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About Yank Sing - Rincon Center

Yank Sing at Rincon Center is a casual Cantonese restaurant that serves a wide variety of authentic dim sums. The restaurant is also popular for its wide selection of vegetarian dishes. The ambiance at Yank Sing is simple and features traditional Chinese d�cor elements throughout the dining room. Its atmosphere is relaxed and family friendly. The restaurant also offers a full-service bar with an extensive variety of drinks for guests to choose from.

The dim sum menu at Yank Sing offers a range of varying flavors. Try the popular lobster dumpling featuring Chinese broccoli, the spinach dumpling with water chestnuts or pork sui mye with hand-chopped shrimp and pork filling. The restaurant also offers a variety of entr�e dishes, including Peking duck served with silvered scallions and tangy hoisin sauce. End the meal with a sweet dessert like the house special mango pudding.

101 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Dim Sum, Chinese, Asian

Hours of Operation:


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

Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Mission Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 781-1111

Website:
http://www.yanksing.com/

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.

Public Transit:
BART, MUNI and the Ferry Building are all a short walk.

Executive Chef:
Andy Kwok

Private Party Contact:
Vera Chan-Waller: (415) 957-9990

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Yank Sing - Rincon Center Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (71)
Authentic (54)
Good for Groups (51)
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Fit for Foodies (51)
Fun (50)
Great for Brunch (49)
Sunday Lunch (47)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Special Occasion (37)
Casual (34)
Worth the Drive (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Kid-friendly (17)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Quick Bite (10)
Tapas (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Spicy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Always outstanding Dim Sum. Always make a reservation. It is quite loud, so if you want to have a romantic dinner, this is not the place. Pricey...but excellent. Bart it if you can...short walk to Rincon Center.....Service great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined a day ago

Our favorite Dim Sum restaurant on the planet - did not disappoint!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Loved all the items and the service was great. Wish it was more affordable, but I will totally return for another special occasion.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Because of my airplane's delay,I'm late for reservation time.But staff lady accept me and take me a table.
I thank her for the service and can appliciate a lot of meal.
It was a lucky for me.
And I had a good time.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, beautiful food and so much fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We’ve been coming here for years but only for special occasions because they over charge for their food. Lunch for the 4 of us ran $117. Most restaurants give you tea with the meal. Here it’s $2 per person. My favorites are their egg tart, sticky rice and shao lung bao. The items come out on carts and if you’re waiting for a particular dish, the staff will call it in by microphone and someone comes to your table. The place was packed and I don’t know why you would subject yourself to a long wait when we got seated fairly soon because we made reservations. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and they didn’t crowd the tables so that we could have a conversation between the 4 of us. It was well staffed on the weekend.
I would bring folks here to impress but it is overpriced for good food that is above average. Still, I would return here at least annually.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Some gaps in service. Not everything was circulated consistently and we had to wait quite a while for our check to be picked up.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The servers with the food cart would look at us and walk away. We had to yell at a few of them to come over to our table so we could select the dishes.

We did not get any tea or water. We had to motion the waiter to come over to us. When we asked him for water and tea, he gave us a strange look. I thought he was going to say no. When I asked the other people we were with, they said the same thing.

The food was pretty good and it came out fast. It's just expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Dim sun was fresh and tasty. Constant service with many choices of Asian delicacies. My only complaint was that the duck was presented late after we were full. Get there early to avoid lines on a Sunday morning.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

We asked the Fairmont Concierge where to go in the City for Dim Sum and they, without hesitation, recommended Yank Sing. For some reason they made sure to recommend the Spear St. location, so that is the location being reviewed. Really enjoyed the experience and food. Only reason not giving 5 stars is that some of the dishes tasted oily and many were just not hot, like they had been walking around for a while. However, when they did come hot and fresh from the kitchen, Oh My! Recommend the Shrimp Dumplings - just order them, they're awesome, same with the pork and shrimp shumai; Spring rolls- yummy, thin wrap which we like, but a little greasy; szechuan chicken, also a little greasy tasting; Baked BBQ Pork Buns (since they were a little on the sweet vs. savory side, would save for near ending of meal), but quite delicious and I'm not usually a fan of the typical steamed pork bun . While I do recommend this restaurant, it does make me fondly remember eating Dim Sum in HK and SIN, but maybe my memory is waxing poetic. However, that is the bar to reach and while Yank SIng just misses it a bit -- it totally fills the local craving. Enjoy and maybe recommend other dishes we should try on our next (there will be a next) time there. Cheers.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Have never been disappointed in Yank Sing.Food is pricey for Dim sum but always fresh, delicious and well prepared. Being able to make a reservation for Dim sum on a weekend is a real plus. Also love the cart service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Love to come here with large work parties as it doesn’t take long to get food and out of towners love it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was disappointing. We’ve been going to yank sing for years and this was the first bad experience. Slow service, doughy dumplings, cold food. Not good.

