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Yank Sing - Rincon Center

4.5
2034 Reviews
$31 to $50
Dim Sum

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Sunday Lunch
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 classic Chinese decor 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 signature Shanghai Kurobuta pork dumpling, the spinach dumpling with water chestnuts or pork siu mye with hand-chopped shrimp and pork filling. The restaurant also offers a variety of dishes, including Peking duck served with julienned scallions and tangy hoisin sauce and Szechuan chicken. End the meal with a sweet dessert like the house special mango pudding, egg custard tart or sesame ball.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2034 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipYummy
San Francisco
196 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best dim sum in San Francisco, but too cold to eat outdoors. Menu is limited.

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Mali
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The outside dinning at Yank Sing, set up to adhere to COvid regulations, is very austere. There are no patio heaters, no charming outdoor lighting, no wind barriers to break the cold wind which is always extra chilly near the Embarcadero, no table clothes, no proper plates. In other words, Yank Sing didn't even try to make it even mildly pleasant. Some of the Dim sum was even served in a to-go container as was the soup and tea. So after eating outside for few minutes, all the while the food was getting colder and colder, and the paper plates blowing off the table, we just decided to put it all in a bag and finish at home. Overall, there is no point whatsoever to eat outside at Yank Sing, just take it to-go. My whole family loves going to Yank Sing, it's a special treat and I usually don't mind paying the "special" price. But seriously, for $142.00 for Dim Sum for two people, Yank Sing could have least made a little effort in making the dining experience more comfortable.

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MarianneK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While it was not the same experience as pre covid dining, the food was still tasty. It was served in to go containers with plastic cups. The menu was abbreviated. We still enjoyed our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dumplings were a little hard. Everything else was excellent!

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vipbonedoc97
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The COVID-19 version of Yank Sing @ Rincon Center is not the same as before but still a great safe and tasty experience. The hostess station is located outside the entrance to the Rincon Center lobby and you check in and pre-order your dishes. The menu is slimmed down from before but still a large selection of the usual dim sum menu. The tables inside the Rincon lobby are widely separated so we felt safe and distanced from other diners and all of the wait staff were wearing masks and observing safe dining protocols. Everyone was helpful and trying their best to make the experience a great one. I strongly encourage Yank Sing fans to come for a visit! Let’s support these SF classical restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Sub par for the price you pay. Better off going to the local restaurants for Dim Sum. Overprice Dim Sum

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Due to Covid instituted changes, food was delivered from a checkbox menu and dim sum is not the same this way. It was not as fresh or the ambiance was not there.

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vipCoco
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Cold dumplings, cold tea

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vipKitW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Cooooollldddddd. Outdoor seating is truly outdoors and no heat lamps, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid-19 Outdoor Dinning:

Continued excellent experience even if there aren’t trolleys going around with dim sum. We preordered our selections before we sat down. We feasted even though everything was in Togo containers and enjoyed the experience. We felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Dimsums always good, but little pricey with plastic utensils.

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JusMe
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food was cold but it was still good. Because of COVID, dining was outside and it was a cold day. The restaurant should contemplate putting up those portable commercial heating lamps. Also the skeletal crew had to carry our entire order on a tray. It would have been easier to travel the distance while keeping the food warm using their carts with wheels. There was certainly ample spaces between the tables to do this. Otherwise, service was great.

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ColleenR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

I expected the carts and liveliness but with COVID plastic plates, orders on list, quiet seating in atrium. Staff was very pleasant, food delicious.

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vipReservation4one
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Missing dim sum, we made a reservation for Yang Sank days in advance, stood in a slow long line for check-in which we had no issue. While it was finally our turn, the host first did not check our reservation (I had to remind her), and then she informed us that we need to order before sitting down. Didn’t want to hold up the line, we asked if we can start with a few dishes (6-8) and add more later, the “dim sum” way. She said yes but forced us to order more before giving us a table (“for four people this is not enough and we will give your table away”, she said).
Being there countless times, that was a surprise to us. We looked at each other and just ordered anything that came to mind in a rush. That really destroyed the experience.
While the food was still good, and once sat down the service was good too (we felt bad for the serving crew— they worked so hard but the system was not set up to help them), we will probably go somewhere else for now.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Atrium dining in plastic utensils. Full price for very small portions. Not the most attentive service. Won’t be back.

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AngeliasChoice
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for a long overdue birthday celebration. Although small because of the 2020 circumstances, it was wonderful as always.

