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Hang Ah Tea Room

1 Pagoda Pl, Look for 872 Sacramento near Stockton, walk into that alley, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
+1 415-982-5686
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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1 Pagoda Pl, Look for 872 Sacramento near Stockton, walk into that alley, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
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If you do enough research on where to get dim sum in San Francisco's Chinatown, you will typically get the same 4 or 5 recommendations....we chose Hang Ah Tea Room as one of those recommendations....once we found the front door (in the back), we settled...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank rswartz68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

OMG this is a must visit in San Francisco Chinatown, amazing food been running since 1920. If you love dim sum and bbq pork rolls this is a must.No frills ist great food

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chrisswifte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best pork bun I have ever tasted! The service was quick, the prices were reasonable, and the food was very tasty. I highly recommend the green beans in garlic and black bean sauce. Furthermore, the restrooms were decent. We will be eating...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BrookeB160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews about this place I had high hopes. I was disappointed. Firstly, we were not seated right away despite there being empty tables. Secondly, there was a surprising lack of variety of dim sum dishes offered. They did not have any of my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lglbgl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw sign and then had to find the place. Was around corner in short alley. Was a bit confused by menu. States first dim sum restaurant but not set up like typical dim sum restaurant. They promote the BBQ pork bun and it is full...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TedL1049
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We had used TripAdvisor to find an authentic Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Once we arrived, we realized that they were closed on Mondays. So, I looked for other nearby restaurants, and we found the Hang Ah Tea Room. I didn't realize it at that moment,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank travelingmom233
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Do Not Eat Here unless you want to go into cardiac arrest! The food is super oily and greasy. Eating this meal can actually kill you! The amount of oil in the the food is unbelievable! I don’t know why people actually rate this place....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tony2k12
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

The service, is impressive. The food, well the food is completely perfect. We found a secret place very well recommended. If you go to San Francisco you can’t miss this amazing Chinese restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Camilo C
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Yes, oldest Tea House in N.America. Yes, the decor, furniture, building and smells are 100 years old. Dined with 4 friends. Dim Sum was sub par, basic and on the bland side. Staff friendly. Food was fast. Kinda disappointing. 300 year old Asian lady begging...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 604adik
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

On the southern area of Chinatown, so very accesible if walking from Union Square. Menu are well explained in English so it's easy to order. Food was great, very reasonable price.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MonkeyJmpr
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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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