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really excellent dim sum, the variety of dishes was amazing particularly at weekends when the kitchen produces extra dishes like steamed sea bass.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food has not improved for a long time. Too expensive for value. Premium pricing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were disappointed with the food and value. Dim sum items arrived cold and tasted like they had been sitting for a long time before being served. Empty dishes were not removed from the table making for a crowded table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Way overpriced and they misled you by giving you a double order when you point to a dim sum dish in the dim sum cart. They don't tell you that the dish they give you is actually a double order and they charge you double for what you think is the price shown on the menu. Not a honest merchant.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been there many times on various occasions. Always like the atmosphere and the good foods ($$$). However, it seemed like the quality of foods was not as good this time. The portions were smaller too. They have more outdoor seating now and it is good that you can make/change reservation online in advance. Hope they can improve and maintain the good quality...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is great but overpriced. The service is awful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Yank Sing is one of my "go to" restaurants for lunch. Fabulous Dim Sum in a lively, noisy environment. The food is delicious - always tend to over eat because everything looks so good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Best dim sum any one could have, so delicious, and never disappoints!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've had dim sum in any number of cites including Hong Kong and London. Yank Sing in Rincon center, SF is number 1. Consistently excellent, fresh and fast. Outstanding service. Not inexpensive but worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

You have to understand that Yank Sing does one thing better than anywhere, anyone: creative, fresh, wildly diverse dim sum. If you want to go healthy, stick with the veggie steamed dumplings and fish dishes. If you love the deep fried stuff, there are lots of those options as well. It is not a budget friendly restaurant if that is your primary objective. For three adults, we spent $150 for brunch, before tip. It was worth it, at least for me. I have had dim sum in supposedly the best places in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. I believe Yank Sing ranks with them....best veggie dumplings, custard tarts (dessert).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food as usual. Very accommodating re seating for my senior parents. Very expensive but so worth it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent as always but the dim sum service was not. One cart came by as soon as we sat down, but that was it. We ate our couple of dishes and sat around with a table full of empty plates, and nobody seemed to notice. Eventually the same cart came by again with the same selection, but after watching other items being offered to other tables, I finally got up and asked somebody what was up. They then seemed to direct the other carts to come by our section of the restaurant and we did get to try the other foods, but it was a disappointing experience overall.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Thank you Yank Sing for a terrific combined birthday lunch for our family! Edward was a terrific waiter and the service and accommodations for my older parents were honored. Five stars all around! Exemplary food and always a few new items to try! The best Dim Sum in San Francisco!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Still the best Shanghai dumplings in San Francisco. However, the other dim sum dishes were disappointing. The food, including the steamed dishes, were lukewarm . The sui mei and shrimp
Dumplings were terrible and your better off paying a lot less by going to a take out place on Clement Street. This is the second time have been to Yang Sing this month. Business was poor. Obviously this once popular restaurant is no longer five stars.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

food did not seem as good as my many previous times. Nothing made us go "wow" as has been the case before

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Saturday Dim Sum at Yank Sing is a treat. The food is really good and there's something for everyone. Sitting out in the Atrium is fun. It's a bit pricey but worth it overall. The validated parking is a good perk!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Over rated, over priced, bland tea, and limited dim sum selection. There are other dim sum houses in the city that are just as good, if not better, and reasonably priced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Shanghai dumplings are thin skinned and airy texture. Broth inside is umami .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Attractive, authentic, not easy to find for visitors to the city; expensive but delicious menu. We were there for the last hour of kitchen service on a Wednesday afternoon (waitresses continue serving though cooking stops at 3pm). As the hour grew late (2:30) servers walked by our table with their dumpling trolley as though they did not see us, which we did not find amusing. One wait-person (who was not employing selective blindness) asked if we would like to order anything more - and kindly explained the need to get the order in. We responded that we knew what we would like to order but it had been impossible to convey this to the staff. Once this issue was understood on both sides of the matter, it was resolved and we continued to enjoy our meal. We also liked the tea very much, which is for sale...though this is not announced, just easily accomplished by stopping at the register..that was nice. Yank Sing offers consistently good food, and is well worth a visit, especially if you really want to try great dim sum for a first time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I’m a dim sum rookie, to be sure, but I’m a pro at eating out for breakfast lunch and dinner. This place is fantastic. You’re eating about 15 seconds after you are seated. The food is beautiful, and delicious.

I need to go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I posted a request on Facebook for my friends to recommend a good dim sum lunch spot with old friends in the city and every single response said Yank Sing. I of course went with it and am SOOOO happy I did. It was awesome, fun, delicious, interesting, quality, fast, affordable for how much you get and overall a perfect dim sum experience. Two thumbs up. If I had more thumbs, those would be up too! ;)

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Vegan, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

You guys need a better database. I canceled the reservation through your system so I have no review.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Dim sum is excellent. Broad selection of dishes with a few wonderful surprises.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Yank Sing has horrible service and great food. Don't bother trying to get vinegar for your dumplings because they will never come. I still recommend because their sticky rice is too damn good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Yank Sing has to beat dum sum in the entire SFBay Area. It’s a little more expensive than most, but the quality is worth every penny. It serves the most refined and delicate food and the largest selection- like over 80 varieties every day! We don’t go anywhere else for dim sum!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Avoid the Peking Duck with the nasty little buns. Total ripoff. Otherwise, always love the food there, but be prepared to pay up.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Dim sum is still well made, although being put on carts can sometimes make the temperature less than optimal. Good selection of teas too for the meal

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