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1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1110
+1 415-981-0123
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05:30 - 19:30
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only place in the city that my wife and I ate at 3 times on our vacation. Our hotel was 2 blocks away so we had breakfast there. Their baked goods are awesome.

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Thank Micah5
Sao Paulo, SP
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603 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

There were a few interesting pastries but we only tried the custard tart ($1.10). Delicious! Line was big but quick.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The pastries here were pretty average compared to other Chinese bakeries that I've tried - but that's not a bad thing. My family bought a huge box of pastries back to the hotel for breakfast because we wanted something quick and easy without having to be seated at a restaurant. The pastries are pretty filling and should last you until... More 

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UK for now !
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our first day in SF, looked through window and saw it was packed with locals which is always a good sign. Food was delicious and reasonably priced (for SF). Highly recommended.

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columbus, oh
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I read about this place in the NY TImes and decided to try in our first morning in SF. We ended up going back the other 3 days. I can't tell the name of what I ordered. I just pointed at what I wanted. It was all fresh out of the oven, piping hot, chewy, delicious. And we never paid... More 

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Thank markxinger
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We were late in the afternoon but they still had a good assortment of very treats. The egg, bacon roll was very good. The onion bun was good. The hot baked BBQ pork buns (these are in a hot keeps on the side in the back) had a little gristle but we're very tasty. Everything is dirt cheap. Communication is... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We were looking for some authentic Bao Buns, as we had not had them in years since we moved from the East Coast to the MidWest. The pork Bao Buns are sweet and delicious, the Egg Custards are to die for and the Bean Paste Bao Buns are mind blowing. If you are looking for Bao Buns and an authentic... More 

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SLC
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

We went here at the end of our Sidewalk food tour. We had the egg tarts and they were creamy with a very flaky crust. Really good.

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Thank Teri H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Only had a chance to try the BBQ pork buns which are the best I've ever had, just out of the oven. Make sure to stop by on your next Chinatown visit

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Thank Fantito
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

This was a big hit with my family. The pastries here are different from the middle America style donuts. All of them were new to us. The pork bun seemed to be very popular with the locals. We liked them too. We found them similar to he manapua we like from Hawaii. We had to make the return trek there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
Chinese, Cafe, Asian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 19:30
Monday
05:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
05:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
05:30 - 19:30
Thursday
05:30 - 19:30
Friday
05:30 - 19:30
Saturday
05:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-0123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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