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Z & Y Restaurant

655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-981-8988
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant was recommended in our Lonely Planet guidebook, so we went there for lunch during our China town visit. We ordered eggplant, porkbelly dish & chicken in chili oil. As a Chinese, I couldnt find anything to complain, everything tasted great. The service was...More

Thank Zenayz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We lived in Chicago for 15 years and never had a decent Chinese meal there, Z & Y was wonderful. Spicy Hot is the specialty. The entire family was happy.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is popular because they advertise Obama's visit several years ago. Obama visited several restaurants on that street! They rush people because they need to turn their tables quickly. Food was average and service was terrible. Don't need to go there because of that...More

Thank Jaylleny
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my wife and a couple of business associates. They didn't take reservations, so we signed up on 30-40 minute waiting list and walked around China town (we planned on doing this anyway). Ordered the Peking Duck, Fish Soup (Spicy and Sour),...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for "the best place in Chinatown" for lunch after a haircut. Z&Y wasn't far down the list, so I thought I would try it. I like hot & spicy, which Z&Y seems to promote for itself. I met my nephew there, and...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for early lunch around 11:00. Restaurant was empty but didn't take long to fill up. By noon there was no table available. Must try their special dishes. Ask the waiters which they speak perfect english for the most popular dishes. The cumin...More

Thank Coco T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Real Sichuan food. No watered down insipid western nonsense here. This is the real thing. Beautiful colours, explosive flavour, perfectly cooked food from first to last. The friendly quirky staff add to your evening. Absolutely recommended

Thank marovdan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Chinese food I ever tried. Amazing Mongolian beef spicy but really tasty. Noddles are perfect and Creamy Shrimps are simply perfect. Even if the wait is long, just wait!

Thank Marcos G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard great things about this small restaurant and went on a Saturday night to check it out. There was about an hour wait to get in so we put our name on the list and waited outside. If you agree to sit at...More

Thank Dean L
Sean C, General Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and we hope to see you back again soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here last week and loved it. We recommend it. There were lots of food choices but we went for the usual ones - egg rolls, Gen. Tso's chicken, and fried rice. The vegetables were very fresh and everything was tasty. There were...More

Thank Palmettotraveller
Sean C, General Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for checking us out while you were in town! We hope you'll be back sometime again soon for another visit, even if you have to drive 3000 miles ;)

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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.
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