Begoni Bistro, San Francisco

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Begoni Bistro

615 Jackson St

San Francisco, CA 94133

415-757-0120

Begoni Bistro Website

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Begoni Bistro is a modern, good looking Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It is not old and dingy like some of its neighbors. We were tipped off about this spot a while ago and finally got a chance in 2018.

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Interior Decor

Also nearby is Great Eastern, where Obama dined. Another good spot for dim sum. Z&Y is a spicy temple for those heat fans.
The best dim sum remains just outside the City, at Koi Palace, Grand Harbor or HL Peninsula.

Be sure to read our guide to the Best Chinese Food in San Francisco

Insider Tip – Come early to avoid waiting

Cuisine – Cantonese Chinese
Location – San Francisco Chinatown
Opened – 2014

Service – Begoni Bistro was better than most Chinese restaurants. Fast ordering and the food came right out. You do need to hail people to get things done. They do not have enough staff to provide very good service.
Verdict – Begoni Bistro surprised us with very good dim sum. Add it to the short list of spots you should eat in Chinatown. No surprise the spot was filled and we had to wait! Prices are very reasonable.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.

Begoni Bistro Signature Dishes – Dim sum

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Menu

Begoni Bistro’s Menu for lunch is classic dim sum dishes with lots of Chinese cooked specials and noodle dishes. Not a lot of innovation like HL Peninsula or Koi Palace. Dim Sum menu served from 10am-250pm.

Website Begoni Bistro Menu

Begoni Bistro Food Picks:

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Green Beans

Dry Fried String Beans in XO Sauce ($7.95) was a nice lunch sized portions of beans that can quickly. Clearly they are precooked. A bit spicy.

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Shrimp Dumplings Green Onion Pancake

Shrimp dumplings ($6.25) were 4 medium sized ones with good shrimp flavor. Thin wrapper.

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Steamed Pork Buns

Steamed BBQ Pork Bun ($4.95) had 3 larger sized ones that were really good. Nice amount of flavorful filling.

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Deep Fried Pork Dumplings

Fried Pork Puff ($4.25) had 4 small but super hot, freshly fried puffs. Also really good.

Crispy Onion Pancakes ($4.75) was also surprisingly good. Fresh and very hot!

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Shrimp Noodle Roll

Shrimp Noodle Roll ($6.95) was a little weaker than the other dishes, but still reasonable. Soy sauce was on the side.

Begoni Bistro San Francisco Siu Mai Sesame Balls

Fried Sesame Balls ($4.55) were also freshly fried and HOT. Great sign of quality.

$1.25 each charge per person.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

Begoni Bistro Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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