Yank Sing

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Details
101 Spear St (inside Rincon Center)
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-9300
Dim Sum, Chinese, Dumplings
$ $
Hours
Mon–Fri: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Yank Sing, the popular dim sum restaurant in the financial district, was founded by Alice Chan in 1958. There are now two locations of this third-generation family-run restaurant, both creating almost 100 items a day to be rolled out into the dining rooms for diners to choose. Both locations are excellent, but some of our Chinese friends prefer this one, where on weekends, the crowd spills out into the Rincon Atrium.  Any conversation about San Francisco's best dim sum is dangerous, but you can easily make a case that this is the city’s best. Either way, complimenting the merits of Yank Sing's xiao long bao is well-tread ground. Thin dumpling skin, pursed plump dumplings, a dash of vinegar, perfection. Wait, was that a xiao long bao haiku? 

Foursquare Tips

  • SF has one of the best Chinatowns. But when asking natives for the best Dim Sum/Soup Dumplings, they'll recommend Yank Sing, despite its high price & business center locale. More @ http://is.gd/YSING
  • If you are not seeing the dim sum item you want coming around on carts, flag down a manager and have them order it directly from the kitchen. - Inspector
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST DIM SUM
  • Go to the 49 Stevenson location for a better experience.
  • Yank Sing delivers beautifully. Start with har gau, the coral hue of chopped shrimp and bamboo shoots blushing through the tight, filmy wrappers. Then siu mai, snow pea tendrils, and mushrooms.
  • Light your money on fire and enjoy some perfectly good dim sum! Ridiculous.
  • Place too clean, service too nice, prices too high, clientele too fancy to be called "authentic" but it is so good. Xiao long bao (Shanghai dumplings) = heaven. Better make a res on weekends...
  • 49 Stevenson, I agree with Ariel. I saw Elvis Costello eating there last time he was in town.
  • Highly recommended. Perfect saturday/sunday brunch with awesome dumplings
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  • So disturbingly good.
  • Shanghai dumplings are the best! No need to order anything else
  • Regardless of what the signage says this place is not a karaoke bar for Americans only. While this may disappoint some, the food served is a pleasant consolation.
  • Shanghai dumplings!
  • The Shanghai dumplings are amazing and explode in your mouth.
  • Try the Dim Sum
  • Soup of the day:MWF- shrimp dumpling soup (add hot sauce!)TTh- Hot & Sour soup (the best in the city)
  • 7x7 #87 - Get the Sesame Balls for dessert
  • The soup dumplings are killer!
  • 97. Sesame balls at Yank Sing (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die | http://tr.im/7x7list)