Dim Sum in the City
Our dim sum experiences in San Francisco itself are from quite a few years ago, and limited to New Asia and the long closed Harbor Village. Our recent experiences have been Koi Palace and Hong Kong Flower Lounge on drives down to Carmel, which we've really enjoyed.
Our next visit will find us without a car staying in the Union Square area. So of the places I'm considering are Yank Sing, City View and Great Eastern. Any comments on the dim sum quality here? Am I missing any great restaurants within reasonable distance and access? My family and I would really appreciate some advice on the better places available. Thanks for your help.
Yank Sing has consistently good dishes.
Koi Palace is so-so. I once had deep fried crab claws that were so big the meat was still raw in the center of the thing -- I thought it was a one time mistake but a second go at it had the same rawness. I don't like oversized food (golf ball sized wontons, for example) and this is a reason why.
There is a newish place Hong Kong Lounge II on Geary and Parker(? where the old Straits Cafe was) that served up pretty good dishes the one time I was there. The place is small though.
The Kitchen in Millbrae was a serious disappointment. Their dumpling were all over steamed and "broken". This was over a weekend. I've had better on a weekday.