Yank Sing

★★★★☆
Attentive, knowledgeable staff and top-notch dim sum make this a San Francisco classic.
  • 49 Stevenson St STLV

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    Cross street: at First St.

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  • 415-541-4949

About Yank Sing

Hours
Mon-Fri 11am-3pm Sun 11:30am-2pm

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The service from this place is really remarkable, because of the people that work in here I finally enjoyed Chinese cooking, I always wanted to try it and this place made feel so comfortable about the food.

3
★★★★★

The service from this place is really remarkable, because of the people that work in here I finally enjoyed Chinese cooking, I always wanted to try it and this place made feel so comfortable about the food.

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Me and a British friend were tourists in San Francisco recently. After reading review from travel books and city guides, they raved about this dim sum place, so we thought let's give it a try. I'm of Chinese origin myself and well traveled and know what good dim sum should taste like. It was really a disappointing experience even with the basic dim sum items like shiu mai and har gow. Even my British friend could tell the shiu mai tasted like processed meat, and har gow skin is way too thick. We found that the food was quite quickly pushed to our table before we even have chance to think whether we wanted it or not. At the end the bill came to US100 for 2 persons, and we didn't had too much. The service was appalling, as we asked for an official receipt to itemized the items we ate, we waited for almost 20minutes and still no receipt, so I went and asked the waiter again, and he's not too happy , but all we got was a photocopy of original receipt. Would we go back to this restaurant again, definitely NO NO.

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★☆☆☆☆

Me and a British friend were tourists in San Francisco recently. After reading review from travel books and city guides, they raved about this dim sum place, so we thought let's give it a try. I'm of Chinese origin myself and well traveled and know what good dim sum should taste like. It was really a disappointing experience even with the basic dim sum items like shiu mai and har gow. Even my British friend could tell the shiu mai tasted like processed meat, and har gow skin is way too thick. We found that the food was quite quickly pushed to our table before we even have chance to think whether we wanted it or not. At the end the bill came to US100 for 2 persons, and we didn't had too much. The service was appalling, as we asked for an official receipt to itemized the items we ate, we waited for almost 20minutes and still no receipt, so I went and asked the waiter again, and he's not too happy , but all we got was a photocopy of original receipt. Would we go back to this restaurant again, definitely NO NO.

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This place has the best dim sum I have ever eaten. The shanghai rolls are unique and their pork buns are absolutely amazing. This is a must-try for an local or tourist. The service is super quick so you can even go during a lunch break in the week.

2
★★★★★

This place has the best dim sum I have ever eaten. The shanghai rolls are unique and their pork buns are absolutely amazing. This is a must-try for an local or tourist. The service is super quick so you can even go during a lunch break in the week.

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The food at Yank Sign was ok, but the prices were absurdly high. Without ordering that much food, our tab ended up at $35/person. That is way way too high for dim sum.

3
★★★☆☆

The food at Yank Sign was ok, but the prices were absurdly high. Without ordering that much food, our tab ended up at $35/person. That is way way too high for dim sum.

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Here's a super quick review!
Food = 8
service = 7
price = WAY TOO MUCH!

There's plenty of other places here in soma to get very good dim sum so dont waste your money with this over priced restaurant.

4
★★★★☆

Here's a super quick review!
Food = 8
service = 7
price = WAY TOO MUCH!

There's plenty of other places here in soma to get very good dim sum so dont waste your money with this over priced restaurant.

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I'm not sure if it's because our whole party was Caucasian but we got offered mostly fried dishes none of the traditional dim sum. While the food was all very tasty, the atmosphere was loud and we had a long wait. There's so many dim sum places in SF, it's too bad this one has the most word of mouth reputation.

3
★★★☆☆

I'm not sure if it's because our whole party was Caucasian but we got offered mostly fried dishes none of the traditional dim sum. While the food was all very tasty, the atmosphere was loud and we had a long wait. There's so many dim sum places in SF, it's too bad this one has the most word of mouth reputation.

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Yank Sing is known to serve exceptional dim sum. It is however always crowded and a noisy environment. Although the food is very delicious the pricing of the food is a bit expensive.

4
★★★★☆

Yank Sing is known to serve exceptional dim sum. It is however always crowded and a noisy environment. Although the food is very delicious the pricing of the food is a bit expensive.

