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Golden Gate Bakery

Bakery and Dessert Shop$$$$
Chinatown, San Francisco
  • Go here. Experience the tarts. It's worth it.
  • Katherine L.
    "Get their egg custard tarts when they're still warm and fresh!"(24 Tips)
    Soraya D.
    "Try the Chinese Egg Tarts - A new San Francisco discovery."(33 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "The best place to get a 'Dan Tat'."(3 Tips)
    "7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the egg custard tart is delicious."(3 Tips)
99 Tips and reviews
  • egg tarts
  • egg custard
  • dan tat
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  • cake
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 6, 2014
    The best place to get a 'Dan Tat'. The shell is so flaky & tender, and the egg custard filling is so smooth & silky. They are always fresh from the oven because they sell so quickly. Read more
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 16, 2014
    Best egg tarts in the city. Long lines. Always check "" to make sure you won't be disappointed when you get there.
    Upvoted Jul 17
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2016
    If you can catch them while they're open (a highly variable proposition), Golden Gate's dan tat are about as good as they get: flaky, creamy, buttery, generally to die for. Read more
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerOctober 10, 2014
    Egg tarts are rich, creamy and indulgent—Best straight out of the oven; Still great after an hour or so commute to a party. Coconut tarts are equally delicious. You need to get 4+ items to get a box.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiJuly 6, 2015
    Long ass wait because people literally walk away with dozens of everything. But the egg tart is worth it. Coconut macaroons are good too.
  • Lingy M.
    Lingy MaiFebruary 10, 2014
    I was skeptical about how good people say the egg tart was , I mean I've had my fair share of egg tarts in my life times, and the ones here didn't disappoint me ! Go for the egg tarts!!!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonFebruary 2, 2015
    Seriously, you need to get the Egg Custard Tart. It's the best, freshest, most-savory version of this eggy little pie that I've ever had. Delicious. Read all about it on WinstonWanders below! Read more
  • Rosalind P.
    Rosalind PeppyMarch 28, 2014
    Egg custard is the best anywhere hands down!!! Their egg is hot and super creamy and almost liquidy. So warm and excellent. Not too sweet, and super large!!!
  • Courtney S.
    The place to go for egg custard tarts... went on Christmas day and the line was out the door to the next storefront. When they say "The Best in Town", they mean it.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 12, 2010
    The egg custard tarts here are the best & rival those found in Hong Kong. It’s worth the wait to get a hold of these buttery delicious treats. Just don’t make the mistake of only getting one! - Fiona
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LamJuly 15, 2013
    Egg custard tarts that are almost as good as the ones in Hong Kong. Short of hopping a flight there, this is the place to get them.
  • Suraj A.
    Suraj AcharyaJune 16, 2013
    The custard tarts are famous, and deservedly so. Don't miss the red bean cake, coconut tarts and melon cakes.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.June 8, 2013
    If you don't know what an egg custard tart is, join the line and know its worth the wait. Unless you don't like eggs ...
  • Ting S.
    Ting SJanuary 26, 2016
    Go check their website before you desperately in need of their "Dan Ta"(egg tart) and climb all the way to the hill and cry out on the street. Yes, they always CLOSE.
  • Christiana B.
    Christiana BauMarch 26, 2014
    Service was so nice; Loved everything here. Egg tarts were delicious!
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuJanuary 18, 2015
    Egg tarts are obviously the best thing here but their coconut macaroons are also mind-blowingly good
  • Tendelle S.
    Tendelle SheuMarch 16, 2016
    Getting a dozen may seem cheaper but if you calculate it its the same price.
  • Paul
    PaulAugust 29, 2011
    Everyone raves about the egg custard tarts. They have a certain charm, but also get a custard bun--you might like it better.
  • Lijay S.
    Lijay ShihOctober 15, 2011
    Of course the egg custard is perfect. But don't overlook the curry chicken bun for a savory taste!
  • Holly S.
