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Apr 9, 2008 04:33 PM

Dim Sum for dinner in SF?

Some friends are in town for just this evening and tell me they are having a craving for Dim Sum for dinner. I've only had it during the traditional times of day. Are there any places in Chinatown or the business district that serve dim sum in the evening?

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  1. This question actually came up about six months ago, and the answer was ... not really.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      Thanks, Ruth...that post didn't turn up in my search. I must not have worded it correctly the first three tries :)

      1. re: oak foodie

        It helped that I knew it was there! Or at least, that the subject had been discussed fairly recently. Also, with common search terms like "dim sum" and "dinner" it helps to search by relevance (after the initial search, you can change the "sort by" from the default of "newest first" to "relevance").

        Sorry the search didn't turn up much in the way of a solution for your needs, though.

    2. If your location is not restrcited to Financial District or Chinatown, a detour into the Avenues is definitely worth it for a great Dim Sum place:

      Ton Kiang on Geary Boulevard between 22 and 23rd Avenues.

      They serve dim sum seven nights week - amazing selection, amazing quality - huge two-story space, always packed...
      And for anyone not craving dim sum, the menu also offers great selections of Chinese and authentic Hakka cuisine.

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      1. re: JulesSF

        Really? I had no idea Ton Kiang served dim sum in the evenings. Although, since they cater to a mostly non-Asian clientele, I'm not surprised they would expand their dim sum service into non-traditional areas.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          website says dim sum from 10:30am-10pm

      2. If they are really insistent, Dick Lee Pastry in Chinatown has an AYCE dim sum & BBQ buffet for $5.99. They have a new location (halfway down the hill and across the street from their old 777 Jackson Street location), longer hours and a spiffier, brighter room complete with a big flat-screen TV. Dick Lee's dim sum has always been serviceable at worst, cheap, and they have the production capacity to keep cranking it our fresh if they are so inclined.

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        1. re: Xiao Yang

          Hmm. If I had to choose Dick Lee AYCE for $5.99 (is that the price for minimum of four diners?) or Ton Kiang at $4 per dish I think I'd go with the former.

          1. re: Chandavkl

            I think it's now the price for everybody. Check out their new digs the next time you are in the area. I've forgotten the exact address, but they are on the opposite side of Jackson St. from their original location and closer to Grant Avenue and much more inviting looking.

            1. re: Xiao Yang

              Sure beats the $38.88 dimsum buffet at the Bellagio!