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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!
  • 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
    Been here 5+ 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.
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • 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.
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 板津 魁.
    Great dim sum but too pricy! Xiao long bao, fried shrimp roll, ha gao were all good.
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraAugust 23
    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!
  • 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
    Best bbq pork buns ever. If possible, go with more than 2 people. Each dim sum item is a lot for 2.
  • 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.
  • 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! :-)
  • 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.
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • 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!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LSeptember 4, 2011
    Amazing! Soup dumplings were unbelievable, get the sesame ball and egg custard tart for dessert
  • Jess F.
    Jess FalkenthalAugust 8, 2013
    They have several vegetarian dim sum options here!
  • Devang G.
    Devang GandhiAugust 26, 2013
    Cheap, quick and most important good food. I had veggie combo.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarriganJuly 30, 2015
    Amazing. I love eating here, try the dumplings that have soup in them
  • 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!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HamletMarch 18, 2014
    Fantastic quick lunch. Some of the best dim sum in the city.
  • 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...
  • Erin L.
    Erin LindgrenFebruary 17, 2015
    This place is outrageously expensive. Aside from the soup dumplings, it is not the best dim sun either.
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • 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.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongSeptember 8, 2016
    The dim sum is fresh and delicious. Good service and friendly staff.
  • @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!
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • Katherine A.
    Katherine ArmstrongSeptember 4, 2011
    Signature steamed pork dumplings, potstickers and shrimp spring rolls! Nom nom nom
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrockJuly 5, 2015
    Eat at the Yank Sing 2 Go right behind the actual restaurant. Same food, less money.
  • 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.
  • Aditya S.
    Aditya ShahFebruary 17, 2014
    One of the best Dim-Sums I have ever had & not just in Cali.
  • William S.
    William SzilasiOctober 1, 2014
    Outstanding dim sum. Superb soup dumplings.
  • 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.
  • Brandee C.
    Brandee CastleOctober 16, 2012
    Everything is great, but don't be afraid to be picky. Before you know it you've racked up a $90 lunch in minutes.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)August 18, 2010
    Superbly tasty (and expensive!) dim sum, but hits the spot when you don't feel like walking to Chinatown on your lunch break.
  • Mona L.
    Mona LisaJuly 13, 2011
    Ahhhh one of my favorite dim dum... love the sticky rice with chicken... Real Bonus when its $1.. :)
  • Portia D.
    Portia DOctober 25, 2011
    Great food but be careful of the cart ladies they can get pushy!
  • Sandra S.
    Sandra SzilasiOctober 1, 2014
    Gasp! Dim Sum that I actually really like! Mmmmm... Soup dumplings...
  • Olav V.
    Great Dim Sum, especially the custard bun.
  • Simon V.
    Simon VuOctober 19, 2010
    must eat here. chicken feet melts in your mouth. and the worlds best Shanghai Dumpling.
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.5 days ago
    Really good dim sum, but man oh man it's pricey.
  • Ken
    KenOctober 13, 2015
    You need a reservation. Delicious dim sum
  • Sanny D.
    Sanny DyOctober 28, 2016
    Best Chinese Dimsum Resto In San Francisco....Bar None
  • greenie m.
    greenie mcgeeSeptember 29, 2013
    Also, they do take reservations. If you call after hours, just leave a message.
  • Ian K.
    Ian KennedyJanuary 9, 2013
    Pick up a jar of the XO Sauce which they sell at the register. Delicious on an omelet.
  • Molly K.
    Molly KettlerAugust 2, 2015
    Soup dumplings and shrimp dumplings were amazing!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BauerDecember 28, 2015
    Dim sum with wine is yummy
  • Jacki W.
    Jacki WelshDecember 3, 2011
    The pork and ginger dumplings are the best!
  • Kristin D.
    great food but the servers are pushy. be prepared to stop your conversation every 30 seconds in order to turn down more food.
  • CM S.
    CM SDecember 28, 2013
    Chef Sang says to try the incomparable Xiao Long Bao.
  • Pierre R.
    Pierre RognionMay 7, 2012
    Honey baked seabass. So expensive, but so good!
  • Reuben K.
