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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm, Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chinatown, Northeast San Francisco
Chinese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants

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My husband and I often eat in ""hole in the wall"" restaurants when we travel and we like local color, but this restaurant takes the prize for being filthy, with poor service. On a Saturday afternoon, at lunch, we were seated at a table with others- who no manners- spitting chicken bones on the table- eating rice with their hands instead of chopsticks- disgusting habits. Not only that, the bathroom lacked soap so h... view more

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great rice plates

great rice plates. cheapest there is in chinatown. quick service, but sometimes the meat or ingredients are not fresh.

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Great price performance

Folks, you don't go to Chinatown to have dim sum for ""atmosphere"". If you want good dim sum at a great price, this is the place to be. There is no service (notice most patrons ""regulars"" just go get their own tea or whatever they need), you may have to share a table...but so what? There are basically 3 carts of dim sum that will roll out every 15 minutes or so - the steamed one, the fried ones and the rice one... view more

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Don't even go

They have the worst dim sum in town. You do get what you pay for. Any other place in Chinatown is better.

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Our favorite

I'm pretty much echoing other reviewers. Yeah, it's run-down, and kinda dirty. All the Chinese people that come here pour tea on their plates/cups/chopsticks and wipe them off.. The lighting is provided by some dusty chandeliers in which most of the bulbs are burnt out. The health inspector website gives it a 60-something percent score. So why come here?\r
Because the dim sum is AWESOME and CHEAP! My g
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Great down and dirty dim sum

Dol Ho is not for the faint of heart. The place is a mess. The English skills of the staff and customers are limited at best. It's hard to find parking. However, patrons willing to brave the underbelly of Chinatown and show a little patience will be rewarded with great dim sum at rock bottom prices. If you're having problems communicating with the staff, try to find a sympathetic Cantonese speaker at your table to he... view more

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Authentic Dim Sum, but no athmosphere

The food is good and cheap, no doubt. This is the real stuff, and you can tell the locals love this place. The dining room is small and lacks any athmosphere. Food comes out pretty regularly on carts, but the staff is not the best at explaining what everything is to the unitinitated like me. Not a huge selection of items. If you want good food and super low prices, check it out.

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Big Portions Small Prices

Three of us went at lunchtime on a Saturday during the Chinese New Year Street Faire. The place was BUSY! Being it was our first time at this place, we didn't know if we should wait in line or just jockey for a table. Don't wait...there is no line! We ended up being invited to share a table with two locals. They made sure we got good service. The dim sum portions were larger than most places & it was good. The ... view more

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Definitely Not the Place for Atmosphere

I tried Dol Ho with a group of six. They actually moved a couple who were already seated so that we could be seated quickly. There was a large, though not amazing, selection of dim sum on the carts, so we asked for a few favorites by name; each was delivered steaming from the kitchen. There wasn't much else to the service (we had to ask three times for water), but all the food was excellent -- fresh and hot. Don't ha... view more

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Good Food Great Value

Don't be put off by the atmosphere. Having eaten here many times over the past 13 years, I can attest that the food is excellent, great value and (if you treat them right) great service! If you go in with attitude, the servers will avoid you. They are way too busy to deal with fussiness. Know what you want, point at it and get it. Let them do their job. Four people can easily eat a great dim sum lunch for under... view more

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