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Shanghai Dumpling King

Certificate of Excellence
The Richmond
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3319 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2703
+1 415-387-2088
11:00 - 21:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nine years ago, I was on vacation in San Francisco and had Shanghai soup dumpling in this place. At that time, this is still a delicacy that is fairly rare, and I had fond memory of this place. Fast forward to 2017, I was in town last week and went here again for lunch. The dining room is cramped. I... More 

Thank SandyWang
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why this place gets such great reviews. As a Chinese person, I can tell you I've definitely had better Shanghai food elsewhere. When we walked in, I was already kind of worried as there was not a single Asian person in the restaurant. Once the food came, we started eating it and definitely regretting coming here. As others... More 

Thank Monica H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Good Shanghai soup dumplings in Richmond District, dough is a bit too thick sometimes but ok at a pinch if you must have some soup dumplings.

Thank 2tuscany
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I never thought that I would find such good xiaolongbao in SF. The xiaolongbao in Dumpling King tastes almost equivalent to those of its homeland, Shanghai

Thank Dexter L
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Friday night after work for dinner. But we were totally disappointed. First of all, as some other reviewers mentioned before, no asians at all when we got there. Not a good sign for a Chinese restaurant. The Shanghai dumpling was terrible. Skin was thin, lack of juice inside. The beef noodle soup was equally terrible. Really... More 

Thank SFOYYZ_Eric2
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Good dumplings. Not a fancy place by any means. They have a good selection of other dishes also. Quite atmosphere.

Thank CloneIt
Katy, Texas
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We used to love this place a lot. The Xiao Long Baos were better. By that, I mean the skin, the filling, the juice. We came back here to satisfy our cravings and poor choice. We came in, and we were blown back at the lack of Asians in this place. It used to be packed, and now it was... More 

Thank TGuan863
San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have not been to the restuarant, but have had their food delivered. Dumplings are great! Wonton soup was OK, not the best.

Thank Lynne Z
Mars, Pennsylvania
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193 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

First trip here and all 5 dishes were good. Dumplings, pork with garlic sauce, Noodles, rice and vegetables. The only area of concern is the lacking cleanliness if the kitchen and restaurant. It is dirty quite frankly or I would have given it a better rating.

Thank Foodcritic11_11_11
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My late friend, Chu Ming Wei of San Francisco introduced me to this totally unassuming hole in the wall Chinese Restaurant way out by 34th and Balboa...(near the Balboa Theater). During the years he was alive here, we often dined there.n The atmosphere is nonexistent, and service is spotty curt, but my friend told me in his view as a... More 

Thank Wolfdaddy69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3319 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-2088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?