Yank Sing - Rincon Center

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Dim Sum

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

Yummy and fun. Why only women pushing carts however?

WP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steamed pork dumplings and soup dumplings always great here

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual and service is excellent

WA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go-to for large family gatherings where we want to make sure out-of-town guests enjoy very good food and a nice experience. Always great food and service. It is on the pricier side for dim sum, but to me, there is so much hand-work involved in making each delicious item, that I'm ok more for special occasions.

B
Austin
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all counts -- shrimp dumplings, Shanghai soup dumplings, sticky rice in banana leaf,
Peking duck and rice noodles with shrimp.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice, elegant restaurant with outstanding Dim Sum. Nice place to bring your friends who are visiting San Francisco.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reliably great dim sum. Validated parking made it free. Nice side benefit. We were seated in the overflow seating in the atrium, and it seemed like we got less attention than we would have had inside.

PF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Service fantastic and food always the best!

E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the absolute best dim sum I've had, but it's pricey!

ML
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was horrible. Our server went on a 30 minute break and never came back. Finally after 45 minutes we started asking other servers for help. The food carts were very slow. The same cart came coming all the time. I have been coming to Yank Sing for 20+ years. I hope this day was a one off. 2 hours and 45 minutes for lunch is crazy.

B
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dim sum. Outstanding service. Always a treat.

TP
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, I can only say yum. I left considerably fatter.

KG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I heard that this was the best restaurant to experience dim sum while we are visiting from out of town. It was delicious!

BH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rincon center location isn't ideal, but I'm fine with it. Being able to wait inside with the nice large atrium and waterfall is pleasant. Most of my dining experiences have been outside in the atrium, which I think I now prefer because it's noisier inside the restaurant. Service is friendly and fast. And thank you so much for the 3 hour parking validation. I never have to worry about finding parking and San Francisco's exorbitant costs for parking.

EL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad there was a price list at the table. However, when we first sat down the carts of food came so quickly that we did not have time to read the prices. Ended up with a lunch bill of $94 for two people! That is the only drawback to the restaurant. Love the decor, the food and the speed of seating for our reservations.

SB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food as good as I remember from trips as far back as 20 years (Stevenson location). While the ambiance isn’t 5 stars it is totally what one might find in a large Dim Sum restaurant in Asia. Truly a treat with responsive staff. Don’t miss this spot if you are a dim sum fan!

SF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a legendary SF institution but the food quality has slipped over the years. If you haven’t done dim sum, it can be fun. If you have had good dim sum in Hong Kong or dumplings at Din Tai Fung, you will find this disappointing. The shiu mai we’re almost impossible to peel apart and the xiao long bao were chewy. Add in the cheap decor, and you get a vibe that my bf described on this visit as a ‘Chinese Golden Corral’.

SW
Charleston
86 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dim sum and attentive service.

j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Always visitors' first choice for food.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

It was Super warm inside the restaurant, the service and food was poor

KF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yank Sing is the place to go for traditional dim sum in downtown San Francisco.
The dishes are always prepared to perfection, served hot, and the service is attentive.
Even with reservations you have to wait, but it's worth it.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too expensive

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dim sum was done perfectly ~ the wrapping of the dim sum was not mushy and the fillings were seasoned with perfection.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary trip

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, great service, food was incredible! Will be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

According to an article on the best Dim Sum places to try in San Fransisco, my party was excited to go while on vacation. Unfortunately, we had a terrible experience. We were not informed that this was only a lunch place, and the restaurant closed at 3:00. Yank Sing should never take a 2:45 reservation, because when we arrived, the fried options were not available as the kitchen was closing, we were rushed to make decisions on the steamed dumplings, the staff started clearing tables and over turning chairs to vacuum, and we were told multiple times to pick what we wanted next quickly so the kitchen could clean up. For a $300 meal this was just totally unacceptable. Old food, poor service and a rushed meal should never be this expensive. Very disappointing.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Reliably excellent

MF
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Upscale dim sum with lots of vegetarian options. Parking underneath the Spear St. location. There are lots of dim sum places in SF but this is our go-to spot because the food is always fresh, flavorful and not greasy.

AJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! We love everything, especially the soup dumplings!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very efficient service most of the dishes are brought to you by cart, otherwise you can order but everything is pretty quick. I had dim sum and stir fried beans both very good. They offer 3 hours parking.

JP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always! We noticed that some items have gotten smaller and prices have gone up.

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Some simpler items weren’t made in true Canto style—but the restaurant seems to mix styles. Would go again but would be interested in trying something new

JP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

please sell those black bean chilly sauce again!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Place is very clean and staff are professional and polite.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends visiting from New Zealand - Treat.

A
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dim sum is fresh, attractive, delicious, not greasy and there’s a good variety to select from. Atmosphere is nice, but hasn’t changed much for many years and could use a refresh. Budget about $50 per person if they are not heavy eaters

KC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It could have been because we had a late reservation but this was not a great "1st Dim Sum" experience. We felt rushed, we asked for an explanation how the Dim Sum process worked and that explanation wasn't given, and the food wasn't great. It was okay but less than expected. I take ownership for having a late reservation. Lesson learned for any restaurant. However, I still think it could have been better. The whole experience including not smelling the pinesol cleaning solution while I was still eating and they were cleaning. We do know it was a clean restaurant. Grateful!

B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Dim Sum in San Francisco.
Service was great price was fair and the food was delicious.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual: fast service and great food. Love all the dumplings we tried. Highlight again as usual: the Pekjng duck.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The person who filled our water glasses was outstanding. We drank a lot of water. As soon as our water became low, he was there to fill it. Tea was also filled promptly.
When we asked for certain dishes, each staff member we asked radioed it in for us and we received it promptly.

The food was really good and the service was great.

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