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Begoni Bistro

4.0
4
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Dim Sum

Begoni Bistro's executive chef Howard Wong is a cooking legend. He was born in Canton, China in 1952 and immigrated to San Francisco in 1981, when he started his passion for cooking. He started as a dish washer and became a cook assistant at Louis Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. When Howard left Louis in 1987, he was the sous chef. In 1988, he joined one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, Tommy Toys Cuisine Chinois. Howard quickly rose to become executive chef for Tommy Toys, preparing Chinese food with a touch of French influence. At Tommy Toys, Howard had the opportunity to serve many local celebrities including Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, and Willie Brown until 2013, when Tommy Toys decided closed its doors. Begoni Bistro is a family owned and operated restaurant where we take pride in offering great service in our clean and contemporary restaurant. Enjoy great company, Howard's world-renowned food, and a great ambience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Dim Sum, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Wed-Mon 10:00am - 9:00pm Tuesday 10:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 757-0120

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Howard Wong

Menu

Chinese Tapas (Dimsum)

  • Steamed BBQ Pork Bun (3)$8.00

    classic flour bun filled with pork and sweet bbq flavor

    • Steamed Chaozhou Dumpling (4)$8.00

      pork & shrimp filled with celery, mushroom, and peanut

      • Steamed Pork & Shrimp Siu Mai (4)$8.00

        classic siu mai with pork & shrimp infused with black mushroom

        • Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (4)$8.00

          classic har gow with shrimp infused with bamboo

          • Steamed Spinach Dumpling (4)$8.00

            spinach wrapped dumpling filled with carrot and mixed mushroom

            • Steamed Pea Sprout Dumpling (4)$11.00

              shrimp infused with pea sprout

              • Steamed Shanghai Dumpling (6)$11.00

                classic XLB (xiao long bao) soup dumpling filled with pork, ginger, and onion

                • Crispy Green Onion Pancake (4)$8.00

                  pan fried vegetarian green onion pancake

                  • Deep Fried Curry Samosa (4)$8.00

                    deep fried samosa filled with carrot and mixed mushroom in curry flavor

                    • Pan Seared Mushroom Bun (4)$8.00

                      pan seared vegetarian bun filled with carrot and mixed mushroom

                      • Crispy Vegetarian Egg Roll (4)$9.00

                        deep fried egg roll filled with black fungus, carrot, vegetable, and vermicelli

                        • Deep Fried Tofu Skin Roll (3)$9.00

                          deep fried tofu skin filled with pork & shrimp

                          • Pan Seared Pot Sticker (6)$9.00

                            house pan seared pork filled pot sticker

                            • Sticky Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf (2)$9.00

                              filled with chicken, Chinese sausage, duck egg yolk, mushroom, oyster sauce, and sesame oil

                              • Deep Fried Fish & Shrimp Ball (6)$10.00

                                deep fried fish & shrimp ball served with sweet chili sauce

                                • Deep Fried Wonton (8)$10.00

                                  deep fried pork & shrimp filled wonton served with sweet chili sauce

                                  • Deep Fried Salt & Pepper Calamari$11.00

                                    deep fried calamari seasoned with salt & pepper

                                    • Crispy Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings (8)$11.00

                                      deep fried chicken wings seasoned with salt & pepper

                                      • Dry Fried Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings (8)$11.00

                                        dry fried style chicken wings glazed with house sweet sauce with a slight spicy flavor

                                        Sweet Tapas

                                        • Malaysian Sponge Cake$7.00

                                          classic Ma Lai Go flour and egg sponge cake that is soft and chewy with a slightly sweet flavor

