Is there any food more perfect than the dumpling? It satisfies on many levels: the tender chew of the wrapper, the soft, juicy meat on the inside, and the bracing salt from most dipping sauces. Almost every culture has its version (China's xiao long bao, Japan's gyoza, Korea's mandoo, etc.), and they're all represented right here in San Francisco.
There is no shortage of delicious dumplings in this city, with many excellent versions of soup dumplings, har gow (shrimp), momo, and much more. There are dumplings to be found in every corner of SF, so it's helpful to know which rise to the top.
These 16 restaurants have mastered the dumpling, and are sure to not let you down when the craving strikes. Some even sell frozen bags to go so you can make your own at home. No matter how you choose to eat them, here are San Francisco's best dumplings.
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