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King of Noodles

Chinese Restaurant, Noodle Restaurant, and Dumpling Restaurant$$$$
Inner Sunset, San Francisco
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    Go here. Experience the dumplings. It's worth it.
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    Jenn K.
    "I really like the Shanghai dumplings (soup dumplings)!!"(15 Tips)
    Tian Q.
    "Delicious hand pulled noodles and I don't even like noodles"(6 Tips)
    Vansi
    "The lamb noodles and dumplings are awesome!"(3 Tips)
    Susan A.
    "Enjoyed the onion pancakes, dumplings and string beans."(4 Tips)
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  • Garry T.heart icon on user image
    Garry TanSeptember 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The beef noodle soup is the best. Don't forget pork dumplings and soup dumplings. Here's a pro tip: get the beef pancake too. They also sell dumplings frozen which are the best in the city.
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    JennyMay 22, 2013
    My new favorite place in the sunset! Authentic Chinese food, delicious dumplings and noodles--I'm partial to the beef tendon and spicy beef (one of the specials on the wall, not on the menu).
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieApril 29, 2017
    What to get?! So many options! The spicy beef noodles are delicious but SPICY and can be shared with more than 2 people. The soup dumplings are a must have.
  • Christian F.heart icon on user image
    Christian FengMay 17, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap food. Get Hand pulled noodles of some kind and some of the best onion pancake you can find in the city.
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonJanuary 8, 2015
    The hand-pulled noodle soup and wontons were truly outstanding, but I'd pass on the soup dumplings in favor of the steamed dumplings next time. Read all about my visit on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • Bobbie M.heart icon on user image
    Bobbie McLellanFebruary 19, 2017
    Wonton noodles. Broth and handmade noodles were excellent. Wonton were not real wontons. Closer to normal dumplings.
  • Aliceheart icon on user image
    AliceMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The most legit Chinese food I've had in SF and East Bay. Must try! Xiao long bao is very legit. Their soup noodle was also very legit. Salted pepper tofu was great too!
  • Jennifer Y.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer YipFebruary 9, 2016
    Hand-pulled lamb noodle soup!!! Great flavor! Also, beef pancake is on point- perfectly crispy 👌🏼
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronApril 26, 2017
    Missable local spot. With some amazing prices and food. We order almost three menu. It was so good. Everything cook to order. Authentic Asian food.
  • Denise F.heart icon on user image
    Denise FOctober 28, 2016
    Delicious, affordable, big portions, this place was recommended by A. Bourdain and it's really great!
  • Tom M.heart icon on user image
    Tom McGhanMay 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the soup dumplings here, they're smaller to fit in the soup spoons without risking spills. The hand-pulled noodles are scrumptious, but aren't in every noodle dish, so check before ordering!
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachNovember 5, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    A lamb soup with hand-pulled noodles and a few orders of soup dumplings are strictly required orders, but everything else is good too.
  • Tobias S.heart icon on user image
    Tobias SchmidtFebruary 12, 2018
    Great wonton noodle soup (make sure you get it with the hand-pulled noodles) and equally good dumplings
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer Slavens HamlinJanuary 13, 2014
    This restaurant is amazing and delicious. We will definitely be coming here again. Those noodles were the best I've ever tasted!!!! The wait in line us worth it!
  • Bobbie M.heart icon on user image
    Bobbie McLellanFebruary 19, 2017
    Potstickers were very juicy but needed the in house chili sauce for extra flavor punch.
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    lemonjelly luukkanenJanuary 28, 2013
    I've only eaten here twice but both times I've wished I had a sharp knife or culinary scissors when serving the noodles. They tangle up easily. And DO get the handmade noodles.
  • Bobbie M.heart icon on user image
    Bobbie McLellanFebruary 19, 2017
    Spicy tendon was excellent. Thinly sliced flavorful and good amount of heat.
  • Lucy W.
    Lucy WebbOctober 9, 2015
    I recommend getting the lamb noodle soup, they hand pull the fresh noodles. The green beans are amazing too
  • J J.
    J JohnMarch 6, 2018
    Soup dumplings are a must try. Beef stew is good, spicy beef noodle soup is excellent. Good service.
  • Mark W.heart icon on user image
    Mark W.September 1, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The dumplings are pretty awesome. Spicy tendon is not super spicy but tasty if you're into that!
  • Brian L.heart icon on user image
    Brian LongtinOctober 14, 2019
    Top 5 soup dumplings in the city, and we also loved the Spicy Beef noodle soup!
  • Nikita D.
    Nikita DedikOctober 16, 2017
    If you're vegetarian and think that tofu and green soup is safe, think twice - it's on strong chicken broth. Food poisoning for a day!
  • Evelyn T.heart icon on user image
    Evelyn TioJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hand pulled noodles are amazing and fresh tasting.
  • Vansiheart icon on user image
    VansiMarch 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The lamb noodles and dumplings are awesome!
  • Rok K.heart icon on user image
    Rok KrulecOctober 20, 2013
    Dobiš juho, pa je noter en nudl. 10 meterski. Pa veš un filing, ko te en gleda pa kima, pa veš, da po Prekmursko ne guća.
  • cami j.heart icon on user image
    cami j.December 16, 2015
    delicious dumplings, fantastic noodles!
  • Jocelyn K.heart icon on user image
    Jocelyn KinseyNovember 3, 2014
    Portions were big. Dumplings were really good. Clean and not oily like lots of Chinese food.
  • Linda Y.heart icon on user image
    Linda YangJanuary 27, 2019
    Dumplings 🥟 and noodles 🍜 are authentic. I like the cold apps
  • Lily P.
    Lily PanMarch 20, 2013
    Tons of veggie options, great hand pulled noodles, fast wait, and same owners as kingdom of dumplings!!
  • rik p.
    rik panganibanFebruary 20, 2013
    lamb soup with handpulled noodles is immense, delicious and satisfying. Good for at least two meals.
  • Jenn K.heart icon on user image
    Jenn KeatingFebruary 3, 2014
    Incredible dumplings!! Try them all! I really like the Shanghai dumplings (soup dumplings)!!
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon ClarkApril 22, 2011
    Handpulled noodles hard to eat but so worth it. Veggie options exist but be sure to ask. Everything made to order slow but worth it
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get something with the incredible hand-pulled noodles and at least one order of the soup dumplings.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 9, 2011
    Their wontons and noodles are made fresh, in-house. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • Leslie
    LeslieJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Peanut and cucumber appetizer, fried tofu, noodles (of course)
  • Susan A.heart icon on user image
    Susan AptekarMarch 1, 2019
    Enjoyed the onion pancakes, dumplings and string beans. Everything was delicious.
  • Espie B.
    Espie Bernal SFebruary 3, 2013
    The beef tendon soup is amazing! Must try, if you are an adventurous foodie. :)
  • Sebastien K.
    Sebastien KuoDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The mayor highly recommends the pork with corn dumplings and the farmer's cucumbers.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamMay 10, 2014
    The thing to eat are the wontons and noodles made fresh in-house.
  • Sandy L.
    Sandy LeungDecember 7, 2012
    Very good hand pulled noodles and best green onion pancake I've had in the city.
  • WhiskeyAvengerheart icon on user image
    WhiskeyAvengerJune 13, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite here is the Master Greens Soup.
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon ClarkAugust 16, 2011
    try at least one of the dishes with hand-pulled noodles. They don't have a lot of vegetarian options but what they have are quite tasty.
  • Runqiu C.heart icon on user image
    Runqiu CaiJanuary 25, 2015
    The beef tendon noodle soup is great. Get the 雪菜肉丝面
  • EiMa A.heart icon on user image
    EiMa AAugust 23, 2015
    Yummy handmade noodles! Some of the best soup dumplings around.
  • tolu
    toluMay 14, 2014
    Big portions. Check out the hot and sour soup I ordered
  • James T.heart icon on user image
    James TNovember 5, 2014
    I tried a spoonful of their house-pulled soup noodles, and they were amazing.
  • Jole P.heart icon on user image
    Jole PAugust 15, 2016
    The spicy noodle soup is real hot but so tasty!
  • Donald
    DonaldFebruary 2, 2012
    Hand noodles pulled to order. Makes it even more tasty (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • steenheart icon on user image
    steenDecember 11, 2017
    Pork and chive dumplings are a must order.
  • Schlomo R.heart icon on user image
    Schlomo RabinowitzAugust 23, 2014
    They hand pull them here; same with dumpling wrappers
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