Just want to thank Melanie Wong, Mike H, Joel and Cynsa for letting me know that all those Chinese restaurants in SF were open on Thanksgiving.I took Mom to her first dim sum at Gold Mountain...it was nearly full at 11:30 am but no wait and Mom loved it...the carts and the busy scene make for a great experience and Ive been to GHold Mtn a few times and though it gets poo-pooed quite a bit on the Board, all the dishes were delish...shrimp balls, har gow very juicy and fresh tasting...Happened to grab a pie Thankgiving eve at Una Pizza Napoletana, also a great experience...not a long wait and I thoroughly appreciate Sr. Mangieri's devotion to his craft. At $20 a pie it was well worth the experience, a transcendent "Filleti" pie...mmmm....SF's pizza scene is head and shoulders above what is goin on here in LA.
Una Pizza Napoletana
200 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
We've had wonderful Chinese dinners on T-giving day.
All the places will be full at dinnertime.
We avoid the rush by having an early dinner at 3 or 4 PM. There is usually street parking available in Chinatown -- and I think the meters are not in force.
When I was in Berkeley forty years ago, a friend and I had nowhere to go on Thanksgiving - so sad. We went to the neighborhood Chinese "take-out" place (still there , new name -- King Dong on Shattuck). Much to our surprise the place was full -- all Chinese families.
In recent years we've had good dinners at Great Eastern and Louie's (SF Chinatown), and China First on Clement. But go at midafternoon.
Here's a link to a previous discussion:
Louie's California Chinese
646 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Great Eastern Restaurant
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
336 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
2429 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704