Dragon Beaux- A new (awesome) dim sum spot in SF

  Posted by - April 11, 2015 - $ (0-20), $$ (20-50), Daytime, Restaurants, San Francisco

1.25 hours.

That’s how long it takes to get a table at Koi Palace. Normally.

But lucky you, the owners of Koi just opened up another dim sum spot called Dragon Beaux.

(Lines are so long at Koi, you’d think it was State Bird Provisions)

Uhm, Did I lose you?

Anyway, here’s Dragon Beaux- a new dim sum spot in Richmond, serving some of the best Cantonese dim sum has to offer: hai gow, shu mai, BBQ buns, dumplings, etc.

For those of you who have never had dim sum before … uhmm.. please tell me why???

It’s like the best thing ever.

They come around, pushing carts of steaming hot food and all you gotta do is point and choose! But don’t worry, there’s also a checklist for those of you who want descriptions of each item.

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Yah. It’s pretty legit.

Anyways, Dragon Beaux feels like an elegant Chinese restaurant with a European vibe. They’ve got high ceilings, hanging chandeliers, with lots of dark wood, flowers/plants, and carved tables with hidden hotpots in the center.

While they’ve got all the classic dim sum items, the owner has introduced ~20 new items that was inspired from the creativity seen in Hong Kong.

To be interesting takes effort,” Ng says. Old-school chefs only want to make the classics, so he’s hired younger chefs and brought on consultants from other restaurants and Guangzhou to help him innovate. (Source: Inside Scoop SF)

You’ll see things like squid ink dumplings filled with an assortment of veggies inside, rolled rice noodles filled with huge pieces of Mongolian beef, and a crispy shrimp donut rice crepe roll.

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They’ve also got multiple dining rooms, each with a distinct look. One room features plum leather seating, while another has cherry blossom wallpaper.

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During dinner, the restaurant transforms itself into an all-you-can-eat hotpot haven.

As with the dim sum, Ng envisions the format as a cross between high-end shabu shabu and Hong Kong hot pots, with a choice of five broths and varying sets of meats and vegetables, with per-person prices ranging from $24 to $50, more if you order off the premium beef menu, which includes A5 kobe imported from Japan.

So to sum it all up:

Cue the weekend lines now. But don’t worry, they take ressies!

Dragon Beaux is the new kid on the block serving some of the most unique and best quality dim sum (that I’ve had in San Francisco). Come here with family, friends, and your appetite.

PS: If you need a beginners guide on WTF to order, read THIS.

Dragon Beaux, 5700 Geary Blvd. (at 21st Avenue), San Francisco. (415) 333-8899. www.dragonbeaux.com. Open for dim sum 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dinner 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thur. and 5:30-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.



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  • Gigi January 7, 2017 - 10:10 am Reply

    I’d love to hear what you think of Ton Kiang; it’s not hip and trendy but I think it’s always delicious!

  • David April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm Reply

    How is this place compared to Yank Sing? We always go there when we are in town. BTW, your blog is amazing with great reviews and pics :-) great work!

    • CynEats April 16, 2015 - 2:52 am Reply

      Thank you! Personally, I think Yank Sing is just alright. Dragon Beaux is much better in quality and service, definitely check it out next time!

  • Ellen P April 15, 2015 - 2:22 pm Reply

    I have some family visiting this weekend and am looking for a place to bring them for brunch. There will be about 10 of us, including kids. Some of my family members have never tried dim sum before either, so this will be interesting!

    • CynEats April 15, 2015 - 6:41 pm Reply

      That sounds like fun! Don’t forget to make a ressie so you don’t have to wait.

  • Brittany April 15, 2015 - 10:19 am Reply

    Your pictures are so beautiful and your posts are funny and entertaining to read. Can’t wait to try some of these places one day!

    • CynEats April 15, 2015 - 6:39 pm Reply

      Thank you so much! :)

  • Michael R. April 13, 2015 - 2:26 pm Reply

    What was the first picture in your blog of the black dumplings called? Looks interesting!

    • CynEats April 14, 2015 - 9:11 pm Reply

      Those are the squid ink dumplings, filled with different veggies inside. Bomb.

  • Larry April 13, 2015 - 11:15 am Reply

    The price is a slightly higher than average dim sum, but so is the quality. Had a great experience here with my family this past weekend! Service is also better than other dim sum places in the area.

    • CynEats April 14, 2015 - 9:11 pm Reply

      Totally agree!

  • Nicole April 12, 2015 - 6:20 pm Reply

    Have you been to Hong Kong Lounge II and Ton Kiang? I think it’s right around that area too. If you have, which place do you like best?

    • CynEats April 14, 2015 - 9:11 pm Reply

      I’ve been to Hong Kong Lounge.

      Dragon Beaux is definitely better all around.

  • Karen April 11, 2015 - 12:04 pm Reply

    Whattt???? I had no idea they opened one up so close to me!! You’re the best, thanks for this post!

    • CynEats April 14, 2015 - 9:12 pm Reply

      You’re welcome! Enjoy :)

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