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Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant

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359 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3606
+1 650-872-1000
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I hate to give negative comments but this was truly the worst experience I have ever had in a dim sum restaurant with regard to service and price manipulation that I have ever seen, and our party of seven all agree. With regard to the food, honestly it is standard, not over-the-top and definitely not worth what they charge. The... More 

Thank Angie T
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We been here about every other months or so. Especially, when guest in town. Something you must order, extra crispy pan-fried noodles with lobster, Fried pumpkin with salted-egg yolk with Shrimp, Soup of the Day, fried tofu marinade soy sauce, and watermelon soup if you have a party of 8 to 10. It's all about communication and ask for help... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had six hours transit in SFO and a chance to have a lunch there. It takes just 10-12 minutes to be there from SFO by taxi. They serve Dim Sum and other chinese dishes by the cart and you can check and order those dishes at your table. Since there is no price tag for those dishes on the... More 

Thank Tak1940013
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Our family in San Francisco celebrated a new baby with the traditional red egg and ginger party. We enjoyed a traditional dinner buffet what we call "dim sum". Chinese finger food. Noodles, Chinese dumplings. It was great! We enjoyed the food and celebration of new life together as family.

Thank 829deeq
New York City, New York
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238 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I was visiting San Francisco last weekend and my friend and her husband took me to Grand Palace for a wonderful dimsum brunch. My friend and I were living and working in Hong Kong many years ago when we met and spent many Sunday dimsum lunches. The food here served from traditional carts and the local crowd reminded us of... More 

Thank Camila120428
San Francisco
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you go during the earlier part of a busy shift, it is very good and fresh. If you go towards the end (last hour), food is not fresh and can be very dried out (and borderline gross). If they take out of rotation anything that starts looking old (and tastes worse since dim sum should never be served old),... More 

Thank b1u1d1
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Duck noodle soup. It. Was hot. Full of Bokchoy. Noodles were thin. Broth excellent duck excellent crispy tea was hot

Thank Jamie T
San Francisco
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I really enjoy eating in this grand dining room. I believe that I have an old soul so sitting here in this fancy shmancy dining room makes me feel elegant and reminds me of former times. I love the hustle and bustle of this place. Literally, the food keeps coming and the ladies who don't speak a lick of English... More 

Thank D R
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We were visiting in SF and wanted good dim sum with easy parking. This fit the bill. Parking spots plentiful in the town and just a short drive down from where we were staying south of SF. Could both order food and get off the carts. Everything was fresh and authentic. We have eaten in NY and Hong Kong for... More 

Thank Travelpurple
Pella, Iowa
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Haven't had Dim Sum since I was a child, this is a great place to test out the waters. Huge variety of items to try, fun experience. Only complaint is that the waitress spilled an entire glass of water on one of our guests.

Thank littlebirdy2303

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-872-1000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?