Traditional & Contemporary Deem Sum
Publications
  • ... Revered as an established dim sum den in the Bay Area, two tiny words (Yank Sing) are bound to rouse any San Franciscan for ....
    MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2014 [Read More]
  • ... "The carts roll by in rapid succession "ferrying" phenomenal "dim sum (including "delectable" dumplings and some "unusual ....
    ZAGAT, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants 2014 [Read More]
  • ... During the week, all 250 seats at this classic, upscale Chinese restaurant are full. On weekends, the number of ....
    San Francisco, Chronicle Magazine May 5, 2013 [Read More]
  • ... Two tiny words will rouse any San Franciscan on Saturday morning: dim sum. The city's soup dumplings are ....
    MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2013 [Read More]
  • ... Fans insist "the pinnacle of SF dim Sum" can be found in SoMa, "not Chinesetown", at this "cavernous" ....
    ZAGAT, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants 2013 [Read More]
  • ... Yank Sing Spinach Dumpling, the fresh vegetable filling and chive sauce make this dumpling ....
    Sunset.com Best of the West: The Big Dish 2013 [Read More]
  • ... Congratulations! You've won Best of Citysearch! This year, our local scouts ate their way throught ....
    Best of Citysearch Winner 2013 [Read More]
  • ... A classic dim sum dish is realized here as warm, fluffy buns stuffed with nuggets of honey-glazed barbecued ....
    Sunset The Epic Food Lover's Guide [Read More]
  • ... A bit of a trek from Chinatown (but still near the parade route), Yank Sing is a good spot to hit at the end of your New Year's tour ....
    7x7SF February 9, 2013 [Read More]
  • ... The restaurant, started in 1958 and a James Beard Foundation America's Classic, is run by the third generation of the Chan family ....
    San Francisco, Chronicle Magazine April 1, 2012 [Read More]
  • ... TripAdvisor has become the world's largest travel site by recognizing the power of traveler feedback - and today ....
    TripAdvisor for Business 2012, Newton, MA [Read More]
  • ... no one does them quite like Yank Sing, where Shanghai dumplings are stuffed with moist ground pork and a burst ....
    MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2012 [Read More]
  • ... "The Mahal of dim sum joints", this duo of "white-tablecloth" Catonese "banquet" halls in SoMa featuring an "endless ....
    ZAGAT, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants 2012 [Read More]
  • ... On an average weekday, all 250 seats of this Rincon Center restaurant are filled with hungry diners, and the dining ....
    San Francisco, Chronicle Magazine, April 3, 2011 [Read More]
  • ... "Plan to nap after" "eating your fill" at this "Cartier of dim sum" and "then some", a "gold-standard" Cantonese "banquet-hall" ....
    ZAGAT, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants 2011 [Read More]
  • ... It is the first time that the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award show takes place in the Bay Area. Winners of the Top 10 highest ...
    YANK SING ranked 2nd for Overall Excellence amongst top 100 Chinese Restaurants in USA 2011 [Read More]
  • Two tiny words will rouse any San Francisco on Saturday morning: dim sum. The city's soup dumplings are legendary, and no one ...
    The Michelin Guide, San Francisco Bay Area & Wine County 2011 [Read More]
  • Three generations of the Chan family have brought this restaurant to prominence, and even after 50 years it consistently boasts the best ...
    San Francisco, Chronicle Magazine, April 4, 2010 [Read More]
  • At first, people thought the city's favorite Chinese restaurant in San Francisco must be located in Chinatown, but to my surprise, many ...
    Eat & Travel Weekly ETW hk January 29, 2010 [Read More]
  • "The Draw: This truly local spot features the best dim sum in town, with enough tables to accommodate the masses longing to ...
    NIGHT + DAY, THE WORLD'S BEST POWER LUNCHES [Read More]
  • "Overeating is mandatory in order to sample" the "huge variety" of "exceptional", "inventive" dumplings and "banquet dishes" "wheeled ...
    ZAGAT, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants 2010 [Read More]
  • Housed in an airy urban space with floor-to-ceiling windows, Yank Sing remains the gold standard for dim sum in San Francisco. One need ...
    MICHELIN, San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2010 [Read More]
  • For more than 50 years, and through three generations of the Chan family, Yank Sing continues to turn out the brightest, freshest dim sum ...
