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“Excellent Dim Sum Experience”

City View Restaurant
Ranked #81 of 5,826 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We never experienced Dim Sum until we visited this dinner establishment while strolling around Chinatown. What a great find! The servers were all very, very nice and the food was outstanding - very tasty and freshly made. I really liked picking out the dishes from the rolling cart. The only dish that was not good was tiny pieces of fried chicken that seemed all bones with no discernable meat. That being said, all our other choices were excellent! This will be the benchmark for any other dim sum that we have in the future.

1  Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Highly-rated and acclaimed Chinese resto just one block from Chinatown, this place is worth a try especially if you want dim sum.
We arrived thirty minutes before noon and, thus, beat the rush. Wow! This place is attractive, reminding me of Dragon Beaux, but serving larger and more varied dim sum dishes. Although I did not pay, I surmise the prices are high for dim sum. Hot tea is not complimentary.
The make-up of patrons tip in favor of non-Asians, who can eat Chinese in a comfortable setting.

1  Thank alohatripper
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had dim sum here some years ago and, having forgotten the name, couldn't find it on subsequent trips to SF. We knew it was in Chinatown, but on a side street. Happily we found it again this time and will never lose the name & address again. This is definitely the best dim sum in Chinatown. Besides familiar things like shu mai, there were some wonderful new ones like the spinach ones-looked like shrimp har gow, but with a subtle spinach mixture instead. The scallion pancakes were the best we've ever had and beautifully presented in their own little bamboo basket. Light and airy, not greasy. Extremely pleasant service and clean—sparkling white table cloths (also the bathroom, always check).

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1  Thank Katherine p
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

As per title says, the food here is incredible.

It's located in Chinatown a little off the main street but easy enough to find. I came here on a weekday afternoon but it was pretty busy so had to wait 10-15 minutes.

However once you sit down, it's pretty much like Hong Kong, where the dim sum is available on trolleys and you have servers walking round. So you pretty much get the food right away!

I'm personally a real big fan of dim sum and this place was some of the best I've had.

Worth another visit for me.

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2  Thank Adrian A
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The servers stop by your table and temp you with varieties of small servings of Dim Sum. No pressure. It's a great way to sample!

Thank Molly Z
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