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Lai Hong Lounge

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1416 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3804
+1 415-397-2290
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“dim sum” (38 reviews)
“dumplings” (7 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1416 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lai Hong is nothing to look at from outside but on the recommendation of our AirBnB host (thanks Irene!) we went. There were maybe 3 tables with Western diners, the rest were all Chinese which was a positive sign. The waiter was superb; bringing us...More

Thank Paul_W_7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time eat here. Me & friend love all the food we had here. Were there on Wednesday night the seat available, no need to wait

Thank CyFritz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived about an hour before lunch end. The place was packed with local Chinese guests. There was about a dozen more waiting for tables. We got a number from the hostess, indicating 12 numbers ahead of us. So we settled against the wall to...More

Thank VeraBlue
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Its popularity with ethnic Cantonese is a testimony of the quality of their dim sum. We had over 10 dishes and we liked all of them. They do offer dishes without meat. Do miss their egg custards for dessert. It is the best Pastel de...More

Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Unusual for us to get dim sum for dinner. Cooked to order, not off a rolling cart. The soup dumplings were just amazing. Skip the Peking duck, we've had better. Our waitstaff was very nice. We were totally sated for not a lot of money....More

Thank PG-NY
Reviewed July 15, 2017

If dim sum is what you seek- this is it. End of. Authentic. Buzzy. Delicious. Mostly filled with Chinese families- definitely not a tourist trap. Lots of dishes that your local Chinese joint does not have. You are going for the fantastic food- not the...More

1  Thank marovdan
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Upon arriving we given a number and was told the wait was about 35 mins; however it was more like 1 hour and 15 mins. We ordered the usual dim sum dishes, ha cao, siu Mai, etc. it was good but nothing special. One of...More

Thank lynhdan
Reviewed May 8, 2017

The food is excellent, the service is fast but the wait time to get into the restaurant is long.it is better if you have a reservation, the waitress are always in a hurry but is understandable because the restaurant is always full.

Thank Luis fernando B
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We went as a big group, two family together. It was a weekend so it was very busy, definitely require reservation. However the service was quite fast and very efficient. It is not a romantic place or when you need to impress somebody, it is...More

Thank anaest
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Very good at lunch for dim sum. Good selection, no carts. We liked it. The honey ribs were interesting, but not very tender.

Thank PeikAnderson
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1416 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-2290
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