    San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, April 5, 2009 [Read More]
  • Henry Chan has made it his life's work to "uplft dim sum." At San Francisco's Yank Sing he has been serving dim sum classics like har gow ...
    JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS 2009, America's Classics [Read More]
  • Dim sum at finest - that's what you can expect at Yank Sing. Located in Rincon Center, this elegant restaurant explodes with patrons on weekends ...
    MICHELIN San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2009 [Read More]
  • "Bring on the carts, baby!" sing veterans and "virgins" of this Chinese duo of lunch-only "white-tablecloth" Downtown and SoMa "dim sum meccas" ...
    ZAGAT, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants 2009 [Read More]
  • Dim sum spells mystery, with all those circulating carts of bamboo steamers hiding an exotic mix of bite-size gems. At Yank Sing, mysteru ...
    MICHELIN San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2008 [Read More]
  • FEAST Spring 2008 Readers' Survey. The Guardian is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual feast readers survey ...
    GUARDIAN The San Francisco Bay guardian, Spring 2008 [Read More]
  • The roots go back to 1958, but Yank Sing's dim sum has taken on a contemporary aura with the third generation of ...
    San Francisco Chronicle Magazine April 6, 2008 [Read More]
  • Best Dim Sum YANK SING. SCENE: The banquet-style dining room of this dim-sum palace (with a second location on Stevenson Street) expands ...
    This is San Francisco, Eat+Drink Awards Feb 2008 [Read More]
  • For the real, "wheeled" San Francisco Treat", join "everyone and their Chinese cousin" lining up at these "chichi" "reigning" ...
    ZAGAT, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants 2008, Most Popular Restaurant [Read More]
  • YANK SING During the week, dim sum is served in the pleasantly appointed dining room, but on weekends it's so popular that tables spill out into ...
    San Francisco Chronicle Magazine April 1, 2007 [Read More]
  • Downtown, near the Embarcadero, is the most centrally located of San Francisco's dim sum ...
    Alaska Airlines, Call of the West, January 2007 [Read More]
  • For a bit of "Hong Kong hustle-bustle without the Tans-Pacific airfare", the "Downtown set" descends on this "cadillac of dim sum" dining and ...
    ZAGATSURVEY, 2007, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants [Read More]
  • It's impossible to mention great dim sum in San Francisco and not hear about Yank Sing. Founded by Alice Chan in 1958, son Henry started ...
    NORTHSIDE, San Francisco November 2006 [Read More]
  • Then, the food. Our first meal was intended to satiate a craving for dim sum, and Yank Sing was ...
    Las vegas Life, Great Escapes, May 2006 [Read More]
  • YANK SING, Most dim sum parlors offer the standards, but at Yank Sing the chefs are continually experimenting ...
    San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, April 2, 2006 [Read More]
  • For "sum handsum dim sum" "and then some" surveyors sing the praises of this "high-end" ...
    ZAGATSURVEY, 2006, San Francisco, Bay Area Restaurants [Read More]
  • YANK SING You can nibble your way through dozens of dishes at Yank Sing and never come across ...
    San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Bay Area Restaurants, April 3, 2005 [Read More]
  • Yank Sing's Chan family has spent generations honing the recipe for success ...
    Dim Sum Dynasty, By Carol Ness Chronicle Staff Writer, March 30, 2005 [Read More]
  • The third generation of the Chan family now runs Yank Sing, the city's premier dim sum house ...
    San Francisco The Examiner, By Patty Unterman, Special to Examiner, March 30, 2005 [Read More]
  • "Yum yum dim sum" "is the name of the game" at this Downtown dumpling duo ...
    ZAGATSURVEY, 2005, San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants [Read More]
  • Best of Bay Award, presented to Yank Sing Restaurant for the best dim sum in San Francisco
    eveningmagazine, Don Bleu's star 101.3, March 17, 2004 [Read More]
  • "If you're a dim sum virgin, lose it here" urge experienced shu mai studs who've been around ...
    ZAGATSURVEY, 2004, San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants, Top Ratings, The Bay Area's Most Popular [Read More]
  • "This San Francisco treat in the Rincon Center offers vegetarian choices as well as meat ..."
    USA TODAY, January 2003, article: 10 great places to ring in the Chinese New Year, author: Gene Sloan [Read More]
  • More Reviews

