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Jai Yun

Map & Directions 680 Clay
San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Chinese
  • Daily 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • cash
  • Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible, Family Style, Prix Fixe
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Required, Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

Chef Nei Chia Ji's new Clay Street space is nicer, much larger, and has easier street parking than his original Pacific Avenue hole-in-the-wall, but you still never know what you're going to get when you sit down except that it'll be really, really good. Nei creates different prix-fixe menus nightly depending on what he finds that day in Chinatown's markets and how much his customers choose to spend. One 10-course feast included fluffy egg whites studded with abalone; plump, pink shrimp with gingko nuts; broad noodles with peppers and fava beans; crispy beef with candied orange zest; warm morel-asparagus-scallion salad; and incredibly light and crisp fried eggplant. Cash only; reservations required at least one day ahead.

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  • Linda V. on 10/10/10

    Over priced Taiwanese foods. Don't go here. You can get amazing and better foods at R&G lounge.

  • Chad W. on 09/30/13

    Expensive prix fix that requires a reservation so they can prepare the food. Minimum $80 per person; goes up from there.

  • Tommy P. on 01/13/13

    Try the Small Appetiser Plate (via @Foodspotting)

  • Karen C. on 07/06/12

    實在太令人失望!!! Server blamed our food allergies for the slow service claiming that the chef has to retool the dishes when in fact, they secretly didn't serve us the food. (I'm actually from China.)

  • jonathan g. on 06/22/12

    Besides being one of the best Chinese restaurants in the U.S., it is also the quirkiest. praise tends to come from true food fans, while criticism from the less sophisticated. Nothing like it in US.

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