Hong Kong Lounge II
Hong Kong Lounge II

Hong Kong Lounge II

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 4156688802x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please make inquiry with Hong Kong Lounge management.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room seats up to 30 guest. Our main dining room seats up to 100 guest. Please inquire with management.
  • Private Party Contact: Kenneth So 4156688802x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Parker Avenue
  • Public Transit: Bus Transit #38 stops one block from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered Parking is available on Geary Boulevard. There are 2 hour parking available on Parker Avenue, Spruce Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue.
A word from Hong Kong Lounge II
Located in Laurel Heights/Inner Richmond, Hong Kong Lounge II is the sister restaurant to the ever popular Hong Kong Lounge.



Come join us for dim sum during lunch and traditional Chinese dinners!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
Hong Kong Lounge II reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)fit for foodies (49)good for groups (44)great for lunch (22)special occasion (21)kid-friendly (21)great for brunch (13)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • #1 Cantonese food in town!
    PockyVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Hands down, this restaurant serves the best Cantonese food in San Francisco. Ingredients were fresh, dishes were not too salty, and everything was tasty. I've been there for dim sum as well as dinner and both were exceptional. The service was prompt and excellent. And the restrooms are clean!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chinese restaurant
    Chunheisiu
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is surely the best Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. If you are a student from USF you would surely enjoy this restaurant.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Fresh!
    Angelique
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a small restaurant with attentive service and food that clearly was prepared just moments before serving. They have some old favorites, like roast duck, but many items not seen on the usual Chinese food menu. Specialty is seafood, and the crab and lobster are alive right up until they are cooked. The waiter brought two live, squirming lobsters to the table next to ours so the diners could choose their food. Because of the last-minute prep, some dishes were delivered after the ones we'd intended to have with them, but it was worth the wait. Be sure to be clear about what you want in your take-home bag- they assumed we didn't want the rest of our rice, so we wound up with plenty of entree leftovers and no rice to put them on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Chinese in SF!
    susiekVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Hong Kong Lounge II continues to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in SF. Every time I go the food is outstanding. My favorites are the Shanghai dumplings and the crispy chicken, but all of it is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Delicious
    SFnest
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable staff. Excellent, creative and above all..delicious food. Went to celebrate a birthday and no one in our party had a negative thing to say about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Imperial Peking Duck
    LaBuVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We love duck and ordered the Imperial Peking Duck as one of our dinner courses. This was the only dish that disappointed us. Really, Peking Duck is not served with the meat still on the bones! The kitchen never deboned the duck. Go to Beijing or even the Peking Duck House in Manhattan and you'll find the duck meat boneless. That's the way it is customarily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Chinese I've had in a long tim
    wafflecone
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    And the service was impeccable, which was completely unexpected :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Early dinner res, 10 ppl, seated immediately and asked about drinks. We skipped the pre-set banquet menu for a la carte. Excellent Peking duck, crispy skin chicken, pea shoots, beef & yellow chive chow fun, sea bass w/tofu (double orders on some things). Had a couple more dishes. Could've ordered more, given the size of our group, but we all came away with enough to eat, and all thought the food was really good. Service was prompt and efficient; they changed out our plates midway through. Will definitely return!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westernized Cantonese Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very nice westernized dining of good Cantonese food at western prices (pricey). Noise level not too loud, at least at midweek, and service staff very nice. The food is well prepared but not hot when it comes out. The dishes are sweetened with sugar with touches such as house made whipped cream! We did not try that ( coffee glazed ribs with house made whipped cream), so maybe next time, if we want more fusion.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food & service. Been going here since it opened. Never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Authentic-Enough Chinese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall, very very good food. There are some American-influenced dishes, but there is enough overall authenticity to provide license to deviate westward. More importantly, the food is just darn good. In particular, the deep-fried items (e.g. salt and pepper calamari) are some of the best I've ever had. The service is good, and the place is clean and un-chaotic without being unnecessarily posh and polished.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delectable Chinese Cuisine
    JadeGal2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is my first time dining at HK Lounge II since reading Michael Bauer's review. The menu consisted mainly of seafood and dishes I have not experienced before in its creation. We ordered the winter melon soup which consisted of an excellent rich flavorful chicken broth with huge chunks of melon and chicken in a big pot suited for a party of 6 (we were just 4). The presentation of the honey walnut prawns, eggplant with shredded pork, chicken chow mein and sea bass with tofu in black bean sauce was excellent. The flavors of all the dishes had depth, not highly salted and no grease. We ordered durian pasty, mango pudding, and sesame balls for desserts that were heavenly. A bottle of pinot grigio complemented the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TobalaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always wonderful. My favorites are the Vietnamese Prawns, the Coffee Spare Ribs and the Peking Duck. For desert, the black sesame balls are a wonderful treat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big groups dominate
    BroseVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tables of 6-10 dominate the space making it noisy. We had to wait over 15 minutes after our reservation time but I'm glad we stayed. Once seated, we were attended to and got our drinks (beer & wine only), tea (delicious and partially steeped before serving - yay!) and water. There are lots of choices - and everything we ordered was tasty, with high quality ingredients and piping hot out of the kitchen. Serving hot foods means you don't get the food in the order you'd expect - one entree arrived before our small plate appetizers, but that's ok as we were all sharing. We loved the hand roasted chicken, soft-shelled crab, salt & pepper ribs, garlic noodles with shrimp and very fresh and tasty pea shoots. It's always busy here so reserve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just for early Dinner
    49er
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great service. The food was fresh and delicious. Parking was easy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    sf4me
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I've been coming here over the years and has always satisfied. The menu has changed since the last time I visited (used to have family style fixed price options), but there were more dinner dim sum choices, which is great. And, the dim sum is excellent! Service was attentive and polite. When the others in my group were significantly late, no one bothered me about it. Maybe it was because they were busy with a very large group (hence the noise rating) that took up half the restaurant, but I appreciated the gentility of the situation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious! Can't wait to come back!
    sweetboo
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Good quality food, nice selection with vegetarian options. Delicious and interesting mushroom/tofu dish. Loved the veggie steamed dumplings. Excellent seafood fried rice. Interesting and fun desserts! Loved the sesame balls. Friendly, polite and prompt service. EXCELLENT HOT SAUCE! They really should bottle it and sell it. Nicely balanced, flavorful, provides excellent heat but doesn't kill your taste buds.Essential part of the meal! Portion size a bit small for us with some dishes, but we left feeling full. Lovely neighborhood spot. We ate early (6 pm) and enjoyed a leisurely dinner. They did not rush us at all! By the time we were done the restaurant was packed and there were people waiting outside! We'd definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    knly
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    i usually don't go out to chinese food, but this was fantastic! the service from the moment we walked in was so nice. and then the food was all delicious. nothing greasy or flavorless like a lot of places. we had: shanghai dumplings, fish maw soup with crab, crispy salt & pepper sofr shell crab, peking duck, green beans, and the sweet rice with sausage and shrimp. amazing. can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Perfect
    RayCVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Everything was great....but they left the bones in the peking duck which was just weird.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good dinner place
    dcm94117
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was well done and service was great, but at 7:30pm on a Friday it was packed. One mid-sized room with high ceilings, no dividers, 3 or 4 round tables with 8-12 people at each one. So it was a night of shouting. We 4 got seated at a very small table that didn't quite hold all of our plates and dishes. Also, we made reservations for 7:15 and didn't get seated until 7:45. Also a $15 corkage fee, which I guess is standard. Partner said it's incredible for dim sum. Also cheap. Go for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food. Room is to noisy!!!!!! They don't allow you to split checks and don't take American Express
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Chinese in the city
    RaymondVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our dining group loved everything hear except Lemon Chicken which we found too sweet. Peking duck was fabulous and no need to order ahead. Pumpkin soup was special. All Dim Sum items great. Wok lamb was fabulous. Almond balls, Durian pastries, sesame balls, and the very large water chestnut pastries were all very good. Our fussiest diner found nothing to complain about, a unique event
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, food but a big miss
    Skydog
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Some good dishes, such as Mongolian beef and Vietnamese prawns. But a few were uninspired like salt and pepper sole. Little fresh chili and light on flavor, no five spice in the breading and the sole looked like fish sticks, though portion was generous and fresh. The pea shoots with abalone and mushrooms were the leafy type, not my favorites, because they don't have as much flavor as the stringy variety that has a very clean, fresh taste. Dishes are modestly sized and a bit pricy. Also a big miss-- they have a policy where they refuse to split a check on credit cards. So, we had to scramble for cash to reimburse the couple we were dining with who put the bill on their Visa. VERY customer unfriendly. Otherwise, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super
    DoodelsVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great authentic place. We had 40 people in the private room for my granddaughter's birthday party and it was fabulous. Ken is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hong Kong Lounge II
    katfood
