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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 - 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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Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good and relatively inexpensive but the ambiance was lacking. There were flies and they took the trash out through the restaurant in the middle of dinner.

Thank ParisGirl12
Sterling, Virginia
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561 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was persuaded by a person handing out flyers on the street corner to visit the First Dim Sum House in the US, founded in 1920. The vendor even climbed the steep sidewalk to show us where it was located! We entered and were greeted with many fragrant and mouth-watering smells, found our seat, and after a bit of confusion, ordered... More 

Thank mshapiro99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the alleyway and surrounding area deter you. We got there around noon on Sunday, and within 1/2hr. there was a line around the building. The food is excellent and service is quick. The only issue I had was that because there was a line of people waiting, after a certain amount of time, they really wanted us to... More 

Thank Foodismyvice
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a huge fan of Dim Sum when I realised how close our hotel was to China Town the first thing I looked up was the top dim sum places in San Francisco and the Hang Ah Tea Room was right up there. Now I see why. It is quite a small restaurant hidden of the main street although there... More 

Thank Sand82014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great. The atmosphere is great. It's small. We had to wait about 20 minutes but it was worth it. The sanitizer they use to wipe down the tables sucks because of the overwhelming smell but it dissipates quickly. Just be prepared.

Thank 10truck
Washington dc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They claim to be the first Dimsum house in USA, being set up in 1920. Regardless of the claim, the taste was great. Even the desert was tasty. But the price is not cheap, ranging from 3.95 and up with a non dimsum food about us $12 Its OK to visit this place just to know what a good Dimsum... More 

Thank stevesudjatmiko
Petropolis, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I had been here previously with my family and we all loved it. This time, on a solo visit, I didn't want to risk and I went there again. Ad before, it was excellent! The dumplings are just great and the place makes you feel you are in China.

Thank DFM66
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

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 

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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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  • 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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