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About Jannah / Yaya Cuisine

Come experience what Herb Caen called "Baghdad By The Bay" with legendary San Francisco Chef Yahya Salih. He blends traditional Mesopotamian dishes with California/Mediterranean influences. Combining his life-changing experience with California cooking pioneer Jeremiah Tower and the traditional dishes of his native Iraq, Salih has carved a niche for himself as one of the premiere chefs in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the only restaurant in the city that replicates Mesopotamian cuisine. Formerly Yaya Cuisine, Jannah provides a modern and fresh atmosphere in which to experience a 3000 year old culture and enjoy wine from California, Argentina, Lebanon, Turkey and more. Jannah is the perfect place for memorable events like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, engagements, graduation, family gatherings and corporate events!

1775 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Iraqi, Mediterranean, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM.

Cross Street:
Masonic

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 567-4400

Website:
http://www.yayacuisine.com/

Catering:
We do off site catering for events like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, engagements, graduation, family gatherings and corporate events. We can cater seated dinners for 20 to 150 people or buffet style for 50-500 people.

Parking Details:
Plenty of street parking, and across the street you can park in Lucky store lot for free for 2 hours with a purchase at Lucky.

Public Transit:
5 Fulton Street line: Masonic stop
43 Masonic line: Masonic/Fulton stop

Executive Chef:
Yahya Salih

Private Party Facilities:
Legendary San Francisco Chef Yahya Salih combines traditional Mesopotamian dishes with California/Mediterranean influences for the most unique party you've ever had!

Private Party Contact:
Yahya Salih: (855) 855-0558

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can do all kind of special events. Just give us a call!

Jannah / Yaya Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

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4.2

value

4.7

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful food. Reasonable prices. Nice people

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great presentation of plates; vibrant, colorful, and the combination of spices explode the palate. very satisfying. Parking is available at the supermarket across the street - double plus!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

What a find. The food is authentic with Cali twist; fresh, flavorful, and creative. The service was attentive. It's at kind of off the beaten path but the patrons kept coming in while we were there (7:30-9:00pm) that itself tells you something. We'd definitely go back to try other dishes.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food! Service was incredible. They really took care of us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Unique cuisine. Not too many veggie or gluten-free dishes, but the ines we had were great.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Jannah is in our neighborhood and very easy stroll there. We enjoyed our meal which was authentic and different - Iraqi Middle Eastern cuisine. We had a wonderful chat with the owner who is from Iraq and very knowledgeable about what is happening there. The place is quiet, comfortable and a good, reasonable place to go with friends when you actually want to talk to each other.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great take on traditional Iraqi cuisine. Real enough to taste authentic, but inviting enough that everyone could enjoy it. Serving sizes were generous and great for sharing. Servers were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Creative Iraqi food. Flavor combinations I never experienced before.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Since I discovered Jannah, I go there fairly frequently. I keep introducing my friends to jannah.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I always love the food at Jannah. I have introduced this restaurant to many of my friends. They all liked it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This was my first time having Iraqui food, the appetizers were very good, a plate with 3 different types of hummus with pita bread, it was quite good. I was so full afterwards that this would have been enough for the 3 of us. Our waiter was excellent being that we arrived early at 5 pm, rather than 5:30 pm, the time of our reservation. My main course was also very good, but by then I was too full to really enjoy the meal. We asked for hot tea to go with our dessert and the tea was excellent, if in the area, would go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I keep going back to Jannah and I introduce this amazing place to my friends--the food is delicious and the food is authentic

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Neighborhood dining spot

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was delicious!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Awesome food!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Tasty food, attentive staff and quick service. While the decor is a bit sparse, the look and feel match the restaurant's ethnic cuisine.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Lovely meal at this restaurant. Food was delicious and service was good. We shared a salad, chicken kebab, and lamb shank, and a dessert. Everything was delicious and we had a great dinner date.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I keep going back and also bring my friends and family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 23, 2017

The food was very good. but there are better restaurants with higher quality food and service

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Although announced online as an Iranian restaurant, it is actually a Northern Iraqi restaurant. The food was great we ordered a salad, a small pizza-like dish with lamb sausage and as an entrée a fatoosh salad with biriani beef. The salad was fresh with mint and other leaves. It was enough for two and quite satisfying. The downside was the service, the main waiter/manager seemed not to be very used to deal with customers. But overall the other waiters were atentive in serving water and answering questions. I would recomend to try it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Once I discovered Jannah I keep bringing my friends. The food is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Loved it. Disappointed tagines are no
Longer festered. Have followed from Yaya days on 9th ave

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and service! I grew up with authentic Iraqi and Middle Eastern food and this place hit it spot on. Would highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Excellent and unique Middle Eastern food. Portions are large and very shareable. Delicious! Will be back again soon!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I have become a regular customer at Jannah. I have introduced this restaurant to alot of my friends. We all like the food, generous portions, extremely tasty and great value. I highly recommend Jannah. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We so love the family who runs this. The food is delicious and the service great.
We have been now twice and sure will be back.
Don't miss this great place and support local :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Organic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We have visited Jannah for lunch and now dinner. The menu is varied and the food is fresh and very tasty. The menu reflects the owners' Iraqi/Middle Eastern cuisine. The service is very polite and attentive but it feels like a family run place, which it is. As a result one feels warmth and friendliness from the staff. The ambiance in the evening with soft, trendy lighting was especially pleasant. AND not noisy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The appetizers are great.
The lamb shack was not that great.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Well, I have very mixed feelings about this place. The food is really interesting - a creative take on traditional Mesopotamian dishes. We really liked the food a lot, actually. It was fresh and very unique, and really great if you are vegetarian. The challenge on this particular night was that they were short-staffed and the service was about the worst I've ever had in San Francisco. The wait staff seemed to be in meltdown mode. We waited 90 minutes before we even got anything to eat - warm pita bread, which we had to ask for. About 15 minutes later, our main dishes came, and the waiter recognized that our appetizers had not yet arrived. A half-hour later, we were curious if the rest of our food would ever come, so we confronted the manager (maybe she was the owner) because we were very hungry and Papalote was just next door. The manager brought our three appetizers and said she would not charge us because they had someone call in sick. So, this is a difficult review. On another night, I'm guessing the service would be a 3 - nothing that would blow you away, but the great taste of the food and the low prices would make it worth it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I keep going back and I introduce this wonderful restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Healthy, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

I keep going back and introduce my friends to Jannah's excellent food. And they have all been pleased.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Jannah's was a completely unexpected surprise. Loved the food and the servers. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Once I discovered Jannah, I keep going back and also introduce my friends to their delicious, authentic food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Never ate...made reservation on Sat at 8...walked in ...immediately recognize lack of coordination...nobody talked to us for 15 minutes but gave us a glass of water and menus and walked away...we got up and left after 15 minutes and seeing how many other tables were getting similar treatment

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Great restaurant with delicious food and extremely authentic. Great chef.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Since I discovered Jannah a month ago, I have been back 3 times and have introduced this restaurant to different friends. It's a wonderful restaurant with delicious food, and great portions. It is extremely authentic and I will keep going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

This place was great. One of the best middle eastern spots in the bay

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Organic, Casual, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Disabled Access, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2016

I love Jannah! The service is very personal and the food is delicious - you can tell it is cooked with love! The restaurant is spacious and always comfortable in terms of noise. I love going here for lunch, but this was my first dinner, and it was just as great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2016

Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere! Can't wait to go again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Food is consistently delicious!

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