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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
Authentic Dim Sum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 1 Pagoda Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
Phone Number: 415-982-5686
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
Cuisine: Chinese

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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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