                                          • Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Bun (3)$7.00

                                            flour bun filled with leaking lava egg yolk that is sweet and salty in flavor

                                            • Steamed Custard Bun (3)$7.00

                                              flour bun filled with sweet custard made from eggs and milk

                                              • Steamed Black Sesame Ball (4)$7.00

                                                flour ball filled with sweet black sesame topped with crushed peanuts

                                                • Fried Sesame Ball with Lotus Paste (4)$7.00

                                                  classic deep fried sesame ball filled with sweet lotus paste

                                                  Chef Recommendations

                                                  • Hot Sizzling Beef Short Ribs$16.00

                                                    marinated onion and scallion short ribs served on a hot sizzling platter

                                                    • Hot Sizzling Fish$16.00

                                                      boneless sea bass served on a hot sizzling platter with onion and scallion

                                                      • Szechuan Boil Beef / Lamb in Flaming Chili Oil$16.00

                                                        tender beef or lamb infused in Szechuan peppercorns and chili oil

                                                        • Szechuan Boil Fish in Flaming Chili Oil$16.00

                                                          boneless sea bass infused in Szechuan peppercorns and chili oil

                                                          • Crispy Baby Squab$19.00

                                                            whole squab roasted to a crispy skin served with seasoning salt

                                                            • Prawns Infused with King Tea Leaves$19.00

                                                              stir fried salt & pepper prawns (shell) infused with iron goddess king oolong tea leaves

                                                              • Tiger Prawns$20.00

                                                                breaded prawns (7 with shell), served with choice of fried rice or garlic noodles

                                                                • Royal Chicken (Cold Dish)

                                                                  steamed chicken served with ginger scallion dipping sauce

                                                                  • Half$16.00
                                                                  • Whole$29.00
                                                                • Imperial Peking Duck

                                                                  marinated duck roasted to a crispy skin, served with steamed buns, scallion, and hoisin sauce

                                                                  • Half$22.00
                                                                  • Whole$39.00
                                                                • Crispy Chicken Stuffed with Sticky Rice$49.00

                                                                  Specially prepared chicken deep fried to a crispy skin stuffed with sticky rice. 24 hour advance notice

                                                                  Soup

                                                                  • Hot & Sour Soup

                                                                    spicy broth infused with bamboo shoots, black fungus, carrots, egg, and tofu

                                                                    • Single$6.00
                                                                    • Regular$9.00
                                                                  • Mustard Greens with Pork Rib Soup

                                                                    light broth with leafy mustard greens and pork bone rib

                                                                    • Single$6.00
                                                                    • Regular$9.00
                                                                  • Sweet Corn with Shredded Chicken Soup

                                                                    broth infused with sweet corn, egg, and shredded chicken

                                                                    • Single$6.00
                                                                    • Regular$11.00
                                                                  • Westlake Minced Beef Soup

                                                                    broth infused with minced beef, cilantro, and egg white

                                                                    • Single$6.00
                                                                    • Regular$11.00
                                                                  • Wonton Soup

                                                                    light broth with shrimp and pork wontons and yau choy vegetable

                                                                    • Single$6.00
                                                                    • Regular$11.00
                                                                  • Seafood Seaweed Soup

                                                                    broth infused with shrimp, squid, and seaweed

                                                                    • Single$7.00
                                                                    • Regular$13.00

                                                                  Vegetable

                                                                  • Chinese Broccoli in Oyster Sauce$12.00

                                                                    Chinese broccoli (gai lan) blanched and served with oyster dipping sauce

                                                                    • Lettuce in Oyster Sauce$12.00

                                                                      lettuce blanched in light oyster sauce

                                                                      • Ma Po Tofu$12.00

                                                                        soft tofu sautéed with bell peppers, black fungus, celery, and mushrooms in a spicy sauce

                                                                        • Braised Tofu$13.00

                                                                          sautéed bean curd, carrots, and mixed mushrooms

                                                                          • Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry$13.00

                                                                            sautéed mix of black fungus, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, snow peas, and yau choy

                                                                            • Buddha's Delight$14.00

                                                                              black fungus, bean curd, broccoli, carrots, bean sprouts served over rice vermicelli noodles

