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Steamy Piggy, San Diego, CA

Steamy Piggy

4.1
4.1
57 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
We use only the freshest ingredients in our dishes, with no added MSG or artificial coloring, because we believe that good food should make you feel good too. And, we promise that our food tastes just as good as it looks.

We're proud to say that our famous dumplings and noodles are 100% made by hand. Starting with premium whole wheat flour, our dumpling recipe honors ancient Chinese tradition, making for a perfectly juicy bite.

Whether you're craving something hot, cold, spicy, savory or even sweet, we've got your palette covered. Our diverse menu selection offers a variety of tastes, so you get that authentic Chinese flavor in a fresh, contemporary setting. Join us for lunch specials all week (11am-3pm M-Fri) and happy hour every day (4-6:30pm and 8:30-close) to enjoy sweet deals and delicious exclusives.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 492-0401

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We'd love to cater your upcoming event! To best prepare for the occasion, send us an email at info@steamypiggy.com to get started.

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Parking details

    We have 3 designated parking spots in front for Steamy Piggy guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    The food was disappointing and service wasn’t that great either. Just a bad experience overall.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I went with my family. We shared many dishes and all were very delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Very distracting TV right behind my friend
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We have been here a couple times before and it was a lot better. Now, even though the service was still very good, the place smelled like wet cloth and the food wasn’t amazing. They have taken a few thing off the menu that were the things we liked the most and they were out of a few other things also from the menu. From the current menu, the Ramen was excellent, and the shrimp dumplings as well. The vegetarian roll was algo good but a bit greasy.
  5. RS

    RobinS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good atmosphere. Not a good choice for me I am a vegetarian that does not eat gluten. So I ordered the 2 items that would accommodate. My husband loved all the items he had. He especially love the bao "tacos"
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music was great. Dumplings and wontons were amazing. Won ton soup was yummy.. chili wontons were our favorite.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I really enjoyed the food, and that’s the most important part! The service was a little slow, but the restaurant was completely full, so it was understandable. I would recommend a reservation for weekend evenings because all the tables were taken while we were there.
  8. W

    Waneda

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The braised pork belly was yummy, will be returning for this dish. We also ordered the chicken popcorn, it was an appetizer but came with so much chicken! Soup dumplings were very good and the steamed pork buns were yummy. Very small and cute restaurant, food served fresh cooked to order!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived on time and discovered that the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. This was after multiple emails reminding me of our reservation. OPENTABLE NEEDS TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER!!
  10. DK

    DavidK

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food is great! But service is not so professional. No water for us at all. Flour is not stored in proper location. Very disappointed for such good reputation Chinese restaurant.
  11. L

    Lily

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    There was only one waitress seating and serving food for the whole entire restaurant. I kinda felt bad for her. Seeing how the situation was, I wasn't surprised about the wait time to get a seat and my food ordered.
  12. DM

    DawnM

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant closed at time of reservation. No explanation given.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad service. Rude staff
  14. JC

    JulieannC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    You guys, the food here is amazing. IF you get it. We had made a reservation, when we arrived we were told that it would be about a 20 minute wait. The restaurant was really cold and they said their heat lamps were not working for outside. We ended up sitting at the bar where you sit between big bags of flour and the food freezer (storage issue). We had ordered a couple dumplings, wontons, and DAN DAN noodles and only received the dan dan noodles after waiting for an hour. We ended up canceling our dumpling orders and got our wontons to go. I feel like this place has great potential but they need to have more staff. There was three servers who were hosting, bartending, running food, taking orders, and busing. They all had theirs hands full in which we are aware that in situations such as that, mistakes can happen. The food was good and we might come back but we are all in all rather disappointed.
  15. f

    food1st

    San Diego

    85 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked online and arrived to find the restaurant closed, with no explanation. Wednesday evening at 5:30. Open hours according to their website and Open Table. I have since called and they do not answer. This review is probably moot.
  16. AA

    AdrianaA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got to the restaurant and it was closed. Apparently the open/close dates/hours are not updated on OpenTable so after booking the reservations 3 weeks in advance and getting a confirmation text the day before, we arrived to a closed restaurant and phone number listed wasn’t taking any messages. Very frustrating and was looking forward to dining there. On the upside, Tajima (next door) had openings and the ramen there was very delicious!
  17. P

