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Yan's Kitchen

Financial District
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57 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2122
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 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
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 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 the cook, the wife does the orders and grandma comes in to help with dishes.... More 

Thank WanderingWarrior1
New Jersey
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 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
Sheboygan, WI
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 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 that when I arrived back at my hotel, the food was still hot. It was... More 

1 Thank drdobg
Neptune Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 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 lunch menu and the food was prepared fresh for us, but the fried items were... More 

Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 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 and beef with ginger and onion was fresh tasting served over a bed of brown... More 

1 Thank FtLewis
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 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 suggest for those who visit or live there do not miss out on this opportunity.

2 Thank Lesserg
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81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

Love this place. Kind of a dive but food is good and the price is right. I go here for lunch fairly frequently. I like the seafood with vegetables. Seems like a couple own/run this place. They are quiet but friendly and always remember my order which is unusual in such a big city

Thank KP303
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank feline2ca
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Magandmick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

Neighborhood Profile
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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