king valley dim sum in pinole
795 Fernandez Avenue, Pinole, CA
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I've taken my mom there for dinner a couple of times. They have a very broad menu, crabs and lobsters in tanks, roast ducks and pork hanging.
We had crab both times (salty egg yoke once, ginger and onion the other) and it was pretty good. The gailan with ho yo is good too.
Haven't tried the dim sum, but definitely worth a try unless you are craving duck yee foo won ton, in which case go to China House up on San Pablo.
Less than 20 minutes out of Berkeley. Take the Pinole Valley Rd exit, turn left and go down 1 block short of San Pablo.
had dim sum there 2 years ago. thought it was pricey (s)2.5
found the food bland. possible reasons:
-little msg use
-little use of seasoning beyond salt, sugar, msg.
-service so so., nice lay out-floor, stay away from the drifty doors though.