Freshly prepared dim sum can be hard to find in many districts outside of Chinatown, but when the plan calls for venturing out, it’s always worthwhile to stop in at Ton Kiang for some authentic Chinese cuisine. Located on busy Geary Street, this local favorite in the Richmond District is always popular, especially on the weekends when both levels of the dining room are packed with diners. Though at times dining here can require waiting in a line, dim sum is ideal for daytime meals because of its speed and efficiency, making a quick power lunch before heading back to the office possible.
It seems unnecessary to gaze at the menu upon sitting down, because servers immediately come by the table, carrying trays of steaming baskets filled with a variety of dim sum fresh from the kitchen. Being able to sample a variety of dishes is another advantage of dim sum, and while I do enjoy my staples like siu mai, stuffed dumplings, and steamed pork buns, it’s often worth while to add a few new dishes to the repertoire. |Ton Kiang|
5821 Geary Boulevard
between 22nd & 23rd Streets
San Francisco, CA 94121
Open 7 days a week: