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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
+1 415-982-5686
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Mon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Rosa, California
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending the day in the city with family... And after finding out our favorite Dim Sum place had closed down... We were given a recommendation from the owner of our last Dim Sum spot. They spoke highly of Hang Ah Tea Room. The Dim Sum is delicious. The dinning area is pretty small, but, truly doesn't matter when you... More 

Thank Nuthin_Nice
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've never had dim sum, then you might find this place OK since you have no comparison. However, if you've had even mediocre dim sum, you would know this place is horrible. BBQ pork was basically sliced ham in a mystery sweet, watery "sauce". This place only caters to tourists who, like us, were probably fooled by other reviews.... More 

Thank mljc68
Phoenix, Arizona
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800 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,017 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was trying to eat at another place in China Town but it was closed so I came here due to their sign saying "oldest dim sum restaurant in America" I had shrimp dumplings, pumpkin filled rolls and wonton soup. It was above average and reasonably priced. My server was a friendly lady. The walls had some nice photos of... More 

Thank arizonaac
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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189 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We sought out Hang Ah as we wanted some Dim Sum in Chinatown. While this is the oldest tea house in the area and we enjoyed watching the locals play some intense volleyball games on a Sat afternoon just outside, we were a bit disappointed with the cleanliness of the establishment. Tables were dirty and sticky, bathrooms were AWFUL (makes... More 

Thank jennifer_noble
Woodinville, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Great, great, great doesn't really say it all. Service is beyond fantastic, there's nothing on the extensive menus that's not great. Be sure to allow 15 or 20 minutes wait time. Restaurant is a little hard to find but well worth it.

Thank Advenco
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We happened by this place wandering through the Chinatown neighborhood and decided to stop here over other places we saw for dinner. We got the impression it was more of a place for the locals rather than tourists, with no hawker in the street and off the beaten tourist track. We had the green bean with black beans, the pot... More 

Thank E G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Judging after the Google ratings (4.3) we made a detour to enjoy some good dim sum. We ordered the Xiaolongbao (pork and soup dumplings), hot and sour soup and chicken noodle vegetable soup. Also a plate of bok choi. Were told that the soups weren't too big, so we ordered 3. Dumplings (they come 4 per basket): my guess: they... More 

Thank RestAndEat
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We had prawn dumplings, spring rolls, Mongolian beef, combination rice and Szechuan chicken all $60 USD. 4 people all fed and enjoyed our meal.

Thank HolidayLush
Boise, Idaho
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Reviews were good so I dragged my husband here. As soon as we say down I thought I saw something. Turns out we has a dinner companion who roamed around while we sat. Not sure why we didn't leave before the food came... Shocked and amused at the same time. Good for a story later decided. Beef and egg dish... More 

Thank Shelly T
Toledo, Ohio
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This the first time taking my kids to a Dim Sum and they did an excellent job. We asked the owner to set us up with a variety of dishes for all 7 of us to try. He put together a great variety and made the meal awesome for us. It only cost us about $60 which for the amount... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 415-982-5686

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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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