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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B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raymond is amazing! Food is amazing! Yank Sing staff and cooks are amazing! We never tire of the food and service. We love Yank Sing!

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place, but overpriced.

CP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is A Very delicious dim sum restaurant that was recommended to me by a friend. The food was of good quality and really quite tasty. It is very easy to try to sample everything that comes by on the carts, so beware if you go in here hungry. The tab accumulated rather quickly! Overall we were satisfied with every aspect of this place and knew what to expect. A definite yes if you are really into dim sum.

AU
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. We waited 1/2 hours until a dim sum cart went by or anyone even acknowledged us.

The food was ok, but way overpriced. City View in Chinatown is a much better option.

PS - where are my dining points? What excuse have you trumped up to cheat me out of them?

r
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Peking Duck by the slice was excellent...the dim sum in general was not the best I've ever had but it was good...there was a good variety of dishes but some of the ones I am used to did not come by while we were there...not sure if we just weren't there long enough but some of the same carts came around multiple times. The soup dumplings, the bao (roast pork buns), and the fried shrimp were good...the shao mai was not that flavorful. Service was pretty good.

RM
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been dining at Yank Sing for decades at all their locations. This lunch, with out-of-town guests, was a disaster. The food selection was slow, lacking in variety, and the food was sub-par (doughy dumplings, over-fried, heavy eggrolls, etc. The only redeeming feature was the wonderful service we received from Karry and from the Maitre d' who saw to it that plain boiled chicken and rice was prepared for two children. We are rethinking Yank Sing.

LM
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was wonderful especially Raymond, one of the managers who was very helpful and caring. I came here all three days in SF since the food is so special and is much better than in Washington DC.

A
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a customer since 1973 when Yank Sing was in a basement near Chinatown. It was great then ands is still great!

LM
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous dim sum. Wish we had such a place in our he DC area.

SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the most wonderful dim sum I have ever had! True destination spot!

EH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good dim sum at quite high prices. There are cheaper opportunities for reasonably priced dim sum, both in S.F. and Oakland.

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

Great food, fast delivery to table... but hard to know what things are when they cart them over, and hard to know they are charging you correctly since it’s not in English

DM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was good but restaurant didn’t seem very clean. Also only 2 all gender bathrooms made for long lines for bathroom. You really need a reservation or you will be waiting a long time. Good for Dim Sum experience and good food but it wasn’t amazing.

T
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here with a friend out of town. I like the place. It is easy access and very clean. the food is excellent. Service is very efficient. The reservation service is very helpful since it is so popular in the weekend.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

felt like the staff was trying to get me out of the restaurant to seat more people. I don't eat pork and many of the dim sum is pork so the waiter put a piece of Sea Bass on my table only to find out it was over $20 which is too much.

k
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the only dim sum restaurants in the city that serves from carts, making it a fun experience for both new and experienced eaters!

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom-who was visiting from out of town-had such a lovely time.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Authentic dim sum in a great atmosphere outside of Chinatown.

Definitely going back!

t
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It is what it is. Very busy for lunch, crowded and loud. Servers do a good job considering there are so many people and so crowded. Almost a fast food feel to it. But it's a staple place -- not as high end as their place in Rincon and not like upscale restaurants, but it's fast and good enough. Prices are pretty high, but what do you expect from a lunch place in center of SF business district. Go and enjoy without being too critical.

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

Great restaurant and great food. Service was excellent.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Was really looking forward to the soup dumplings and they were really “just okay”. Mine ripped when I lifted them off the paper no matter how careful or slow I went. The fried shrimp was juicy but 2 pieces for $14 was ridiculous (which we found out only afterwards). The shrimp and cheese wontons were tiny and all wonton with very little filling, and the filling was dry at that. The pork buns were okay but were 90% bun. The Peking duck buns were delicious. The women running around with the carts were efficient and friendly and were the highlight of the experience. I just wish I’d liked the food as much as I’d hoped.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Dim sum carts come at you like a hurricane which was a little overwhelming, but food super solid. Shang Hai dumplings and baked pork buns were highlights.

G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had some friends from out of town who wanted dim sum in San Francsico so we made reservations here to meet them. Service was very good, quality of the food also very good, decor and upkeep of the restaurant also very good. My only complaint was the price of the food. There were 5 of us eating and the bill came out to over $200 including tip. A little pricey in my opinion for dim sum.

Y
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The dim sum was very good as well the service. I only wish that the quality of the tea, which was $2 per person, was of a higher quality. It was pretty bland even on the first steeping and didn’t have much fragrance. I normally bring my own tea but was in a hurry today. Having good dim sum but mediocre to subpar tea kept me from giving it five stars.

s
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Yank Sing - it is my go-to dim sum place in SF. Everything is fresh, high quality and mouth-watering-good. Best to book on open table in advance so you can walk past the crowd at the front door and get a table. These guys know how to do dim sum and don't get too tricky about it. Prices can really add up, so look at the menu before you just start saying yes to everything that comes by (hard to turn any plate away!). I'm already looking forward to my next excuse to come back here!

AE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We have been going to Yank Sing since about 1992. Now that we live in Paris, we go there each time we come to San Francisco. But this time we noticed a notable degradation in the taste of food, choice of dim sum and, surprisingly, slow and unattentive service. Victim of its own success ???Maybe we'll try it again, and maybe not.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was amazing

OT
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took awhile for the first cart to appear. After that, all was well. Food great, as usual.

A
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

so fun, rolling carts with hot dim sum. save room for some of the special items like sea bass that doesnt come on cart. soup dumplings a must.

F
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While the dim sum was good it wasn’t worth the hefty price tag. Around the country you can find better more affordable. Even though San Francisco is known to be an expensive city for dining this was unjustified. With tip $170.00 with1 pot of tea for 3 people and we didn’t over order. We could of ate more. Tim Ho Wah in NYC does a much better dim sum at a quarter of the price so it would be hard to believe it’s an overhead/rent issue.

OT
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Came in for Sunday brunch. I made a reservation about 30 minutes in advance, just to be sure I didn’t have to wait. I told the server that I didn’t eat beef, pork or chicken, to which she responded, “seafood only?” Yes. She made a note in Chinese on my tab. I had Seafood dumplings, shrimp dumplings, mushroom dumplings (I was on a mission), and snap peas. The mushroom, surprisingly, were my least favorite but still good. They don’t come with sauce, but the chili sauce on the table was a great compliment and not to spicy. Those dishes plus a jasmine tea came to about $30. Will definitely return when I’m in town.

TK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Average restaurant. The reviews are not representative of the quality.
Tasty pork soup dumplings.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’m used to a more conventional “tea house” with older gentlemen drinking out of a brown paper bag. You are not that,. You are a more “polished” and refined dim sum house with more gourmet versions of the old favorites. Delicious and fresh and a nice experience. Thank you.

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My sister and I have been patrons of Yank Sing since it was on Broadway. We love your dim sum...this time there wasn't much variety coming out of the kitchen...the same dishes kept coming by. We finally asked for the specific dim sum that we wanted. Of course, I will be back. I wish you still sold the chili pepper sauce. I am reaching the end of my last jar....very sad!

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. Continues to shine year after year. Getting better with age

LG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dim sum heaven!

GJ
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dim sum brought to your table on carts for you to choose. You can also order other items. Excellent service!

NH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! I can't wait to go back. The food is excellent and the choices are many.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! Great service (particularly with regard to our reservation). I needed to move it up last minute and I was accommodated swiftly despite their being a full house. The food was delicious and readily delivered. The perfect place for lunch in SF.

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