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Hang Ah Tea Room

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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
Dim Sum at its best

If you love Dim Sum like me and wife do head to Hang Ah tea room. The oldest continuous chinese restaurant i believe, the decor and seating is a bit dated, however we came here for the food, and it didn't disappoint. We had a selection of steamed and fried dim sum it was all very delicious. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you love Dim Sum like me and wife do head to Hang Ah tea room. The oldest continuous chinese restaurant i believe, the decor and seating is a bit dated, however we came here for the food, and it didn't disappoint. We had a selection of steamed and fried dim sum it was all very delicious. The service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I really enjoyed this place! In a city that everything is seriously overpriced, this place is still very fair!! It is nothing fancy, just good food at a good price with good service! If you like dim sum, this is the oldest continuously operating dim sum restaurant in the U.S.

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Ft Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Dim Sum in Chinatown was on my bucket list. Hang Ah was definitely memorable. Our waitress was very helpful for us rookies. They play a video that shows you the hilights to help you make choices. Sticky rice was so good as were the pan fried BBQ buns! Hang Ah is a little hard to find but worth the effort.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Located in Chinatown, this restaurant has been in operation for a long time. There is a restaurant sign on the corner of the building - turn where the volleyball courts are located (fun to watch a game before or after your meal). Our server explained the choices and ingredients to us before we made our dim sum selections from a... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Not easy to find and not the most welcoming staff but really great food and genuine atmosphere! Many tourists from all over the world and what I think were locals,

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St. Louis, mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We wanted to try some food that we could only get in San Francisco so we decided on somewhere in Chinatown. This place was great! They had a very big variety of great traditional Chinese food. We tried several different dim sums and other items. The sticky rice was delicious, it os cooked in a leaf which gives it a... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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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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