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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 #1,160 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Chinese, Dessert, Dim Sum, Tea Room
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a taste for Dim Sum and found varied reviews on this place. From our experience, the food was excellent. We tried varied items on the menu. A standout was the Fried Sesame Ball. We also enjoyed several orders of the Hang Ah BBQ Pork Bun. A fun place to visit.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews 235 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Judging by other reviews, this restaurant seems hit or miss but we had a good experience. We visited at noon on a Saturday in July. The restaurant wasn't busy when we arrived, but filled up by the time we left. The menu had a lot of choices and we didn't actually get Dim Sum, we ordered off the regular lunch... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Coming from Maryland, we figured we couldn't go wrong with Dim Sum in San Francisco. Well we were terrible wrong, the handful of Maryland Dim Sum houses has this one beat by miles. With only a couple steamed dishes, and most everything else deep fried, this place is the worst Dim Sum we have ever had. They didn't have any... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Hawaii
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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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
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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
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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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