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vipRebs
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was outdoor seating, which was nice. The food came in plastic containers. They gave us plastic utensils in plastic bags with condiments and a napkin. The food was very expensive, served without honey walnut prawn sweet mayonnaise, the soup was bland, and they forgot our additional order and we had to wait a long time for it. I can’t wait for regular indoor service to come back. I’m sure all this was due to COVID restrictions. But, the cost was super high for what we got.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they had full menu

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vipMsFoodie
San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yank sing is our favorite dim sum and they are doing their best to deal with covid. They are still working out the kinks but will soon be up to their 5 star standards.

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vipSidneyM
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Having been a fairly regular customer, I was disappointed by the limited menu, plastic forks and spoons, paper plates and cups, and higher prices, including a 5% "service charge." I probably won't come back until revert to your regular restaurant service.

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GregoryA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a totally different dining experience due to pandemic rules, but food is still on point. Go support this SF dim sum icon.

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vipBOB4FOOD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the staff and the food was great, we missed the cart service

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LizC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt very safe with distancing, ate outside, staff wore masks, disposable plates and utensils and great food. Limited menu is understandable, however missed a few of my dim sum favorites

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FriscoFoody
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always wonderful and they did a great job following COVID safety protocols, making our meal very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Today was their first day open after the COVID closures. They were scrambling a bit but so kind and trying to make everything as smooth as possible. Delicious. Will come back for sure!

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vipScottB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

They are doing a good job dealing with the COVID thing, but it's hard to replicate the experience you have inside. They deserve support to help get through this! The food was great as usual! One thing I did notice while going to the restroom was that the building owners have finished remodeling the atrium. Boy did they ruin it! the rain fountain is gone. looks like an industrial warehouse all concrete and spray foam fire insulation. Whoever is responsible has managed to create one of the ugliest public indoor spaces in the City. Good Job! In the future most definitely will NOT be dining in the atrium, it suck aesthetically !

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vipknowgoodfood
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Varied and well-crafted dim sum. Service poor. Prices high

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vipSidneyM
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good basic Chinese dim sum at somewhat higher prices. We liked it well enough to come back the next day. Very efficient yet personable service. It seemed full of tourists with only a few locals like us.

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vipYoungKK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing place about dim sum. Great place in SF.

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JessicaE
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The variety of dim sum available satisfied everyone in our party, and all were delicious. The service was prompt and friendly, and although the restaurant was busy, the layout was such that I could easily converse with everyone at our table. I would definitely come here again!

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vipYvesR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the quality of the dumplings is no longer the same as it used to be. the dow of most dumplings was tough and it felt like they were re-heated from the day before.

the service was slow til non-existing.

to top the review is that they were tow large groups with 12 or more people in near proximity who had their business meeting during lunch. as they were finished with it; the members lingered around the table just behind us and were socializing. when we asked the waiter to tell them to be more respectful towards the other guests, our request was not followed. same thing happened when we asked the manager.

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Paiz
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant has always been on my bucket list and for that, I am glad to cross it off my list. I have discovered so many great dim sum restaurants with much better value.
I will say that the sea bass was delicious, but at $21.75 for a single, small portion, I won't be doing that again.

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vipBmeyerz
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I made a reservation for 3:45pm on Sunday Mar 1st...the restaurant closes ar 4pm.
We were stuck...dropped off by Uber then needed to given alternative place to dine.
Bad information...bad reservation!

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NateP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a reservation and had to wait which is not a big deal except the hostess was not too friendly and did not communicate well with us.

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vipMicheleH
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always good. A great place to take out of town friends.

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vipPrime
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional as always! I have been going to Yank Sing since the late eighties- when it was on Battery Street.
The only thing that I would complain about is that they don't give you free refills on soda. So they charge you every time for a small glass.😞

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Birthday brunch

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HormuzA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been going to Yank Sing for years. Not sure what happened this time. Dumplings were hard and tasteless.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
235 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great, lots of choices and the carts came around often. I wasn't sure sometimes if I was getting the right thing because the servers were hard to understand but it worked out okay in the end. This place is good for groups, especially more than 2 people, so that you can try lots of different dim sum. We were seated outside of the restaurant, in the atrium, which got quite cold after a while. I will probably come back next time I'm in the mood for dim sum.

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vipMichaelB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yank Sing operates the best dim sum establishments in San Francisco. Try any location..you will not be disappointed.

FAQs

Yank Sing - Rincon Center does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Yank Sing - Rincon Center also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 781-1111.

Yank Sing - Rincon Center is rated 4.5 stars by 2034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.