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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
Excellent Chinese Food

A little place on the edge of the Financial District, North Beach and Chinatown. We ordered the potstickers, vegetable chow mein and General Tso's Chicken. Everything was fantastic, fresh and so deliscious. Looked like a husband and wife team, she was so sweet and nice. Not fancy looking, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

A little place on the edge of the Financial District, North Beach and Chinatown. We ordered the potstickers, vegetable chow mein and General Tso's Chicken. Everything was fantastic, fresh and so deliscious. Looked like a husband and wife team, she was so sweet and nice. Not fancy looking, but bright and clean. I thought it was cute. But more importantly,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

great food,friendly service and very reasonably priced. good for friends and families. This cafe has been here for twenty years, it's a bit scruffy but the food is delicious.

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boston
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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Additional Information about Yan's Kitchen

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

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  • 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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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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