Dim Sum Dining: The Haute 5 Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco

Chinese food is kind of like pizza. Why, you ask? Well, even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. It’s a comfort food. Warm and hearty, with flavors like soy, sesame, and ginger, how could it be anything but comforting? Naturally with San Francisco’s famed Chinatown, this is the city where the Eastern cuisine is not just a common everyday option, it’s an institution. Our metropolis by the Bay teems with an excellent array of the oriental goodies, and with so many options that you will never have to settle for mediocre again.

Yank Sing
On the top of everyone’s favorites list is Yank Sing. This James Beard award-winning restaurant is also mentioned in the Michelin Guide, Zagats and the “Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants” from the San Francisco Chronicle. Yank Sing is the premier San Francisco destination for authentic Chinese dim sum. With classic preparations and flavors, options like stuffed crab claws, Phoenix shrimp, and steamed pork buns soar above the competition. A true dining experience, a dim sum brunch is not to be missed. And don’t forget to end the meal with sesame balls and egg custard tarts.

Yank Sing’s two locations are at 101 Spear St. and 49 Stevenson St.; 415.781.1111 and 415.541.4949.