We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Shanghai Dumpling King

Certificate of Excellence
The Richmond
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
3319 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2703
+1 415-387-2088
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 103: English reviews
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The shanghai dumplings were so dry ! I expected more broth in the dumplings. However the flavour was still there. The restaurant was small and very stuffy. Service was not great, we could barely get our order taken. Overall just and average experience.

Helpful?
Thank Selinawongg
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank SandyWang
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Monica H
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank 2tuscany
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 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

Helpful?
Thank Dexter L
Toronto
Level Contributor
68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 

Helpful?
Thank SFOYYZ_Eric2
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank CloneIt
Katy, Texas
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank TGuan863
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

Helpful?
Thank Lynne Z
Mars, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Foodcritic11_11_11

Travellers who viewed Shanghai Dumpling King also viewed

San Francisco, CA
 
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Shanghai Dumpling King? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shanghai Dumpling King staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?