While my friend and I were visiting SF, she wanted to try out the dim sum there to see if it's any better than NYC. Short answer: DEFINITELY not.
We were looking for a sit down place and Dol Ho had some really great reviews. So we went in on a Monday at around 10 in the morning and we to one of the last tables. Looking around, there were quite a few older Chinese people, so we assumed the food would be good and not a tourist trap. Sadly, we were mistaken. Everything we tried (shrimp churng fun, shrimp dumplings, chicken feet, shumai) were all just mediocre. The only thing that I actually liked was the meatballs. Their chili oil definitely made everything else better tasting so I ended up smothering everything in that.
Service is pretty much what you would expect at a Chinese restaurant. Only, it does take a while to get your food, unlike the cart-pushing places in NYC. They don't have carts of dim sum here. Somebody will come and take your order of the dim sum you want.
Maybe next time, I'll just try one of those 'to-go' dim sum places.
GooglePlace - March 2017