                                                                              • Choy Sum in Light Broth$14.00

                                                                                choy sum (yau choy) blanched in light broth

                                                                                • Eggplant String Beans Stir-Fry$14.00

                                                                                  sautéed eggplant and string beans in a house spicy sauce

                                                                                  • String Beans with XO Sauce$14.00

                                                                                    sautéed green string beans infused with XO (dried shrimp, ham, scallop) sauce

                                                                                    • Spinach & Preserved Egg in Light Broth$15.00

                                                                                      spinach with preserved egg blanched in light broth

                                                                                      • Braised Mushroom with Vegetable Mix$16.00

                                                                                        braised mushroom served over broccoli, carrots, celery, gai lan, and yau choy

                                                                                        • Braised Oyster Mushroom with Spinach$16.00

                                                                                          braised mushroom served over spinach in oyster sauce

                                                                                          • Pea Sprouts with Chopped Garlic$17.00

                                                                                            sautéed pea sprouts (shoots) with chopped garlic

                                                                                            • Pea Sprouts in Light Broth$17.00

                                                                                              pea sprouts (shoots) blanched in light broth

                                                                                              Entrees

                                                                                              • Eggplant with Shredded Chicken in Clay Pot$15.00

                                                                                                mushroom, celery, eggplant, onion and shredded chicken stewed in a clay pot

                                                                                                • Fire Cracker Chicken$15.00

                                                                                                  wok tossed chicken with green onion, scallion, and chili peppers

                                                                                                  • General Tso's Chicken$15.00

                                                                                                    breaded chicken infused in a sweet and spicy sauce topped with sesame seeds

                                                                                                    • Kung Pao Chicken$15.00

                                                                                                      wok tossed chicken with bell peppers and chili peppers topped with peanuts

                                                                                                      • Lemon Chicken$15.00

                                                                                                        breaded chicken infused in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce topped with sesame seeds

                                                                                                        • Osmanthus Sweet Chicken$15.00

                                                                                                          breaded chicken infused with osmanthus flower and pineapples in a sweet and sour sauce

                                                                                                          • Szechuan Chicken$15.00

                                                                                                            wok tossed chicken with onion, bell peppers, and chili peppers

                                                                                                            • Lotus Root with Cured Meat$15.00

                                                                                                              stir fried lotus root with celery, snow peas, and Chinese sausage

                                                                                                              • Lychee Pork$15.00

                                                                                                                tender pork infused with bell peppers and lychee fruit in a sweet and tangy sauce

                                                                                                                • Honey Garlic Pepper Spare Ribs$15.00

                                                                                                                  pork spareribs glazed and flavored in a sweet honey sauce

                                                                                                                  • Sweet & Sour Pork Chop$15.00

                                                                                                                    fried pork chop infused with bell peppers and pineapples in a sweet and sour sauce

                                                                                                                    • Beef with Bitter Melon$15.00

                                                                                                                      tender slices of beef with bitter melon

                                                                                                                      • Beef & Broccoli$15.00

                                                                                                                        tender slices of beef with broccoli

                                                                                                                        • Beef with Mushroom in Oyster Sauce$16.00

                                                                                                                          tender slices of beef with mixed mushrooms in oyster sauce

                                                                                                                          • Mongolian Beef / Lamb$16.00

                                                                                                                            tender slices of beef or lamb with onion, chili peppers, and Mongolian sauce

                                                                                                                            • Szechuan Onion Beef / Lamb$16.00

                                                                                                                              tender slices of beef or lamb with onion, and chili peppers

                                                                                                                              • Beef Medallions$17.00

                                                                                                                                tender pieces of beef served with Chinese broccoli (gai lan)

                                                                                                                                • Beef Tenderloin Cubes with Mushroom$17.00

                                                                                                                                  tender cubes of beef with mixed mushrooms in special black sauce

                                                                                                                                  Seafood

                                                                                                                                  • Salt & Pepper Fish$14.00

                                                                                                                                    breaded sea bass with salt and pepper seasoning

                                                                                                                                    • Sautéed Fish with Tender Greens$14.00

                                                                                                                                      boneless sea bass with broccoli, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and snow peas

