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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 - 16:30
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Tue 10:30 - 16:30
Wed - Mon 10:30 - 21:00
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fort lauderdale
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know if those as really the first dim sum restaurant, but you can keep it. They didn't have some basic staples of dim sum, and I wouldn't be surprised if the dim sum was mass made frozen from an oriental market. I didn't think one could get anything but perfect dim sum- I was wrong. If you miss... More 

Thank pcphelan
Rhode Island
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through San Francisco all day and ended up here - well worth it. The restaurant was perfect for us and our 2 kids (9,11)- good selection of delicious, authentic food, excellent service, relaxed ambiance. A great choice and we would certainly go back.

Thank CKBush13
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been living in San Francisco for about a year now and this is the place I insist on taking people. It is not the kind of Dim Sum that happens in a big flashy room with carts. It is well priced, authentic and down to earth. I suggest the BBQ Pork Bun with a healthy helping of their... More 

Thank Lydia W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent conference in San Francisco, my travel companion and I went to dim sum at the Hang Ah Tea Room. Since she is Chinese, I let her pick where we would eat. This place did not disappoint either of us! We enjoyed the dumplings, sesame balls, sticky rice, and Chinese broccoli dishes. The staff was very helpful when... More 

Thank Elaine F
Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend strongly recommended this out of the way little Dim Sum house. She has been going there since she was a little girl - over 50 years ago. We managed to navigate the streets and wandered in to Hang Ah. With its authentic decor and varied menu this little place is really worth a visit! After studying the menu... More 

1 Thank FlissPrideaux
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190 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually had a reservation at Yank Sing for 10:30 and then noticed they didn't open until 11:00 so that was a problem. I started reading reviews to find someone who opened at 10:30 (for real) as I needed to have dim sum before flying out. This was a nice find. They didn't have the carts so we ordered a... More 

Thank MsColorado
vancouver, canada
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place is to the side of street and down a little alley called Pagoda Place. Like other old and curious places in San Francisco's Chinatown, you never know what you are going to walk into. This place states it's been open since 1920. I was pleasantly surprised that the inside has been partially updated but still maintains the charm... More 

Thank suziem
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had just checked in to our hotel in Union Square and wanted to have some food in Chinatown. We walked by quite a few places that I'm sure are great. I saw a small sign for this place. It's entrance is on the backside of a building. A little off the main street. So glad we... More 

Thank Jason H
Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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621 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-5686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful 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 neighbourhood.
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