Fans of San Tung's dry wings know that even at off-hours, the wait time at this Inner Sunset favorite can be tedious. Rather than open a second, stand-alone location, the owners took the path of least resistance, annexing the adjacent storefront once it opened up but leaving the wall intact. And so we have San Tung #2, instead of merely a double-wide San Tung.
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Sweet-hot, crispy and more or less obligatory for any fan of the fowl, the wings are among the best in the city. Otherwise, the restaurant is pretty much a mirror image of its antecedent, although with fewer banquet tables, a lone unisex bathroom and a smaller menu. It's as if they know a huge proportion of the business will always be wings, and cut out the filler.
Meanwhile, the lunch scurry remains impressive. A team of servers sweeps the room, refilling tea and juggling plates and menus with aplomb. Beyond the wings, a satisfying dish of pork with garlic had an ungodly number of chilies in it, and we mean that as form of the highest praise.
San Tung #2, 1033 Irving St., (415) 242-0828