    "Instead of being content to turn out wonderful traditional dim sum, owner Henry Chan has broke out of the mold, offering some innovative small plates. Each month the chef introduces new combinations, called the "creative collection. "On any given day, diners can find 80 different items, including chicken in lettuce cups or Peking duck by the slice."

    San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, April 2003, article: Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants, author: Michael Bauer

    "Even with the bustle of carts constantly rolling by, families and large celebratory parties, this dim sum palace manages to stay serene ... the real secret is the miraculously efficient staff, always ready to refill your teapot, bring clean plates or explain what is inside each dumpling or roll.

    "Pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and stellar dim sum make this downtown restaurant a special occasion favorite."

    www.citysearch.com - Editorial Review, September 2002

    "The shrimp inside the Har Gou is some of the best I've tasted. The seafood is so fresh it bursts with a crunch in the mouth, and the outside wrapping is so thin you can practically see all the way through the rounded dumpling. The Sui Mai, too, better the competition because of the exceptionally tender wrapping that looks like fine crepe fabric, as well as the pleasantly chewy bits of pork and seasonings."

    San Francisco Chronicle, November 2001, article: Yank Sing Remains Magical, author: Michael Bauer

    "You can get all the traditional dim sum dishes here but also something different: the "Creative Collection." Each month the chef introduces combinations that would make a traditional Chinese chef faint from shock and an innovative Californian chef swoon ... In addition, the custard tarts may change Westerners ideas about Chinese desserts."

    San Francisco Chronicle, February 2002, article: Chronicle Datebook - Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants

    "Yank Sing is one of the best dim sum houses in the Bay Area. On any given day you can find more than 80 items on the various carts that continually pass by diners."

    San Francisco Chronicle, February 2001, article: Yank Sing's Creative Dim Sum, author: Michael Bauer

    "Scarf up the delectable as the carts roll by at this trio of SoMa parlors that "chum out" a never ending parade of "delicious", "piping hot" Chinese choices (the "individual portions of Peking Duck (alone) are worth the visit"); while this "Rolls Royce of dim sum" does have the "price tag" to match," that doesn't deter" the suits who line up around the corner" for the lunch and brunch only service - so make reservations and get there early."

    Zagat Survey, San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants, 2001.

    "The steamed dumplings are phenomenal, with their translucent, wispy skins holding taut, juicy fillings of scallop and mushroom or minced seafood and basil. I'm thrilled with the crisp edged turnip cakes studded with sweet lap cheung sausage and the plugs of braised stuffed eggplant in brown sauce.

    The Atlanta Journal - Constitution, June 2000, Author: John Kessler.

    "While intrepid seekers might go to the restaurants along Grant street or the promising Richmond District, we opt for the dim sum at the Financial District's Yank Sing. This is a San Francisco tourist favorite - yes, there are good ones - where the ambience is far from gritty, and the varieties of pastry stuffing are inexhaustible and always high quality."

    Sky Magazine (Delta Airlines), 1999, Author: John Krich

    At Yank Sing, one of the novelties is a bit of bacon and prawn tucked up with a scallion, then briefly< fried, the result is a delicious example of how three ingredients, exactingly selected and handled, become a tiny masterpiece.

    Newsweek August, 1990

    "The surroundings at Yank Sing are so modern and well appointed that you feel as if you're in an upscale Financial District restaurant ... The dim sum here is beautifully made with the freshest shrimp and crab, tender noodles and the cleanest deep frying. The overall meal comes off clean and delicate. Flavors are explicit."

    San Francisco Chronicle, September 1987, article: Chronicle Datebook, author: Patricia Unterman

    Reservations
    Awards

    JAMES BEARD AWARD 2009

    ZAGAT SURVEY 2014

    Michelin Guide 2014
    San Francisco Bay Area
    & Wine Country

    SF Chronicle 2013
    "Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants"