Dumpling Specialist

$ • Dim Sum, Dumplings, Shanghainese

1123 Taraval St, San Francisco
(415) 640-1403


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Dumpling Specialist

I saw raving reviews about the dumplings and potstickers and had to try it out. I usually find dumplings good but not outstanding. These dumplings were AMAZING. I got the vegetable potstickers. Because I got it as takeout, the bottoms weren't super crispy but the flavor was great. The soy and vinegar sauce is a perfect mix. The dumpling wrap is thin and the dumplings are stuffed!

I came for the dumplings but had my heart stolen by the sticky rice roll.XLB are good. They come in little cups with a side of a vinegary sauce. A little hard to picnic with. I ended up putting the whole thing in my mouth and drinking some sauce to mix it all together. Probably TMI but it works!Pan fried pork buns are also good. I like that they are not too big.Chili wontons had a nice topping of pickled mustard root and peanuts which provided nice contrast.But the sticky rice...read full review
One of the best XLB places in SF -- I originally wanted to try this place for their sticky rice roll (hard to find places that sell these in SF). The price-point for this restaurant is very reasonable (ordered 5 dishes; see below for less than $40, WOW). Dishes ordered: peanut noodles, sticky-rice roll, beef noodle soup, bean curd (appetizer) and chili-oil dumplings all to share. They were generous with their portions and provided secured packaging for their to-go orders (perfect...read full review

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Monday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Tuesday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Friday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Saturday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Sunday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM

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