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#1,242 of 2,753 Restaurants in San Diego
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Chinese, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Located in a small strip this gemcwas just what the doctor ordered. Due to virus scare, the place as well as the entire mall was empty. Service was excellent. Waitress was very helpful. Dumplings, Dim Sum and other items were excellent. Just as good as...Jasmine. Looking forward to my next visitMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

They gave us the wrong food on take out and nicely called to notify us. Unfortunately we were 30-40 minutes away by that point (traffic/rush hour). We were told we would be called back shortly to inform us about voiding the cost of the meal....We never received a call and they wouldn’t pick up when I tried calling back. Not only that when they did pick up they would just leave the phone off the hook. Now that they have swindled a 50$ meal from me for some ramen, I resort to leaving these negative reviews. Such as will be on google review, yelp etc.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

It took a bit of a drive to get to the Steamy Piggy, but once we got there we were happy we made the journey. The menu has traditional Chinese options with a modern twist. The food was so good. Order the bao buns!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

This restaurant is very casual and quick and easy. It has indoor and outdoor seating (5 or 6 tables each) We chose indoor as it was somewhat cool on this January early evening. (Note that they do have heat lamps outside.) Food was good, not...special, and service with a few exceptions was not attentive. Price points are good, though, so give it a try.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

The dumplings and Baos were absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend trying these dishes. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

Cute little place to get some dumplings and buns. Nice outside seating. Dumpling bento was surprisingly filling. The Dumplings were tasty as well as the noodles. The piggy bao was good but a little too fatty. A bit pricey compared to other dumpling restaurants in...the area. Good customer service. Parking can be difficult.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

There are a multitude of restaurants on Convoy Street of every Asian flavor. We didn't know exactly what we wanted and just cruised the street to see what hit us. We saw this one and were drawn in by the cute name and good Yelp...reviews. Glad we did. This is a Taiwanese noodle cafe, casual but with table service, as well as a nice outdoor seating area where dogs are welcome. They specialize in homemade noodles, including spicy Dan Dan Noodles, a modern twist on baos, XLB soup dumplings, a variety of gyoza/pot sticker-type dumplings (described as fried but brought to the table a bit crunchy on one side and a bit softer on the other--yum!), steamed dumplings such as shrimp har gow, and a few rice bowl with meat dishes. Everything we tried was delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

We pass Steamy Piggy at least twice a week. It’s intrigued us for a while, but we have our regular haunts and the stomach wants what the stomach wants. Today was the day for Steamy Piggy. We decided if we could find parking, we would...finally check it out. Miraculously, we pulled in and snagged the spot right at their door. It was a sign!! Clearly, the year of the piggy has spoken. We walked in and were greeted immediately by a young hipster server who offered us outdoor or indoor seating and then got us situated with menus and water. We caught a glimpse of the Dumpling Wizard at work and saw a few dishes fly by (all looked great) and put in our order for a few things to test out, I mean share (wink wink).. Rainbow Dumplings...spicy curry especially wonderful, the veg was succulent but the array of flavors, fillings and colors were fantastic. Spicy Thai Bao.. fun fried chicken and spicy sauce filled fluffy Bao that resembled a taco. Winner! XLB...admittedly we are total snobs about this dish...the most difficult part of this dumpling is to execute the wrapper perfectly. Thin enough to contain its contents, but no more. Steamy Piggy pulled it off brilliantly. The filling could have been slightly more tender but overall one of the best in KM. Our last dish was Beef Chow Fun. We loved it. It was intense due to the marinated?? beef that had a sizzling crust and a surprisingly generous portion of meat vs onion/noodles etc. This dish was fired in less than 3 minutes and all the food came out quickly. Service was great. Prices were as expected . Atmosphere was super pleasant aside from the plant hospital. I’d probably thin them out, replace the stragglers. I do so love the vibe of that look but someone needs to take charge of nurturing them properly or replace the live stuff completely. That is seriously our only gripe and it’s not really a gripe, it would just bump the ambiance up measurably. Oh and why why why TA reviews are so bouncy in the star department. The food and total experience at Steamy Piggy is excellent. It’s non traditional but really nicely presented and wonderful tasting riffs on familiar favorites.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

The portions were small here. Baos were $4 - $5 and the size of a taco, but tasty. The soup dumplings were very yummy, but nobody in our party liked the dan dan noodles (very small portion) which had a peanuty sauce that was thick....We had the rainbow dumplings, which were good but kind of oily. Service was fast and pleasant. We came on a weekend. We were not totally satisfied with our meal, but it was nice to try. I would come back on a weekday to sample their lunch menu or happy hour. Steamy Piggy has three parking spaces specifically for their restaurant, otherwise you need to park on the street.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

Dumplings were tasty and pricing was fair. There was a bit of a wait as they seemed to be short staffed but they were polite and worked hard to keep up with the orders. My fave was the rainbow dumplings. Had to order of it....Also, the Nutella dumplings is a must order.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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