Dim Sum, Anyone? Palette Tea Garden Opens!

Dim Sum has landed at the Hillsdale Shopping Center, just a short walk from your home at Bay Meadows. Palette Tea Garden is a newly opened in the North Block Plaza, which is the second location of Palette Tea House. Founded by the team of Koi Palace 鯉魚門, Dragon Beaux 俏龍軒, and Palette Tea House 彩籠 – Palette Tea Garden 彩苑 introduces a modern approach to dim sum, seafood, Cantonese roast meats, and traditional Chinese cooking.

The first Koi Palace was opened in 1996 by the Ng family, who came over to San Francisco as immigrants from Hong Kong. Influenced by the bustling seafood port of “Lei Yu Mun” in their hometown, the Ng’s wanted to bring a piece of their heritage to America and share the experience of “yum cha” (the Chinese’s tradition of a tea gathering) with the Bay Area.

More than 20 years later, their vision stays the same as Palette Tea Garden aspires to build on the tradition of “yum cha”. Being family-owned, there are currently three Koi Palace locations with Dragon Beaux being the fourth establishment, Palette Tea House as the fifth, and Palette Tea Garden as the latest addition.

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Palette Tea Garden offers a refreshed perspective of Cantonese cuisine featuring authentic dim sum, live seafood, and Pacific inspired cocktails. Indoors you’ll find an 8,000 s.f. restaurant with a full bar, currently open for takeout and just outside you’ll discover a large outdoor patio dining area accepting reservations.

You’ll find special items like Iberico Cha Siu Pork imported from Spain and a beautiful Roasted Peking Duck Set, yet offering a familiarly authentic dim sum experience.

Reservations and online takeout can be made online at www.paletteteagarden.com through Yelp, or order delivery through Doordash & Ubereats.

Palette Tea House is pleasing palates with a 4 star rating on Yelp!

“Really lovely – actually felt like I was in a proper tea garden. :) The servers are really attentive and the place is spotlessly clean, they have really cool cocktails, and the menu is perfect. Lots of choice, not too pricey, and the presentation is really cute (sauces come in a little artist palette for the buns, and a cute pipette with the lobster one). Definitely recommend for lunch or an early evening dinner.” – Claire G.

“Today’s meal at Palette Tea House just made both my and my son’s day. The food was well prepared, creative and absolutely delicious. We had the Peking duck, the shrimp rice roll, the green beans and the Sichuan seafood dumplings. Everything was delicious.” – Tina L.

Hillsdale Shopping Center is committed to helping ensure the safety of customers, employees and tenants, and is taking extra precautions to keep the shopping center clean and sanitized, in accordance with state and local ordinances. A full list of sanitation procedures can be found here.


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