    Don't miss the fortune cookie bakery on Ross Alley - no lines
  • Julie H.
    Julie HallApril 12, 2012
    As of 4/12/2012, egg custard tarts are $15 for a dozen or $1.25 each. They're expensive for what you pay, but they're delicious.
  • Dada S.
    Dada SunJanuary 6, 2012
    Best egg custard tart - definitely! Better than the most popular one in HK!
  • Angela W.
    Angela W.June 8, 2013
    Cash only. No photos! Seriously. So worth it. Buy extra egg tarts for later.
  • Julia T.
    Julia ThioJuly 5, 2013
    luv the egg custard and chicken pie :-). sometime they are closed so call ahead
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 29, 2015
    Up to par with egg tarts found in HK!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best egg custard tarts, don't fall for their "try this other thing too" shtick
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 8, 2014
    Get their egg custard tarts when they're still warm and fresh!
  • Sarah
    SarahSeptember 15, 2014
    The mooncakes are pretty standard—not worth waiting in line for.
  • China Daily USA
    China Daily USAApril 15, 2011
    There are many great confections available here, but it's really all about the egg tarts.
  • Terrance K.
    Terrance KwokJuly 21, 2013
    I'd recommend you get an egg tart and then a sesame ball for some variety.
  • P L.
    P LJanuary 5, 2014
    Light and fluffy custard, super flaky crust.
  • Jay D.
    Jay DubsOctober 21, 2012
    Kinda disappointed. It isnt the same as I've had from previous years. Crossing this off my list of must eats!
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the egg custard tart is delicious. Yum!
  • Jem E.
    Moon cake and egggggg custards duh
  • SFGate
    SFGateMarch 25, 2015
    The egg tart: it's warm, it's creamy, it's crumbly, it's a dollar and sixty cents. Read more
  • Praful G.
    Praful GuptaDecember 9, 2010
    Try the custard tart and get there in the afternoon if you want to avoid the long lines
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuDecember 20, 2015
    Egg tarts are heavenly and a must
  • Leina K.
    Leina KJanuary 10, 2011
    Everyone says to get the egg custard but the pork bun is awesome too!
  • Lianuh
    LianuhAugust 17, 2011
    these egg custards are large and over-rated but still delicious
  • Mary H.
    Mary HorrumJune 17, 2011
    They are often on vacation. The cake rolls are yummy too.
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseJanuary 5, 2013
    the eggiest, most delicious egg tarts i've ever had
  • Christina HyunJung J.
    Christina HyunJung JungFebruary 28, 2015
    The egg tart was good.! It's like pudding.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChouMay 26, 2013
    Best egg custard tart I've ever had in the states
  • Hedan Z.
    Hedan ZengJanuary 23, 2015
    Egg tarts are the absolute best in SF! Or US!
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HuieFebruary 3, 2016
    The best egg tart you'll ever have!
  • I C.
    I CFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every pastry here has a heavy butter taste, just in case those who doesn't like butter.
  • Xixia W.
    Xixia WangJuly 5, 2013
    who do i ask for a daily order of these egg tarts? so yummy! :3
  • Sean K.
    Sean KauFebruary 20, 2016
    The egg tarts are awesome
  • Will T.
    Will TMay 25, 2014
    Came here three times in the past year, every time they're on vacation
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely get the egg custard tart
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Egg custard tart is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RenJuly 22, 2013
    Worth the hype! Hot, fresh egg tarts.
  • Cindicupcaking N.
    Cindicupcaking NguyenAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Behind the red velvet rope, in line for flakey egg custards.
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairApril 2, 2015
    7x7 recommends the Egg Tart
  • Brian
    BrianDecember 31, 2011
    A dozen egg custard tarts are only $15! Eat 'em warm and then have yourself a nap.
  • Albert L.
    Albert LeeDecember 23, 2010
    If your looking for egg custard tarts, look no where else!
  • Betty L.
    Betty LemJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Must have several of their HOT out of the oven Egg Tarts! Luv!
