Golden Gate Bakery

★★★★★
  • 1029 Grant Ave

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Cross street: at Jackson

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  • 415-781-2627

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This can easily be the best egg custard tart I've tried in the WORLD - including Hong Kong, China, and Singapore. Their custard tarts are so fresh and perfect -- crust is flaky and the custard is soft and hot (when you eat it as soon as you get it!). The long lines are well worth it! Their coconut tart is pretty good too. But if I had to choose it, it'd be the Egg Custard Tart, hands down!

5
★★★★★

This can easily be the best egg custard tart I've tried in the WORLD - including Hong Kong, China, and Singapore. Their custard tarts are so fresh and perfect -- crust is flaky and the custard is soft and hot (when you eat it as soon as you get it!). The long lines are well worth it! Their coconut tart is pretty good too. But if I had to choose it, it'd be the Egg Custard Tart, hands down!

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i used to come to chinatown with my mom to do grocery shopping, and almost every time i come with her, i'd ask if we can come to golden gate bakery. like the other reviewers said, they are always super busy and there is always a line OUT THE DOOR just to get their dan tats. and i am NOT exagerating about the line. there is muni public transportation around chinatown, so since parking is such a difficult task, that comes in really handy. if you're ever in chinatown, i would defintely recommend coming here. you'll want to come back again, thats for sure.

5
★★★★★

i used to come to chinatown with my mom to do grocery shopping, and almost every time i come with her, i'd ask if we can come to golden gate bakery. like the other reviewers said, they are always super busy and there is always a line OUT THE DOOR just to get their dan tats. and i am NOT exagerating about the line. there is muni public transportation around chinatown, so since parking is such a difficult task, that comes in really handy. if you're ever in chinatown, i would defintely recommend coming here. you'll want to come back again, thats for sure.

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As my hubby and I were walking down Grant Street, I saw a line out this bakery. I figured it had to be good if locals were waiting in line, so I got to the back and peered through the window trying to decide what I was going to sample. The small store is run like an assembly line. There are 3 Chinese women behind the counter all taking orders, packaging delicacies and taking money. I am a bit familiar with Chinese pastries, but not proficient. The women were curt, but helpful when I questioned a few of the items. I finally decided on 2 pastries, 1 rice dessert and 4 cookies. I was surprised when she told me the price of $6. I'm from Miami and an order like this would have been over $10. I will definitely be back but better prepared and with a bigger order.

2
★★★★★

As my hubby and I were walking down Grant Street, I saw a line out this bakery. I figured it had to be good if locals were waiting in line, so I got to the back and peered through the window trying to decide what I was going to sample. The small store is run like an assembly line. There are 3 Chinese women behind the counter all taking orders, packaging delicacies and taking money. I am a bit familiar with Chinese pastries, but not proficient. The women were curt, but helpful when I questioned a few of the items. I finally decided on 2 pastries, 1 rice dessert and 4 cookies. I was surprised when she told me the price of $6. I'm from Miami and an order like this would have been over $10. I will definitely be back but better prepared and with a bigger order.

Pros: fresh goods

Cons: small store

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This bakery is alway busy but it's worth the wait. The prices are a little higher than other bakeries but again it's worth it. They have a lot of items so it may be hard to choose. Easy to find location on Grant Ave near Jackson.

2
★★★★☆

This bakery is alway busy but it's worth the wait. The prices are a little higher than other bakeries but again it's worth it. They have a lot of items so it may be hard to choose. Easy to find location on Grant Ave near Jackson.

Pros: Lots to choose from

Cons: Busy all the time

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This is THE bakery to go to if you like egg tarts! I?ve heard of this place mentioned on several occasions, but not being a huge egg tart, it took a while till I finally passed by one day and decided to try it and it was love at first bite! I?ve been there numerous times since, and have tried a few other items there. The buns are pretty good as well, although I would say the sugar cake, the mochi, and mooncake is average ? not bad, but no where as impressive as the egg tarts. If you?re going on a weekend, be prepared for a 15~30 minute wait ? but it?ll be worth it!

