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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entertained clients from Colorado and Houston for lunch, so it was very busy but not outside of expectations. The food was quick and excellent, as well as exceedingly delicious!

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

At the Stevenson location they had the door open to the outdoor patio, so a cold breeze came into the main dining area.

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PD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Will be back! The service was great! The staff was helpful and friendly! The potstickers, pork buns, and shrimp were fabulous!

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

The best dim sum in SF for the past 40 years! Make reservations

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J
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but too expensive. Better dim sum elsewhere.

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DG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time enjoying dim sum and found the items all exquisite with flavors refined and presentation perfect. We did need to ask for items that happened to be the lower priced items however as it seems the expensive items were pushed more aggressively making it an occasional treat verses more regular. I had to draw on memory for items I liked which were not "presented from the cart" but were on the carts and were also less expensive. With that said if you know how to order correctly this could become a regular habit- dining out for a full brunch or lunch at a reasonable price for an amazing experience. The service was wonderful (except for above) and overall a very pleasant and fun experience.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Very disappointing and very expensive! I won’t ne going back

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JC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent, but a bit pricy. All food came out hot, fresh, and delicious. We did have to wait and ask several times to get some BBQ pork buns, but the were delicious when we finally did get them. Also, requests for more hot tea was ignored for some time. We got the impression that they really wanted to turn the table but finally did bring us another pot.

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SU
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Too much reliance on fried food; no shumai served at all. No veggies available. Will not return.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Less authentic than we’d hoped. Better luck in chinatown.

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H
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

When ever we come to SF we must eat at Yank Sing. The food is always fresh and tastes amazing. It is pricey but worth it.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

if you're craving dim sum, yank sing is the place to go.
however, it is best a) with a corporate card because it is not cheap and b) at the spear street location for variety of dishes.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service

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MB
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Holidays rarely show a restaurant at their best, Mothers’ Day was no exception. The dim sum at Yank Sing is sublime, but our last experience was rushed, food wasn’t necessarily warm enough and selections were limited. Don’t miss this place - just visit when it’s not an occasion!

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s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dim sum!! The plate of stir-fried vegetable was the MVP — a must get when you visit.
Carts of dim sum were going around regularly (this is how dim sum is traditionally done). I liked the ambience a lot.
Also, don’t forget the oolong tea!!

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a little table that was basically in the walk way near the door to the patio. It was s chilly San Francisco morning. A very breezy table in a extremely busy area. That part was not enjoyable. The food is very tasty though.

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AG
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’d been sleeping on this location! They don’t offer absolutely everything that the other location does, but it’s just A few things missing (one of them being a favorite). I’d argue the service here is better then Rincon. Nice location, lovely bathrooms, excellent food, and they did not even have one issue on mother’s day. We ordered a selection of dim sum and when I didn’t see one of my favorites I asked Anna about them and she brought us some piping hot. Yank sing is always expensive, but it has the best egg custard tarts I’ve ever had. Next time I’ll have to try sitting in the patio area!

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LH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Service continues to get slower here. We sat for long periods between a cart of cold fried food coming around. The place was packed and only one cart lady. The rest of the food offered was carried on plates by ladies. Except the dessert cart but we were never offered one. We’ve been here several times and it continues to decline in service and the amount of food offered. And it’s way over priced.

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CA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Yank Sing for lunch on a friend's recommendation. So, so delicious!! Would have eaten more but were going out for a big dinner later on. Only disappointment was that there were out of the baked bbq pork buns by 1:30 pm so we got the steamed instead.

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TN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Just normal food, we didn’t think anything special.

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JC
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Soup Dumplings!!! Perfect size, bite size - very tasty broth. Could be a little more soupy - but they are nearly perfect. The Peking duck - crispy skin, great flavor. And the pot stickers - delicious! Food comes out fast and hot. Only issue is this place is pricey for dim sum.

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SK
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great for business lunches where do you are seeking something other than the tired chicken salad. Food is delicious, but pricey. Perfect for those who don’t want to wander into Chinatown or Richmond for good dim sum, but be prepared to pay $25 per person at a minimum.

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C
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is my favorite dim sum restaurant. Top quality and good atmosphere

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WM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to enjoy traditional Dim Sum with the carts. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Delicious!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was cold

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w
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a very tasty and well-prepared dim sum lunch with clients today, and as always, the quality was first rate. The service is also first-class and hard to top!

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed the food at Yank Sing and the service was impeccable. Too bad they're so expensive compared to other dim sum restaurants. Brunch for two was $120... and that's just for food. We didn't order drinks... only jasmine tea.

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JP
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service

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RJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been going to Yank Sing for many years and they have never disappointed me. The food is always great whether we are having old favorites or trying something new. The service is always good. I always enjoy going there.

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MK
London
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a 1:30 p.m. reservation and the table was ready. That said, it went downhill from there. I had been so excited to try this restaurant having heard great things about it. I purposefully selected a time in the middle of lunch service, not towards the end, however, when we ordered the much-anticipated Peking Duck, they were 'sold-out'; when we ordered baked roast pork buns, they were 'sold-out'; they did finally bring us some steamed roast pork buns after we requested them 4 times. The dim sum that we selected from the carts was not special in any way, and several of the dishes were handed to us cold. I really do not see what the fuss over this restaurant is all about - the food and experience were sub-standard in every way.

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SA
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Yank Sing - but be careful. It's easy to get carried away while ordering. Lunch for 4 was almost $200 - no alcohol.

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The original upscale dim sum in San Francisco and still the BEST. A true San Francisco taste treat!

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M
London
32 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous dim sum which rival anywhere in the world. Shanghai dumplings better than in Shanghai.

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent service and great food

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, best dim sum in the city of San Francisco

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OT
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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