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Hang Ah Tea Room

1 Pagoda Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #947 of 4,929 restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Chinese, Dessert, Dim Sum, Tea Room
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Most recent review
- Jul 25, 2014
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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46 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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Oshawa, Canada
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Food was just okay. I liked the pot stickers but the other food was lacking. Really did not appreciate the paper still being stuck on the pork bun when served. Table beside us left as they waited 40 minutes for food and not one plate brought out. Tables around us getting too many of some dishes and not enough of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Food was below average. Not what I expected to see from all the positive reviews. Not cheap either. We left hungry.

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the best dim sum place I have been to thus far. Not only did they have excellent dim sum but they also had a great selection of beer and hot, perfectly crunchy egg rolls. We arrived about half an hour before closing time and was surprised the restaurant was completely empty considering the food was so delicious.

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went there from a recommendation from family. Decent food. Small servings. If you are called a tea house, the tea should be good but it wasn't. Ordered dim sum-it was made fresh but only decent. Also had the ma po tofu, thought it was odd to have peas and carrots with a fishy taste and smell. Server was very sarcastic,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On a tour of Chinatown we ended up at Hang Ah tea room. It was a little tough to find- down a side alley but so worth it. Very inexpensive and casual. Something on the menu for everyone. We were with our 2 kids that are very picky (one is vegetarian & 1 is gluten free)& they loved it. My... More

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Milledgeville, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We found this little gem by accident in SF Chinatown...so glad we did!! It was on a side street down an alley...very quiet and relaxed seating in the midst of downtown craziness. The service was excellent...food was excellent!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. If you have a chance, do yourself a favor and go there!

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Tumwater, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant on the recommendation of a fellow traveler- and were we glad we did! This place is great! We had potstickers, barbecue pork buns, Mongolian beef and fried rice. Everything we had was really good. The chili sauce was excellent. They bottle it, so my sister was able to buy it to take home. The... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was traveling to San Francisco with family (no children) this past April. I wanted to go to a San Francisco Chinese restaurant and did a little research before hand and decided on this one (there are many choices). First off, I was not interested in dim sum and just wanted traditional dishes (such as chicken fried rice, beef with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Visited for the 1st time for lunch on Sat. due to positive reviews. However, greeting and service was non-existent. Not even a smile! Took a long time to have our order taken & food brought to us. While the cha sou bao was tasty & reminiscent of my childhood, it came with part of it brown & hard. How does... More

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Naples, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I recently went to the restaurant with my wife, daughter and son-in-law. All of us eat out more than we should and are admitted "foodies". This restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, even a bit funky - it is also excellent food that makes you seem that you are in someones kitchen eating homemade food. We 4 loved... More

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