2
★★★★★

This is THE bakery to go to if you like egg tarts! I?ve heard of this place mentioned on several occasions, but not being a huge egg tart, it took a while till I finally passed by one day and decided to try it and it was love at first bite! I?ve been there numerous times since, and have tried a few other items there. The buns are pretty good as well, although I would say the sugar cake, the mochi, and mooncake is average ? not bad, but no where as impressive as the egg tarts. If you?re going on a weekend, be prepared for a 15~30 minute wait ? but it?ll be worth it!

Pros: Great Egg Tarts, inexpensive pricing

Cons: Long lines

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This shop has the best egg tarts I've ever had. Expect to wait in a long line extending outside the tiny shop onto the street. While waiting you can look through the window into the display cases. You should have a good idea what you want before getting to the front of the line. Be patient and enjoy the experience.

2
★★★★★

This shop has the best egg tarts I've ever had. Expect to wait in a long line extending outside the tiny shop onto the street. While waiting you can look through the window into the display cases. You should have a good idea what you want before getting to the front of the line. Be patient and enjoy the experience.

Pros: atmosphere, family owned, high quality

Cons: parking, long line, wait

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This bakery has got the best egg tarts. I don't like egg tarts and I have been converted after trying theirs. The pineapple buns are pretty good too, can't comment on anything else since I didn't try the other goodies. The 'restaurant' is not really meant for dining in and the wait can be long, but factoring those in, the egg tarts are still worth it.

2
★★★★☆

This bakery has got the best egg tarts. I don't like egg tarts and I have been converted after trying theirs. The pineapple buns are pretty good too, can't comment on anything else since I didn't try the other goodies. The 'restaurant' is not really meant for dining in and the wait can be long, but factoring those in, the egg tarts are still worth it.

Pros: Egg tarts, buns

Cons: Line, Parking

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This is the best bakery that I have been too. Its kind of a hole in the wall, authentic and yummy all at the same time. Be prepared to wait in line. Prices are not cheap but it is so worth it. We dont even live in SF and yet still drive all the way to get their bakery. Our favorites are the egg custard, cocktail bun, banana paste sticks and coconut tart.

2
★★★★★

This is the best bakery that I have been too. Its kind of a hole in the wall, authentic and yummy all at the same time. Be prepared to wait in line. Prices are not cheap but it is so worth it. We dont even live in SF and yet still drive all the way to get their bakery. Our favorites are the egg custard, cocktail bun, banana paste sticks and coconut tart.

Pros: Best bakery in town

Cons: lousy service, long waits

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Golden Gate Bakery makes the best egg custard tarts, better than any I've ever had in Northern California. Everyone that's been to this bakery raves about them. If you're not into eggs or custard, try the pork buns, which are also impressive. Be prepared for a wait in a long line, but if you wait it out, you won't be disappointed.

PROS: Tasty pastries, good price
CONS: Crowded

5
★★★★★

Golden Gate Bakery makes the best egg custard tarts, better than any I've ever had in Northern California. Everyone that's been to this bakery raves about them. If you're not into eggs or custard, try the pork buns, which are also impressive. Be prepared for a wait in a long line, but if you wait it out, you won't be disappointed.

PROS: Tasty pastries, good price
CONS: Crowded

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I've been patronizing this bakery for awhile and been able to withstand their rush-rush service but after today, I will not patronize this bakery. I usually order their melon cake (which is the best in town) and was gonna order some. I asked the lady nicely to not give me the one that looked imperfect. I guess she was a little offended by my comment but she has no right to yell at me. Disgruntlely, she asked me which one I prefer so I pointed out the ones I wanted. When she got me the one I didn't ask for and I informed her, she started yelling at me. I told her that you asked which one I wanted so I told you. I also told her to learn to be polite as I am a customer! That naturally shut her up. Although this place has good pastries (pricey too), rude service will only ruin the taste!

