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Hang Ah Tea Room

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner


Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
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shrimp dumpling
hang ah rabbit shape dumpling with shrimp
hang ah purse dumpling
pork meat ball
hang ah bbq pork bun
hang ah fried bbq pork bun
fried shrimp ball
egg custard bun
egg roll
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having dim sum in the first dim sum restaurant in San Francisco is pretty incredible. The food was delicious and the service was good.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank iowaer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is located on a hill, in a little alley. Construction made it difficult to locate but once found very good food. We had not eaten since breakfast so ordered several dim sum, including shrimp and pork dumplings. Also ordered greens with garlic which complimented...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank AliciaLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is difficult to find and not much to look at, but the food is excellent. Service was quick and reasonably priced. Would go again.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Went in search of dim sum and chose this place based on other reviews. So glad we did as we were not disappointed. Arrived at 7.30pm to find a seat easily but by 10 minutes later the restaurant was almost full. Lovely and fresh and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Jenny12385
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the food here quite a bit. Bit out of the way, kind of in an ally way and as my husband would call it “ a hole in the wall” but we sometimes find great food at “ hole in the wall” places....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank patricia21675
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Hang Ah is the oldest dim sum restaurant in the US and having eaten there I can't imagine how dim sum overcame the first step. We have eaten at many Chinese restaurants over the years and while this was not our worst experience, it was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Great little find in Chinatown SF! Super affordable too. The service was fast but not very friendly, don’t let that deter you. The food is amazing!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank micromaniac
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

As part of the Chimatown food tour we enjoyed skipping the line at the door and a series of 3 dim sum specialties. Fresh, hot and excellent we enjoyed jasmine tea with steamed barbeque pork dumplings, soup dumplings and pork dim sum. The key to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 122catherineh
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

The food is not so good ...as you expect...it is like a fast food Never again here. I give only a star review...not more

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank claudiob923
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

My husband suggested we try this place for lunch. It is located down an alley, but there are signs pointing the way.There was a long line and we wound up sharing a table with three other diners. Service was a bit slow, but totally understandable....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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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,
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February 13, 2018|
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Response from Bill F | Reviewed this property |
I believe that it is. This place claims to be the oldest continuous running dim sum house in San Francisco. Very good.
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