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The Ultimate San Francisco Bay Area Dimsum Guide

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San Francisco's deep history with Chinese immigrants makes it a formidable contestant as one of the best places to get dimsum in the United States. As people began moving out of San Francisco's Chinatown area into cities all over the Bay Area the number of really great dimsum places continues to grow. Here are some standouts.
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101 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Most dim sum places in the San Francisco Bay Area are pretty typical of what you can find in Asia, culture and all. And while I love authentic as much as the next person, there is a place that has elevated the art of the dumpling. I am not alone...
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3199 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
Great inexpensive dimsum with a fabulous view of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge! Unlike a lot of dimsum places that pass carts, here you order off the menu to your heart's delight. The services is fast and efficient! This spot gets crowded on...
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772 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
A trip to San Francisco isn't complete without a stop in Chinatown and that usually means a dim sum lunch. We headed to New Asia after tastings of tea as suggested by the tea shop owner who lived in the area. New Asia certainly isn't your average...
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365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015, USA
Koi Palace is a large teahouse inspired by ones found in Southern China and serves dim sum that draws a crowd. Get there early, or be prepared to wait. In addition to the standard dim sum offerings, you'll find my favorite item, which is unique to...
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4405 675 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
A San Francisco Chinatown spot that is fast-paced and cash only. They have a good variety of dimsum, but are known for making pretty good shrimp dumpling (Har Gow). The place can be intimidating but for 3 pieces of dimsum for $1.50 it is worth the...
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708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Most dimsum places aren't known for their service so and this place is no different, but I just go for the food! I’ve eaten dimsum in Hong Kong and if you can survive that you can survive anything! There always a big debate as to whether Legendary...
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1135 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA
There will likely be a wait at Hong Kong Saigon Restaurant, but the dim sum is worth sticking around for. The Snowy Mountain buns and the chive dumplings are two of my favorites. The restaurant also does top-notch purple taro bao, which are hard...
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121 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030, USA
It's hard to choose from Champagne's 32 flavors of congee, a versatile rice porridge, but I go for the lobster. Their unique menu items includes some variations on the dish I have rarely seen, if ever, at other restaurants in the Bay Area: like...