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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here one afternoon. There was a bit of a wait, but it was totally worth it. The food was ordered off a menu, unlike many dim sum restaurants where small carts come by and the wares are sampled. This did not detract...More

Thank Durwood N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place looked very authentic. Located in the middle of Chinatown and served by "locals". It claims to be trafitional since 1920 and I would believe it. Everything seemed honest (not to earn money from careless tourists like those places on Fisherman's wharf). The prices...More

Thank borshop
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hang An coins itself as the oldest dim sum restaurant in America. Not easy to find as it is down a little alley, Hang Ah comes across as a greasy-spoon Chinese dive. We went based on the reviews and were not disappointed - the dim...More

1  Thank Travel715
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My son and I happened to be staying nearby, so this place came up fast when he searched for dim sum in our proximity. Boy, were we lucky! The place was packed with a large HS choir group but we were shown to the only...More

Thank BlueBoots92008
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Bring me back to the traditional cuisine of Dim sum. Delicious food and excellent service! Recommended for Asian food lovers

Thank IH313
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a very non scripted and almost well hidden restaurant, we actually walked past it twice before finding it. The Letter of the signage has fallen off and they can’t be bothered to fix it. Food was generally very good for real tim sum. Food...More

Thank Ctan1965
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I was walking on Grant and looked up the hill and saw the faded sign on the wall facing Grant. I was amazed to see that it was still there. I took my honor society high school students there for lunch back in 1967 and...More

1  Thank AFHJ
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This out of the way dim sum eating spot is seriously one of the best you'll find!!! We went for the dumplings... we ventured out for the bbq pork buns and ended with the rabbit shaped dim sum. We highly recommend all!!! Typically we've found...More

1  Thank HTL2013
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Over the last 15 years we continue to come back just to this little hole in the wall restaurant when we visit San Francisco. I think it has changed hands a few times and each time it loses some of its charm. The wait staff...More

1  Thank happyvalleymom
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Went specifically for the dim sum. And we were not disappointed. Being the oldest dim sum restaurant in town, they stood up to their pedigree. Will go here again.

Thank BrettS83
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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13 February 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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-5686
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