We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yan's Kitchen

57 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2122
+1 415-989-8820
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Chinese, Asian
57 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2122
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (30)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I loved my dish here as well as the simplicity and authenticity of the place. Their black bean chicken looked like nothing fancy and not all greased up like a typical Chnese restaurant dish in America, but it had a great spice and flavor. Vegetables...More

Thank Nupester
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I got the combination fried rice and it was some of the best chinese food ive ever had. I highly recommend it. Only downside is they didn't have any white sauce/some sort of creamy sauce. Other than that, absolutely amazing

Thank Purplejarrod11-19
Save your favourites!Keep track of your top restaurant finds.
Save now
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I have eat on this restaurant since 10 years ago. The food is simple delicious. And is incredible cheap. The food has mom touch.

Thank Melvin p
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We came here because this is supposed to be the best place for General Chicken. I had Beef & Broccoli and I loved it. My boyfriend had the General's and he couldn't get enough of it.

Thank Jenn G
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I have frequented this place since my days working in the FiDi and keep going back. There prices are great, like really great, and the couple that owns the joint are wonderful. Everything they cook is fresh, made to order, and wonderful!! The husband is...More

Thank WanderingWarrior1
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I had the spring rolls with vegetables and also the shrimp/vegetable noodle soup. Both great choices. I don't think you can go wrong with anything here. Very clean but simple.

Thank Sherinj2015
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Based on reviews, I decided to make the 1 mile walk to Yan's Kitchen, hoping to get some Chinese food that was tasty and hopefully, a notch above the take out slop that too many Chinese restaurants settle for. The best I can say is...More

1  Thank drdobg
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

After reading all the reviews, we were looking forward to lunch at Yan's Kitchen. The restaurant is small and right on Columbus. When we walked in, there was one couple eating and all but two of the remaining tables were dirty. We ordered from the...More

Reviewed 1 October 2015

Small, family run Chinese restaurant on the edge of Chinatown that is cash only. General Tso’s chicken was toasty and tasty. Sometimes it can be just a derivative of orange chicken or sweet and sour and this was definitely not the case. Mongolian shrimp, chicken...More

1  Thank FtLewis
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Amazing food individually prepared while you wait and well worth it. A small, 9 tables, family restaurant, but some of the best Chinese food my wife and I have ever had. Unfortunately we could not talk them into relocating to Arizona so can only highly...More

2  Thank Lesserg
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
Nearby HotelsSee all 231 hotels in San Francisco
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
3,961 reviews
.11 km away
Hotel North Beach
346 reviews
.12 km away
SW Hotel
373 reviews
.30 km away
Le Meridien San Francisco
2,171 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Restaurants
146 reviews
.03 km away
Roka Akor
226 reviews
.06 km away
Cafe Zoetrope
312 reviews
.09 km away
House of Nanking
1,887 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maritime Wine Tasting Studio
6 reviews
.19 km away
Portsmouth Square
27 reviews
.18 km away
Sentinel Building
22 reviews
.07 km away
Transamerica Redwood Park
10 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Yan's Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-8820
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing