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Yan's Kitchen

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57 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2122
415-989-8820
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A Restaurant is all about the Food!

Yan's Kitchen is like any family run restaurant you would find in any city in China. Small, ten tables; mom is hostess and waitress; dad is chef...two person operation for a fantastic meal. So when patrons complain about the service you have to remember that you should be there to relax, take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Henderson, Nevada
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boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went there for dinner. Reasonably priced. Food was pretty good, nothing spectacular. Nice neighborhood place.

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Henderson, Nevada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Yan's Kitchen is like any family run restaurant you would find in any city in China. Small, ten tables; mom is hostess and waitress; dad is chef...two person operation for a fantastic meal. So when patrons complain about the service you have to remember that you should be there to relax, take your time to enjoy the food and socialize... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

the BEST genera' tso I have ever had, hands down. Crunchy and amazing sauce! The rest wasn't too bad either- the family dinner meal was only 10 for each person and we had enough for another meal later. AMAZING place, so glad we looked it up on Yelp and went!

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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I found Yan's while at work on Columbus st. I ordered the chicken and garlic sauce and it was exceptional. The lunch special from 11 to 3 was well worth it . The special come with 2 spring rolls or 2 dumpling for $7.00

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Quaint and run by a husband and wife. Decent seating, and the classic Chinatown dining experience. Good greasy food, very friendly service with a smile. I would definitely eat there again.

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Durham, North Carolina
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in here for lunch. This is a hole in the wall place in the Financial District and not quite in Chinatown. The ambiance is basic and I was served by a pleasant lady, likely the proprietor of the place. The 'small' shrimp and tofu soup turned out to be a steaming bowl of delicious soup loaded with tender... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a clean, very inexpensive mom and pop Chinese restaurant on the edge of Chinatown. It serves freshly cooked food that is fairly standard but good. We were looking for something simple to tide us over until late New Years Eve and it fit the bill, but I long for someone to suggest great moderately priced places with more... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Just popped in for a quick lunch veg, veg spring rolls very fresh and crunchy, garlic ginger chicken rice dish great, sizzling prawns very good too. The whole lunch including a couple of tsing Taos under $40. Unpretentious honest food

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Best food and value in chinatown. Food is made to order and service is fast. Combo plate gets you an entre, rice, and app for $5.99

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Rotonda West, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great portions! Great people! We had cashew chicken and general Tso chicken and they were both excellent. If you want great Chinese in china town look no further. Also great prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: 415-989-8820

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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