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Very good Chinese food in a mix of unfamiliar and familiar choices. Great vegetarian dumplings, bacon with fish cakes, pea sprouts, fish maw soup. Friendly effective staff. Two areas for improvement; dishes arrived in random order (entree before soup?) and early kitchen closing (8:30 on a Sunday) meant no dessert. Good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Chinese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is excellent in this neighborhood gem. Wide selection of Chinese dishes, some not all that often seen on menus. Service was prompt and the server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Reservations are a must. They honored our open table reservation exactly on time. We will go back often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overly popular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Unfortunately Hong Kong Lounge II appears to be having some growing pains adapting to its newfound popularity, after being named the best Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Despite making a reservation this evening for 7 p.m., our party of three was not seated until after 7:30. When checking in, the host assured us that our table was "almost ready", and he repeated that same phrase at least three times in the intervening 30 minutes. However, it was only when we inquired a third time about the status of our table that he admitted our table was not only ready, but that it had been sitting empty for some time. He apologized for not alerting us sooner, as we had spent the majority of time waiting in a cramped and crowded vestibule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fit for foodies
    Foodtips4u
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The only problem we had was our table was not ready for at least 20 minutes, maybe a bit longer...there is no waiting area..just standing in a drafty entry way. However, the meal was worth waiting for. My husband' s mother was an exceptional Chinese chef and she would have enjoyed this meal. we look forward to returning and trying their steamed fish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True to The Booking
    CSR4280
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Never having used Open Table before, I decided to give it a try per my daughter's input. I scheduled a reservation for a specific time and we were seated a little before the scheduled time. The place is always packed. So it was great being seated right away. Having worked in the food business before, I can appreciate HK Lounge having our table ready to go. The food is always consistently delicious. Though the place is always busy, wait staff is consistently patient, accommodating and attentive. Believe me. No small feat. No hesitation here in recommending HKL to anyone looking for a great place to eat with friendly service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed. No spark.
    Liliane
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Should I say more? The SF Chronicle review raved about the place and finally we took friends there promising them an authentic meal. Very disappointed. The dishes are "dumbed" down and sweetened for that local ( ?) taste and it was quite pricey. There are hundreds of Southern Chinese restaurantes in SF to choose from, I do not think we we give them another try. The other restaurant of same name is by far more authentic and better. Don't understand the food critique's review.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average at best
    localVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The ingredients of the dishes were of good quality but the flavors were flat and bland. I'm not sure how this restaurant got high marks by the local critic. Pricing did not match the results.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Great Find!
    campbellp
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Absolutely amazing food -- great Dim Sum selections, beautifully served. Menu items outstanding. Beautiful preparation and presentation. Decor charming, and wait service wonderful. Also very obliging, I called to change time of reservation and was quickly accommocated. We sat in the back room and loved the intimacy there. Can't wait to return and sample more menu items. I can hear the Peking Duck calling me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salt, salt, salt
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food was not good at all -- everything was very oversalted, and one of our items never even arrived at the table. All I could taste was salt when I left. I'll never go back.
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  • Authentic Chinese food
    OperettaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Hong Kong Lounge II offers great quality Chinese food at a slightly above average price (compare to other Chinese restaurant). The place was packed when we (8 people) dined, but the wait staff tried their best to serve us in a timely manner. Food was up to par in authenticity of taste, in good quality, and generally a place worth going back again, just to try out a vast variety of dishes. Soft shell crab, walnut honey glazed prawns, Chilean Sea Bass, Coffee ribs were among the 8 dishes we enjoyed tremendously. We requested no MSG yet everything tasted just as good. portion size was smaller than other restaurants, but good taste and quality really made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as we hoped
    foodster
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We went because of the recent glowing review in the SF Chronicle. Some dishes were good to very good, but by the end of the meal things started to taste somewhat similar. Service was very attentive, and table setting was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Hong Kong Lounge II reviews archive.
  • Run, Don't Walk to this Chinese Gem
    United2millionmilerVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    A wonderful restaurant! We had Peking Duck, Pan-fried Chilean Sea Bass, Macadamia Nuts/Snow Peas/Mushrooms. Freshest ingredients, marvelous flavorings. Prompt attentive service. Even with a full restaurant, one can have a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    thereseVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We enjoyed the dinner and the food was great. Improvements would be to bring the appetizers before the main dishes and gradually bring main dishes since it's hard to eat everything while it's warm when it comes at once (or fit if on the table. I'd also increase the spiciness and lower the sugar on the eggplant -- far too sweet. But generally very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Payment problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Will only take one credit card per table. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Excellent everything. Wonderful dim sum. Best in SF
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic