As a San Diego chowhound, I know requests like this can be interminable for the locals. But . . .
I'm going to be visiting SF soon, staying in SOMA without a car. I would like to have excellent, well-priced dim sum. I've been to Yank Sing, and thought it was far too expensive for the food. An equivalent set of dishes at Emerald Sea Food in San Diego would have been less tasty, on the whole, but also half the price.
I've read through the last several discussions. Am I correct in my conclusion that there is no excellent, well-priced dim sum near downtown.