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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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1 Pagoda Pl, Look for 872 Sacramento near Stockton, walk into that alley, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Reviews (168)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not too expense for being SF. Very tasty food and helpful staff. Scullion pancakes were probably the our table favourite. Simple but super tasty.

Thank Filip K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hang Ah Tea Room opened in 1920, the first Dim Sum restaurant in America. Great food, they have everything you could want piping hot and delicious. They are located in an alley in China Town. Hard to find but worth the search.

Thank sleepyhead8822
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was completely mediocre, which was better than the service. The food took a very long time and nothing was exceptional. The green beans and chicken fried rice were particularly salty.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My adult daughter had never had dim sum and we came across this local alleyway gem. It's in an obscure location in Chinatown but had lots of old world laid back charm. We ordered various dim sum to try along with a pot of jasmine...More

Thank chichiSouthCarolina
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

Thank pcphelan
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Lydia W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank FlissPrideaux
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

Thank MsColorado
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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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