                                                                                                                                      • Braised Fish in Clay Pot$16.00

                                                                                                                                        boneless sea bass, celery, onion, and scallion stewed in a clay pot

                                                                                                                                        • Braised Tofu with Seafood in Clay Pot$16.00

                                                                                                                                          bean curd, shrimp, squid, onion, and scallion stewed in a clay pot

                                                                                                                                          • Sautéed Fish & Shrimp Cake with Tender Greens$16.00

                                                                                                                                            sliced fish cake and shrimp with leafy yau choy vegetable

                                                                                                                                            • Sweet & Sour Fish$16.00

                                                                                                                                              breaded sea bass with bell peppers and pineapples in a sweet and sour sauce

                                                                                                                                              • Kung Pao Shrimp$16.00

                                                                                                                                                wok tossed shrimp with bell peppers and chili peppers topped with peanuts

                                                                                                                                                • Salt & Pepper Shrimp$16.00

                                                                                                                                                  stir fried salt & pepper shrimp (shell)

                                                                                                                                                  • Sautéed Prawns with Tender Greens$16.00

                                                                                                                                                    wok tossed prawns with broccoli, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and snow peas

                                                                                                                                                    • Sweet & Sour Prawns$16.00

                                                                                                                                                      wok tossed prawns with bell peppers and pineapples in a sweet and sour sauce

                                                                                                                                                      • Vanilla Prawns$16.00

                                                                                                                                                        lightly battered shrimp in mayonnaise flavor served with honey walnuts

                                                                                                                                                        • Sautéed Scallop & Prawns$21.00

                                                                                                                                                          wok tossed scallop and prawns with broccoli, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and snow peas

                                                                                                                                                          • Clams in Black Bean Sauce$17.00

                                                                                                                                                            fresh clams stir fried in bell pepper and black bean sauce

                                                                                                                                                            • Steamed Clams with Eggs$17.00

                                                                                                                                                              steamed fresh clams with beaten eggs

                                                                                                                                                              • Szechuan Boiled Clams in Flaming Chili Oil$17.00

                                                                                                                                                                fresh clams infused in Szechaun peppercorns and chili oil

                                                                                                                                                                • Steamed Sea Bass

                                                                                                                                                                  whole sea bass steamed in scallion and soy sauce

                                                                                                                                                                  • M.P.
                                                                                                                                                                • Sweet & Sour Whole Fish in Foil

                                                                                                                                                                  breaded whole fish with bell peppers and pineapples in a sweet and sour sauce

                                                                                                                                                                  • M.P.
                                                                                                                                                                • Baked Lobster / Crab with Ginger & Scallion

                                                                                                                                                                  whole baked lobster or crab seasoned with ginger and scallion over rice vermicelli noodles

                                                                                                                                                                  • M.P.
                                                                                                                                                                • Baked Lobster / Crab with Salty Egg Yolk

                                                                                                                                                                  whole baked lobster or crab seasoned with salty egg yolk flavoring

                                                                                                                                                                  • M.P.
                                                                                                                                                                • Baked Lobster / Crab with Salt & Pepper

                                                                                                                                                                  whole lobster or crab seasoned with salt and pepper

                                                                                                                                                                  • M.P.
                                                                                                                                                                • Steamed Lobster / Crab with Garlic Sauce

                                                                                                                                                                  whole steamed lobster with minced garlic and onion over rice vermicelli noodles

                                                                                                                                                                  • M.P.
                                                                                                                                                                • Typhoon Shelter Style Lobster / Crab

                                                                                                                                                                  whole fried crab topped off with onion, garlic, chili peppers and house spicy seasoning

                                                                                                                                                                  • M.P.

                                                                                                                                                                Fried Rice and Noodles

                                                                                                                                                                • White Jasmine Rice$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Garlic Noodles$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                    wok tossed egg noodles infused with minced garlic and butter

                                                                                                                                                                    • Szechuan Beef / Lamb Noodle Soup$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                      tender beef or lamb infused in Szechuan peppercorns and chili oil soup with egg noodles

                                                                                                                                                                      • Soy Sauce Chow Mein$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                        wok tossed thin egg noodles with bean sprouts, onion, and scallion in soy sauce

                                                                                                                                                                        • Singapore Style Stir Fried Rice Noodles$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                          wok tossed rice vermicelli noodles with BBQ pork, chicken, shrimp, curry, egg, and onion

                                                                                                                                                                          • House Chow Mein$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Choice of Beef, Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, Vegetable, or Combination (BBQ Pork, Shrimp & Chicken). Wok tossed chow mein with choice of meat, bean sprouts, carrots, and onion

