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Chef Jia's - CLOSED

925 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
+1 415-398-1626
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
13 Jul 2014
“Sadly, It's True”
21 Apr 2014
“Sadly, Chef Jia has left the room!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
925 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Chef Jia's, it was a great run while it lasted. You were always better than the tourist trap next door. RIP.

1  Thank TravelerJaco
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I was disappointed last week when I discovered that Chef Jia's is no longer in business. The restaurant is now the Xian Dumpling house. I tried several different kinds of dumplings from the new owners and while they were all good, I will mis the...More

Thank Taco84098
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Amazing Chinese food. Went with some friends here and it was a super good decision as they have an amazing menu. Everything sounded incredible and we probably ordered too much, but it was worth it. All the food that came out was splendid. Full of...More

Thank Jeffery H
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I dragged several friends from a business meeting off to Chef Jia. We walked past two more famous places (I've eaten at both and the food is not as good) and into the little hole in the wall that is Chef Jia. With a big...More

Thank BuffCrone
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I went here twice on a short trip to San Francisco. It has good service and a relaxed atmosphere for an informal dining experience. This is an inexpensive restaurant, but the Honey Chilli Chicken is delicious. Portions are so big that both times I went,...More

Thank Katily
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My husband and I decided to try this little spot and we were not disappointed. The prices were good so we ordered more than we could eat, just to try different dishes. All of it was good. The pork could be crispier for our taste...More

Thank destinationbueno
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The place being empty should have been a sign. This is a cash only small family run restaurant with a large menu, good prices and standard Chinese hospitality. We ordered: wonton soup (very bland broth, no flavor), potstickers (vegetables only and overloaded with broccoli), beef...More

Thank Traveler J
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Read online reviews and decided to try Chef Jai's. For us, a big part of the adventure is walking the streets in an unfamiliar town. The walk was fun, and we literally wade by Chef Jai's, as it is a true "hole in the wall"....More

Thank timot61
Reviewed 11 June 2013

There were five of us there for dinner on a Saturday night. They charged $7.50 for a side bowl of white rice as it was not included with the entrees. And the service was awful, yet they had the nerve to put their own tip...More

2  Thank reeel-deezinuh
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Chef Jia's looks like all of the other restaurants in Chinatown, but don't let that fool you. The food here was amazing and a great value. I got a HUGE plate of fried rice for $6, and it was the best fried rice I've ever...More

Thank AG2015
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-1626
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