Open Hours:Mo to Th from 11:00am to 02:30pm,Mo to Th from 05:00pm to 09:30pm,Fr from 11:00am to 02:30pm,Fr from 05:00pm to 10:00pm,Sa from 10:00am to 03:00pm,Su from 09:00am to 03:00pm,Su from 05:00pm to 09:30pm
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- 56%Business Travelers
- 56%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Local Culture
User Reviews (17 Reviews)
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Feb 25, 2014
The best decorated Chinese/Hong kong restaurant. Very luxury, but a little bit too expensive for me. One of my favorite vegetable dish costs 22 dollars. But they have great seafood dishes, very traditional. I would recommend this to all my friends who would like to try some fresh Chinese seafoods.
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Nov 30, 2013
Knowing we were in town, My cousin suggested and took us to Koi for "delicious dim sum" Yes it was not just delicious, it was authentic dim sum with a kick! Must try the coffee ribs! Yum!
The dim sum is pricey but well worth it. Everything is high quality and has it own kick to the tastes that you may not be able to find anywhere else! Everything tastes so delicious!
The Cons: Waiting for a table can be ridiculous long wait, especially on holidays. We were there on Memorial Day and it was a 1 and 1/2 hour wait. The restaurant gets extremely busy and some specialties may run out fast.
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
Love their food. Hate their service.
Their dim sum is the best in the bay area. There are simply no comparison. The dim sum selection is exquisite. You can find anything ranging from traditional (shrimp dumplings, stuffed eggplants) to exotic (durian paste puff pastry, beef organs). I have not had anything I do not like at this place.
Service is not exactly friendly. Ordering could be a daunting task if you do not speak or understand some Chinese. The do have English on all of their menus but there are often little to no description of what the items are. Don't let that discourage you from dining here. Just start making some Chinese friends.
This place is so incredibly crowded on the weekends. Avoid the prime lunch hours (10:30am - 1:30pm) unless you know someone who can hook you up with a table. (or be prepared to wait for 2 hours) Dinner situation is not any better. Even with reservation there could still be a really long wait (an hour or more). If their food is not that great I really wouldn't bother. That's why I hate this place with a passion.
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 30, 2013
Great place for dim sum, but be ready for the wait! This place is so popular that depending on how many people are in your party, you can be waiting for up to 1 hour, or even more! Once you are seated, their service is pretty quick. You can order dim sum items from their menu or just pick them up from the cart or from the waiters walking around.
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersFeb 06, 2013
Koi Palace recalls a southern Chinese teahouse, complete with a koi pond and tanks full of enormous crab and rock cod. While it's celebrated for dim sum, we say it’s even better for those seeking seafood. The 450-seat restaurant has filled up with guests hungry for Shanghai crab dumplings and lobster, as well as jellyfish and abalone. Other signature dishes: shark-fin soup served in fresh coconuts and roasted suckling pig, harmoniously crispy and tender.
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 6Feb 25, 2014
I'm not sure what else to say. We were here to celebrate Chinese New Year. Had called in a reservation weeks back. But when we arrived, we still had to put our names down and wait a good 45 minutes.
Ok, it's Chinese New Year. They are booked. I get it.
We get the menu, ordered the preset banquet, and get excited about eating. Dish one, two, three came almost all at once (usually they space out the banquet dishes so you can enjoy each one piping hot, or cold, as they are intended and focus on just that one dish).
Ok. No big deal. We were hungry anyway since we had to wait. We dig in.
Dishes 4, 5, and 6 come, and we are now getting full since they came in such fast succession. Maybe they are turning over the tables? Well, no, cuz we sat so late, not many more people are coming. In fact, we start seeing tables finish and leave.
Ok. We keep eating. Now we are trying to pace ourselves for this 9 course dinner. We leave some of dishes 5 and 6 so we have room for the other 3... We waited...
And waited... And waited.
I think an hour went by without another dish showing up. Now we are confused. Apparently the kitchen got backed up. But, no, other tables that came after us and ordered the same banquet are getting their dishes...
We continue to wait.
We finally asked to see if we can cancel the rest of the dishes, and of course, that's when they all showed up. We are now completely full since time passed and our stomaches have successfully convinced our brains that there are just no more room.
Disappointed, we packed up the rest of the dishes and went home.
- Koi Palace RestaurantSep 21, 2012
This review is for the dim sum only; have not tried the banquet food. The dim sum served here is not your traditional dim sum joint in the sense that this restaurant delivers a twist on traditional dim sum. For example, beef spare ribs are no longer just beef spare ribs but they are espresso coffee ribs (very yummy by the way). Although the price tag is a little heavier; it's made up for in the quality of the dim sum (larger portions and tastier).
Other notable delights include: Black Truffle Mushroom Shui Mai, the Shanghai Crab Roe Steamed Dumplings. Notable Dessert: Baked Taro Paste Bun.
The wait is long in Daly City...um...another reason why you should go...when you have not waited a long time for good dim sum?
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
The ever popular dim sum and banquet/dinner spot for Chinese/Cantonese fare, Koi Palace lives up to its reputation of having one of the best Chinese food in the peninsula. I come here to eat and sure the service can always need improvement but if expectations for that is not high, the dining experience here could actually be pleasant.
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
It's a little outside of the city of San Francisco, but the dim sum is authentic. The shumai are huge and the har gow stuffed with large shrimp. The duck rolls are also worth trying. Try to get there early as the line can get long, especially on weekends.
- Koi Palace RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jul 04, 2012
One of the best dim sum places on the west coast. The king shumai is ridiculous and the har gow is stuffed to near explosion with big shrimps. But the best dish I've had here for dim sum is the duck roll. Fatty delicious duck skin and meat wrapped like a burrito with light crispy cucumber strands -- it's unbelievably well balanced.