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Tian Sing

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Chinese, Dim Sum
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138 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
415-398-1338
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese food in downtown SF

I have nothing bad to say about this place. It was clean, service was good and the food was fine. At the same time, considering its proximity to Chinatown, I wasn't blown away. I could have found just as good easily near home.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Trafikker123
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went here because it's close to my hotel, but I really wish I hadn't. They jumped on you at the door, I hadn't even sat down and a cart was bought over. No explanation, no pricing. I ordered chicken satay which was horribly undercooked, I couldn't eat it. The waitress said that it's brown meat so it's supposed to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have nothing bad to say about this place. It was clean, service was good and the food was fine. At the same time, considering its proximity to Chinatown, I wasn't blown away. I could have found just as good easily near home.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very basic. The food has no taste. The restaurant is not great and looks more like a cantina. It's just ok if you are a large group and can't find place elsewhere. But I would not recommend

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Newcastle, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were strolling past around 6pm on a Tuesday and decided to go in for dinner. It was really quiet so quick to get a table and be served. We instantly had a trolley roll up with some delicious appetizers before the next trolley came only a minute later with dumplings, and they were hot & delicious. Within 3 minutes... More 

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WGC - Hertfordshire
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52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Looking for a quick and easy Friday night meal so tried Tian Sing. Whilst looking at the menu I was shown a Dim Sum trolley with what looked like many tempting offerings. Choose some pock dim sums to go with my main of beef and stir fried vegetables. Food was served quickly and was well cooked.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went for lunch to Tian Sing Chinese Restaurant with my wife and eight year old daughter on 2nd January 2015. This restaurant is located at 138 Cyril Magnin Street in San Francisco, not too far from Union Square. We arrived after 2pm and the restaurant was almost empty. Two tables were occupied. The décor of the restaurant was modern... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A number of years ago friends and I came to SF to shop and then dined at Tian Sing. We all still remembered how good the food was (Peking Duck ~ deep fried Crab ~ dim sum). We were in town for Chinese New Year and walked around an hour trying to locate it. When we asked a worker on... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I LOVE Dim Sum, and this place did not disappoint. Dim Sum is served all day, or you can order off a menu. I always love the cart! There is a wide variety of choices, and most of the items are cooked immediately. I was told the chef was originally from Yank Sing, the most famous Dim Sum restaurant in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great for a single traveler. Wonderful service and tasty food at a good price. I didn't have an entree as the dim sum filled me up. BBQ pork buns, great dumplings, and even some vegetables so make me not feel horrible about all the carby-goodness.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Pleasant enough but nothing very special. Standard Chinese menu without any surprises and the food was without flair but honest and not unpleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-398-1338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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