Johnny Tam—Koi Palace
4288 Dublin Boulevard, Suite 213, Dublin
(925) 833-9090 | www.koipalace.com
Named for a famous fishing village located in Hong Kong, Koi Palace was founded in Daly City in 1996. It didn’t take long before there was enough demand to open a second restaurant in Dublin, and a third in Milpitas. The Dublin Koi Palace’s décor creates a vibrant backdrop for executive chef Johnny Tam’s meticulously prepared dishes. Before he began crafting Koi Palace’s daily lunchtime dim sum menu, Tam rose to prominence as a chef in Hong Kong and honed his technique during stints in Oakland and Las Vegas. Since the restaurant kicked off in 2008, Tam has been masterfully coaxing the freshest flavors out of Koi Palace’s popular lunchtime offerings, including shrimp dumplings, sticky rice in lotus leaf, and shui mai with diced mushroom.