Steamy Piggy

3.7
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$30 and under
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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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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 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.

RS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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"

OT
San Diego
4 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.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 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.

W
San Diego
18 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!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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!!

DK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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.

m
San Diego
12 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.

DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant closed at time of reservation. No explanation given.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service. Rude staff

JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 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.

f
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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.

AA
San Diego
2 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!

RB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 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!!

GL
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food on menu not as listed: sautéed seasonal vegetables was only bokchoy

Wine selection terrible

No brown rice

AB
San Diego
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!

OT
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 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.

P
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 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.

SV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SD
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 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.

S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 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.

LL
San Francisco
5 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

RS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

R
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

RH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 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.

F
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place! Great food and service.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 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!

IA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and not super expensive, very nice atmosphere!

BM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 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!

HM
San Francisco
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.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

HC
Denver
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!

TG
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

o
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Their food is more creative than traditional. The pork belly is way too sweet for my taste. The rainbow dumplings are interesting.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we had... bulgogi bao, spicy wontons, scallion pancakes, soup dumplings, sesame balls. Waiter was excellent!!!

TG
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best ramen I’ve ever had. The dumplings were great too. Definitely would go back.