Kirbie's Cravings

Fung Fung Yuen

Fung Fung Yuen, a new all-day dim sum restaurant, softly opened last week. The large restaurant occupies 10,000 square feet of space and serves dim sum with traditional food carts.
photo of a dim sum dish at Fung Fung Yuen

With very few dim sum restaurants in San Diego, I knew it would be very crowded opening weekend. But I still couldn’t wait to go check it out. I’d been watching the progress of the restaurant for months.
photo of the outside of Fung Fung Yuen

We got to the restaurant a few minutes before they opened, and sure enough there was a large crowd gathered. Things were a little confusing at first because some people had formed a line and others had just crowded around the entrance doors. When the restaurant finally did open, they asked the crowd to form into lines before slowing letting people in.
photo of the inside of Fung Fung Yuen
Even though the restaurant can seat a few hundred people, the restaurant was not utilizing all the seating space, trying to keep a manageable number for the still in-training staff. The manager was there at the door to greet all the customers and apologize for any slowness due to it being soft opening. I thought this was a nice touch. After about 40 minutes, we were seated.
photo of the decor inside Fung Fung Yuen
Once seated, we were able to get food on the table pretty quickly. Carts came by often frequently and we were also able to order food we didn’t see.
photo of a dim sum cart

Shrimp Siu Mai
photo of Shrimp Siu Mai

Shrimp Har Gow
photo of Shrimp Har Gow

Stewed Tripe
photo of Stewed Tripe

Deep Fried Shrimp Balls
photo of Deep Fried Shrimp Balls
close-up photo of Deep Fried Shrimp Balls

photo of Porridge

Creamy Egg Yolk Bun
photo of Creamy Egg Yolk Bun
close-up photo of Creamy Egg Yolk Bun

Egg Tart
photo of two Egg Tarts

There were about 4-5 other items we usually like to get but we were told that the kitchen had not yet cooked them.

Overall, the food we had was fine. The prices were about the same as the other popular dim sum places in San Diego. I do like that dim sum is served all day so you can even get it for dinner. I found the staff to be very friendly and nice, which is a refreshing change from many other dim sum experience in San Diego. I don’t think the food is worth a long wait though and I would recommend waiting a few more weeks before visiting. I do think it will eventually be a solid option for dim sum in San Diego and it’s great to see another place because we have so few choices for dim sum in this city. However, in general, I still feel that the dim sum in San Diego is disappointing compared to LA (which has many restaurant with much cheaper prices and a greater variety of dishes) and the opening of Fung Fung Yuen didn’t do anything to change that.



Fung Fung Yuen
10660 Camino Ruiz, San Diego, CA 92126

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6 comments on “Fung Fung Yuen”

  1. Thank you for posting this. I’ve been waiting for a thorough review before going there myself.. It’s hard to trust yelp reviewers who rate a place after one experience during a “soft opening” and expect all the kinks to be worked out.

  2. I’m relieved you had a good experience as I’ve been reading mixed reviews. The 40 min wait time, especially when you got there before it opened, is crazy. We’re hoping to visit this week for lunch so hopefully it’ll go well!

  3. I was at Fung Fung Yuen this past weekend; I usually avoid restaurants when they first open, but I tagged along with friends who wanted to go. I thought the food was good; one of the dim sum items we had was so-so. Service was decent, considering how new the staff was. I was amused to see that the dessert station from the old Hometown Buffet was intact! Anyway, I hope it does well, and one can always hope over to 85C for more dessert!