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808 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4302
+1 415-392-2828
07:00 - 17:00
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New York City, New York
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530 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

While my friend and I were visiting SF, she wanted to try out the dim sum there to see if it's any better than NYC. Short answer: DEFINITELY not. Long answer: We were looking for a sit down place and Dol Ho had some really great reviews. So we went in on a Monday at around 10 in the morning... More 

Thank Melanie T
Dallas, TX
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

DANG! This place is the real deal. I suggest you come in with a group of four or more so you can try more. It was just two of us and we filled up too fast. It was packed on our visit. We were the only white people there and clearly novices. The conscientious server brought us hot tea and... More 

Thank Dianamo
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you seek for an authentic dim sum place in the heart of Chinatown, this is the place to go. It is a very small, somewhat chaotic, place that is in high demand, especially by Asian locals. This is always a good sign. There are carts with a variety of dim sum offerings, from the usual dumplings to chicken feet.... More 

Thank supertravelistic
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went here for some dim sum with my family on the second day of our trip to San Francisco. I chose this place primarily because of the great reviews that it received on Yelp. First impression - it's definitely a hole in the wall. The place looked promising at first because of how many locals there were. My family... More 

Thank Alythra
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

we really enjoyed the reasonably priced dim sum here but there is little to no Engish spoken here and the other older Chinese patrons openly talk about you scrutinizing what you order, how much you order and how you use chopsticks... Variety is not great but what they have tastes best when it is hot. My favourite rice noodle rolls... More 

Thank CanadianCruiseBooker
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I was in SF for 4 days and decided to have authentic Dim Sum in my last day there before I came back to LA. So, I yelped places around in Chinatown and this one popped up with one of the best rating.... That's how I ended up in this restaurant. The only good thing was the price, super cheap.... More 

Thank Frank G
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Hole in the wall. Went here because of the yelp rating which did not live up to the rating of why we went in the first place. Very difficult to order if you are not Chinese speaking. Service was terrible and rude, but she was rude to everyone so at least it wasn't because we weren't Chinese (and the only... More 

Thank Lisa D
Sonoma County, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

You've see the big dim sum restaurants with the endless carts of specialties, half of which are gelatinous question marks. This is completely different. it's a small place, packed as tightly with diners as is possible, but everyone including your fellow diners are warm and inviting. The food is so wonderfully flavorful and generous portion wise that I was only... More 

Thank calgalmex
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great find in Chinatown, food is delicious (comes around on one of those carts and you just take what you want) and the price is dirt cheap. It's just maybe not the most sanitary and up to code on being clean. Personally I think it adds to the character tee of the place, but I can see... More 

Thank KMay-Canada
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

after reading these wonderful reviews I was very excited to try this place out. After walking around and finally finding it. CLOSED. and not just closed due to the hours or day. It is closed down.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-2828

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

Staying in Chinatown

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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