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“Good Soup Dumplings + Great Spicy Noodles (Dan Dan)”

Bund Shanghai Restaurant
Ranked #573 of 5,825 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$7 - US$45
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Taiwanese
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: Recommended by Michelin Restaurant Guide, San Francisco Examiner, and SF Weekly. Serve exquisite dumpling and noodle dishes. Great meat and seafood choices. Many vegetarian dishes as well. Open 7 days a week from 11:30 to 9:30.
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I recommend Bund Shanghai for soup dumplings and the dan dan noodles. I'm always looking for dumplings and spicy noodles that compare with those I ate during a month's stay in China. Bund Shanghai delivers on both.

The soup dumplings (pork) were tasty. Not enough broth. On the small side.

The dan dan noodles are in a bowl of spicy red chili soup. No peanuts. Super delicious.

I also really enjoyed the red bean pancake dessert. Sweet red bean paste wrapped in a pancake that was crispy at the edges.

The tea they serve had a beautiful fragrance.

The interior is clean enough, nothing fancy. We were the only Caucasians. Servers speak English.

Parking is difficult. I had to circle around for about 10 minutes before I found a spot on the street although I did notice a few parking garages in the vicinity.

We ate at 8PM on a Wednesday and 5:30PM on a Friday and didn't wait for a table either time.

As a side note: I have an intolerance to garlic and had no problem with any of the food at Bund.

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Reviewed 16 May 2015

Four of us shared a Chinese Feast - it was good with a large range of freshly cooked dishes. Service was quick and attentive.

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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Suggested by concierge at the Palomar Hote which is a 20 minute casual, and pleasant, stroll up Grant Street. There are just so many similar looking eateries to choose from and whilst most are probably good our limited time demanded advice which was well given.
The place is basic. Don't xpect white tablecloths and crystal glasses. It is a place to savour fresh, nicely flavoured food. Skipped the appetizers and ordered 3 plates from the extensive list of entrees. Orange peel chicken, twice cooked pork and a beef dish with asparagus tips and mushrooms. The pork was slightly salty to our taste but the overall combination worked well. With 2 bold of rice, 2 decent size glasses of Kendal Jackson pinot and the obligatory pot of tea was $58 for 2 plus tip. Just what we wanted... an unpretentious meal in Chinatown.

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1  Thank howardrd
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

I have eaten here 4 - 5 times over the last year. Always quick to be seated, fast service, and the food is excellent. Soup dumplings, spicy chicken wings, pea shoots, shrimp, fish... all excellent!

1  Thank cgowdey
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

We arrived approximately 1 1/2 hour before closing time on a weekend and the place was still packed and with customers patiently waiting for a table. When our table was ready, the host didn't walk us to the table but instead told us it was by the TV. Menus weren't even given to us until we asked for it. At least what we ordered was very good - smoked fish, spicy won ton, green beans, onion pancakes, and two types of noodles. What was disappointing was the xiao long bau - where's the soup inside the dumpling? The food came out relative quick but the service was just poor. They didn't even come by and asked how the food was. No refills of either the tea kettle or the water glasses. They did know how to bring over the bill though. Prices are very reasonable.

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