gow laminated menu prices are very reasonable huge menu soy sauce worth the wait chinese food wait in line dimsum chinatown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s in the region of Chinatown but not in the center. Above average Chinese food. Toufu is good. BBQ pork is good. It’s not very busy. Don’t have to wait in line.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a dim sum place for dinner, but many places in Chinatown were already closed for the day. Stumbled upon Lai Hong, and I'm so glad we did! The food was delicious, with tons of options to choose from. The waitress was...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank heatherhlr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go if you require cool American ambiance. You MUST go if you want Authentic Dim Sum as you would get it in Guangzhou or Hong Kong. Perfect Har Gow shrimp dumpling, Steamed Bun with Crispy Pork Belly, Xiao Long Bao soup dumplings, etc. Pea...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank H2oVision
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our San Francisco relatives took us to this place - they love it, and so did we. There were five of us, and we had so many appetizers and a few main courses that I don't really remember what they all were - but I...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Janie W
Reviewed July 11, 2019

We tried this place after it was recommended by by a local. We had to wait about a half an hour around lunchtime. They bring you tea to the table and never bring you water or asked us if we wanted anything else to drink,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Come early, they open at 10:30am or after lunch cause this place fills up quick. Recommend ordering everything at once so you aren't left waiting to do another round or get one more thing and wait half an hour for it. They will time it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kristi Z
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

Was excited to try this as it was our first Chinese food after being on the road in over a month. We were greeted in Cantonese, and the menu was in both Chinese and English. Felt similar to a traditional Chinese restaurant in SG or...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank imini11
Reviewed March 6, 2019

This is one of the better dim sum places around Chinatown. Oftentimes, the wait time can be very long. If you happen to come in before or after the crowds, it's a little more relaxing and enjoyable. And, the service is a little better. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 451dennisy
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Great food, authentic food, cheap food, good hospitality. Went back the next night because I couldn't get enough!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brenna M
Reviewed December 19, 2018

While this can be quite a wait, it is a treat worth waiting for! I went for lunch (keep an eye on the opening hours) and was seated at a table to share after about 20 minutes. The food arrived quickly and was as delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Response from FSYMP | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We shared a large table with another group. But they have only 4-5 large round tables set up. To avoid long wait, I would recommend to avoid the lunch period - 11:30 to 1:30.
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