                                                                                                                                                                            • House Fried Rice$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                              Choice of Beef, Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, Vegetable, or Combination (BBQ Pork, Shrimp & Chicken). Fried rice with choice of meat, carrots, egg, peas, and onion

                                                                                                                                                                              • Pan Fried Noodles$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                Choice of Beef, Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, Vegetable, or Combination (BBQ Pork, Shrimp & Chicken). Pan fried thin crispy egg noodles with choice of meat, bean sprouts, carrots, and yau choy

                                                                                                                                                                                • Tomato Beef Pan Fried Noodles$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  pan fried thin crispy egg noodles with beef infused with bell peppers and tomato sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dried Scallop & Egg Fried Rice$17.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    fried rice with diced gai lan, egg white, and fried scallop

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Six Treasure Fried Rice$17.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      BBQ pork, chicken, shrimp, carrots, egg, gai lan, peas, and mushrooms in a gravy sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                      What 91 people are saying

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                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0
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                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3.7Service
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3.6Ambience
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                                                                                                                                                                                        The atmosphere here is true China town. Very authentic and fun energy. Food was just meh. We were looking for authentic Chinese but instead dishes were overly sauced - with what tasted like a bottled mix. The chicken wings were disturbingly large making the diner wonder the size of the chicken or bird. Garlic noodles were a sure and delicious bet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Food was great and the restaurant has a lot of sitting. Nice ambiance

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Odd name but great food. Nice selection of dim sum. Best Mapo tofu I’ve had in a long time. This is my go to Chinese restaurant when I’m in the city.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Definitely overpriced for what you get. The food was decent but not particularly memorable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        とても美味しかったです とくにちまき、焼売は最高です!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        We've been trying to find a good option in Chinatown for years now, and this place fits the bill. Every dish was delicious, we ordered 4 dishes for 3 of us and ate every crumb. An excellent option for quality Chinese food, close to North Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Not sure why they are available for opentable reservations as they don’t even have a computer. We showed up at pur reservation time only to be added to a list on paper. We waited around 30 min for a table

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Food was good. Server was rushing us to eat and get out it seemed. May have been the language barrier but still. Did t feel very welcome. He disappeared for a while when he realized we weren’t quite ready to leave. Better places to eat but this one was good and seemed “safe” for non residents.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 14, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        We had originally booked to go in later in the evening, but having walked far too much that day as we were passing we asked if we could be seated earlier, which they were more than happy to do. The excellent service continued throughout and the food is simply gorgeous. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                                      20. RT

                                                                                                                                                                                        RoelT

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 13, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Great food, for a great price. Ambiance it's not too cozy, but hey

                                                                                                                                                                                      21. B

                                                                                                                                                                                        Becky

                                                                                                                                                                                        Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 2, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Great food! Nice clean place, easy to find and overall good experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                      22. DA

                                                                                                                                                                                        DavidA

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 31, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Our first trip from UK to San Francisco and this Chinese was fabulous. Good service good food and plenty of it. Will be back as soon as we can.

                                                                                                                                                                                      23. AO

                                                                                                                                                                                        AriO

                                                                                                                                                                                        Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 26, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        As a recommendation from the Club at the Ritz Carlton, we were looking forward to an authentic San Francisco Chinatown experience and Begoni does not disappoint. Super busy and super delicious. Nothing fancy, just good food and great memories.

                                                                                                                                                                                      24. g

                                                                                                                                                                                        geewhiz

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        123 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        123 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        First time here and I will go back. They do a great job with traditional dishes and not using too much oil. The friends I took there are vegetarians and they have a decent variety of options for that - more than a lot of Chinese dim sum places. The MaPo Tofu is delish and the pea sprouts with garlic were perfectly done. Had veggie dumplings and buns and even samosas — all tasty! I enjoyed the ambiance too. Looks and feels modern and clean. The service was terrific too!

                                                                                                                                                                                      25. JL

                                                                                                                                                                                        JohnL

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        85 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        85 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Food was excellent and service was pretty good. They are not good about honoring reservations, so there was a long wait. After that, it was a good experience. The dumplings were special as was the crispy squab.

