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Hang Ah Tea Room

1 Pagoda Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158 (Chinatown)
415-982-5686
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Ranked #952 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Chinese, Dessert, Dim Sum, Tea Room
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Orangevale, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Hang Ah may be hard to find but worth your trouble. It is the oldest dim sum restaurant in Chinatown and because it is off the beaten path it is quiet, less crowded and you get much better food than the places right on the main streets. Food was good and priced well. We loved the pork buns and pork... More

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dallas, tx
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I really liked this place, it is not expensive it is quiet and good and supposedly the oldest dim sum restaurant in the US. Loved the won ton soup, the pork and shrimp dumplings and the complimentary pot of tea. We went to other dim sum places while in San Fran and even though this is not a fancy place... More

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Tempe AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food was great - just what I remember having in Shanghai. Sesame balls, lotus buns, mopo tofu - YUM! The waiter (owner?) knew a lot about beer, too. They offer three Chinese beers and several local San Francisco beers. It's a great place, if you can find it.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Loved this place, a classic Chinatown destination with great food and service. If you are going to Chinatown you have to eat in a restaurant that is in an alley. This one has been there for 94 years and the food and service was great. By all means you need to put this little gem on your itinerary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you are traveling to San Francisco and want to experience a 'classic' piece of the cities history, this little Dim Sum restaurant is a must. Ninety Four years in business makes it a piece of the cities history and the location in a Chinatown alley makes it a classic San Francisco experience. Oh yeah, the food and the service... More

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were on our first visit to San Francisco in 2009 and were walking along Grant Ave. in Chinatown. We were wanting to have Dim Sum while there. A older lady was standing on the corner advertising for Hang An tea room. When we said, yes, we would like to try it, she took off up the hill toward the... More

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Fremont
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I am in agreement with the only "only fair" reviewer. I saw the food as being only average and very disappointing for a tea house that has been around for as long as it has. The chow mein and fried rice was very greasy. Ordering dim sum off the menu definitely took away from the experience.....a very limited selection.

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We always visit this off the beaten path little place for Dim Sum when in SanFrancisco. I like to sit up in the small area in the corner of the place up a few stairs. The service is spotty, but sipping some tea & having a little nice sit down time always works for me. I love the Dim Sum... More

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Henderson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We went for Dim Sum here, as it was highly recommended, but ordering the dim sum off the menu is not the way to go, unless you get one of the pre selected meals. Each item came very slowly, and service was very inconsistent. Food was good, but not enough for a second visit unless ordering something else. Price was... More

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Canon City, Colorado, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I love Hang Ahs. I have been dining here since 1977, and it is my one required restaurant visit in San Francisco. Opened in 1920 and secreted in a tiny alley straight up Stockton past Willie Wu Playground, there is no easy way to get here. This fact alone makes it one of China Town's best kept secrets. Ok, the... More

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