Koi Palace Opening 'Palette' in the Former Waxman's in Ghirardelli Square

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The famed “five guys” xiao long bao at Dragon Beaux. Photo: Russell Abraham Photography.

This is pretty awesome news for folks who live near Ghirardelli Square, and the tourists don’t even know how lucky they are to have Daly City’s famed Koi Palace opening a new project in the former (and huge) Waxman’s space called ~PALETTE~. Scoop reports the project will actually be taking inspiration from Koi Palace’s sister restaurant in the city, Dragon Beaux, known for its colorful dim sum that is built for eating for the Insta (but actually tastes good, so eat it, okay?). In the evenings, the focus will turn to seafood and barbecue. Bring on the live fish in tanks. There will also be an outdoor service counter, potentially offering dim sum to go.

The 6,500-square-foot restaurant has room for 200 seats, something the Koi Palace folks are not afraid of. But they are going to be doing some construction, including moving the bar area, so timing is TBD for now. 900 North Point St. at Larkin.