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Oct 23, 2012 05:56 PM

Asian Pearl or Koi Palace (or???) for midweek, late morning dim sum before flying out of SFO?

Usually when we're in the city, we're either in the avenues or Chinatown for dim sum. This time (two weeks from now) we're staying in the airport area the night before our flight which doesn't depart til midafternoon. It's an 11 hour international flight to Frankfort (and on to Barcelona!) so I'm thinking late morning dim sum prior to heading to the airport will fill us full of good food and tide us over til dinner. I've seen plenty of love here for Koi Palace and was set on that. But a CH friend of mine said he's heard that Asian Pearl is as good and for a lot less money. Any thoughts on the two or any other places as good or better? I know that "best dim sum" is a slippery slope but thought I'd ask anyway. To let you know our comfort level, we never go to Yank Sing because I believe that the same quality can be had for a lot, lot less money. The last few years we've been going to House of Banquet on Clement which we love. Any thoughts/opinions will be appreciated. TIA.

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  1. I don't know Asian Pearl. The Kitchen in Millbrae is pretty good for dim sum. Great quality, tasty dim sum selection.

    1. haven't been to Asian Pearl, but you can't go wrong with KP. And I don't recall the prices being as extreme as Yank Sing.

      1. Asian Pearl is quite good, but not all that much less expensive than KP (unless you will be ordering seafood). Certainly much closer to the airport too.

        1. Thanks. Am I correct that Asian Pearl is carts only and Koi Palace has both menu and carts. I really like the menu as we 'pace' ourselves better :)

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          1. KP has broader menu offerings. Not a huge difference in price. AP is much closer to SFO. My memory is foggy, but I think AP has carts as well as a menu. Both are good.