Yank Sing - Rincon Center
Yank Sing - Rincon Center

Yank Sing - Rincon Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yanksing.com/
  • Phone: 4157811111x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am -3:00pm

    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Andy Kwok
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Vera Chan-Waller 4159579990x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Street
  • Public Transit: BART, MUNI and the Ferry Building are all a short walk.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On weekdays validated parking is available for the first two hours at a cost of $4.00. On weekends and holidays validated parking is available for the first three hours and is complimentary.
A word from Yank Sing - Rincon Center
It’s impossible to mention great dim sum in San Francisco and not hear about Yank Sing. Founded by Alice Chan in 1958, son Henry started wrapping dumplings at age 9 and moved the business to 49 Stevenson in 1974 where it became an instant financial district favorite. Today, a third generation of Chan’s continues the family tradition, creating nearly 100 items each day to roll out on the trolleys.

One of the best things about Yank Sing is the vast array of both traditional and modern dim sum known as the “creative collection."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Yank Sing - Rincon Center reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (59)good for groups (57)fit for foodies (53)great for brunch (47)kid-friendly (25)special occasion (24)hot spot (13)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • still the best
    dla911VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We have tried many of the dim sum spots in SF, including all the tiny places in Chinatown. Yank Sing consistently has the quality and the variety of dim sum to make your meal interesting. The steamed ones are our favorites, although try some of the specials offered every day. Reservation necessary on weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Park
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Had the pleasure of having lunch at Yank Sing. Food was wonderful. Service was outstanding. This was our first time to Dim Sum Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dim sum in the Bay Area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent food. Busy and noisy on weekends but totally worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always sooooo good dim sum!
    cookeatclean
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've been many times and, as usual, the food is delicious. It's always more fun with more people since you can try more items but we always go away full, happy and looking forward to the next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Shanghai dumplings are the best! Fast service and excellent wait staff. When in SF, this place is a must!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • roseanadana
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great lunch place if you have time. Servers circulate with various trays of dim sum. Quality quite good and not greasy. Big open space so noise level can interfere with conversation. Reservations are a good idea for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but not special
    elly
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    For the price, not too impressive -- we've had tastier dim sum and been offered a much wider variety to choose from at other restaurants. We did appreciate the availability of a few clearly marked vegetarian items (though still a very limited selection), which is unusual for dim sum places in our experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dim Sum Lunch
    Bella
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The dim sum were tasty, however they were no better than any we have had in the Seattle area. After reading Trip Advisor reviews I had the impression these might be outstanding . The carts used to serve had steam heat, but several of our selections were not hot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go early, 3:30 is too late
    SFDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were only able to grab one order of shanghai dumplings.. then no more.. For five of us.. Good though!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dim Sum Yum!
    Thatgirl858VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love this place. Must go when in San Francisco. Delicious, fresh Dim Sum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our favorite dim sum restaurant. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's ok for tourists
    angie423
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    If you had many great dim sum restaurants in the past, you probably will feel Yank Sing is just regular dim sum place. I didn't feel extraordinary great but it was ok. I don't think I will particularly go here again though unless I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Got in with a late reservation and they were helpful in adding one to the reservation on the spot! Good service and good food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dim-sum experience
    TheDiningDervish
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A wonderful location for dim sum. Although prices are fairly high, the restaurant atmosphere is elegant and unique. The food preparation and choices are excellent. Service was prompt, courteous, very helpful. Overall, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG good
    northbayfoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've been going to Yank Sing for years and have never has a bad experience. They're pork buns (steamed and baked) are to die for. It's definitely not a place I'd take vegetarians or people who don't eat pork, but carnivores and pescaderians will find much to celebrate. Expect to see a hefty bill. This is not your cheap dim sum on Clement, but it's comparable to the Koi Palace on price, though I think the food is so-o-o much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kazi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great restaurant, efficient service. A tad pricey!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dim sum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Yank Sing never fails; best dim sum in US. Also, some great dishes typically not associated with dim sum (Peking duck, honey walnut shrimp, sautéed string beans).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dimsum
