Sit down dim sum in chinatown
- Joshua Simon
I'm looking for a dim sum place in S.F.chinatown to eat at this sunday morning. I'd like a place that is comfortable to sit down at and not stupid expensive. So far I've got Ton Kiang
(5821 Geary Boulevard). Do you have any suggestions?
Ton Kiang is actually not in Chinatown. Linked below is a summary of prior dim sum posts that a visiting chowhound was kind enough to gather.
My favorite is actually not in San Francisco. Seafood Harbor is in Millbrae, just south of SFO.
To answer your question about carts, the advantage of carts is that you get to see the food before you order. This presumes some knowledge and confidence on your part. Ordered off the menu and delivered straight from the kitchen, the dishes are often warmer and fresher tasting.
Yank Sing has always been absurdly overpriced. In Chinatown, you won't go wrong at the Grand Palace (formerly Kuo Wah). Maybe not as trendy as Yank Sing, but very acceptable dim sum as very reasonable prices. Take a good look at Yank Sing...see many Chinese???