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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.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Dim Sum, Chinese, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am -3:00pm
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
BART, MUNI and the Ferry Building are all a short walk.
Private Party Contact:
Vera Chan-Waller: (415) 957-9990
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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! ;)
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!
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