Dumplings are about to drop into SoMa (11 Division), courtesy of the Omakase Restaurant Group (Omakase, Okane). Dumpling Time will be a dumpling and beer spot, offering up fresh Japanese/Chinese dumplings with the ol’ “California twist.”
Instagrammers will rejoice to know that dumpling skins will be colored with things like a beet reduction, or spinach, a la the rainbow dumplings at Dragon Beaux; fillings will include seafood, pork, veggies, and chicken, plus “unexpected” fillings like lamb and wagyu beef. Pan-fried, gyoza-style dumplings will be the signature dish. Ten local draft beers, bottled beers, and wines will also be on offer.
Dumpling voyeurs will also be pleased by the “dumpling room,” where nascent dumplings are formed by hand, safely enclosed by glass.
The new spot is just blocks away from owner Kash Feng’s other SF restaurants, Okane and Omakase, and is designed by the same designer, Aya Jessani. Expect 70 seats, with some communal tables and two-tops for devouring your little doughy delights; there’ll also be some patio seating, though it’s facing a bunch of industrial buildings.
When it opens in April (date TBD), Dumpling Time will be open for lunch and dinner. Stay tuned for more relevant dumpling news.