Yank Sing - Stevenson Street

4.6
1241 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1241 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.1
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CBC333
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Different presentation with Covid (no steaming cart service). But food is as great as ever.

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Taylor
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

soup dumplings are so good; the food is just amazing;

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vipEllenK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a fine job with Covid precautions

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vipAnneH
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our traditional after Thanksgiving lunch. Luckily they have an outdoor patio. You now pre order your food and it was delicious as always!!!

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Anonymous
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We're sad that it's become too cold for us to enjoy dining at Yank Sing Stevenson. The heaters seem to be hung too high to be effective, and the cold wind whistles through. The food from the limited menu is still very good, but having two or three dishes brought all at once means that some food is cold by the time you get to it. We love the soup dumplings, the pot stickers, the mushroom dumplings, the sauteed string beans, and the honey walnut prawns. Until the weather warms up again, we'll be doing takeout from this place.

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vipHowardP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Maitre’d was horrible. Didn’t honor reservation and didn’t take order. Fortunately his female counter part stepped in and helped us. She was great - he was clueless!

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vipRegina
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lena was very helpful

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Joey
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant had a COVID setup and was very diligent about taking all precautions. Dining sets (tables and wipes and chopsticks were pre-sealed snd so we’re the chili and soy sauce). All staff was diligent with gloves and masks and distance. Staff was WONDERFUL, very attentive, thoughtful, helpful and VERY gracious. The food was still as wonderful as I remembered it to be. (We ordered about $160 between the 2 of us and brought a bunch of food home which I was glad to do. This restaurant has always been my favorite dim sum place since the early 1990’s. I brought my best friend for her birthday snd she had never been to Yank Sing and I explained the restaurant’s history and that it had been serving the financial district for decades and often availability for seating was difficult. She absolutely loved it! We can’t wait to go back!

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CleteC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Covid conditions and blustery cold outdoors. love food at both locations lack of indoor seating is challenging.

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Ndbf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brought family from out of town. Food was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We arrived at 2:45, they were closing at 3:00. We never felt rush. My wife was wearing a boot due to her broken ankle and needed to go to the bathroom, they had someone accompany her the whole way and waited for her. Dim sum is definitely one of the best in San Francisco. It reminded me when I was eating in Hong Kong. We can’t wait to go back.

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MannyF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was delicious 😋
It was not the restaurants fault that the mayor closed the indoor seating. It was really cold outside. Food was delicious as always. Bummer that the menu was limited too. Always a San Francisco treat. Totally a cool to go spot for take out.

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vipPittVisitor
San Francisco
113 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Dim Sum. Not the full menu, but great choices. The service was fast and the food hot. The outdoor seating is a bit chilly, even with the heaters, so layers are necessary.

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vipSouthernvisitor
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just love Yank Sing / best dim sum ever. The fresh egg tarts are to die for. Everything is outstanding, but the Shanghai dumplings & honey walnut prawns particularly stand out out as terrific. The staff and maitre d are efficient, knowledgeable and very friendly. We accidentally left a jacket, and the maitre d came running after us to return it.

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vipMolly
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I would normally give Yank Sing five stars all the way but these are different times and I appreciate that the owners and staff are doing the best they can. I do miss my favorite dishes like Peking duck and squab lettuce cups. All I ate was four kinds of dumplings. Next time I’ll try the soup. I’d go again, of course, as it is one of my favorite restaurants. Thanks to Yank Sing for being open.

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was perfect. Great flavour, very nice each dish

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YYJYJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Overpriced mundane dim sum (average to below average quality and taste, but top-notch price). Noodle soups are of the lowest quality I have seen (I have seen better store-bought instant noodles). I will never return.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We are okay with the abbreviated menu, but the outside is just TOO COLD. The food is really good, but because the whole order comes at once, half the meal is cold when it should be hot. Would be much happier if there were more heat sources and if the dishes could be brought in 3 or more stages to keep them hot. And we are sad that baked pork buns are not on the menu. We will eat here often, but we will pick the warmest days we can!

