Yank Sing – San Francisco

The dim sum (or deem sum, as their menu says) entirely in English should have been a sign. So should have been the lack of Asians dining, but we ignored it, having dined well here previously.

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Our visit started promisingly, being promptly seated on a weekday shortly after 1pm. We were immediately greeted by a cart with xiao long bao. Things went downhill from there.

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Considering that we were there during peak lunch time, there was not much of a selection available. We saw the same handful of carts circle the tiny dining room several times.

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The har gow tasted ok, though the wrapper on some of the dumplings were sloppily made, lacking the pleating that normally would be seen.

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The scallop siu mai were the sad-looking, misshapen little lumps that looked like they should have been in the rejects pile.

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Potstickers were serviceable but cost $12. My favorite were the steamed vegetable dumplings, probably the only dish we had, other than the xiao long bao, that were up to their old standards.

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It’s disappointing to see that the quality has dipped, especially given their steep prices. Sure, the dining room was nice, but the service, or lack thereof, in no way justified the costs. With so many other dim sum options in San Francisco, I have to bid Yank Sing farewell.

Location –49 Stevenson St, San Francisco, 94105. Additional location at 101 Spear in Rincon Center.
Website – http://yanksing.com/our-cuisine/
Kid’s Menu – No
Pesco-Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes

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