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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 good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“dim sum” (108 reviews)
“dumplings” (20 reviews)
“pot stickers” (14 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Pagoda Pl, Look for 872 Sacramento near Stockton, walk into that alley, San Francisco, CA 94108-2158
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent Dim Sum at very reasonable prices. Small venue, down an alleyway in Chinatown. Service is fine, not exceptional.

Thank WilPowerMom
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nondescript building and off the street location. Inside is not elaborate but the food was delicious. Some of the dishes were pretty spicy. For the three of us we ordered multiple dishes which we shared. Dumplings (such as pot stickers) were plentiful. Food was delicious...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my family to this hidden treasure. Nice atmosphere and cordial service. The pace topped our expectations for an authentic Chinese meal notwithstanding the waiting line of about 15 people. We tried several different plates but agreed the bbq pork dumpling was the best.

Thank Jorge I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to try Dim Sum in Chinatown. It was disappointing. The food was OK. Broccoli was good, Scallion pancake was terrible. We only ordered a four items and water. The bill they brought was $58!!! (with the wrong date and time). We asked...More

Thank Tjacks019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Dim Sum and I used to eat in this restaurant many years ago when i worked in San Francisco. It was excellent then, so I went out of my way to find it again. Basically it was just greasy. The shaomai was ok....More

Thank bixatthebeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Hang Ah during a trip in April 2018, and had a nice, but not great, meal. The food was pretty good, but if you are hoping for a historic atmosphere, you will probably be disappointed. It's all plastic and posters...More

Thank VeekeeRox
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The good was very good. I would recommend one of the combo played - you get to try a variety of items for a reasonable price

Thank curtiszoo
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Googled Best Dim Sum’s in SF Chinatown and this place came up. All I can say is the reviewer must not know good dim sum food. Made the place sound special with the claim of first dim sum place in SF so I was intrigued....More

2  Thank rvk1995
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

What a great little Dim sum house. Built in the 1920s, it was the first Dim Sum house in the USA. The food was delicious. We came here on the recommendation of trip advisor and were not disappointed. Highly recommend.

Thank Robyn F
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I had a hard time rummaging through the immense amount of options in Chinatown. Found this place on a blog of “10 best” that appeared to have been written by a local. Hang Ah was our choice because of the reported “unusually friendly staff” and...More

1  Thank Nursek8mcd
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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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