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Z & Y Restaurant

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655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-981-8988
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful experience at Z & Y and the food was all excellent. The beef pancake appetizer was so fresh and delicious, it left us wanting more. I would suggest booking a reservation at the restaurant. We went on a Saturday night at 8:45 and they weren't busy at all which surprise me, but they are much busier... More 

Thank Kailey T
San Jose, California
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205 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have never seen so much red pepper (chilli) with any dish in my life! We ordered crab and fish items and both were actually served in a bed of sliced pepper. Fortunately they were not as fiery to the tastebuds as they looked - just the right amount of spiciness mixed with great tasting Chinese sauces. The vegetarian brinjal preparation... More 

Thank Sandy D
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried getting in one night, but after 40 minutes another family member on a different line across the street got in and we left. Next time we tried, we got in after a determined wait of 1:10. The food was excellent. However, the Tan Tan noodles scared us with the mouth numbing spice at the start of the meal. The... More 

Thank AlexLine1
Plano, Texas
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went this week with some co-workers. Had heard this place was worth the stop and the reviews were right. Service was quick, efficient, food was awesome. Had the Kung Pau Chicken, spicy but not too, Orange Chicken which was sweet and sticky, rice, scallian pancakes and dumplings. All was just great.

Thank Randy T
Boston, MA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Boston, home to the 3rd largest Chinatown in the US behind San Fran and NYC. And I love Sichuan food. We ordered Braised Crispy Chicken With Jalapenos, and Szechuan Beef. Both easy on the peppers. But holy cow, this is whole other level. I had easily 1/2 a plate of peppers left over and a fiery mouth...but... More 

Thank navi_jen
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Chinese home cooking in San Francisco's Chinatown. Go early, expect to wait in a long line on the street. Large menu with lots of very spicy dishes. Been there 3 times and it's always been good. Great service, reasonable prices.

Thank Esther G
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We waited in line for an hour and a half. Some people showed up with reservations, but they told us on the phone that no reservations were taken. Well, it's Chinatown , Jake. But wow, spiciest Chinese food ever. Really great. Pricy for Chinese, but unique food.

Thank PhoenixLee
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is from Sichuan province and she gave this restaurant a top score with home cooking flavor. Great menu, flavor, prices, service, and right in center of Chinatown. Folks there were very nice to the shoulder to shoulder packed lobby of people waiting on tables. Place is extremely popular so try to make a reservation online or you might... More 

Toulouse, France
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

They propose a very large choice of dishes. A lot of spiciy ones. The food is very good and tasty and the staff very friendly. A bit expensive.

Thank Lews31
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We were excited about getting some Sichuan food in Chinatown since we don't have places at home from that province. So wow - the chicken with explosive chilis - delicious and a beautiful presentation, the tan tan noodles, beef with flaming chili oil all with just the right amount of spice to enhance the delicious flavors. They don't take reservations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: 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.

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