Yank Sing - Rincon Center

4.6
1589 reviews
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Dim Sum
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.
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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service are always excellent! Keep in mind that sitting "outside" in the courtyard area can sometimes be a little warmer when the sun is shining through the glass ceiling.

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SB
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food here, though can be very noisy and it is pricey.

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b
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. They were very busy but efficient. Friendly and courteous.

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HK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, as usual. But there seemed to be the same foods on offer (shrimp har gow, crab claw, some veggies, some other buns/ dumplings). Where were the other things? We had to specifically ask for XLB, and we had to order ribs, which were so slow we cancelled it... Wish there were a great variety of foods on the carts. Otherwise, a little one note...

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C
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for Easter Sunday. Reviews did not disappoint. The Dim Sum was fresh, well prepared and very tasty with a wide selection of dishes.

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F
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way! The food is wonderful, service terrific and ambiance in the atrium wonderful.

Noise level varies depending where you are seated. The atrium noise is diffused because of the open space. Much better for individuals with hearing difficulties.

Reservations highly recommended.

Can’t wait to return

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service, food, and atmosphere were great. We had a great time.

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CG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dim sum and not crowded. We originally wanted to go to Stevenso Street location but it was full. We were pleasantly surprised at the Spear Street and recommend it as an alternative.

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is undeniably tasty, but you better be careful. The bill adds up quickly!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Family of four seated on time. Drink order taken. Food was delivered in timely fashion until about 30 minutes into the meal. No one returned when drinks were empty. Food came about 15 minutes later again. We completed our meal and then it took another twenty minutes to pay our bill. The restaurant was not busy as it usually is especially for a Sunday. We have eaten here a number of times and never had this type of service. We will go back again as the food is very good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual!

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J
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely attentive service. Fantastic food. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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HH
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Efficient service., delicious fresh diem sum

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C
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as was the service . Always a little pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Food delicious as always and a great setting at the old post office.

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BK
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took my parents that were visiting out for dim sum. We all had an amazing time with good food, service and ambiance. Nice nice family lunch with my parents. They are still talking about it.
Thanks Yank Sing !!

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W
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food good as always... fast delivery.. sometimes too fast.. that happens with Dim Sum...

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DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Yank Sing's food deserves its lofty reputation. However, the price of a meal for two is OUT OF CONTROL.

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LM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Our first stop always in San Fran

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MF
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best high quality deem sum! Never greasy. Great service. Long wait though if you didn’t make a reservation. Parking validated under the Rincon restaurant

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JI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Given the expanded seating area (atrium), the service was difficult but they did a good job. Because of the location of our table, the food was never delivered "hot" as it could have been had we been inside the restaurant. The Stevenson location is much better, but service must be improved.

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NC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dim sum but come a little later for the brunch not right when it opens. A lot more variety comes out on the carts later on.

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K
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yank Sing remains the BEST dim sum restaurant in San Francisco, which it always has been as far as my husband and I are concerned. The food is always fresh and delicious, it comes out of the kitchen on rolling trays often enough one shouldn't be wanting for food, the tea they serve in their glass teapot is the best tea bar none as far as we can tell, and their special menu items are excellent. It is a very busy place, so sometimes it is hard to catch the eye of a waiter to place a menu order (not pulling from the rolling trays), but the wait is worth it. We love their sea bass (SO very tender it melts in your mouth), chow mein, green beans, pot stickers, sliced pork, chasu bao, and the two best salads anywhere...red cabbage with walnuts, and candied prawns and walnuts. You cannot go wrong at Yank Sing, there are so many choices. However, I would suggest eating inside the restaurant and not out in the foyer. The noise level in the foyer can be deafening. Reservations are an absolute MUST.

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P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Yes, but, I found the staff all seemed out of sorts. It is as if they were just going through the motions, were unhappy, and maybe underpaid. The food was very good. The rang and choice excellent and the seating fine. The noise was too much for old ears, so I recommend people over 50 go after rush lunch or before it. So too for dinner.

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D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yank Sing prepares some of the most delicious dim sum that I’ve had in years. They are more expensive then other dim sum restaurants, but the food quality justifies the high price for special occasions. The ratio of wrapper to filling of their potstickers is the best that I have ever seen with the thinnest skin and largest proportion of meat and vegetables possible. We also ordered a red cabbage salad with honey walnuts that was simply delicious — bright and refreshing. Their egg custard tart is the best I’ve had in years. The manager retrieved four for us from the kitchen that were fresh. The buttery pastry crust literally dissolved on my tongue while I enjoyed the yellow custard filling. I took a friend here for her birthday, so I did not mind the high price, especially because the food and company were so good. I highly recommend Yank Sing at Rincon Center.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yank Sing is always my go to Deem Sum restaurant whenever friends come to town. Wish prices were not quite as high but the quality speaks for itself, but really charging that much for tea is a bit much!!!

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MF
San Francisco
140 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yank Sing has the highest quality deem sum. It is never greasy (even the fried things), has lots of vegetarian options, and is always super-fresh and tasty. The wrappers on the steamed items are never heavy. The service is excellent. This time we had 6 and 8 year olds with us and I asked the host to bring potstickers and pork bao buns right away because the kids were starving. They arrived even before the water and tea!

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W
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Yank Sing many times over the past several decades, but my last visit was the best — the dim sum was so fresh, so flavorful, and so stunning on the plate!

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DF
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Best place for Dim Sum in SFO or bay area! Started go there on Battery St over 20 years ago.

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KS
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

When you make a reservation through Open Table you don't expect to get the worst seat in the house.

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CG
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great dim sum in a restaurant that has been around for years. Quality of food is amazing. Carts go through frequently with a tremendous variety of food. Only complaint is proximity of neighboring tables. Definite infringement on personal space.

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E
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made a reservation for our small group. We checked in at 12:00 the time of our reservation and was seated by 12:04. We had our first dish of delicious dim sum by 12:06 and then had a relaxed meal over the next 90 minutes. Every dish was beautifully prepared and presented. Yank Sing is more pricey than neighborhood dim sum joints in the Richmond but they are #1 and the food is always great. It is a large and very busy restaurant, but if you remember to pace yourself, you will leave happy, stuffed and planning your next visit. I have been eating at their various locations ever since I discovered them in the 90’s.

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JH
South Korea
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

yang sing is really good place for enjoying dim sum... nice fountain..and nice good view..

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S
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dim sum anywhere. Sea bass is fabulous.

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I have historically loved Yank Sing, but this was a disappointing experience. We scheduled lunch on the late side (2:00 p.m.) and the selection of dim sum was limited, few carts were moving around the restaurant and many of the carts clearly had leftovers from other carts. They should not schedule lunch until 4 unless they are actually going to serve to 4. We got rush out after an hour. Total bill was $98 for two people. Should have gone to a dim sum place in Chinatown or the Richmond. Would have spend less than have that for a much better meal.

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JH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the Rincon Center location; we usually go to the restaurant on Stevenson. The parking garage and free weekend parking with validation make this location is much more diner-friendly. We brought our kids for the first time, and they loved choosing items from the carts and all the variety. The food was delicious as always, and the service was efficient and pleasant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family get together

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food as always. Maybe the best Dim Sum anywhere. Great variety of menu items.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner at Yank Sing. Love coming to this place

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MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Yank Sing with out of town guests. The dim sum experience was an unusual experience for my guests, and was enjoyed immensely. The food, service and friendliness were great, as always.

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