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Big Lantern

Chinese Restaurant, Dim Sum Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Renato V.
    "General meatless chicken."(5 Tips)
    Whitney L.
    "The vegan dim sum is incredible!"(2 Tips)
    mike g
    "Ordered meatless sesame chicken by accident, hooked ever since"(4 Tips)
    Tiffany Z.
    "Pineapple fried rice to go with the clay pot = perfect."(2 Tips)
42 Tips and reviews
  • vegetarian food
  • dim sum
  • delivery
  • pineapple fried rice
  • chicken
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  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MMarch 18, 2016
    Everything here is good. I honestly don't understand the low 7 rating. There food is fantastic, especially the dim sum and delivery is accurate and fast.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMay 31, 2016
    Their dim sum doesn't have a great presentation, but pretty tasty & affordable. Opens late, delivers, and fast. Avoid the Shanghai dumplings, though.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongApril 13, 2016
    Mandarin Combo Clay Pot was good. Pineapple fried rice to go with the clay pot = perfect. General Tofu was crispy and a bit sweet = alright.
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come in. Sit down. Order. Wait 5 min. Eat. Laugh at everyone else in the Mission on a Saturday night.
  • Renato V.
    Renato Valdes OlmosJune 17, 2013
    String beans & smoked pork. General meatless chicken. Cheap and fantastic.
  • Demetrius B.
    Demetrius BagleyJune 28, 2015
    Vegan cheese maker Miyoko Schinner says this is the "biggest vegan dim sum menu EVER"
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MDecember 31, 2012
    THE BEST cheap dim sum that delivers and amazing chow mein. Have not had anything bad from here ever!!
  • Donia
    DoniaApril 2, 2013
    Dear Foursquare - thank you for recommending the meatless sesame chicken. Holy awesome!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJune 17, 2012
    If you plan on ordering to-go, call in your order first. Otherwise, you'll be waiting for awhile. Spent most of my lunch break waiting.
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BarkerAugust 7, 2013
    Be careful if you're ordering delivery on a Sunday night. 45 minute quote is usually 2 hours and the food arrives cold. If you order at least 2 entrees, ask for free fried rice or chow mein.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MissenJuly 21, 2011
    Super spacious dining room so there's never a wait. Go here if tout came get into Mission Chinese and are still craving.
  • Whitney L.
    Whitney LauritsenDecember 10, 2011
    The vegan dim sum is incredible! Get the turnip bun, taro puff & turnip cake
  • ltrain
    ltrainSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My staples: ginger onion broccoli, chow fun, Singapore noodles, wonton soup.
  • R H.
    R HDecember 31, 2012
    Chow mein is so good here. That smoky pan fried essence is wonderful
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AptekarAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The lunch specials are crazy cheap and filling!
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FloMarch 22, 2013
    Stick to the hits. The Sesame Chicken really is great but straying too far from that has yielded disappointing results.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pineapple fried rice with BBQ pork is delicious.
  • Brendan N.
    Brendan NeeMarch 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the meatless chicken. Yum.
  • Jana G.
    Jana GriffinJanuary 16, 2011
    "it's so good I just wanna yell" is what my friend just said. get the sesame meatless chicken, dudes.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KJune 15, 2010
    Try their spicy fried rice and hot and sour soup. Great if you like a little burn with your food.
  • Hank K.
    Hank KollrossSeptember 22, 2013
    Big Disappointment. Don't go. Gross shrimp Gritty and mealy.General Tso's chicken like bricks.Fried rice terrible. Sauces Gross. Should have known when we walked in and there were Zero people there.
  • danzrr
    danzrrOctober 14, 2013
    Avoid the sesame beef. It's some weird, hard and crumbly meat product!
  • Hoa-Ting
    Hoa-TingJuly 29, 2012
    Generals chicken. Spicy goodness.
  • Zaki M.
    Zaki ManianAugust 30, 2014
    Delicious vegan Chinese
  • Gray P.
    Gray PowellOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Curry puff w meatless chicken!!!
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChangDecember 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Garlic pea shoots are delish. Also they have vegetarian dim sum!
  • Kansinee A.
    Kansinee AdsanathamJune 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegetarian dim sum
  • Okcaw L.
    Okcaw LyJanuary 26, 2014
    It's a Chinese restaurant with no Chinese menus... what does that tell you..
  • Kevski
    KevskiAugust 29, 2016
    Do not order several dishes unless you wanna explode! Quantities are just ridiculous, and quality just barely average...
  • Max K.
    Max KieslerOctober 23, 2009
    Go and try some of the Chinese vegetarian dishes.
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HylandFebruary 13, 2010
    the general meatless chicken will change your life.
  • mike g
    mike gMay 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ordered meatless sesame chicken by accident, hooked ever since
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengJanuary 13, 2016
    I didn't see any lanterns
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MApril 15, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    The sesame meatless (vegan) is one of the best Asian meat-substitutes around.
  • Mario M.
    Mario MuseJune 11, 2011
    Chicken and black bean sauce!
  • Marianne M.
    Marianne MasculinoJune 21, 2009
    I love the meatless Gen. Tso Chicken and sauteed string beans here.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BMarch 27, 2010
    Szechuan style dishes worth a go
  • Christophe L.
    Christophe LampertiOctober 25, 2015
    The dumplings were greasy and tasteless.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GioiaMarch 15, 2010
    It was pretty okay; the food was sweeter than I like a food. To be.
  • David A.
    David AdamsJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Crispy Chicken is mighty tasty.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SkulskiFebruary 26, 2011
    Since you're here, why not checkout Ben R.'s tip. Hella tight!
  • Jack A.
    Jack AApril 11, 2010
    The sesame chicken is bomb.
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