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For 2
Date
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7:00 PM
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Jai Yun

3.8
63 reviews
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$50 and over
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Chinese
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Jai Yun restaurant is operating as a pop-up and currently accepting reservations.
24 hour advance reservation required.

We are temporarily located at New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant @ 606 Broadway, San Francisco 94133. This at the edge of Chinatown and North Beach. It is only a few blocks away from the original Clay St location.

Jai Yun serves a variety of Chinese inspired dishes. Its specialties include fried beef, short ribs, slow braised duck and foo young. Each dish is prepared home style and comes as a full course dinner with appetizers to sample and a dessert to complete the meal. Chopsticks are the preferred utensil at Jai Yun thus enhancing the international dining experience. Pair and finish your meal with a glass of wine from its extensive wine selection.

Jai Yun offers a traditional, casual and simplistic décor with red tablecloths. It is open during dinner hours daily. Currently not open for lunch until further date.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Chinese (Shanghai), Chinese (Canton)
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Not available at this time

Dinner: Daily from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please note our lunch/dinner service normally lasts between 2 to 3 hours.
The last reservation we accept is at 9:30 pm.
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Phone number
(415) 900-8406
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Nei
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Private party facilities
Private Room Available.
See details at www.jai-yun.com.
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Private party contact
Chef Nei: (415) 900-8406
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbus Avenue & Grant Avenue
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Parking details
Free street parking after 6:00pm on Broadway, Columbus Ave, and Grant Ave.
Free street parking after 6:00pm Saturdays. Sundays all free street parking in the neighborhood.
Garage parking nearby: Portsmouth Square Garage. (5min walking distance)
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Public transit
Muni 1, 8x at Kearny St & Clay St Stop
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 63 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
2.7
ambience
4.2
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kitana76 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Our second time here and we had a blast. We brought our parents this time so we could share this amazing experience. Amazing food by a very talented chef. Both the chef and Eugene were super friendly, communicative and wonderful to interact with. Check out the reviews online and try this place for yourself. I cannot more strongly recommend this dining 'experience'!

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vipEVDW (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Deliciously traditional Chinese food thoughtfully concocted by a chef who is a lover of poetry. And the poetry is evident in every dish.

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vipEatery (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2016

Just sit back and let the exquisite dishes come. You don't order; it's up to the chef what he will offer. All dishes are delicate and delicious. Come hungry!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2016

Had party of 9 business associates. Chef was great and came to speak to us frequently...explained dishes...made us feel welcome. I will go back again!

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traveller (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2016

This was our fourth experience with this chef over the past decade or so, our third in this location. The chef's experience comes from cooking for large banquets in China for wealthy businessmen and politicians. This is not Chinese food you are likely to experience anywhere else unless you travel to China and know people. It's certainly more interesting than anything I've been able to find in Hong Kong over a few visits. There is no menu and often the server speaks very little English. You point to one of 3 prices on the card placed in front of you. We have always been satisfied with the middle price ($128 per person for couples, it goes down for larger groups). Pricey and in a very ordinary room with plastic flowers. So clean it feels a bit sterile but this is a vast improvement over his original location. The meal begins with 16 appetizers on small dishes - various pickled vegetables and thinly sliced meats, some intensely spicy. There is terrific variety in the flavors. His signature dish is bland but delicious: "velvet abalone" which consists of very thin ribbons of abalone mixed with cooked egg. Small plates of perfectly cooked shrimp and beef will also appear in course after course. The past few visits we've had him stop after about 2 hours of continuous nibbling when we couldn't eat any more.

It's really a place for foodies who are relatively insensitive to price and setting.

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vipSnydro (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

Not worth the money! Would never recommend.

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Anne (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2016

Jai Nun offers a price fix menu of many, many courses of delicious Chinese food. But having encouraged guests to be on time (because the Chef is preparing the fresh food), it was 45 minutes before we were served. There were few wine choices and I wonder if beer might have been a less expensive choice. The waitress was very attentive, but had little English. All in all, I think this restaurant is worth visiting once, but is overpriced.

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vipEatery (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

You're at the mercy of this fine chef, since there is no menu. One of the most interesting meals I have ever had. It starts with ten little bites and then there are at least 10 more courses to go, but you don't feel stuffed when you leave. They demand a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

Making a reservation for Jai Yun was easy on OpenTable, but if you need to contact the restaurant with question and make changes was a bit hard if you don't speak Mandarin Chinese. The chef speaks very little english, but tries very hard to communicate and accommendate. We had a group of 11 people and everyone had a great time. I loved the 8 - 10 small cold dishes as starters. It is fresh, unique and delicious. I lost count on how many hot items we received, but I like the concept that it started small and get larger as the dishes progresses. IMHO, everything was expertly prepared and flavor was well balanced. A good advice someone gave me is to let the chef know what price you are paying when making a reservation(if it is not just the minimum), it will help him plan your meal better.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2015

Very over-priced, zero ambience. Food is eccentric. Some of it was very good but overall not at all worth the price tag. Service was limited.

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