Yank Sing - Stevenson Street

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Dim Sum

Yank Sing on Stevenson Street in San Francisco, California serves traditional dim sum as well as a contemporary take on the dish. Each meal is made with fresh ingredients and imported Asian spices and seasonings. Yank Sing provides takeout services as well for its customers’ convenience. Start out your meal at Yank Sing on Stevenson Street with one of the restaurant’s specialty like the Shanghai Kurobuta pork dumpling. Choose from an extensive selection of dumplings such as the shrimp dumpling or the savory vegetable dumpling. Top off your experience with a dessert like the mango pudding, egg custard tart.

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent service and great food

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! You could probably go to Chinatown for cheaper dim sum though!

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is spectacular, the selection excellent, and service really good. Sadly it’s pretty expensive but somehow I guess I think it’s worth it because I keep going back.

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DH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, superb service. A little pricey for dim sum. But worth it!

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RG
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely place for a Sunday Brunch Dim Sum meal. Service was excellent. We were just about finished eating but wanted some Peking Duck. The wait staff has radios and the summoned someone to immediately bring us 2 servings of Peking Duck.

also, our potstickers were tepid (as in not hot) The server radioed someone and we quickly had our serving replaced with a new hot serving.

Not perfect but everything was so quickly resolved it makes our impression even higher

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J
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The Peking duck is excellent. The dumplings were very good. A little disappointing that at 1pm they were already out of baked BBQ pork buns. You'd think a pot sticker is just like any pot sticker but their pot stickers are amazing! A good experience.

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M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Yank Sing is THE ONLY place that could FLOURISH in such hard to find locations. Because, they are ABSOLUTELY THE BEST.

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F
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Servers took forever to come around and there was not much variety of food. The food itself is excellent, but value wise it is lacking.

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MC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Knowledgeable and friendly staff, eager to explain the dishes. Food quality outstanding including some special preparations - Peking Duck and Xiao Long Bao.. Yank Sing is a can't miss..

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W
London
38 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Eating at Yank Sing is like visiting an old friend. I first encountered the Chan family enterprise in 1965, when it was located in an old North Beach house, with a dirt parking lot in back. The food then, as now, was superb. You never forget the first place you have chicken feet. I’ve followed the burgeoning empire as they’ve moved up, always to bigger and more prominent locations.
I like the Stevenson St store because it’s quieter and the trip from kitchen to table seems shorter and quicker. Dim sum carts arrive randomly; you get what you see. On this visit, the soup dumplings, har gow, sticky rice, and fried jumbo shrimp were particularly good. We were so early (10am) it wasn’t possible to get chow fun; no matter, we made up for it with cart-delivered bounty. At the end, we ordered egg custard tarts (not to be missed). They came from the kitchen blisteringly hot with the custard set just so and the rich crust at its peak. Since I no longer live in San Francisco, I have to connive to make a trip to the Bay Area. It’s worth the effort to eat at Yank Sing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good , not great ! Fun experience with friends for lunch. Our server Kelly was amazing!

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CF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We've been here many times but not for at least a year. Our small Dim Sum meal for the 3 of us was $120 plus tip. Ouch! We'll stick to the takeout side for a fraction of that.

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CG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is always good and the service impeccable. Good variety and innovative desserts.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic dim sum. Yes, it’s expensive. It’s clean and free of mysterious ingredients. So not as adventurous as some, but really really delicious. Get the crazy jello oranges.

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1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, nice service attitude, but a little expensive!

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LR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

A must do in SF, we were so impressed with the food and experience!

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1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very fast pretty darn tasty. The pork buns were my favorite. Good tea. Fast service. We went around closing so there was no lines.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

This was my 2nd time going here. Thursday service and food is not as good as the service and food on a Monday or Tuesday. Not sure why.

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WG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. I've been going there for 40 years. Wendell Goddard

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J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very good but I did not expect it to cost 3 times as much as regular dim sum.

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FZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yank Sing is a long-time favorite of ours. Not only are the dim sum some of the best we've ever eaten, but the quality of the food has remained high throughout the 30+ years we've been going there, first in its original location on Battery Street and later, in its current Stevenson Street location. Service is expeditious and friendly despite the large number of customers to be waited on. All in all, a continuing wonderful eating experience.

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Yank SIng sets the bar for all other dim sum restaurants.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In my opinion, it's the best in the Bay Area! I especially love their Shanghai dumplings!

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l
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Yank Sing. The dumpling are perfect size. Meaning just right to put in your mouth. They are gourmet and delicious. Too many dimsum spots serve quantity over quality but Yank Sing serves excellent food. My favorites are the hargow, shrimp and chives, fried taro ball, rice in lotus leaves and the sugar snap peas.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This USED TO be the best dim sum place in town. Today, they’re just resting on their laurels. Cold dim sum at 130 pm? Par for the course. Inattentive service? Check. It’s become a zombie restaurant - dead but going through the motions. There are much better places now. Go there.

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g
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. best dim Sum in the city
we love the Stevenson location the best.
make reservations always early for the time you desire
I have been a patron for over 30 years. it’s always a must!!

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CH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The restaurant was a little off on this visit. The service was REALLY bad. Normally, the food carts are flying through the restaurant with massive choices. Today we rarely saw a cart and finally had to flag someone down to ask for everything we wanted. It was disappointing because part of the fun is seeing all of the options. There weren't many on this day. Sad.

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w
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a delicious dim sum lunch today, with the usual assortment of delicious treats, including har gow, siu mai, and the ever-popular xiao loong baos -- all cooked and steamed to perfection.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and service but we didn't get to look at the menu. They came out conserve food as soon as we sat down, so we weren't aware of how pricey each plates were. When we realized that we had a lot more food on our table and others, it was too late. Once we received the bill, we realized that we ordered wah too much. But overall, the food was great.

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JJ
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ridiculously expensive dim sum!!!!!!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great quality, although expensive. Although, we made a reservation, we weren’t seated for another 15 minutes after our reservation time.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Dim sum is delicious, they don’t have all the things that the larger location at Rincon has.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The quality of food here has dropped significantly, all the foot came out pretty cold. Sui Mai was all stuck together and soup dumplings would leak when picking them up. The price is way too much for this type of quality there are cheaper higher quality places in the city unfortunately they are a bit farther from the financial district.

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San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed yet another delicious dim sum lunch with clients here today, and the selection and quality of all of the various dishes was excellent, as always. Looking forward to my next visit already!

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yank Sing always delivers...the selection and quality are a step above most dim sum restaurants, but it is a bit pricey.

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r
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Some of the best dim sum around. Very pricey. But the biggest problem is that as you are seated you face a barrage of carts, making it difficult to choose only a few, so things stay hot. And your reward for that will power? Sitting around hungry later, when the carts seem to stop coming by just when you'd like to order a few more dishes.

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San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The very best dim sum options in The Bay Area. Yank Sing never disappoints.

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B
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Yank Sing sort of defines dim sum in the Financial Distrct. Lots of good stuff over in Chinatown - but this place is really our fave for lunch on the F tram line.

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

Yummy food and great variety! Always a great place to eat!

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Ok food, not any better than any mediocre dim sum place, however, way overpriced.

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