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USA’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant is in SF

102-year-old restaurant “Hang Ah Tea Room” serves handmade dumplings in a hidden alley in Chinatown
By - posted 9/4/2022 No Comment

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that San Francisco is home to America’s oldest dim sum restaurant.

Hidden in an off-the-beaten-path alleyway in Chinatown, at 1 Pagoda Place, is Hang Ah Tea Room, which opened in 1920.

The 102-year old restaurant serves handmade dumplings and even bottles up its own housemade chili sauce, available for you to take home. The restaurant is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the county, and it’s only been owned by the same handful of families. Its current owner found out he’s related to previous owners.