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Outer Richmond, Northwest San Francisco
Chinese Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants
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Amazing Restaurant!!

This is the first time I have been in San Francisco and this restaurant was the best I have had in a while! My husband and I got 10 dumplings a hot and sour soup and sweet cakes for $17!!! Really good food, great atmosphere!! Very bustling. I would go back in a heart beat and may just be heading back for supper tomorrow!!! There are a lot of different dumplings to try. Just go, try it, the food speaks for itself!

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Will NEVER eat here again

When I first heard of shanghai dumpling king I was ecstatic. Being shanghainese myself, I grew up loving the cuisine and especially the dumplings. Naturally, the name ""shanghai dumpling king"" brought me into the establishment bright eyed and bushy tailed. The first time I ate here, I came during opening time. I went with several friends and the first thing I noticed in the place was the cold, cramped environment of... view more

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Excellent Dumplings

You're here for the dumplings. My s.o. and I had a couple of soups that were dull. (I think the Shanghai style soup just reuses old dumplings.) Anyway, skip the soup; you're here for the fresh dumplings. These aren't those bleach-white steamed buns filled with a thin layer of mystery meat; no, the dough is a pleasant gray that makes me think of brown rice, and it's nice and chewy; the filling is substantial and flavo... view more

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Lives Up to the Hype

The xiao long bao of course is the highlight at Shanghai Dumpling King (SDK), with good reason. I haven't tried enough places to rank SDK's preparation, but the dumplings were of the right consistency and contained sufficient soup inside. Make sure you ask for more sauce. The Beijing Style Boiled Chives dumplings were what I expected -- not overwhelming in taste, but not too greasy. The two nice surprises were two de... view more

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I loved this place

I was in San Francisco on work, decided to stay a couple extra days to see the city, and someone told me I should check this place out. The place is small, quaint, kinda noisy, but good atmosphere. Kinda a whole in the wall. I arrived at 8:15pm and it was packed, people waiting (a good sign). I got 10 Shanghai soup dumplings, hot and sour soup, and the garlic pulled pork. The girl asked me, is that all ?? like maybe ... view more

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Oh Ya - Dumplings

The best dumplings you'll ever each. I promise, get the shanghai dumplings and you will be amazed! The pop in your mouth!

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Horrible service along with the food

I've eaten at many Chinese places -- restaurants and dim sum joints. But I have never been more let down by a restaurant than at Shanghai Dumpling King. After reading all the positive reviews, my bf and I decided to go there. I ordered the lemon chicken lunch special and he ordered the kung pow shrimp, and then we also ordered egg rolls. The service was okay, but not that good. We were seated close to the bathroom, t... view more

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Great dumplings, dive-y atmosphere

Let's face it, you don't come here for the decor. This is not a fancy place, by any means. However, the dumplings.....absolutely delicious! They are a really good deal; a huge portion for $5. The spicy won tons are also delicious. I found the green onion pancakes not as crispy and delicious as I have had at other establishments, but perhaps that's just my taste.\r \r Very friendly atmosphere, great food, just don't e... view more

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Good Shanghai Dumplings

The Shanghai dumplings here are very good. They give you 10 steamed dumplings for $4.95. It's even better than some of the (xiao lung bao) Shanghai dumplings found at dim sum restaurants. The dumplings have a strong ginger flavor filled with meat and broth. The green onion pancakes were doughy, didn't have enough green onions in it and weren't crispy enough. The pancakes were huge, cut into 7 or more large pieces, a ... view more

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3319 Balboa StSan FranciscoCA 94121

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