Yank Sing is one of the first restaurants where I ever ate Dim Sum (back at the old Battery Street location) so I do have a fondness for this restaurant. The dim sum itself is terrific, in my opinion. Great Har gow, terrific noodles, great Sea Bass, etc. I adore the onion pancakes (although they aren't everyone's cup of tea). There are a number of downsides to Yank Sing, though, that mean I go less and less frequently. The high prices. The need for reservations. The long wait. Did I mention the high prices? The food is very good, but frankly, I think we now have enough choices of great dim sum in San Francisco, that not everyone feels the need to go to Yank Sing. If someone else is buying, or it's a special occasion, you'll see us here. Otherwise, we head to our alternative, more economical choices, realizing that below average decor is a fair trade off for above average dim sum, at average prices. I'll still go, but it would be great if they'd lower the prices a bit, and not make people wait when they have reservations.
Pros: Terrific dim sum, some unusual dishes
Cons: Long waits (even with reservations) High Prices