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The food was great, so I have no complaints there! My only complaint is that I felt the service to be a bit slower than what is normal for most restaurnts. Very clean though!

3
★★★☆☆

The food was great, so I have no complaints there! My only complaint is that I felt the service to be a bit slower than what is normal for most restaurnts. Very clean though!

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Great place for dim sum, you can't miss it. Good service too. I would recommend highly! Do yourself a favor and check it out.

2
★★★★★

Great place for dim sum, you can't miss it. Good service too. I would recommend highly! Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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San Francisco is known for its chinese cuisine, so I thought I'd try out the supposedly best dim sum in the city. I must admit, the dim sum at Yank Sing is impressive. I could tell all of the food was made in house (or at least made by someone who intended it for Yank Sing) and everything was cooked to perfection. No broken dumpling skins, no under seasoned/over seasoned foods. This is how all dim sum should strive to be done. But of course, greatness always has a price... and this place is pricey. Dim sum on sunday for 2 was $90. Granted we went dumpling happy, but I've had dim sum for 2, dumpling happy and all for $20. But definitely worth the experience of the best dim sum ever! Plenty of seating, good service.

2
★★★★★

San Francisco is known for its chinese cuisine, so I thought I'd try out the supposedly best dim sum in the city. I must admit, the dim sum at Yank Sing is impressive. I could tell all of the food was made in house (or at least made by someone who intended it for Yank Sing) and everything was cooked to perfection. No broken dumpling skins, no under seasoned/over seasoned foods. This is how all dim sum should strive to be done. But of course, greatness always has a price... and this place is pricey. Dim sum on sunday for 2 was $90. Granted we went dumpling happy, but I've had dim sum for 2, dumpling happy and all for $20. But definitely worth the experience of the best dim sum ever! Plenty of seating, good service.

Pros: best dim sum, lots of tables/seats, good service

Cons: expensive for dim sum

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Yank Sing certainly does not deserve a high ranking for its dim sum. Growing up in Canton, I am a total dim sum snob and I went to Yank Sing out of its reputation. It was a total disappointment. It was very much Americanized (and maybe that is why many people think it is good). If you want more authentic dim sum, I would recommend the Canton Dim Sum Seafood Restaurant down on Hawthorne and Folsom, much more authentic and good dim sum.

Yes, the serving staff in Yank Sing speaks English, if that is more important than food quality then you probably would choose Yank Sing. Yank Sing has relatively good ambience, but to me, it is a little over done and commercial. It is in a good location, convenient for business lunch to please your clients. But for me, food is really the essence of a restaurant and Yang Sing certainly is overrated.

1
★★★☆☆

Yank Sing certainly does not deserve a high ranking for its dim sum. Growing up in Canton, I am a total dim sum snob and I went to Yank Sing out of its reputation. It was a total disappointment. It was very much Americanized (and maybe that is why many people think it is good). If you want more authentic dim sum, I would recommend the Canton Dim Sum Seafood Restaurant down on Hawthorne and Folsom, much more authentic and good dim sum.

Yes, the serving staff in Yank Sing speaks English, if that is more important than food quality then you probably would choose Yank Sing. Yank Sing has relatively good ambience, but to me, it is a little over done and commercial. It is in a good location, convenient for business lunch to please your clients. But for me, food is really the essence of a restaurant and Yang Sing certainly is overrated.

Pros: location, ambience

Cons: average dim sum quality, overrated reputation, price

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This place has the best dim sum I have ever tasted. The have a very larrge selection. Went in between lunch and dinner hours and had no problem being seated. The servers were not very friendly but the food made up for it.

2
★★★★★

This place has the best dim sum I have ever tasted. The have a very larrge selection. Went in between lunch and dinner hours and had no problem being seated. The servers were not very friendly but the food made up for it.

Pros: Great food

Cons: location, parking, very expensive 2 people for lunch was 100.00

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This place is an easy target because of it's reputation and it is pricey. However, if you are truly objective and judge the food on it's merits, this is the best dim sum in the city. Lobster dumplings, sea bass dumplings, pork shumai, green beans, Peking duck all excel. If you don't see what you like, just ask to special order and you will get your request promptly.

The dessert tarts are a great way to end a meal here. The egg custard tarts and Chinese donuts are worth a visit all by themselves.