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★★☆☆☆

I've been patronizing this bakery for awhile and been able to withstand their rush-rush service but after today, I will not patronize this bakery. I usually order their melon cake (which is the best in town) and was gonna order some. I asked the lady nicely to not give me the one that looked imperfect. I guess she was a little offended by my comment but she has no right to yell at me. Disgruntlely, she asked me which one I prefer so I pointed out the ones I wanted. When she got me the one I didn't ask for and I informed her, she started yelling at me. I told her that you asked which one I wanted so I told you. I also told her to learn to be polite as I am a customer! That naturally shut her up. Although this place has good pastries (pricey too), rude service will only ruin the taste!

Pros: SOME good pastries

Cons: RUDE service, pricey

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If you are looking for a world class bakery, you shouldn't have to look anymore. Golden gate bakery offers a wide selection of pastries and breads that are just scrumptous. If you been here, you know that their business is so hot they always have a line out the door and very crowded. Their custard tarts are extremely good and the coconut lemon roll is delicious. Just writing about them is no comparison to what you see and taste at this bakery.

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for a world class bakery, you shouldn't have to look anymore. Golden gate bakery offers a wide selection of pastries and breads that are just scrumptous. If you been here, you know that their business is so hot they always have a line out the door and very crowded. Their custard tarts are extremely good and the coconut lemon roll is delicious. Just writing about them is no comparison to what you see and taste at this bakery.

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If you are looking for delicious Chinese desserts then Golden Gate Bakery is the place to go. The store is located in San Franciscos busy Chinatown. Parking is difficult to find in this area and I would recommend going with a friend who can drive around in the car while you go in the store to buy your treats.

4
★★★★☆

If you are looking for delicious Chinese desserts then Golden Gate Bakery is the place to go. The store is located in San Franciscos busy Chinatown. Parking is difficult to find in this area and I would recommend going with a friend who can drive around in the car while you go in the store to buy your treats.

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I was recommended to try this place by a friend and I have been a regular ever since. This is truly a gem. Try fresh egg custard deserts (Don-Tots); they are the star of the show. The sponge cakes are dangerously light; you may find your self eating the third one before you know it. This place is known for its quality so you will always have a bit of a line, but it moves quickly and the short wait is most definitely worth it!

2
★★★★★

I was recommended to try this place by a friend and I have been a regular ever since. This is truly a gem. Try fresh egg custard deserts (Don-Tots); they are the star of the show. The sponge cakes are dangerously light; you may find your self eating the third one before you know it. This place is known for its quality so you will always have a bit of a line, but it moves quickly and the short wait is most definitely worth it!

Pros: taste, value

Cons: parking, line

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This is definitely on my top 5 best Chinese bakery in the US. You might have difficulty communicating if you don't speak Mandarin (which I don't) but the ladies are willing to work with you. Their egg tarts (which they keep in the back oven) are heavenly. The crust is baked to perfection and they put just enough egg custard (not too little and not too much). They make great little assortment cakes too. I highly recommend this place!!!

2
★★★★★

This is definitely on my top 5 best Chinese bakery in the US. You might have difficulty communicating if you don't speak Mandarin (which I don't) but the ladies are willing to work with you. Their egg tarts (which they keep in the back oven) are heavenly. The crust is baked to perfection and they put just enough egg custard (not too little and not too much). They make great little assortment cakes too. I highly recommend this place!!!

Pros: Fresh, Good Value, Excellent Quality

Cons: Hidden

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This place has the best little moon cakes with bean paste. Just be sure that you order them without egg yolks, unless you enjoy a salty little surprise in the middle of an otherwise delectable treat.

2
★★★★☆

This place has the best little moon cakes with bean paste. Just be sure that you order them without egg yolks, unless you enjoy a salty little surprise in the middle of an otherwise delectable treat.

 

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