Chinese >Yank Sing Restaurant
101 Spear St (One Rincon Ctr), San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410537.789018 -122.391507
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
Love the entire frenetic experience of this huge Rincon Center dim sum dining hall, from the endless parade of cart pushers hawking everything from soup dumplings to Peking duck to the collective roar of conversation that never seems to flag. Get the red cabbage salad, snow pea dumplings, spinach dumplings & duck!
I have to agree with the others. Good Dim Sum, but overpriced. The atmosphere is very nice. I think it's great for business lunch so that you can get a write off. kinda torn on this one. I think if you have money to burn then why not try it and have a good meal.
Good but expensive – Good dimsum, but it was way overpriced. The value of the food could not compensate for the price I've paid.
Ridiculously expensive! – The dim sum is good but come on. I've been plenty of times and it's located right by my work. Usually it's business lunches so i haven't paid for it myself expect for one day. Went to lunch with my husband. Not terribly hungry just wanted to hang out so we didn't order much. No drinks just tea and it came to about $70 dollars! For lunch! I've been to places like Boulevard and don't have a problem spending the money but its dim sum for goodness sake!
THE BEST DIM SUM – We have been fans of Yank Sing since they were in Chinatown, 2 locations before the Rincon Center. We always come for the fresh ingredients, consistent high quality dim sum whenever we travel to San Francisco. It is very expensive but their attention to detail, from the food to service, is admirable.
Way overpriced! – Very pushy dim sum cart food pushers. However, the food was excellent, I would go back there in a NY minute. Every dish we had was wonderful. Atmosphere is upscale bad Chinese restaurant, so nothing to brag about there. I just wish it wasn't so dangnummit expensive. If the bill was half the price for all the food we had, I would eat there more than once a year.
Overpriced! – The atmosphere is great. The waiters & waitresses are pleasant. We had reservations, so, no waiting. The food is good.
I've been wanting to eat here for several months now. Now that I've finally had lunch... I would recommend it if you want to eat at a nice and clean location. But, it's TOOOOOOOOO EXPENSIVE! It's OVER priced!!!! I couldn't believe it! I would recommend going to You's Dim Sum 675 Broadway Street instead.
Rude Maitre d' & average food = Do NOT go here – We waited 45 minutes mid Sunday afternoon for a table. The one thing will give this place is a pretty location. Everything else was mediocre to poor. The food was mediocre and the maitre d' was downright poor in his manner.
We drove an hour each way to try this restaurant and were very disappointed. We can certainly find better food and better service almost anywhere.
so so dim sum – When i read about all positive rating, I was excited to go to Yang Sang since i m a dim sum lover. However, i tried it today and i was disappointed. They are not as impressive as i read. They are just average, clean, high price and overrated.. The food is not extraordinary. And for two people, easily paid for eighty bucks for dim sum which i think is little overpriced. But the location is great.
Overrated, Overpriced, Underwhelming Dim Sum Experience – I went to citysearch in search of a great dim sum restaurant. Yank Sing rated extremely high with great reviews so my husband and I were really excited to taste and see if it lived up to the reviews. Sadly, we were greatly underwhelmed. We visited the Stevenson location which was a nice location with a very friendly wait staff that was extremely attentive.
I knew that our meal would be pricey from the reviews on citysearch but I thought that the meal/flavors would be worth the price. I was dissapointed that Yank Sing did not have a huge selection of dim sum to choose from: a fried cart, a steamed dumpling cart and a rice bun cart, that was it. I'm used to eating at dim sum restaurants (found in Los Angeles - Empress Pavilion/NBC) teaming with a plethora of dim sum carts of dumplings, fresh braised vegetables (we were served cold chinese broccoli at Yank Sing), noodle and soup carts, and the list goes on and on.
The flavor of the dim sum was lackluster. I felt I was eating Americanized dim sum and was left wanting a lot more. I tried their signature pork dumpling dish, which the host gladly showed me how to eat on a spoon with their signature sauce. It was, well...ok, but just ok, nothing to be blown away by from a signature dish. At the end of our meal, we paid our $75 bill and walked away thinking, well, we came, we tried, and we'll never come back. It's just not worth the price of entry.
What's funny is that, still craving the dim sum experience that I was hoping for, I went back to citysearch to look for another restaurant the next morning and found Canton Dim Sum restaurant on Folsom, just blocks from Yank Sing. Canton is not at all fancy...in fact, if you were a restaurant ambience snob, then you would not even consider walking in this outdated looking establishment. But you would be missing out on a gem of a dim sum place. Canton had 3x more dim sum variety and was only 1/3 the price compared to Yank Sing. Yumm!
great dim sum - but check out prices ahead of time – i come to yank sing pretty much everytime i visit san francisco. this is some of the best dim sum that i have had - but it pays to know the price of what you are ordering and not impulse buy here. of course, this is hard to do with gourmet dim sum such as soft shell crab and chunks of gingered sea bass constantly wafting past your table. our last visit was a bill for $80 for two people, which i thought was quite high. a small soft shell crab was $19, which we didn't know ahead of time. regardless, if you want a treat and are willing to spend the money - then this is the place to go. great dim sum, fabulous service and nice restaurant.
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