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5821 Geary Blvd (between 22nd--23rd)
San Francisco, CA 94118
Cuisine: Chinese (specializing in Hakka-style dishes and Dim Sum)
Prices: Moderate; entrees $8.50-$24.00
Pluses: Dim Sum served all day (and free delivery!)
Minuses: The cavernous dining rooms can be quite noisy and parking is difficult in the neighborhood
Don't miss: Steamed Shrimp and Pea Tip Dumplings, Foil-Wrapped Chicken, Salt-Baked Chicken, Roasted Crab with Rock Salt and Chile Peppers
Fri 10:30am–10:30 pm
Sat 10 am–10:30 pm
Sun 9 am–10:30p pm
Reservations and all major credit cards accepted.
The second best thing about Ton Kiang is that it is one of the rare places where you can get dim sum for dinner. The first best thing, of course, is that their dim sum is some of the most delectable in town. Delicate Ha Gao (steamed shrimp dumplings) are plump with juicy pink shrimp, foil wrapped chicken bursts with spicy goodness, and Siu Mai (steamed pork dumplings) are meaty and flavorful. For those who like a blast of spice, the vinegary green chile sauce on each table is an unusual and tangy alternative to the standard red chilepaste or hot chile oil.
In addition to dim sum, the restaurant specializes in Hakka cuisine from the hill country of south-central China. The clay-pot dishes—like Braised Oxtail with Carrots and Celery in a rich sauce or Sizzling Onion Chicken—are perfect for cold, foggy San Francisco nights. And, whatever you do, don’t miss the fresh seafood specialties, especially the Crab Roasted with Rock Salt and Chile Peppers. Other not-to-be missed dishes include Salt-Baked Chicken, served with a lively sauce of ginger, chilies and garlic; fresh, bright Sauteed Pea Tips with garlic; and Braised Shrimp-Stuffed Eggplant.