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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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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 4 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank hoffman5
Cusco, Peru
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place itself is not that appealing, so don't go there for the decor. Located in a semi-basement, it has the air of a cheap chinese restaurant (you know you've been to those, so you know what I'm talking about), but the food is the complete opposite. I tried the Siu Mais, beef pie (first time I tried this, very... More 

Thank JohnABC81
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225 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had a lot of different yum cha's since my last visit 2 years ago. Certainly happy to recommend this one . Great service and some of the best yum cha you will experience anywhere. Although they were very busy on my last visit, the quality was brilliant and the service was prompt. We had sui ma,prawn dumplings, par quat,... More 

Thank Lindsay W
Roseville, California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop by because of its claim to fame, the first and oldest dim sum place in the country. Dim sum was so so, I was hoping it would be much better because of all the hype. Prices are decent, service is good and food is brought out fairly quickly. Location is off street so be on the... More 

Thank Loca_Lisa707
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This rather unassuming place at the outskirts of Chinatown delivered as expected. Nothing extraordinary, but quite tasty and good. I sampled a recommended selection of Dim Sum and tea, paid my $25, and left rather content.

Thank Dagaadne
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Found this place via Yelp. Had to order for to-go because there was a long waiting line around at noon. Loved every dish.

Thank jeong1

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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, 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: 415-982-5686

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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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