My take on the Dim Sum places I've tried so far in Bay area
  • 662 Commercial St
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Vereinigte Staaten
    4.0 Sterne

    I wasn't much of a dim sum person because I always thought the food was too greasy for me, but after coming here, I realized that it was all because I was going to the wrong restaurants.

    This place is clean! Able to accomodate large groups. There's a lot of variety for dim sum and it tastes good, not so greasy like other places I've been to.  I've always gone around 11am and was able to get a table right away, but I did notice the afternoon rush of people that would come after me, so plan accordingly.

    I don't know the names of the dishes but these are my staples:

    Peking Duck - Love love love it!
    Flat shrimp roll dumpling - god the sauce is sooo good.  they tried to take the sauce away from the table but you better believe my hand whipped out with lightening speed to stop them.
    Fried shrimp &chive dmpling - drool worthy
    Rolled flat noodle - was a little on the sweet side but good
    Chinese spinach - a tad oily but still yummy
    And basically they have a vast variety of diff dumplings we tried but the above is usually what i get.
    As for prices, some people told me it's on the pricier side, but I thought it was reasonable.

  • 4.0 Sterne

    Definitely want to comeback here.  The Dim sum was good.  The place is huge with plenty of seating.  They didn't offer peking duck on the cart tho as some of the other places do.  You have to order separately.  Prices were reasonable.

    Would def recommend to others.

  • 365 Gellert Blvd
    Daly City, CA 94015
    Vereinigte Staaten
    4.0 Sterne

    I finally made it here after hearing so many things about it for 3 years.  The thing that detered me the most was the warning of having to wait probably an hour to get a table.  Hearing something like this, my usual gut reaction is "Oh HELL no."

    I hate waiting.  I especially hate waiting for food.  And guess what happened when we got there...we had to wait.  They have a number system going and a tv screen to let people know where they stand which is somewhat appeasing, but still...I could feel my impatience growing towards the end of our wait.

    Once we finally got seated and food ordered, I found that the dim sum DID taste better than other places.   To be honest, dim sum usually all tastes the same to me except when it comes to greasiness.  It's greasy vs non greasy for me.  This place is def non greasy and is a bit more flavorful than other places.

    So now that I've finally experienced Koi's renowned dim sum, the question is is it worth the hour wait?  In my opinion, not really.  It's for sure tasty and cheap, but having to drive out here and wait that hour is just too much of a pain.  I'd rather just go to Cityview in the city.

    But I do think you should try it at least once cuz the food is good.

  • 5322 Geary Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    Vereinigte Staaten
    3.0 Sterne

    Not bad for dim sum.  I still prefer CityView more, but this comes up 2nd.  Had to wait 30min for a table on Saturday around 11am...not too bad.  There was def a line so I'd advise to get there early or prepare for a wait.

    Stuffed Eggplant - excellent
    CHinese spinach - good
    Fried Taro dumplings - yummy
    Sticky Rice w/chicken - good
    Shrimp flat noodle - ok
    Shrimp & chive steamed dumpling - below average
    Sesame custard ball - eh
    Clams in black bean sauce - delish

    Service was fine.  Food good.  Overall, I'd eat here again.

  • 99 Skyline Plz
    Daly City, CA 94015
    Vereinigte Staaten
    3.0 Sterne

    All Day Dim Sum place.  We went for dinner and ordered way too much food.  I thought the greens and the steamed shrimp dumplings were good.  Everything else was just eh to blah.  Really cheap, but not that great in my opinion.

    Taro fried dumplings - ok
    Tofu w/veggies - blah
    chicken chow mein - too salty
    steamed pork buns - blah
    chinese broccoli - yum
    steamed shrimp dumplings - yum
    stuffed tofu - blah
    daikon cakes - eh

  • 5821 Geary Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    Vereinigte Staaten
    2.0 Sterne

    One of my friends looooves this place, but my other friend and I found it really lacking.  Their selection is so small and when we went, the dim sum didn't taste freshly made.

    I don't know if it's because we went at a later time, but there were no carts rolling around.  We had to order everything off the menu.  For me, part of the experience of having dim sum is to anticipate what's behind the curtain.  I admit I usually get the same things, but sometimes I'll see something that I haven't seen before and that I'll immediately have to try.  

    It's like a shopping sale.  You see that cart coming, but you see it stopping at other customers, but you want that item, you're anxiously waiting to make sure you get that item, but you see it's going like crazy...and oh oh and AW YEAH!  Score!!  TIme to devour!

    There was none of that here.  In fact, it was kind of dead.  So in conclusion, this place is a pass for me.

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