2
★★★★★

This place is an easy target because of it's reputation and it is pricey. However, if you are truly objective and judge the food on it's merits, this is the best dim sum in the city. Lobster dumplings, sea bass dumplings, pork shumai, green beans, Peking duck all excel. If you don't see what you like, just ask to special order and you will get your request promptly.

The dessert tarts are a great way to end a meal here. The egg custard tarts and Chinese donuts are worth a visit all by themselves.

Pros: Lobster Dumplings, Peking Duck, Shumai

Cons: pricey, likely wait, no parking

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Great food, and vegetarian/vegan friendly. The could try harder on the selection of dishes, but the extremely attentive waitstaff makes up for the lack of selection. The floor supervisor actually caught us about to eat something non-vegan and intervened! Great place and much better ambiance than you would expect.

2
★★★★★

Great food, and vegetarian/vegan friendly. The could try harder on the selection of dishes, but the extremely attentive waitstaff makes up for the lack of selection. The floor supervisor actually caught us about to eat something non-vegan and intervened! Great place and much better ambiance than you would expect.

Pros: Vegan friendly, Food, service

Cons: Slightly overpriced

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The dim sum was excellent. The service was very "present". Our table was never empty. Yank Sing was busy and appeared to be very popular with all types of clients. Avoid the fried plates in order to save room for the creative traditional dishes that seem endless. When you are finished eating, run! Yah, that's right, just take off, run like hell. Dine and dash. Don't get caught as the bill may be more than you can handle.

2
★★★★☆

The dim sum was excellent. The service was very "present". Our table was never empty. Yank Sing was busy and appeared to be very popular with all types of clients. Avoid the fried plates in order to save room for the creative traditional dishes that seem endless. When you are finished eating, run! Yah, that's right, just take off, run like hell. Dine and dash. Don't get caught as the bill may be more than you can handle.

Pros: excellent dim sum, attentive service

Cons: expensive, expensive, expensive

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Despite the price, it's definitely worth a trip to see what the best dim sum experience in the city is like. I've tried so many restaurants in Chinatown and haven't been able to find anything that comes close to the quality and service you find at Yank Sing.

2
★★★★★

Despite the price, it's definitely worth a trip to see what the best dim sum experience in the city is like. I've tried so many restaurants in Chinatown and haven't been able to find anything that comes close to the quality and service you find at Yank Sing.

Pros: quality, variety

Cons: expensive

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Yank Sing has outstanding dim sum. There can be no question about that. Sure, you can get dim sum at lower prices, but also at a very lower level of quality. I would rather pay more and get better quality even if it means that I can go less frequently. Be sure to have a reservation, go early, or be prepared for a long wait. It's best to go with several people (at least three) so you can share a variety of selections.

2
★★★★★

Yank Sing has outstanding dim sum. There can be no question about that. Sure, you can get dim sum at lower prices, but also at a very lower level of quality. I would rather pay more and get better quality even if it means that I can go less frequently. Be sure to have a reservation, go early, or be prepared for a long wait. It's best to go with several people (at least three) so you can share a variety of selections.

Pros: Outstanding dim sum, Very good service

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The food was OK, but this was the most expensive dim sum I have ever had by a long shot. Two of us went there for lunch and did not eat very much, and the bill came out to $70! We had nothing to drink except for tea. I was sure there was a mistake. Also, never mind asking to see a price list before you order, because most of the plates contain 2 servings. That means those 4 tiny dumplings on your plate are actually 2 servings, although there are no plates available with only 1 serving. (We were told very snootily that we should have known, and should have asked them to give us half a plate.) With all the great dim sum places in SF, why would anyone go here and spend a fortune?

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was OK, but this was the most expensive dim sum I have ever had by a long shot. Two of us went there for lunch and did not eat very much, and the bill came out to $70! We had nothing to drink except for tea. I was sure there was a mistake. Also, never mind asking to see a price list before you order, because most of the plates contain 2 servings. That means those 4 tiny dumplings on your plate are actually 2 servings, although there are no plates available with only 1 serving. (We were told very snootily that we should have known, and should have asked them to give us half a plate.) With all the great dim sum places in SF, why would anyone go here and spend a fortune?

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Overpriced, Snooty service, Sneaky pricing method

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It's nearly impossible to mention great dim sum in San Francisco and not talk about Yank Sing. Founded by Alice Chan in 1958, son Henry started wrapping dumplings at age nine and moved the business to 49 Stevenson in 1974 where it became…

 

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