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Yank Sing

Dim Sum Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, San Francisco
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  • Adam F.
    Adam FJune 22, 2014
    Baked BBQ pork buns are off the hook at this quite and tame Yum Cha joint. Bookings are essential and the service is fantastic. Finish off with a custard tart and make sure you have room for it!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiNovember 21, 2017
    Excellent choice of dumplings! Great selection of vegetarian dumplings. Open only till 3pm. Get the pan fried pork dumplings, shrimp steamed dumplings and stuffed mushroom. Don’t take all at once!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DFebruary 3, 2015
    Very good food, but bring a fat wallet. They bring Dim Sum on numerous carts-don't just take whatever the hand you on the first cart-there will be more. Be patient and get there early.
  • An S.
    An ShengJuly 19, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit-down is expensive but very good, worth 🏀ing out. Their take-out is good value with super fast service, averaging < 3min from order to food (we timed it)
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzJune 19, 2016
    Pretty expensive, but very delicious, nice service, interesting choices. Mushroom dumplings and daikon cake are great.
  • greenie m.
    greenie mcgeeSeptember 29, 2013
    If you want the Goldfish Dumpling, you need to go to Rincon Center. Also, you can order dimsum by the piece. So you can get a half order of Egg Custards.
  • Vickie Z.
    Vickie ZhaoAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good work lunch place right in downtown. Pricey but delicious! Too bad they don't have some of traditional/standard dim sum plates though.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    Has the best and most elegant Dim Sum available. Do not leave without trying the soup dumplings and the BBQ pork buns. Visit the to-go counter for takeaway service.
  • Drew W.
    Drew WolpertJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh, well made, and tailored to the western palate -- dim sum your (American) grandma will like. If you want cheap and greasy (or the california cuisine influence bothers you), go to Chinatown.
  • Karl M.
    Karl MattsonJanuary 13, 2016
    Steamed Pork Buns are killer. Shanghai dumplings are the best in SF. As is the duck.Don't be afraid to say no to the pushy dim sum servers
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SavageDecember 25, 2014
    Make sure you realllly want the "specialty item." $29 dim sum sized piece of seabass, HA! Really good tho, THE BEST, not knocking it.
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraAugust 23, 2017
    So a bit on the pricey side but all you gotta do is choose what you want when the server comes by and try all sorts of goodness!
  • 板津 魁.
    板津 魁彦July 4, 2017
    Great dim sum but too pricy! Xiao long bao, fried shrimp roll, ha gao were all good.
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing dim sum worth the price! Cha siu bao, har gow, Dan ta, and xiao long bao are all delicious
  • Mark A.
    Mark AddisOctober 21, 2011
    Best Dim Sum I've ever had. But $120 for 3 people to really enjoy a lunch...doubt I'll be back. Just as good places for 1/4 of the price.
  • Kidhack
    KidhackJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome array of vegetarian dumplings. Just order from the menu rather than the carts and they'll bring it straight to your table.
  • Maria E.
    Maria EssigFebruary 16, 2013
    You should try the Xiaolongbao! While tasty soup is flowing in your mouth, you will feel as a little miracle is happening to you!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinApril 21, 2017
    Best bbq pork buns ever. If possible, go with more than 2 people. Each dim sum item is a lot for 2.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeJanuary 3, 2015
    They are not the cheapest dim sum restaurant in town, but they may be the most delicious! Love this place! :-)
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinJune 17, 2012
    Soup dumplings, pork bun, green beans with garlic. Too $ but very tasty. Good for a groups and if you want a proper sit down meal for dim sum.
  • Vol T.
    Vol TronNovember 13, 2013
    Good deem sum but very expensive. Be careful what you choose from the carts! That bass looks good but it'll set you back $36.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShermanNovember 4, 2013
    Very good. The soup dumplings and shrimp dumplings are awesome. Just be prepared for the bill.
  • Achal V.
    Achal VarmaAugust 7, 2014
    Dim Sum galore! They're all great, but try their honey-glazed baked Salmon. So good!
