HK Lounge Bistro

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$30 and under
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Chinese

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Come join us for dim sum during lunch and traditional Chinese dinners!
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chinese New Year Eve

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish amazing!! The Watier was very helpful when placing our order. The food was delicious and very authentic.

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JaneH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dim sum lunch for 9 people. Good service, good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, with great food.

MW
vipMarilynW
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food always comes hot & tasty. Never too salty. The crab taste fresh! The service is always excellent. They always take away the dirty dishes & give you a fresh plate if our plates are dirty.

RS
vipRonS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the service but this is the device time that we asked to be served the soup first and it came mid-meal.
Why is that.
Thank you.

RS
vipRichardS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go to place for best quality dim sum in SF

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CSR4280
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for small or large groups wanting to gather for great fresh food. Service always attentive. Nice touch having plates changed out between messy dishes. Kid friendly. “Consistency” is the operative word here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! It’s Michelin rated. That pretty much explains it all

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TomT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing very special
Food is okay
Service is excellent

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EliseH
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service! Bill adds up quick however we really enjoyed our meal! Dumplings were fantastic!

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Asia101
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The noise level was so loud we could not hear each other talk without yelling

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Dave
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was pretty disappointed as the reviews were so good. It could have been poor ordering on our part, but I found pretty much everything to be quite bland.

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noslouch
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner here is highly underrated. Even casual Cantonese classics are given the kind of care usually reserved for more elaborate dishes.

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LizC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of food and level of service are consistently well executed here. From basic dim sum staples to more exotic dishes, the taste is better than most places in the city and Bay Area.
A bit more pricey by if you can splurge it la worth it. The service is very attentive and quick without feeling rushed.
Try to gather a party of six so you can skip the wait and make a reservation ahead of time-but if you have to wait-it’s worth it.

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MarshallW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Best dim sum and service! Thank you Annie, Victor, Ken and Stanley!!

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JeffY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious althentic Cantonese style food
with great service.

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vipVictorW
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Kenny and Stanley are the best.

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vipTony
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simce we had a party of six we were seated in their annex room, which only had four tables. The smaller room made the event much more enjoyable since the noise level was low enough to be able to speak in a comfortable conversational volume. This complimented the delicious food well. We enjoyed trying a combination of traditional Dim Sum dishes and dishes we had not tried before. We loved each of our choices. We definitely would return for another group Dim Sum event.

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AlamoCityKit
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

In general, Social Media is something I avoid. With Hong Kong Lounge II, I’m happy to make an exception. The food was excellent. The restaurant was friendly, not ostentatious, or snobby like many Dim Sum places can be. The private dining room was a short walk around the corner from the main restaurant. Charming. Although service was a bit slow at the start, the waitresses managing the room were attentive and helpful. The coffee basted pork ribs were rich and gooey. The Xiao Long Bao were the only average tasting item on the menu. Almost blah. But, it might have been due to the fact they were not piping hot. Every other item was steamed or prepared perfectly. The menu impressed the native San Franciscans in the group. For out of town guests, it was a delightful, organic place. If only every city had a neighborhood restaurant like this. Parking is a challenge. But a challenge worth risking when the reward is this wonderful.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, great for large groups so you can try a variety of dishes.

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vipSFmama11
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, attentive service on a Monday night dinner. We had many of the dishes of the “Asian tapas” i.e., dim sum. Unlike some restaurants, you don’t choose from a cart but order from a menu. Although it takes a bit away from the surprise factor of not knowing what delicacy will arrive on the next cart, ordering from the menu is definitely more efficient and you get exactly what you want without having to wait for your favorite dish cart to come around. And the food was delicious! The 5 of us ordered about 10 dim sum plates, a vegetable, Mongolian beef, and rice and had food to take home.

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vipSFeater
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Modern Hong Kong style food. Highly recommended.

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Sherry
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This Chinese restaurant has an extensive menu, and the dishes we chose were very tasty and authentic. It's a popular place and all tables were filled on a Saturday night. The result was an extremely noisy ambiance, requiring shouting across a table for two (which only raised the noise level, so we ate silently. The table for 8 next to us had no such inhibitions....) Dishes were highly priced, and so we were very selective in our choices. We don't drink alcohol, so the total bill stayed reasonable. But the diner has to be purposeful about ordering....

