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Golden Gate Bakery

Bakery and Dessert Shop$$$$
Chinatown, San Francisco
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  • 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)
    Brian
    "7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the egg custard tart is delicious."(3 Tips)
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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
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!!!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 16, 2014
    Best egg tarts in the city. Long lines. Always check "is-the-golden-gate-bakery-open-today.com" to make sure you won't be disappointed when you get there.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CaronSeptember 8, 2013
    One of the most overrated places I've tried in SF so far. If this is the best Chinese bakery in the US, I didn't realize how good I had it in Canada.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Terrance K.
    Terrance KwokJuly 21, 2013
    I'd recommend you get an egg tart and then a sesame ball for some variety.
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 8, 2014
    Get their egg custard tarts when they're still warm and fresh!
  • China Daily USA
    China Daily USAApril 15, 2011
    There are many great confections available here, but it's really all about the egg tarts.
  • Sarah
    SarahSeptember 15, 2014
    The mooncakes are pretty standard—not worth waiting in line for.
  • 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!
  • Tendelle S.
    Tendelle SheuMarch 16, 2016
    Getting a dozen may seem cheaper but if you calculate it its the same price.
  • P L.
    P LJanuary 5, 2014
    Light and fluffy custard, super flaky crust.
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the egg custard tart is delicious. Yum!
  • Lianuh
    LianuhAugust 17, 2011
    these egg custards are large and over-rated but still delicious
  • Praful G.
    Praful GuptaDecember 9, 2010
    Try the custard tart and get there in the afternoon if you want to avoid the long lines
  • Leina K.
    Leina KJanuary 10, 2011
    Everyone says to get the egg custard but the pork bun is awesome too!
  • Holly S.
    Don't miss the fortune cookie bakery on Ross Alley - no lines
  • 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
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuDecember 20, 2015
    Egg tarts are heavenly and a must
  • 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!
  • Xixia W.
    Xixia WangJuly 5, 2013
    who do i ask for a daily order of these egg tarts? so yummy! :3
  • Will T.
    Will TMay 25, 2014
    Came here three times in the past year, every time they're on vacation
  • Sean K.
    Sean KauFebruary 20, 2016
    The egg tarts are awesome
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely get the egg custard tart
  • 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.
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