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Hang Ah Tea Room

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1 Pagoda Pl, Look for 872 Sacramento near Stockton, walk into that alley, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Mon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter found this place online through reviews. We would have never found it on our own. You have to access it basically down a side street beside a playground area. The Dim Sum however is very authentic and tasty.

Thank Andrea M
Miami, Florida
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219 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In preparation for our 3 night visit to San Francisco any number of friends advised us on where to go for dim sum. Some recommended Yank Sing while others recommended the R & G Lounge. We were staying at the Fairmont so we did a Google search for the closest Chinese restaurant (everything is downhill from the Fairmont but then... More 

Thank William G
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place due to the ratings on Google Review. We almost didn't go in because it looked empty and we weren't sure about eating here. The food here is excellent, it was so good that we ordered 3 plates of just the shrimp dumplings. Coming from Vancouver, Canada - we are spoiled with delicious Asian food however this... More 

Thank vancityspecial
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While walking through Chinatown, we were given a coupon for free rice balls at this oldest continually operating tea room in San Francisco. The place is dingy (no soap in bathroom), and the rice balls were substituted for egg rolls. There were 4 of us, and our entrees were served approx. 5 minutes apart from each other's. At the end,... More 

Thank LakeMom2
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hang Ah is in a very small space hidden down an alley in Chinatown. I had high hopes for this dim sum restaurant but I have to say I was disappointed. The selection of dim sum was very limited. They had the more popular dishes on the menu but didn't stray too far from the standards that you would find... More 

Thank atlantaaunt
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bland and rude waiters!. Save your money and enjoy some other place. Ask Worst dim sum I've ever! the food was not authentic! Bland. Bad service! Horrible

Thank dillonb12
Chandler, Arizona
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant. We sampled the shrimp, pork, bean curd, potsticker and purse dim sum. It was all good. Very nice people. Very busy so don't be in a hurry. Small place so go early. Opens at 1030 am. We were so full and only spent $30 before tip. Only place we both said we'd go to again!

Thank Razorback15
Fort Worth, TX
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415 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about this place as it is the oldest continually operated dim sum restaurant in America. It takes a bit of effort to find the place as it is really on a side alley and not easily seen from the street, But once we found it we loved the food so much that we ate there 2 times in... More 

Thank TexasTraveller56
New Orleans, Louisiana
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Walking through Chinatown and found a jewel. Service is impeccable and food delicious! Great for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

Thank ayhugel
Logan, Ohio
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I wanted my family to try dim sum. While walking down the street in Chinatown we were handed a coupon for free sesame balls with purchase at this place. When I asked the lady where it was located she took us there. I'm glad she did because it is a little hard to find. We tried the pot stickers (2... More 

Thank Fonda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pagoda Pl, Look for 872 Sacramento near Stockton, walk into that alley, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 415-982-5686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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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