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Good dim sum near Moscone convention center in SF?

ltrio Oct 9, 2007 01:19 AM

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. Lori SF RE: ltrio Oct 9, 2007 08:28 AM

    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.

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    1. re: Lori SF
      PeterL RE: Lori SF Oct 9, 2007 09:44 AM

      How does one take BART to Koi Palace?

      1. re: PeterL
        Lori SF RE: PeterL Oct 9, 2007 10:00 AM

        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
          Ruth Lafler RE: Lori SF Oct 9, 2007 10:07 AM

          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
            Lori SF RE: Ruth Lafler Oct 9, 2007 10:10 AM

            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.

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      theSauce RE: ltrio Oct 9, 2007 09:45 AM

      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
        Ruth Lafler RE: theSauce Oct 9, 2007 09:48 AM

        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
          Ruth Lafler RE: Ruth Lafler Oct 9, 2007 09:51 AM

          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
          mpalmer6c RE: theSauce Oct 9, 2007 10:03 AM

          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
            Fussy Foodie RE: mpalmer6c Oct 9, 2007 01:07 PM

            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
              ltrio RE: larochelle Oct 10, 2007 02:20 PM

              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
                Ruth Lafler RE: ltrio Oct 10, 2007 03:06 PM

                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
                  PeterL RE: ltrio Oct 10, 2007 03:44 PM

                  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
                    Ruth Lafler RE: PeterL Oct 10, 2007 03:56 PM

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

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              stpaulbreadman RE: ltrio Oct 10, 2007 06:03 PM

              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
                kc72 RE: stpaulbreadman Oct 10, 2007 06:25 PM

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

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