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Z & Y Restaurant

655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-981-8988
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“chicken” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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Reviewed yesterday

Based on the percentage of Chinese customers this place seems authentic. No matter the food was amazing, definitely would come back here next time I'm in town.

Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had seen good things about Z&Y as one of the best options in Chinatown. Heck, Barack Obama likes it, so why not? We arrived about 3 p.m. on a Saturday and had to wait about 30 minutes. They offered us (and others) a chance...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by a friend and we met them there. We would definitely go back! The food was excellent and loved trying different dishes including the tofu which I loved! It was fun seeing the guy pour the tea in the cup; it was...More

Thank Pepperridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well if it's good enough for Obama it must be good. Really good authentic Chinese restaurant in the heart of china town. You also know it's good when the local Chinese people are eating here. The food is fantastic, large portions and all reasonably priced....More

Thank Baggie210
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My 6 year old granddaughter and I had a late lunch here. We had no wait although the place seemed pretty full. We both enjoyed our food which was well prepared. We enjoyed the waiters pouring tea from long spouted pots. The Decor was nothing...More

Thank mehetabell
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

There was an hour queue and when sat down we were expecting a lot. Service was good and beer was cheap. However food was overly oily and just average at best.

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The food here is very good. The place is pretty small, and very crowded. Service would be better with more staff. We had the usual Chinese entrees and it was excellent. Huge lines so get a reservation. Beer or saki only.

Thank scottj724
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The food here was very good. It came out fast, was good quality, and was reasonably priced. Definitely try the steamed dumplings. Our server was very friendly and funny. The restaurant could have been a maintained a little better but that seems to be the...More

Thank Joeydirt501
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were excited to try a restaurant in Chinatown because we expected a higher caliber of Chinese food, than what we are used to at home. We thought that this was no better than the places at home. And in fact, there are some Chinese...More

Thank karengF4022FT
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Excellent and authentic food. The serving of tea is an art and experience in its own right. Explosive anything is excellent, but the reality is that everything we ordered (larger group so we ordered a variety) was great.

Thank Schneideris
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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28 October 2017|
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Response from Heliana M | Reviewed this property |
Z&Y definitely has all of the items you want to order but not sure if they allow to book the entire place for a customised menu since it's not too big so it can just accommodate all your 57 guests. Usually you don't find... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-8988
Z & Y Restaurant is one of the best chinese restaurants in San Francisco Chinatown serving Szechuan and Northern Chinese cuisine. Meet Chef Han who has grown in reputation by preparing food for some of the most distinguished men and women of the world. Some have been presidents, vice presidents, and foreign ministers of the people's republic of China. Z & Y Restaurant accepts reservations on Open Table, and by phone for parties of 4 or more people only.
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