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Hang Ah Tea Room

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Chinatown
Chinese, Dessert, Tea Room, Dim Sum
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1 Pagoda Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
415-982-5686
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Authentic dim sum experience -- if you want a fork instead of chopsticks you have to ask

This is the kind of authentic dim sum place that makes a visit to San Francisco’s Chinatown so special. No wonder it is the oldest Chinese restaurant in the U.S. The food is delicious, our favorites being the BBQ pork bun, a variety of pot stickers and dumplings, Phoenix prawns and the fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Bob and Carole H
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the kind of authentic dim sum place that makes a visit to San Francisco’s Chinatown so special. No wonder it is the oldest Chinese restaurant in the U.S. The food is delicious, our favorites being the BBQ pork bun, a variety of pot stickers and dumplings, Phoenix prawns and the fried shrimp ball. The restaurant is small and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had the pleasure to re-visit this restaurant after one year and were still very pleased with the quality and it's authenticity.

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Authentic, good eats. Particularly liked their barbecued pork bun. Try a selection of dumplings, too, and the jook (rice gruel) if available!

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

planned on going to Hang Ah on this visit toSF. I was not disappointed. Arrived at opening time and everything seemed to be freshly made - no taste or smells of old oil. The crispy shrimp was fantastic. Very personable serving staff.

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Cala Tarida, Spain
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Oldest standing and functioning dim sum house in San Francisco and definitely worth a try. I enjoyed it very much. Located on an alley (Hang Ah Street across from the sports courts) east off of Sacramento Street and Stockton Street, it is a bit of a look to find it, but worth the effort. I had pork ribs that were... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been going here when in SF for 25 plus years. Great food and service . Not much on ambience but who would care? Highly recommend!

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Cheshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You need to overlook the decor of this place and see the charm. The food was great, inexpensive and tasty. We spent $20 on dinner for two with drinks in San Francisco!!! Itstheoldest dim sum place in town - I would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our visit was after the lunch rush. Older style decor but the food was sensational. Highly recommended.

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Canby, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We arrived in SFO Chinatown last Sunday knowing we wanted to go somewhere for Dim Sum, but were immediately overwhelmed by all the choices and people pushing menus into our hands. After doing some quick work on the phone to find a recommendation, we landed on Hang Ah Tea Room. This place is a little off the beaten path, down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Chinatown SFO is a kind of a place to go! Lot's of stores full of everything that you need (or not)! But, we found this awesome little place that'S almost centenary (94 yo) and we got surprised. Good prices, really good chinese food made by chineses that know what they'r doing (please try the chicken curry and fried rice)! DAMN... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pagoda Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 415-982-5686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dessert, Tea Room, Dim Sum

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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