    Reuben KatzNovember 19, 2011
    Just let them put it in front of you.... you'll like it!
  • Eleanor L.
    Eleanor LeungSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I just read an assessment of the pushy dim sum waiters. Dim sum waiters are suppose to walk around table to table asking you if you want the food they have. That's how ALL dim sum restaurants are.
  • Sean T.
    Sean The AwesomeMay 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Decent food but it's overpriced. Of course, that's the case with lots of resturaunts in the FiDi.
  • Passion
    PassionMay 13
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything! Service, food and the manager
  • Dean N.
    Dean NorrisApril 15, 2014
    shrimp dumplings were good but Singapore chow fun was awful. never had some with no curry powder.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HodelAugust 13, 2015
    OMG soup dumplings!
  • Alberto C.
    Alberto CobosJuly 23, 2010
    Great time celebrated my 49 th bday with family. Great selections for hungry bunch. Everyone satsfied.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.March 10, 2014
    Soup dumplings and pork steam buns!
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiNovember 27, 2012
    Try the rice-flour sesame balls for dessert.
  • Brian S.
    My favorite of the Yanks Sing. Take out place is the bomb!
  • Amy
    AmyOctober 9, 2012
    Taro dumplings are wonderful.
  • Darryl M.
    Darryl MancoSeptember 29, 2013
    Food authentic flavor is diluted for the vanilla it serves. 2.5 stars. Sorry not authentic.
  • Linda H.
    Linda HartsemaMay 10, 2015
    I loved the spinach dumplings. The XLB were nice but the skin did not hold. They come through the restaurant with carts constantly so you can spend a lot quite quickly! $100 for 2 people for lunch!
  • Gervis C.
    Gervis CashMay 5, 2013
    This place is amazing. They stuff your face for you.
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NgFebruary 10, 2012
    Make sure you coordinate with whoever you are meeting. There is more than 1 expensive dim sum place called Yank Sing.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowlinMarch 30, 2016
    High prices, good dim sum.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzAugust 9, 2014
    I made reservations for 830, but what they neglected to tell me was that neither them or the other yank sing were even open for dinner service! Not happy at all!
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LeeFebruary 25, 2014
    Service can be spotty in terms of getting the attention of the dim sum carts when out in the patio. Thankfully the wait staff are very attentive and can grab dishes for you upon request!
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyFebruary 11, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST DIM SUM
  • Jamie T.
    Jamie TaoJuly 4, 2010
    Bring your appetite! The steamed pork buns are the best.
  • Joey C.
    Joey CarmelloDecember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No reservations needed if arriving after 2:30pm
  • Andee K.
    Andee KaskiwApril 19, 2012
    The best Dim Sum in the US. IMHO
  • Jie H.
    Jie HuJuly 16, 2011
    Downgraded, found worm in the vegetable, also flying everywhere.
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley HodgsonMay 21, 2012
    Tasty, tasty dimsum.
  • Yunah R.
    Yunah RhaFebruary 26, 2013
    Cannot justify the outrageous prices for dimsum. Won't eat here again. Goes against the whole point of dimsum which is supposed to be quick and cheap.
  • seabass c.
    seabass cccFebruary 10, 2013
    Good service and food. But for $45. Not worth it
  • Aaryn G.
    Aaryn GoldbaumMay 12, 2012
    Tasty but absurdly expensive for what it is.
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineJanuary 27, 2010
    The exotic sesame balls are great...they're #87 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more
  • GY
    GYJanuary 4, 2012
    Good cha siu roasted bun!
  • Elia Lucia P.
    Elia Lucia ParadaOctober 10, 2014
    Best Dim Sum ever!
  • Karen S.
    Karen StaneckiFebruary 26, 2014
    Best dim sum in SF
  • matt h.
    matt hunterMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Steamed BBQ pork buns and fried rice.
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LimJune 5, 2013
    *don't* order the chow mein...
  • Darnel T.
    Darnel ThompsonJune 9, 2010
    Don't know what to get...grab the Phoenix! You won't be disappointed.
  • Vincent M.
    Vincent MenuJuly 22, 2015
    Top. Eu que sou fanático por Dim Sum, me realizei neste lugar!
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