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Tea & Dim Sum place in SR

Stephanie Sugars Oct 30, 2007 04:03 PM

There's a sign & liquor permit on the old A&W on Armory Drive (parallel the freeway, just south of Steele Lane).Anyone know anything more? The place will need rennovations first.

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    OldTimer RE: Stephanie Sugars Oct 30, 2007 04:12 PM

    Since "SR" can be "Santa Rosa" or "San Rafael", please be specific.

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      Stephanie Sugars RE: OldTimer Oct 30, 2007 08:01 PM

      Sorry - Santa Rosa. I'll reform now. :)

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        homerandsatchi RE: Stephanie Sugars Nov 10, 2007 11:40 AM

        I just heard that a new dim sum place is coming to Santa Rosa! They own a restaurant in San Francisco too, but I don't know which one. I am eager to know more. If anyone has any more info, please share!

    2. chocolateninja RE: Stephanie Sugars Dec 8, 2007 03:28 PM

      Noticed yesterday on my way by the old A&W via the freeway that the building seems to be under construction now...anyone have any updated info on this proposed dim sum place? Come on Chowhound Detectives! Let's get the intel!

      It's in my neck of the woods and I can't wait! (if it does turn out to be tea & dim sum).

      1. chocolateninja RE: Stephanie Sugars Dec 19, 2007 11:42 PM

        Okay, so the semi-official word on this, according to Press Democrat columnist Chris Smith is: "The new owners intend to open a Santa Rosa satellite of San Francisco's Hang Ah Tea Room, billed as the oldest dim sum restaurant in Chinatown." Here is a link to the full column: http://tinyurl.com/2lgfov

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          Chandavkl RE: chocolateninja Dec 20, 2007 03:04 PM

          I'm nearly speechless. Hang Ah has probably the worst dim sum in Chinatown (I'd much rather go to the $5 all you can eat dim sum bakeries) and I keep marveling how they even stay in business. And now they're expanding their franchise??

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            Melanie Wong RE: Chandavkl Dec 20, 2007 03:18 PM

            Yeah, I didn't want to be the bearer of that bad news.

            When's the last time you tried Hang Ah? It was sold in 2003, and might have changed hands again since then, per this post.

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              Chandavkl RE: Melanie Wong Dec 20, 2007 08:12 PM

              It was before 2003. And as you know, one visit there was sufficient for more than a lifetime.

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          Bodegadawg RE: Stephanie Sugars May 30, 2008 11:05 AM

          So I hear that Hang Ah is open in Santa Rosa. Anybody been?

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            shannymonster RE: Bodegadawg Jun 15, 2008 07:14 PM

            I was so excited for Hang Ah to open in Santa Rosa and went on the second day they were open. They do not have the same menu as the Hang Ah Tea Room in SF and I think they were still learning to get the tasting of the food right. The pork steam buns are the size of large cinnamon rolls and are a great deal at $2.50 for two. I will try them again, but I want to give them a few months to work out the kinks.

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              scwhawk RE: Bodegadawg Aug 29, 2008 03:14 PM

              I went there today and it's decent. Some better than others, bbq pork buns were good, shanghai dumplings, turnip cakes and shumai were good too. I have never been to the one in the city, I usually go to tong kiang or yank sing but it was good enough to fulfill my dim sum cravings without driving to the city, so I am happy!!

              Next visit I am going to try the shark fin dumplings in a broth and beef chow fun.

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                rworange RE: scwhawk Sep 7, 2008 08:01 PM

                Thanks for the update

                Hang Ah Restaurant
                2130 Armory Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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