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Bhyman
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

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Susan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece arrived from France. I thought she would enjoy Hong Kong 2 as much as her visiting French parents did 2 months ago. Oui!!! She loved it. The best is when the English speaking waiter explained what each dish was.
Terrific! Otherwise we would have been lost.
It was a bit noisy and the lights too bright, but on the whole it was a wonderful experience. Thanks so much.

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vipVirgocook
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Innovative Chinese food in a nice neighborhood location. You should have reservations, even on a weeknight as people start lining up before it opens for dinner at 5:30. It's always popular and the meals there are quite a cut above the regular Chinese food. They have things like Shanghai dumplings, which normally require a trip downtown. Two kinds of duck, Peking and Roasted with Plum Sauce - and they don't need to be ordered in advance - delicious. Pretty extensive menu and nice wine list and they even have sake. Everything was fresh and tasty. Good for a group of 4. Definitely worth making reservations for.

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LizH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasant experience and food always delights. The set menu is tasty.

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Goodfoodfan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, service very attentive, friendly and helpful. Love this place!!!

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vipNotanexpert
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was decent, except for the broiled tripe that very weird with extreme soft texture. Restaurant was super noisy, minimal service as we have to ask for hot water refills every single time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food with an interesting and varied menu. Fantastic serving staff; very thoughtful and attentive, no matter how busy the place is.

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viptinamarie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Love their dim sum brunch! The pork buns are especially delicious!

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vipRobertK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience2

I think I will need to abandon this place after many years of being a loyal customer. It’s always been priced higher than other Hong Kong style seafood/dimsum places— but I justified it for their better than average quality of food. No more— the price vs reward balance has decidedly tipped. Dinner here for a party of 5 was an exorbitant $270 with tip. Main dishes easily top $30-40 and portions are tiny compared to others. I can only conclude that they have decided to gouge their customers for as much as they possibly can and the market will bear— which in SF is unfortunately a lot.

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vipMarilynW
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I eat there, it's been excellent. They us quality meats & its tender. So far all the different dishes & house soups have been excellent. Service is always very good & the waiter is as very patient & informative.

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gailk
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We ordered Chilean sea bass with tofu and black bean sauce. We received lots of tofu with sprinkles of sea bass on top of tofu. We ordered bok Choy in pork bone broth and got bone broth with bok
Choy with a huge mound of pork.
The wouldnot exchange the pork for a different dish.
Be careful what you order and ask exactly what you get on the dish.

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MarianneW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked a large table to celebrate my Mother's birthday recently. We've always enjoyed their dim sum lunch and delicious dinners. I've hosted Chinese New Year's banquets here as well for friends last year. The food is well prepared, with local fresh ingredients. We selected the banquet menu $485 for the celebration, just the right amount of food, everyone left satisfied and it was surprisingly paced well, the kitchen has a tendency to be too rushed with each course. The Peking duck as always is the standout dish, crispy skin, puffy soft buns and I love the thinly sliced cucumber and pickled ginger as additional condiments to accompany this dish.

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vipLulusf
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Friendly, great service, delicious!

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LianC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, as always. We appreciate the help navigating the menu with our multiple food allergies.

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Patty
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

HK lounge II is very different from the restaurants in ChinaTown in San Francisco. The restaurant is easy to find. Unlike other restaurants, HK lounge II is cozy and quiet, with space in between tables. The service was professional. We ordered crispy chicken, shrimp dumplings and other dishes. They were delicious. We wish they had a better selection of wine by the glass.

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kingmant
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took our son and his friend at USF to this nearby restaurant. We wanted a nicer venue as a treat for them. The service was great as our servers were attentive to our needs. The food was well presented, tasty and of quality. Little pricy but was worthwhile due to its location to USF and the noted positive dining experience of your guests.

FAQs

HK Lounge Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 668-8802.

HK Lounge Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.