    junace
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great dimsum as always. I make an effort to visit this place every time I am in the bay area. A little pricy for dimsum but worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dim sum
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is the best dim sum I've had in San Francisco. It's traditional, with the rolling carts. But you can order off a menu, too, if you don't see what you like. It's high quality food. The service is efficient. I've never had a bad experience at Yank Sing's. Parking is easy and free! Just park in the garage and get your ticket validated. The only negative thing is the prices are a bit high, but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    Reviewer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We try to come to Yank Sing every time we're in San Francisco. The food is manages to be both traditional and creative - and it's always delicious. It can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be if you're careful not to over order. You can ask for specific items, but you may have to be assertive to get the wait person's attention.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ScooterVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great place for a special occasion or impressing your out of town friends. Nice selection of dim sum in addition to unique items. Expensive but worth that special occasion....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dim Sum There Is
    dterrisVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is a destination restaurant for anyone who loves Chinese Dim Sum. We have been going there for years, and every variety is exceptional. Not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dim sum in bay area
    Stephen
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place is on the expensive side for dim sum, but you're paying for what I think is the best tasting dim sum and a much nicer atmosphere/interior than most other Chinese places. If you're willing to pay more for an upscale, clean interior, then Yank Sing will be worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They packed the tables so close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food is good and slightly above average, but their prices are just astronomical. Only for the out-of-towners who won't normally have good dim-sum options at their home town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch For Group
    FineDiningFan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We made reservations in advance as a birthday lunch for my dad. Although I failed to specify dining by the waterfall, the hostess kindly accommodated us especially when we noted young children in the group. Our waiter John was superb. Friendly and efficient, he took care of storing and serving the birthday cupcakes we brought for the party. He even noted when he was leaving his shift and that we could linger as long as we wanted. The dim sum is always a notch above typical dim sum fare in quality. I don't recall ever having a bad dish. The prices are higher but worth it. Yank Sing Rincon Center I highly recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful dim sum house accompanied with great food service and quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great.
    MinnamsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    First time at Yank Sing, which we've heard so much about, and while everything was good (except for the Peking Duck and the Chinese broccoli), it certainly wasn't good enough to justify the insane prices. Although I admit that the atmosphere is less chaotic than other dim sum restaurants in San Francisco we've been to, and the service was friendlier and more responsive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    clean, wonderful dim sum choices, great convenient location, we could hear each other (-: We were there when they first opened at 11:30. Everything was great but now we have to go back because as the morning moved along more choices came out that looked divine but we were already full and ready to leave. A lot of reviewers complained about the price but it was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yank Sing Restaurant
    Nightout208
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The only thing missing from this restaurant that would make it reminiscent of China was the lack of a lazy Susan on the table. Food was excellent as well as the immediate service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service?
    anonymouseVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was great, as usual, but we were placed at a table near the kitchen, where serving tables were often parked, preventing servers from reaching us. So the servers hardly visited our table after the first 5 minutes. We were offered the same things over and over, but never had a chance to get many dishes (veggies, duck, and foil-wrapped chicken didn't show up for 45 minutes, but pork and shrimp dishes were offered over and over).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellet Dim Sum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Hot, fresh and delicious. Come for the fantastic food, not for a fancy, quite dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Dim Sum in USA!!
    EatmyheartoutVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    People complain that this place is too expensive. But since I have dined in so many places in the world, and 97% of my meals in restaurants, I have learned YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! And Yank Sing, managed by the founds granddaughter, Vera, has reached a peak of excellence. AND it's free parking on week ends. Every hargow is perfect, the shumai outstanding, the noodle dishes amazing and fresh, the Singapore dumplings are a must for new guests, and the desserts are at the top of the heap! The Peking Duck is served beautifully and tastes the best ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
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