  • Tomi A.
    Tomi AjayiDecember 22, 2014
    The dim sum here rocks. Don't bother with the menu, just pick off the cart as it rolls by. Be prepared for a heavy bill though
  • Monica L.
    Monica LoOctober 22, 2013
    The dim sum was tasty and fresh but extremely overpriced. Traditionally, dim sum is supposed to be a fun, cheap and accessible brunch experience.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LomaxSeptember 1, 2013
    Very decent dim sum, trolley service. Not cheap though. Love their own-brand chilli sauce.
  • Corinne and Jonathan
    Corinne and JonathanAugust 13, 2011
    We hope you get to try this delicious Dim Sum restaurant. Almost everything on the menu is great!
  • Jess F.
    Jess FalkenthalAugust 8, 2013
    They have several vegetarian dim sum options here!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LSeptember 4, 2011
    Amazing! Soup dumplings were unbelievable, get the sesame ball and egg custard tart for dessert
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarriganJuly 30, 2015
    Amazing. I love eating here, try the dumplings that have soup in them
  • Devang G.
    Devang GandhiAugust 26, 2013
    Cheap, quick and most important good food. I had veggie combo.
  • Joe H.
    Joe HamletMarch 18, 2014
    Fantastic quick lunch. Some of the best dim sum in the city.
  • Erin L.
    Erin LindgrenFebruary 17, 2015
    This place is outrageously expensive. Aside from the soup dumplings, it is not the best dim sun either.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SandyOctober 16, 2012
    Be wary of the first 'signature' dumplings. $13 off the bat. There are better less expensive dumplings. Check the menu and get what appeals to you. No rush. They'll be back around eight more times...
  • Jack L.
    Jack LumanogJuly 18, 2010
    The only dim sum restaurant I know of with a James Beard Award! Everything is delicious. Went there twice during my SF vacation!
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongSeptember 8, 2016
    The dim sum is fresh and delicious. Good service and friendly staff.
  • Maco S.
    Maco StewartFebruary 17, 2013
    Very slow when they're busy, and they aren't honest with their wait times to get a table. Good food when you get it.
  • @RickNakama
    @RickNakamaJuly 14, 2012
    Tasted good & feels like a clean restaurant, but comes w/a hefty price tag. I'm used to paying $12 for 2 people & bill here was $50.
  • Christine N.
    Christine NgoApril 1, 2010
    Delicious, but quite expensive for dim sum. Try the soup dumplings--those are my fav!
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethOctober 12, 2017
    This place is fantastic. Great food good service in a good location.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrockJuly 5, 2015
    Eat at the Yank Sing 2 Go right behind the actual restaurant. Same food, less money.
  • Katherine A.
    Katherine ArmstrongSeptember 4, 2011
    Signature steamed pork dumplings, potstickers and shrimp spring rolls! Nom nom nom
  • Jen G.
    Jen Griffin DolgeSeptember 20, 2011
    Pace yourself, take time to look at your options before ordering. Good potsyickets!
  • Martin Sexton
    Martin SextonMarch 2, 2014
    Dim Sum. The San Francisco treat. Love the potstickers most.
  • William S.
    William SzilasiOctober 1, 2014
    Outstanding dim sum. Superb soup dumplings.
  • Aditya S.
    Aditya ShahFebruary 17, 2014
    One of the best Dim-Sums I have ever had & not just in Cali.
  • Mike S.
    Mike S.October 11, 2012
    Expensive compared to most other DS restos, especially if u r from NY, but the quality of ingredients was excellent. No greasy feeling or MSG headaches.
  • Marc
    MarcAugust 15, 2016
    Food Network's Top 5 - Chinese Food: #1 Peking Duck Steamed Buns
  • Lesli M.
    Lesli MackJune 22, 2015
    Very good! Pork dumplings a must.
  • John H.
    John HaberlandMarch 9, 2014
    Some of the best dim sum I've had outside of NYC.
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