I recently moved into the city from the Peninsula, and I've been trying some new dim sum places in the southern part of the city and nearby, in the hopes of finding something decent without having to drive all the way to Millbrae. I've tried Imperial Garden on San Bruno Ave. It gets a big plus for having Peking Duck, but is otherwise just ok. I've also tried Grand Palace in SSF, which gets a big plus for having shrimp and mango rolls, but is also otherwise just ok. Then recently a friend recommended King Wah in Daly City, and I thought it was excellent. The har gow were perfect and the BBQ pork was tender and sweet, both by itself and in the char siu bao -- my two personal dim sum barometers. I may regret telling everyone, but I highly recommend this place. 209 Southgate Ave. Worthy of a chowdown, IMHO, but I'm too lazy to organize it.
In our travels to the East Bay, we've found another good dim sum place -- This Old Place on Grand Ave. in Oakland. The dim sum is very good, not great, but the prices are so low it's ridiculous. You can seriously stuff yourself for less than 10 bucks.
King Wah Restaurant
209 Southgate Ave, Daly City, CA 94015