                                                                                                                                                                                      26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 30, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Fantastic food. Great service. FANTASTIC VALUE!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                      27. MN

                                                                                                                                                                                        MelissaN

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                        Wonderful dim sum dinner

                                                                                                                                                                                      28. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                        MarbleBoy

                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 16, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Great place for large parties. It is more of a modern restaurant, with bright lights. Good food, place was crowded, good indication of good food. We were late in arriving, we called and they held our reservation. When we arrived no waiting our table was set up. Very nice.

                                                                                                                                                                                      29. RP

                                                                                                                                                                                        RobP

                                                                                                                                                                                        Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 27, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        We were visiting from Houston - food was great!! Service was attentive but not to on top of you.

                                                                                                                                                                                      30. b

                                                                                                                                                                                        bonvivant

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 14, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Quality and tasty food in SF Chinatown. Took a party of 8 for dinner and had a great time. The menu was authentic, the food definitely higher quality than you’d find in most Chinatown restaurants, and the preparations flavorful, well prepared, and presented. We ordered a complete meal, from soup through fish and noodles, and enjoyed it all family style. The only negative was the noise. The restaurant needs something on the ceiling or floor to dampen the noise a bit, we could hardly hear one another! Even with the noise, we will visit again, just not at the height of dinner rush.

                                                                                                                                                                                      31. R

                                                                                                                                                                                        Rick

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 6, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        The food was pretty good but the restaurant was understaffed for a full house on a Saturday night. They also reported us a "no-show" to Open Table - not very professional.

                                                                                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 4, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        In from out of town and checked both open table and Yelp reviews. Didn’t disappoint and was probably the best Chinese we’ve had and it differed from Chicago style. Generous size portions. Would highly recommend and come back. One of the nicer settings with bar and very clean (other than floor very sticky) based on others we walked by. Communication barrier and service slow but we weren’t in a hurry. All in all pleased.

                                                                                                                                                                                      33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 3, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                        This place is a winner. They could dim the lights a little to improve ambience. Family friendly. Lots of food which comes out hot and fairly quick. Everything was perfectly prepared. Lots of variety at times hard to choose. Friendly servers.

                                                                                                                                                                                      34. P

                                                                                                                                                                                        Pink

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 31, 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Peking duck is not made peking style. It just roast duck, with Peking duck price. Salt and pepper shrimp were served with the shells and head still in tacked. Not a dish if you want to have while enjoying a conversation amongst friends. Steam rice was dry and not fluffy. How can you call yourself a Chinese restaurant if you can not make fluffy rice? Our water was never filled, we had constantly wave the waiter down. Chopsticks were not clean. Dim sum were tasty. May go back for the dim sum only, but not for dinner. The price is bit higher that most restaurants in the same caliber.

                                                                                                                                                                                      35. A

                                                                                                                                                                                        Andrew

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 9, 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Disappointing based on other reviews.

                                                                                                                                                                                      36. p

                                                                                                                                                                                        phanie

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                        No one on the staff was very happy. The food was average. The seating was hard. Given the reviews I thought it would be much better. It was just average.

                                                                                                                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Loved the food

                                                                                                                                                                                      38. TD

                                                                                                                                                                                        TomD

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 13, 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Really enjoyed this meal. The language barrier create service which wasn’t perfect, but that ended up being part of the fun. The food was a traditional Americanized-Chinese, but it was a very good version of that cuisine. I would go back. Tiger prawns were difficult due to them being fried shell-on. Everything else was top notch.

                                                                                                                                                                                      39. BG

                                                                                                                                                                                        BettyG

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 11, 2018

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                                                                                                                                                                                        This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. It didn't disappoint! The food and service were great and it was only a few blocks from the theatre we were attending.

                                                                                                                                                                                      40. EM

                                                                                                                                                                                        EMShusty

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                        Found cooked fly on a dumpling plate.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                        Kearny Street

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                        Chinatown

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                        Wed-Mon 10:00am - 9:00pm Tuesday 10:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dim Sum, Chinese

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                        Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                        Howard Wong

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                        Bar Dining, Beer, Private Room, Wine

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