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“Not your typical dim sum place”
Review of Dumpling Kitchen

Dumpling Kitchen
Ranked #1 082 of 5 982 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wow this place is great. I just ordered everything the family at the next table ordered and then we added a few items like fried dough, green onion cakes and green beans. OMG every dish was delicious. The best sauté green beans ever. The pan fried dumplings were the best ever. Service was fast. And dishes are rushed out ASAP so they are HOT. Love it

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Thank nadomom2
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Behind this small and unassuming restaurant front lie some of the most delicious and authentic Chinese food around. The steamed vegetarian dumplings were amazingly fresh and the inside veggies were crisp and not wilted. The pan fried pork buns were so tender that they melt in your mouth and dipping into the black vinegar only enhances the flavor. The dry braised string beans are crisp and crunchy with a delicious lightly pickled flavor. The Pork Stir Fried Rice Cake was flavorful, and somehow simultaneously fresh and hearty - like a marriage of chow fun noodles and a stir fry. I cannot wait to come back!!!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I hadn't been back since almost 5 years ago, but I'm glad I returned.

There was a line at lunch on this lunar new year and it was worth the wait. Tea came quickly and the service was friendly, helpful, and fairly efficient, despite the packed restaurant.

In addition to veg steamed dumplings and scallion pancakes (both still winners, though the scallion pancake isn't really good value), we tried the mu shu vegetable.

The mu shu vegetable (without egg) came on a big oval plate with little pieces of broccoli in addition to the more standard veggies. I felt so lucky! We received six pancakes and I appreciaated that they were thick and therefore didn't break, as so many do at other Chinese restaurants. The hoison sauce was thick and tasty, so the whole package was good and yummy.

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Thank JDZatSF
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We searched for a quick and easy dinner and found this surprising restaurant for Dim Sums. It is actually a place which you normally do not enter except you have a recommendation or TripAdvisor says it is good. We followed TripAdvisor and right-away we stood in a tiny very hectic restaurant but...once we ordered the very delicious and tasty food we just enjoyed it. I do confirm that the first impression does not reflect what you get for your money but it is worth it

Thank cancellarius
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Very popular Dim Sum neighborhood spot. We stopped in for a late (1400 hrs) lunch on a Saturday, and still had a 20 minute wait. We shared Steamed Pork Dumplings, Pork Cabbage Dumplings, Kung Pao Shrimp, Steamed Rice, and finished with Red Bean Pancake for dessert. All these items were delicious! Family run, crowded with only on street parking, this is a local gem.

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