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Shanghai Dumpling King

Map & Directions 3319 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Chinese, Shanghainese
  • Sun, Sat 10am-9pm, Mon, Wed-Fri 11am-9pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Family Style, Private Party, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

This bare-bones two-room Outer Richmond establishment serves up beautifully made and amazingly inexpensive dumplings, including perfect soup dumplings (listed as Shanghai steamed dumplings) and tasty fried treats (the Shanghai-style crispy salt pancake is stuffed with shredded cabbage). The Chinese stir-fried and clay pot specialties at Shanghai Dumpling King are also fresh and appealing. And we further recommend the lush Shanghai specialty of braised pork rump. A delightful place to come with a group.

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Tips from foursquare

  • 7x7 Magazine on 01/27/10

    The soup dumplings are to die for...they're # 13 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.

  • Anna D. on 07/27/09

    Eat 10 or more xiao long baos

  • Selena W. on 08/03/10

    Love love love the shanghai dumplings. Lions head meatball soup is light and soothing (with HUGE) meatballs.

  • Angelo S. on 10/25/09

    what's not to love?? There's a dumpling with fresh crab in it--DO NOT MISS. FYI do not expect glamour here. Divey realness.

  • Jasmine M. on 04/22/09

    Had 6 different kinds of dumplings/wontons/bao for brunch. And scallion pancake. All fantastic.

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