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Nano
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I had a reservation and had to wait an extra 30min for them to sit those who came before me without reservations.

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vipitryanything
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very rude woman manager greeting (more like yelling) us in. We were not clear about their Covid procedures because every places are different. Not a real dining but more like doing your takes and eat at their table outdoor. However, we do not deserve rude manners from this manager. Foods are not even that good for the price. Go to Harborview and enjoy your real dining at their beautiful view outdoor patio instead!

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Anonymous
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Yank Sing under the pandemic restrictions. It felt unfamiliar to pre-order our dishes from a more limited menu, but the quality of food was as good as we remembered. The service was efficient and pleasant. We'll definitely be back!

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Joon
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SamL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They set their dining experience up perfectly for the times.

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Elizabeth
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yank Sing is always outstanding. I have never had a bad meal there and have gone there (except during the closure) with a friend or my husband at least once per month for years. And now and then, when downtown, on my own. Food, staff, service all are excellent. YS is one of my favorites in San Francisco.

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RockyM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The menu is pretty paired down and it stings a bit to pay premium cost to eat on disposable plates and silverware due to Covid. The service was extremely lacking. We sat for 30 minutes after finishing our food waiting to order more & get more tea trying in vain to flag a waiter down. They never came back to check on us after we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the dumplings!! And the staff!!! Can’t say enough!! Seeing Shelly at this location made my day!! She is so warm and friendly!! One reason we keep coming back!!

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RosieM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Need to order from a very small choice menu before you sit down. Food was ok but not what I am use too. Way to expensive for ok food.

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vipEllen
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sitting outside was pleasant - we were near plants and etched glass. Their dim sum is the best in the Bay Area, though a little pricey. It was a great treat.

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vipNonfoodie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch for 6 was over $300. I thought meal was over priced.

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cieline
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Get together

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CynthiaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Yank Sing has always been great. Yank Sing during Covid is ok. I would’ve preferred to not have had to eat food off of paper plates, utensils and drink water out of a paper cup. One has to order their food beforehand with the hostess before you get to sit down. I think I’ll wait to go back when ever this pandemic is over

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Now that they’ve reopened, the prices have increased so much that it’s not worth it to eat there anymore. Furthermore the menu is very limited. They should have been up front about the limited menu items. If I knew, I wouldn’t have made a reservation.

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Jasper
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

There's nothing special about Yank Sing. I've been to plenty of dim sum places and I didn't find the food much better than what I can get at bakeries for a fraction of the price. In the midst of COVID there was no cart service, so the fun was out. I've been to places with cart service in the Richmond and in Oakland with better food at a lower price, so the that doesn't even make up for the price. The one big plus, and the main reason I chose Yank Sing, is the outdoor dining. They have a pretty nice set up for that. Still, I'm not sure it was worth 3 times as much as I would have spent on the lower end.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious dim sum. Totally hit the spot highly recommend tons of room for outdoor dining a rarity in SF right now

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vipMichaelB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

As always the food was great but we missed all the different options going by on the carts. Paper trays in lieu of plates was disappointing.

We love Yank Sing and we will be back.

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DiegoD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, good service, waited a little too long for the bill, but that was at the end of the meal and everyone there was doing everything possible to keep things sanitized.

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SheriD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Miss the dim sum carts, but ordering off the menu was fine. Limited menu offerings, but they had all our favorites. COVID adherence seemed very high. Plate, napkin, chopsticks, fork, wipes were provided in a sealed plastic wrap.

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vipjillw
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

miss the one at Ricon Center...food still good but ambiance is lacking

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CindyW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are doing a great job with patio dining. Super efficient good service, pretty patio well spaced, and the food is excellent.

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McFisherson
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pretty efficient set up. Single use dishes and utensils, outdoor dining, and contactless service. Food was great. First soup dumplings since Coronavirus. Would definitely come back.

FAQs

Yank Sing - Stevenson Street does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.

Yank Sing - Stevenson Street is rated 4.6 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.