Spacious corner restaurant hosts a frenzied crowd for dim sum.. In Short Customers clamoring for a seat spill out of this Richmond District eatery while families and groups of friends take up the large tables inside. Instead of rolling carts through the cramped quarters, waitstaff passes out menus for diners to check off their orders. Expect all of the standard offerings, including steamed pork buns, egg custard cakes, roasted duck, deep-fried soft shell crab and black sesame sweet dumplings, all between $2 and $5.
I've been to this restaurant twice. First with a group of 10+ people. The service was OK and the food was good. I returned several months later with a friend and this time reveals a darker side of the place. The rude hostess did everything possible to tell us that a tiny group like mine wasn't at all welcome. I tried to order some giant clam and was told that the minimum order was 2 lbs (2 lbs of giant clams!). I tried another chicken dish and was told that it'd take a long time to prepare. Even though the food was good I will not stand for this kind snobbery. There are tens of dozens of Chinese restaurants in San Francisco. Most treat you with dignity. Not this one!