No matter what your dim sum poison, City View is one of the best dim sum restaurants in San Francisco, with its circulating carts accomodating your cravings. Dumplings? Check. Pork buns? Check. Deep-fried crab claws? They have all of these! Located downtown near the Transamerica Building, City View may not be as well known as some other local dim sum houses, but it’s got the goods, and one more thing that counts: the option of making reservations. Although the setting is plain, City View consistently draws crowds for its impeccable dumplings and other tantalizing dishes, all served from carts circulating between tables. A block from the Transamerica building, bustling City View attracts a devoted crew of rosy-cheeked suits from the Financial District in addition to its core clientele of Chinatown regulars. Keep an eye out for the glazed walnut prawns, spicy salted prawns, and shrimp dumplings. Follow up with one of the deliciously crunchy steamed vegetable dishes.