What’s the best cumin lamb dish within 60 miles of San Francisco? Many hounds think it’s the cumin lamb at China Village. “Run, do not walk, to try their Village Lamb,” says a_and_w.
Spices II serves a cumin lamb hot pot dish that you can smell as you walk into the restaurant, because everyone’s eating it, says Pei. It’s highly addictive. coolbean98 likes the cumin lamb at Spices! 3.
The cumin lamb at Ark is still great, even after the departure of chef Jimmy Zhang. Also try the shrimp on a stick with cumin. Lori SF likes the cumin lamb, and the hot pot dishes in general, at the great-but-expensive Old Mandarin Islamic. And Robert Lauriston prefers the cumin lamb at Darda to both China Village’s and Old Mandarin Islamic’s versions.
China Village [East Bay]
1335 Solano Ave., Albany
Spices II [Richmond]
291 6th Ave., San Francisco
Spices! 3 [Chinatown]
369 12th St., between Franklin and Webster, Oakland
Ark Restaurant [East Bay]
1405 Park St., Alameda
Old Mandarin Islamic [Sunset]
3132 Vicente St., San Francisco