    Pajaro66

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parking was a challenge but food was really good. Limited seating on the inside I would recommend a reservation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up and the place was closed. No contact that they wouldn’t be open.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Thanksgiving and the food was delicious, the service very good. We shared 4 or 5 appetizers and cocktails and ended up ordering our entrees to take home! Definitely will be coming back!!
  20. S

    Spunky

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Food on menu not as listed: sautéed seasonal vegetables was only bokchoy Wine selection terrible No brown rice
  21. AB

    AnnaB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have NEVER had better dumplings, the soup ones and rainbow. All of them! The service is impeccable! Everything was amazing!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great place to get bao chicken and dumplings!! This Is your place to get taiwanese style food and great beverages !!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The place is casual dining. The food was good and the service was great. Try their Piggy Bao and their signature cocktails were good according to my daughters. My son enjoyed his chow fun. Outdoor dining is good but it does face the street. There is enough to cover the view of the street. Only set back is parking.
  24. P

    Patriciaw

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu is somewhat limited and the ingredients in the dishes not really included. It probably takes a visit or two to figure out what to order. I'm a fish person so wasn't great for me. My son loves dumplings so it worked for him.
  25. SV

    ShaunV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, no wait when I came in. And very good happy hour deals.
  26. SD

    SDMike

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice little place competing for business in the crowded Kearny Mesa restaurant area, and they've come up with a very unique way of attracting business. The name alone makes you want to visit, but when you do, you will not be disappointed. The food is delicious. All of it. We had the Bao trio appetizer and the Rainbow dumplings. All of it was excellent. For the main course, my wife had the ramen, and I had the bulgogi bowl - again excellent choices. The ramen was unique but also traditional with a good familiar flavor, but the broth was creamy and the pork belly was quite succulent. The bulgogi was excellent with a very nice mild flavor (and many are just way too sweet). Service was excellent.
  27. S

    Supermintygirl

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in the early evening for dinner with my siblings. The staff was attentive and courteous. I eat a vegetarian diet and they were able to inform me of the vegetarian items available. I had the curry with rice and a scallion pancake. My brother had the beef chow mein and my sister had the ramen. They both smelled amazing. My brother finished his plate, and ours. They also had a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available and a nice happy hour menu.
  28. LL

    LauriL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went here for my birthday with 10 co-workers for lunch. Honestly thought it would take forever to get food out for such a large party, but food started coming out within 10 minutes after being seated. The food was really good! The patio was nice. The service was great. Would definitely recommend this place to friends and family
  29. RS

    RichardinSD

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The dumplings and Bao are all excellent. Everything tastes freshly made and is delicious! I’m definitely coming back.
  30. R

    Ru2bsi

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food & service was awesome! Nice hip touches throughout. Parking is another story. Pack your patience or prepare to walk.
  31. RH

    ReneeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Entrees and sides were fresh and tasty. Depending on timing parking can be a little tricky, so be prepared.
  32. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place! Great food and service.
  33. JJ

    JameyJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was GOOD! Dumplings were large. Service was kind of scattered and they forgot part of my order but I was so full by then it didnt matter. Would go again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for a relaxing Chinese fusion restaurant with with aesthetic atmosphere this place is a must! The staff is incredible and super attentive, Nick, Lauren, Anthony and Jacky were amazing and made me feel welcome. Steamy Piggy is a great way to expand your pallet and not break your piggy bank!
  35. IA

    IrmaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and not super expensive, very nice atmosphere!
  36. BM

    BrendaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came in Friday night. First time trying the Dan Dan noodles. Not a fan, haven’t tried the other dishes. But so far spicy wontons are by far my favorite!
  37. HM

    HollyM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was so excited to try this place. The menu looks delicious. But everything was just average. There was hardly any soup in the soup dumplings. The beer and "cold" sake were warm. There are too many excellent restaurants in the area to waste time on this one again.
  38. MS

    MelanieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everybody has different taste, they might like it, but us that will be the last time we will eat there.
  39. HA

    HattieAZZZ

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious! The dumplings - especially the rainbow sampler, were scrumptious!!! Service was attentive and just the right level of checking in. Our water glasses stayed full. Sesame balls were a hit and the sweet bean buns were also great!
  40. TG

    TimG

    Charleston

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went back for a second day in a row. Excellent tonkatsu and dumplings

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Steamy Piggy does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Steamy Piggy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 492-0401.

Steamy Piggy is rated 4.1 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have 3 designated parking spots in front for Steamy Piggy guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 492-0401

  • Catering

    We'd love to cater your upcoming event! To best prepare for the occasion, send us an email at info@steamypiggy.com to get started.

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