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“Good, but”
Review of Ton Kiang

Ton Kiang
Ranked #308 of 5,741 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Richmond
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good, but”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Frommers ratesTon Kiang as the Dim Sum place to visit in San Francisco. Its way off the beaten path, and wasn't anything like the bustling haven it was described in the 2013 book. But the food was good, and so was the service. Just a long drive when you can probably find something comparable walking through China Town.

Visited July 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Dirty Restaurant With So-So Dim Sum”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

My wife and I wanted to have some Dim Sum for lunch. My wife is Chinese and she really didn’t like the restaurant at all. We were greeted by a command of ‘2nd floor’ then we had to squeeze through tables on the first floor to get to the stairs of the restaurant. I’m surprised the Fire Department allows them to have no clear path to the front door. If there were a fire, people would have problems to get to the exit.

During our lunch, two waitresses standing next to our table were talking about who had got fired because of something. One of them was trying to pursue more information even though the other one said let’s talk later on.

One man (did not serve us at all) picked up the check pad right in front of us to find out how much tips we left and then we notices there was some kind of body motion to express his opinion about the amounts of tip in the pad.

The Dim Sum came out of the kitchen was carried by hand instead of carts. The restaurant needs a good cleaning, carpet was dirty. The food overall was pretty good. But, the restaurant itself was overall needing cleaning.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious Dim Sum”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We have been going here for years. We live in LA and discovered it on a visit to SF, one of our favorite cities to visit. Ton Kiang is one of our family's favorite places to go to for dim sum. It's a drive out of the downtown area but, I think well- worth it. When we drive up to SF, it's usually the first place we head for to get our "soul food" when we arrive at lunchtime!

  • Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent quality, great tasting food”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Ton Kiang is a "typical" Chinese restaurant. Don't expect five start service, however, do expect fresh, non-greasy, tasty dishes. Dim sum, typically served during breakfast/ brunch times is offered all day. Dishes are delicious, not sitting in a pool of grease and are cooked to order. They are not located near Chinatown, but in the Richmond District, a diverse neighborhood. Parking is a bit easier than in Chinatown, just a little north of Golden Gate Park. Lots of seafood dishes, as well as many others. Definitely worth going to!

Visited July 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Dim sum was fresh and hot and varied. Great price for what sells for double at more swank lounge settings down town. I will return.

  • Visited June 2013
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