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Russian Hill
0.3 miles from Lombard Street
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

We came to California for our anniversary last week. Being from the south, I really wanted to eat at authentic San Francisco/California restaurants while we were in town. I had read about this place and since In-N-Out Burger was closed on Easter Sunday we headed...there as soon as we landed at SFO. We had never been to a dim sum restaurant before so the ordering procedures were foreign to us but the owner brought us a dinner menu with pictures and that helped a lot. We had the pot stickers, the veggie egg rolls, and the Shanghai dumplings and everything was amazing and delicious. The prices were good and you get a lot with each order. Great service too, even though the waitresses speak limited English. After leaving here we headed to Napa, then Yosemite, then Pebble Beach, and we ate at some great restaurants along the way, but my wife loved Dim Sum Club so much that she wanted to go there again when we got back to San Francisco. Be aware that there's a lot of construction on Van Ness right now and the Da Vinci Villa Hotel is permanently closed but don't let that stop you. That just meant that we were able to park right out front both times we went. We drove through Chinatown on the way to our hotel and it was a little crazy down there with all of the traffic and people and signs that we couldn't read. Dim Sum Club is a great place to get authentic Chinese food without having to actually navigate Chinatown which made it great for tourists like us.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Huge menu, good food, fast service. Grateful to the manager who put the brakes on when our kids tried to order 8 plates of shrimp dumplings on the check sheet.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Dropped by for a quick bite on a Monday night and was not disappointed! We tried all the dim sum and it was filling and fantastic. Also I must mention that the service was great and we were overall impressed with the whole experience. This...is not a fancy restaurant but perfect for what it is. We had the sesame balls for dessert and they were wonderful. Not too sweet and a unique flavor. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

We went here on Christmas based on TripAdvisor reviews. Someone had raved about the short ribs, so we ordered them. They were the worst we have ever had, full of fat and bones. However, the siu mai, the Shanghai dumplings and the shrimp and Thai...dumplings were good. Be careful ordering. The staff was sweet.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Overall the food here is really good. It Is NOT the perfect location inside. It is a step up from your take out Chinese place at home and that’s about it. Don’t expect cloth napkins and fine silverware. Soda is given to you as a...can with a glass of ice. The wait staff is a little low on the English but they do fine. Picture the Chinese restaurant from The Christmas Story without the duck smiling at you. It is worth a trip. The whole family left happy and that’s the most important thing.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

My wife and I walked here from our hotel evening and we felt very safe the whole time. It was our first experience with Dim Sum and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the waitresses barely spoke english and it was awesome!...The staff was friendly and the restaurant was clean. The prices were very reasonable.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Next to the hotel we stayed so was convenient. Placed phone order and it was ready and piping hot. We loved the pork bun, kung po, and shrimp. A bit more expensive than I prefer, but the quality and quantity were great.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Very good traditional Dim Sum restaurant in San Francisco. Something for everyone, beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We found the food here ok, but expensive. The servers are not particularly friendly and they have this system where after you pay they generate a receipt which requires you to sign off on tips. I thought that was sneaky. I'm not sure why I...would give a tip if I'm only picking up the food.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Okay dim sum. It wasn’t very busy for a Friday evening. Sticky rice okay, shu mai good. Good service

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Dim Sum Club gave my out of town guests the perfect “Dim Sum” experience. We knew we were in a great place by the many Asian diners. Food was excellent, service good and very fairly priced. The owner was extremely friendly. We will definitely go...back.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We had walked past so many times but decided to give it a go and what a pleasure. It may be un-assuming but let the food do the talking. We had several appetizers and Peking Duck and all were great. Service was friendly if a...little stilted due to language. Reasonably priced Well worth a visit...ignore the naysayersMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

A well known restaurant in San Francisco but its on a decline. The restaurant is extremely busy with little moving space. You chair is back to back to somebody else. Very uncomfortable and extremely busy. You had to wait for a table and you had...to quickly swallow your food fast because lots of people are waiting for your table. The food is a bit oily and salty,for that price you can do 2 meals in another Chinese restaurant. Food is not cheap nor it has the class or the ambience. No parking either. I will not come here again.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Great staff, prices and the food is absolutely beautiful. Luckily while visiting from the UK we were staying next door in the hotel and as tired after a long flight we decided to eat here. What a find and so pleased we did. The dim...sum & other dishes were the best we’ve ever tasted easyMore

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Food In the UK you cannot get this quality and variety of dim sum; quality and portion size it optimal. Very impressed. Service It is a Chinese restaurant so the focus is on the food and not the service which was very efficient and attentive....Ambiance Very basic but this is also reflected in the price.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Dim Sum Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4