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Oct 9, 2007 01:19 AM

Good dim sum near Moscone convention center in SF?

A friend of mine will be visiting and staying near the Moscone convention center. She wants to have good dim sum, preferably nearby or within reasonable driving distance.
Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks a lot!

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  1. Here is a thread for the two most popular dim sum places- Yank Sing or Coi Palace. Yang Sing is walking distance if your friend does not mind walking a bit or she could take BART to Koi Palace.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Lori SF

      How does one take BART to Koi Palace?

      1. re: PeterL

        Per ChowFun derek-
        "If Koi Palace is acceptable for you to get to, an easier place is right off the BART line in Millbrae (don't need a car for this one)"

        1. re: Lori SF

          He's saying that if you're willing to go outside the city, it's easier to get to Millbrae than to Koi in Daly City.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            ok I am stupid.. thanks Ruth glad you read this right, I would feel horrible to send an out of towner off on a BART to the wrong spot.

    2. Not sure if it's good, perhaps other people can chime in. I believe Canton restaurant on Folsom or Mission street (walkable distance to Moscone) serves dim sum.

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      1. re: theSauce

        Canton does serve dim sum, but it's not very good. Yank Sing -- the branch on Stevenson -- is definitely a better choice in that area. You can't take BART to Koi Palace, but you can take BART to Millbrae for Hong Kong Flower Lounge/The Kitchen/Zen Peninsula.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Here are the place locators:

          Tian Sing Chinese Restaurant
          138 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

          Yank Sing
          49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

        2. re: theSauce

          There seems to be a difference of opinion about Canton. But the Chronicle food editor likes it, and so, for that matter, do I.

          1. re: mpalmer6c

            I agree. I used to live right down the street from Canton and we were regulars. I don't think it's as good as Yank Sing, but it is considerably cheaper and the longest wait I've ever encoutered was 10 minutes.

            1. re: larochelle

              Thanks for all your help! Other than Yank Sing and Canton, are there other good dim sum places around the Moscone area or within reasonable driving distance? Thanks

              1. re: ltrio

                Did you see Tiang Sing in my earlier post? Driving distance in another matter. First of all, "reasonable" is relative; second, in San Francisco it's not so much the drive but the parking. I wouldn't recommend driving, parking, eating driving and reparking for lunch.

                1. re: ltrio

                  The dim sum options in the City are limited. But instead of driving, BART will take you to MillBrae, where there are more options within walking distance, or to Oakland Chinatown.

                  1. re: PeterL

                    Depends on how much time you have, though. BART to Millbrae is easy, but it's not particularly quick.

            2. I've followed several recent threads about dim sum places on the board. My one chance to get to Millbrae will be when I arrive at the SF airport late afternoon.(in Dec). Do any of the dim sum places in Millbrae serve them at dinner time as well. (I know, I know its supposed to be for breakfast and lunch! but that's when I'll be there).

              Thank you

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              1. re: stpaulbreadman

                if you have a car, Dim Sum King in Daly City serves dim sum all day.