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San Francisco Restaurants

Ton Kiang

Updated 04/30/2013

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This restaurant introduced the lightly seasoned Hakka cuisine of southern China, rarely found in this country and even obscure to many Chinese. Salt-baked chicken, stuffed bean curd, steamed fresh bacon with dried mustard greens, chicken in wine sauce, and clay pots of meats and seafood are among the hallmarks of the Hakka kitchen, and all of them are done well here, as the tables packed with local Chinese families and others prove. Don't overlook the excellent seafood

offerings like salt-and-pepper shrimp, catfish in black-bean sauce, or stir-fried crab with ginger and scallions. Even though it's pricey, Ton Kiang is a local favorite for dim sum, opening in the morning for delicate dumplings of pea shoots and shrimp, scallops and shrimp, and pork and greens. If you're visiting the city, it's worth the trip across town. Expect a noontime rush (around 11 am on the weekend); a small selection of dim sum is available at night, too.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

5821 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, California, 94121, USA

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Phone:

415-387–8273

Website: www.tonkiang.net

Updated 04/30/2013

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Jan 14, 2006

Great dim sum...

We finished our trip to S.F. with dim sum at Ton Kiang. The food here is really great. It's served differently than what I am used to (no carts), but is definitely better. The girls here carry trays of dim sum to your table and even ask you if you want to order anything that hasn't passed by you yet. The food here is fresh and delicious. This is better than average dim sum at reasonable prices and the best part about it is that parking is pretty

stress free on this part of Geary (a definite rarity). Also for people that are not familiar with dim sum, this place has a little mini menu on the table that has descriptions of all of the food which can be really helpful.

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By Robin

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Jan 20, 2002

Terrific dim sum, terrific value

This place is worth going out of your way for. We had a wonderful meal of dim sum for a very reasonable price. The food came at us very quickly (servers pass on trays rather than using carts) and there is a great selection. We never even got to the main entrees, but I saw a gorgeous crab on someone's plate as I was leaving! Very, very good.

By Bill

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Oct 12, 2001

The King

Undoubtedly the best dim sum in SF. You gotta love the sticky rice and the snow pea sprouts. As others have mentioned, the long lines are a drag, but going early or late (after 2:30 PM) helps avoid them. Parking in the area also STINKS. But it's well worth it.

By Jimmy

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Nov 27, 2000

Use your HOT STICKS to pick up these CHOP STICKS at this door of China.

Ton Kiang's features an excellent selection of dim sum menu, all made fresh daily. Most important is to arrive by 10:00am on the weekend to prevent a very long wait by it well known customers.

By Connie

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Jul 3, 2000

The absolute best

I think this is the absolute best place in SF to get dim sum. The lines can be long on weekends or holidays, though. This isn't a bad choice for regular Chinese food either.

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