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Hang Ah Tea Room

1 Pagoda Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158 (Chinatown)
415-982-5686
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Chinatown SFO is a kind of a place to go! Lot's of stores full of everything that you need (or not)! But, we found this awesome little place that'S almost centenary (94 yo) and we got surprised. Good prices, really good chinese food made by chineses that know what they'r doing (please try the chicken curry and fried rice)! DAMN... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We really enjoyed the din sum. Shrimp balls and pork dumplings were excellent. They have a higher health food rating than any other place we saw. :)

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san francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's called a 'tea room' but really it's the oldest continuously operated Dim Sum house in the U.S. (94 years in 2014). The owners (Frankie & Billy, both from Hong Kong) are super friendly and provide great service. And the food is really solid, we live right up the road, have access to all sorts of dim sum restaurants and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food was hit-or-miss. We ordered the pork buns and they tasted like they were frozen and reheated in the microwave. We had the egg custard bun and it was the same frozen/heated taste as the pork bun. The combination fried noodles, however, were very good. I lived in China for four years and I still get a little sticker... More 

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ATLANTA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Recently went to Hang Ah Tea Room and was really disappointed. Food was not good at all. We had the shrimp dumplings, which were gummy. The fried sesame appetizer was inedible to me. The chicken with vegetables was bland, but at least edible. To top it off -- the service was really slow and the restaurant was empty. We had... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I returned to San Francisco after 12 years and top of my list was a visit to Hang Ah Tea Room, which was may favorite place for dim sum. The sweet older lady that I just loved is no longer there, but the restaurant still has the same feel. They don't have the lunch sampler nor the shrimp toast anymore... More 

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Brandywine, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Figured I would visit the "oldest Chinese restaurant" in SF to see if the Chinese food is better than back east. Shrimp dumplings were good (pricey), tea was good and the bbq pork buns were sub par (dinner rolls with a tiny bit of pork in them). Overall $15 later I left hungry and dissapointed. Staff was really nice but... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I wanted to go somewhere in Chinatown that would just be good food for good prices. And I mean GOOD food. After reading a lot of online reviews I picked this place. ITS AWESOME. Its almost under-priced its so cheap. Service was awesome too, which is mostly unusual in China town. Mongolian Beef is great. Shrimp dumplins YUM. I want... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I were craving dim sum on our most recent trip to San Francisco. Upon exiting the trolley near Chinatown, we literally stumbled into a sign for Hang Ah pointing us down any alley. A local man happened to see us pondering whether to make the journey. Without hesitation he urged us to go telling us it was... More 

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Cleveland, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I heard about the places in the alley in Chinatown and so glad we explored and found this Tea Room. The food was delicious. We had several of the dim sum offerings. The dumplings and pot stickers are very good. A lot of history here and there are photos on the wall explaining all the history. The service was great.... More 

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Additional Information about Hang Ah Tea Room

Address: 1 Pagoda Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
Phone Number: 415-982-5686
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
Cuisine: Chinese, Dessert, Dim Sum, Tea Room

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