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Z & Y Restaurant

655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-981-8988
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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"Every dish we ordered was amazing"
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2. Excellent
"If you want an excellent Chinese meal this is the place to go"
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3. Excellent Chinese Food!
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1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s across the road and only been open for a few days ... but we loved the wine, the food, the service and the complete absence of a queue! Long may it continue.

Thank Phil52LR
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We are french Chinese food lovers We have been 1 month in China This is the best chinese restaurant we ever tasted In each table there is a chinese person inviting their friends, which demonstrate their pride of this restaurent However, something weird happened -...More

Thank Giandra D
Sean C, General Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our food, and we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost left after waiting nearly an hour. They have about 18 tables and a line out the door on a Monday night. So go very early (5) or very late (9). Was the food worth the wait. An emphatic YES. the green beans were...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with the cold spicy beef jerky, followed by Dry Sautéed String Beans and the Chicken with Explosive Chili Pepper. Everything was unique and tantalizing! .

Thank violoncellist
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great. Amazing... The food is always great at this restaurant... But the Service!!! OMG!!! They know there is going to be a crowd. So why not HIRE SOME WAITSTAFF. I know SF is an expensive town to live in... however... Its like...More

Thank A7332VTvictorr
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant in Chinatown, but has a limited seating capacity, therefore it is a good idea to make a reservation for your meals. Their Szechuan fishslice, Tan Tan noodles, braised pig trotters are good. Highlight of the meal was the salted...More

1  Thank Szewee1968
Sierra S, Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoy multiple things on our menu, and we hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner and got there about 5 pm. As we were leaving the place was filling up fast. Be aware when they indicate the food is spicy it is! Spicy fish was good but so hot! Loved the green beans. Cashew chicken was good...More

Thank juliefriesl
Sierra S, Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed everything you tried and that you had a nice time with us. Hope to see you again when you're in town next!

Reviewed June 19, 2018

Although we had a reservation, we had a really small table close to the bathroom and basically sitting on top of another table - I have to say the other table was really inconsiderate of our space - not the restaurants fault but not a...More

Thank harlemfamily
Sierra S, Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey there, I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. The restaurant is very small and gets very busy, so the waitstaff often have to juggle a lot of tables at once, especially during Pride weekend. However, they should have checked in with you,...More

Reviewed June 17, 2018

Be prepared to wait, but the food is worth it. The hostess offered us an option to share a table in order to be seated sooner. They placed 3 couples at an 8 place table. It worked well; neither of us heard conversations form the...More

Thank Ry A
Sierra S, Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review Ry! If you'd like to cut down some of the wait time when you come in next, call (415) 981-8988 to make a reservation. Hope to see you again when you're in town next! :)

Reviewed June 12, 2018

Visited with my wife on a recent SF trip and tour of Chinatown and we weren't disappointed. Great service/food/price.....well worth a try

Thank Paul L
Sierra S, Manager at Z & Y Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Paul! Hope to see you again when you're in town next. :)

As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighborhood decorated with colorful 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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October 28, 2017|
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Response from Heliana M | Reviewed this property |
Z&Y definitely has all of the items you want to order but not sure if they allow to book the entire place for a customised menu since it's not too big so it can just accommodate all your 57 guests. Usually you don't find... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: 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. Z & Y Restaurant accepts reservations on Open Table, and by phone for parties of 4 or more people only.
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