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“Quick dim sum lunch”

City View Restaurant
Ranked #85 of 6,026 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Arrived at 12:15pm & the two of us were seated by 12:30pm. We shared 8 entrees, 1 dessert, and hot tea. Friendly servers although it was difficult to understand the English of a few of them. Our total bill was $50, which we felt was a decent price for the amount of food. Our very favorite was the Shanghai dumplings (xiao long bao). Also very flavorful were lettuce wraps (pinking sheared lettuce edges!) and honey walnut shrimp. Didn't care for turnip cakes, shrimp cakes, nor egg custard cups.
Enjoyable experience that's worth a return visit!

Date of visit: July 2016
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2  Thank Holidav
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to wait, but it's worth it as the food is very good. We waited about 40 minutes but once we were in the service was quick and efficient. A great Yum Cha option if you're happy to wait for a bit

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank NUFCadl
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you are looking for a great place to eat in China Town, this is it! Great service and the dim sum selections were really good. My 8 year old even tried everything!

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and i visited San Francisco for a 3 day weekend for his birthday. Trying Dim Sum for the first time was on our to-do list. We chose City View based on the TripAdvisor reviews and because they offer the push cart service.

We went for lunch, just after noon on a Friday. There was a shirt wait, but the line moved quickly, and we were seated after about 15-20 minutes.

We ordered the Oolong Tea, and a variety of different dishes. The shrimp dumplings were fantastic, and the egg tarts were flaky and delicious. The service was attentive, and the food was hot and plentiful.

We spent about $60 for the two of us. It was a great experience, and we hope to visit again!

Date of visit: July 2016
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3  Thank baconcheese
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Went here for some dim sum based on other TripAdvisor reviews and was happy I did. Yes, there will probably be a wait, but it seems to move fast and the hostess was well organized. I was by myself and actually got sat right away so if you happen to be traveling alone you may luck out. Otherwise they were quoting the wait on a Sunday afternoon at 20 mins, not too bad. Food was good and plenty of variety, carts kept coming around, waitstaff were very friendly and good at explaining everything. Give it a try!

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank ceeebo
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