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HK Lounge Bistro
For anyone whose ideal midday activity includes covering every square inch of a table with perfect baked pork buns and bowling ball-sized portions of crispy seafood noodles (and then promptly devouring it all), a visit to this newly reborn dim sum spot should be a top priority. The salmon-colored restaurant, formerly Hong Kong Lounge II in the Richmond until it burned down in 2019, officially reopened in SoMa under a new name, and in a cozier space. The Cantonese classics are still worth following this place across town for. Hone in on the steamed section, where you’ll find meaty and flawless siu mai and xiao long bao that are delicate soup bombs. And don’t skip the fried sesame balls for dessert—they’re the ideal crispy finisher.