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Any other Clement Restaurant fans out there?

Civil Bear Nov 15, 2010 12:09 PM

I have to say, forget nearby Good Luck and Wing Lee, Clement Restaurant has the best take-out dim sum on Clement these days. Great selection of baked goods too. Only the sui mai has been a miss for me so far.

The trick is to show up between 7:45-8:00AM when everything is out hot & fresh. Too early and the selection is limited. Too late and, well, you know the deal...

  1. Melanie Wong Dec 7, 2010 01:31 PM

    I liked the baked items at Clement Restaurant. Never been a fan of Good Luck Dim Sum, and I hear it's headed even further downhill. Wing Lee still gets my business for certain items.

    I'll mention that there's a branch in the South Bay, Clement Bakery & Deli, and might be the best take-out option in San Jose.

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    Clement Bakery & Deli
    2115 Morrill Ave, San Jose, CA 95132

    Clement Restaurant
    621 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

    4 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong
      baron45 Dec 7, 2010 02:05 PM

      A few days ago I bought some baked Cha Siu Baos at GL and they were good. I 've bought from Wing Lee and cannot tell the difference in quality, but GL is 5 cents cheaper.

      But I'll give Clement Restaurant a shot next time.

      1. re: baron45
        Melanie Wong Dec 7, 2010 06:49 PM

        Here's the lowdown on Clement's bao:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5502...

      2. re: Melanie Wong
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        vulber Dec 7, 2010 06:34 PM

        It's probably only fair to compare them when they are at peak hours and doing high turnovers, but because Good Luck Dim Sum has a line more frequently than Wing Lee, I've generally had fresher/better stuff from Good Luck.

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        Good Luck Dim Sum
        736 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

        1. re: vulber
          Melanie Wong Dec 7, 2010 06:51 PM

          Truth be told, for steamed dumplings I'll buy from Dol Ho in Chinatown or TC Pastry on Irving Street. My purchases at Wing Lee are limited to beef siu mai (has chopped water chestnuts), jook, steamed dai bao, vegetable filled bean curd skin rolls, and joong (zong zhi).

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          Dol Ho
          808 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          TC Pastry
          2222 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

          Irving Street Cafe
          716 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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