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Koi Palace

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365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-2613
+1 650-992-9000
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hugh seafood tanks right at the entrance is a good sign that they do good seafood, also famous for their dim sum lunches. A very large restaurant but always full. Service is average, well, i consider pretty given that it's a Chinese joint.

Thank Edwin8282
Level Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great array of choices on the menu. There are various prefixed family style dinners. Lunch menu is dim-sum. There are a whole host of entrees: beef flank, pork, chicken, salmon, sea bass, clams, lobster, prawns, plus a garden variety selection of vegetables. Dish prices are not modest, but above average to high. Great oriental decor within the restaurant. The drawback... More 

Thank Bill F
Pacifica, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistent. Delicious. Authentic. Always packed with people yearning to taste the flavourful Chinese dishes. A perfect advice: an indication of good Chinese restaurant is to search for a packed, busy, filled with Chinese people- thats Koi Palace- even if its packed and busy , the turn over is quick- Service is quick and they maintain a decent service. Well dressed... More 

Thank Generoso Q
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I like good Dim Sum and I like to take my family to Koi Palace at least once a month. I was born in Hong Kong and truly miss the delicious Dim Sum there. Dim Sum is more then just good Cantonese food, it is about good memories. I can still remember when I was just six years old and... More 

Thank Sake B
Palo Alto, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant now accepts reservations and therefore I was able to try it with my sister and our friend for lunch. Besides your regular dim sum dishes, this place serves a crunchy rice roll, abalone pastry and an express and sweet spareribs. When we went at 11:00am, the place was starting to fill up. The service was good and very... More 

Thank Shirley C
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went to Koi Palace with high expectations grounded in nostalgia. We ate there years ago--back when it was the best dim sum to be had in the dim sum rich Bay Area. And Koi Palace of today does not measure up to Koi Palace of yesteryear. The same throngs of people--and long wait times--as before--but the food was greasy,... More 

Thank Washingtonwander
Daly City, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

No matter how early you get to Koi Palace, it will always be a crowded and chaotic. But to their credit- they do have a system, it seems to work. I'm just not a fan of chaos. The food is good, (except the sticky rice) but there are some "surprises" as in, "that piece of pork belly was $22?! eek,... More 

Thank jaymers11
North Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Overrated! We waited over an hour to get in. The service is terrible. The waiter/waitress are so rude if you don't speak Chinese. The food is not that good. We are from Chicago and the Dimsum in Chicago is way better than this!

1 Thank Mommyphant
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We got there before opening time, had to take a number, and finally got seated after about an hour. Not worth the wait. The only reason we ate here was because visitors from another country wanted to eat here.

Thank Nicholine L
Level Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Unless reservations are made, be prepared to wait. I am unsure if reservations have a party requirement or if they even can be made for dim sum. Dim sum is served during the day, and dinner service at night. This place is always busy. The dim sum can be ordered off a menu or you can choose off the carts/trays... More 

Thank Kelly L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Daly City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-992-9000

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San Francisco, California
millbrae, ca
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?