  • Andy J.
    Andy JiangFebruary 14, 2012
    Best dan tats (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Dicky Subagyo P.
    Dicky Subagyo PutroJune 25, 2012
    Extremely delicious egg custard tart!!!
  • Soraya D.
    Soraya DarabiApril 7, 2011
    Try the Chinese Egg Tarts - A new San Francisco discovery.
  • T E.
    T El Niño SheikhAugust 17, 2014
    Fresh pastries. Quaint.
  • Prakash N.
    Prakash NairDecember 22, 2016
    Absolute perfection of an egg custard.
  • D W.
    D WinJanuary 14, 2015
    Egg custards are the bomb
  • George K.
    George KuSeptember 29, 2012
    The long wait for egg tarts is ridiculous!
  • Ricky W.
    Ricky WongApril 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check to see if they're open Read more
  • Rudy R.
    Rudy RiveraDecember 25, 2010
    Word to the wise...let the custard cool off before you inhale the sucker!
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™September 26, 2016
    Totally legit egg tarts 蛋撻
  • Justin K.
    Justin KimMarch 23, 2016
    Best egg tarts for cheap
  • Grace M.
    Grace MaMay 30, 2013
    these egg custards are legit
  • Vincent O.
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  • Giovanni's Old World New York Pizzeria
    Really good egg custard.
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairSeptember 3, 2015
    Custard tarts and baked pork buns
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeeJune 10, 2009
    Get an egg custard and eat it outside while it's still warm. Then get a dozen to take home!
  • Trinh V.
    Trinh VoOctober 8, 2012
    Egg custards all the way!
  • Alicia W.
    Alicia WongJuly 4, 2010
    get the egg custard tart(dan tat) and the wife cake(lou po biang)
  • nancy t.
    nancy t.October 8, 2014
    Egg tarts. Hands down.
  • Henry W.
    Henry WuFebruary 26, 2012
    Egg custard tarts. Yum.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChenJuly 9, 2013
    Should have bought more than one egg tart.
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairJune 13, 2016
    Egg-custard tarts
  • Escott H.
    Escott HayashidiazJanuary 16, 2016
    Egg tarts, no doubt.
  • Giovanni's Old World New York Pizzeria
    Great egg custard.
  • Emil I.
    Emil IndradjajaDecember 30, 2010
    Best egg custard and moon cake.
  • May L.
    May LJune 4, 2013
    Open all this week!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BrooksFebruary 13, 2010
    The line outside golden gate bakery is ridiculous - how much better than the next best thing is it?
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineJanuary 27, 2010
    Yummm, the egg custard's #61 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more
  • Godwin S.
    Godwin SaetiaAugust 31, 2014
    The line here is ridiculous! Almost an hour wait for egg tarts.
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LinSeptember 3, 2012
    queue up for the egg tart!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangJuly 4, 2011
    Try the Egg Custard Tart
  • Paul S.
    Paul ShihDecember 24, 2010
    Best egg custard ANYWHERE!
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoJanuary 27, 2013
    Egg custard tart
  • Charles K.
    Charles KJuly 15, 2011
    Freggin good tarts here
  • Janet T.
    Janet TomJune 15, 2013
    Wasn't the best egg custard I've had. Not worth the long wait.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 6, 2010
    Try the Egg Custard Tart
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KozhokaruSeptember 29, 2013
    Cash only...
  • Jolie
    JolieJanuary 14, 2014
    Will reopen 1/18/2014
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChailleMay 31, 2010
    Line is no big deal. Maccaroons were good. Everything else is large and a calorie commitment. They serve coffee.
  • Pinku N.
    Pinku NekoNovember 25, 2010
    Try the Egg Custard Tart
  • John V.
    John ValentonDecember 14, 2010
    Try the Egg Custard Tart
  • Fiona T.
    Fiona TangNovember 26, 2010
    Try the Egg Custard Tart
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