Dumpling Empire

$$ • Chinese

216 Cypress Ave, South San Francisco
(650) 742-0838


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Dumpling Empire

Sesame pancake with marinated beef was a winner with everyone. The pig ears and marinated pork elbow with the sweet garlic-y sauce brought me back to my childhood. Garlic pea shoots were smooth and tasty. Shanghai soup dumplings were ok, nothing special. Pot stickers were crispy and good. Hot sauce almost burned my tongue off! Popcorn chicken was spicy, and just ok.

Please don't ever go out of business! This place is so reasonable price for delicious dumplings and XLB! Only $7 for 6 XLB and I would actually say might be the better place I've found in the Bay Area. I thought their XLB has more soup than even ding tai Fung. It's a really small Chinese spot, and when I say small I really mean small.. not fancy at all but if you're looking for cheaper XLB fix, this is the spot! Pork with green chives dumplings came out nice and warm and not dry...read full review

If you're familiar with Kingdom of Dumpling on Taraval in San Francisco, then you're basically at the same restaurant. Their dumpling offerings + flavor is 99.99% identical to this local SF restaurant.Dumplings aside, their pig ears are bomb! They are large in quantity and extremely well done with the Chinese umami flavoring.

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Monday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Tuesday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Wednesday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Thursday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Friday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Sunday 11:30AM - 9:30PM

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