Mister Jiu's

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Located in San Francisco�s Chinatown, Mister Jiu�s serves Chinese cuisine in an elegant atmosphere, accented with white linens and wood-paneled walls. Each meal is made to order with fresh ingredients and authentic Chinese cooking techniques. Mister Jiu�s has a full bar which includes a drink menu full of specialty cocktails like the harmony cocktail.

Try the crispy scarlet turnip cakes or the prawn cakes to start out your meal at Mister Jiu�s. Choose from entr�es like the pot stickers or the steak fried rice. For vegetarians, the restaurant has menu options like the dragon tongue beans and the smoked Hodo tofu. Try the black sesame cake to top off your meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 857-9688
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brandon Jew
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Private party facilities
Contact the restaurant for information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sacramento St.
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Parking details
Street parking can be tough in this neighborhood. However, there are few parking garages close to Mister Jiu’s:
Ace Parking (550 California St.)
Ace Parking (580 California St.)
Portsmouth Square Garage (733 Kearny St.)
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Public transit
The Muni bus lines 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom, 30 Stockton and 45 Union/Stockton all stop within a couple of blocks of Mister Jiu’s. The closest Bart stop, Montgomery Station, is a 10 minute walk.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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Mister Jiu's in Chinatown takes Chinese food to a whole new level.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
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New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food service ambience

the food was good but expensive and ultimately the whole experience was over shadowed by the bartender telling me i was rude for asking if there was a host or hostess we should wait for after we stood at the front door for 5 minutes without having anyone approach us. Instead of seeing us waiting there and telling us someone would help us momentarily, he just watched us wait there perplexed. Then when we politely asked him if someone would be helping us (considering the host stand ipad was dark and no one was around) he very rudely responded. for a high end restaurant it was really disappointing to be treated this way.

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J
San Francisco
44 reviews
Reviewed on January 22, 2017
Overall 2food service ambience

We were really looking forward to this given the reviews, etc. The food was just OK, nothing special or even creative except strangely enough the desserts.. Some of the prices are ridiculous like the tiny bowl of hot and sour soup for $18, etc.. I can't believe people raved about the steak fried rice. It was fried rice with some cut up steak nothing that tasted special? It's a nice restaurant, the server was very nice but one of the many new San Francisco restaurants where you feel ripped off .

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food :creative , fresh, unique and harmonious . Lovely warm and staff . Very pleasing atmosphere

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well deserved Michelin star. Creative plates, fantastic service, and excellent atmosphere. Mister Jui's is worthy of an out of your way trip.

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UF
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took some out of town business guests to Mister Jiu's and they couldn't have been more impressed by the food, ambiance and service. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and dinner highlights included: dutch crunch bbq pork buns, wontons, and sizzled cod. Cocktails were well crafted also and wine we ordered paired well with our dishes. Would definitely go back to try other dishes.

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MV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Visiting San Fran for husbands 50th. Service and food exceeded expectations. Our waiter (from Nashville) made our evening special even giving us recommendation for places to visit while in town, and our sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We had best seat in the house. Thank you. I hope we can come back soon.

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LC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Food and drinks were delicious and service was good. Unfortunately, the dining room sound level is far too loud, making conversation very difficult. I would recommend this restaurant for the food but not for the ambiance. It's surprising that a restaurant that puts so much care into their menu wouldn't also consider the comfort of their patrons.

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DC
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was very much looking forward to dining here. I found the service friendly and accommodating, but it was so loud as the evening progressed my friend and I had to shout at each other across the table, just 3 - 4 feet from one another. Food was tasty but not memorable, and the portions were so small compared to the prices, I can't imagine going back. $200 for two people should provide a better experience. Even the restaurant decor left something to be desired. Hate giving lukewarm or negative reviews, and I hope they'll improve over time.

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RS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was very excited to try this restaurant but found the food bland and probably wouldn't go back for dinner. The bar had a cool vibe though, but wouldn't be going back for the food.

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b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing dinner! Great service. Would recommend to anyone in San Fran as a top choice.

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c
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We tried this restaurant a few months ago and generally thought the food was interesting and well prepared with an "honest" Cantonese base. This time, however, we found several of the dishes quite uninspring and even coarse. Note that we are in Hong Kong many times a year and frequent modern, "Westernized" Cantonese restaurants there. In particular, the beef in a clay pot was an echo of what this dish is supposed to be, with shallow flavors, a watery sauce, and beef slices that were so uneven it was distracting. Suggest avoiding wasting one of your choices on the mustard greens with urchin sauce. The stuffed quail was pretty good but nothing unusual. Ambiance is intentionally loud, like that other bar-based Chinese restaurant in town (whose food is far superior, if uninventive). If you know nothing about Chinese food, you might be fine here. Expensive for the family style fare you are getting--no effort into plating at all.

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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Interesting food and good service but way too loud and obscure pricing--no itemization of the bill at the end of dinner...

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RW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

It's a great restaurant -- beautiful decor, great views and amazing food -- but it is LOUD! The music, the people and lots of hard surfaces do not make for an environment where you can talk to the people you are dining with. I love high energy and bustle but Mist Jiu's is too loud.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Attentive service.

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D
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Disappointing. Beautiful renovated space, charming view of Grant Ave., very professional staff but the food was a disappointment. The name and style misleads. Some dishes were good, some mediocre, but nothing that makes you want to return for more.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

How it works- you choose either 4 or 6 courses for fixed price. Food was delicious but price point was high for Chinese food reimagined. I love how they are raising the bar but some of the food was too familiar and can get equal or better at Hong Kong flower lounge.

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RL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The hostess/ owner was very congenial. The atmosphere was inviting and unique. The cuisine was innovative and delicious.

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A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Finally, a place that treats Chines cuisine as the sophisticated, surprising, mouth-watering experience that it truly is!

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o
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Some really great dishes and ambience. Some dishes were slightly off the mark, but overall a great experience

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San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, the setting nice and the service excellent - but the price was outrageously high. Not sure that the cuisine was exceptional enough to justify the pricing.

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KL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice redesign of the former Four Seas space. A few standouts: the tendon appetizer, lobster custard (amazing!), and the beautifully presented elephant trunk clams. I think I prefer traditional Peking duck (and for the price, too).

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Nice space, good cocktails and friendly staff, but the food was less than mediocre.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall pretty good. Surprisingly noisy and a little rushed, but comfortable and good service. We weren't huge fans of the "Devil's Gulch Pig Head", but the Hot and Sour Soup, Moo Shu Mushroom, and desserts were delicious.

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not a Chinese person in the staff??!
The whole experience didn't quite come together....

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun and unexpected. Fresh modern Chinese influenced food

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, and delicious cuisine was accompanied by a very nice wine menu!

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G
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was hit and miss device was great and room is gorgeous

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YH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

They try with fusion mixes and great drinks, but its expensive and some of their dishes just can't beat the traditional ones. But its a nice place with excellent service and yummy cocktails.

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WA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Delivered on all marks well above the price point.

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San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was dominated by the food, creative and traditional, new combinations of old and new ingredients, esthetic presentations, unexpected variance in textures and flavors. Every mouthful was exciting and gratifying and tasteful simultaneously. Memorable were the soft shell crabs with fennel, fried garlic and green chili and citrus aioli, charred green and wax beans and slightly sticky fried rice with egg, buratta and XO sauce. The visual presentation of the sesame cake (dark, grey and muddy) was not to be forgotten. The drawbacks were the closeness of the tables, the unnecessary "music" plus the people noise in an exceptional space on old Waverly Place.

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OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ordered a bottle of pricey champagne. After waiting too long, it arrived warm. They clearly did not have any chilled. They took it back to chill it.
The food was not memorable. A lot of money for an ordinary meal.

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LO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an elegant and exciting venue, with a stunning design and excellent food. The view of Chinatown give it an exotic feel --
at once modern and Old World. The per person charge for banquet style service makes it an excellent value. I can't wait to go back!

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TD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must try the incredible wontons at Mr. Jui's. Over-the-top!!!

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l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food but far too noisy for our round table of 6 to be able to talk to each other. Wine service was slow.

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CJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the dishes, which are truly creative and delicious, especially admirable for Chinese cuisines. Love the service, the family banquet style is fun and attentative. Also love the wine selections. The exquisite flavors of each dish have been happy surprises throughout our three experiences there. Love to go back with friends.

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MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such incredible food!!! Can't wait to go back!

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N
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Jiu's before and we were impressed by Chinese infusioned food. Return visit, we were confirm that this is our regular Californian-Chinese high end food. Every plates were beautifully plated and flavors were impregnated with multiple layers of fresh ingredients.
Thanks to mr jiu.

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L
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from start to finish.
Can't wait to go back

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OT
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, very good food... odd manner of how you order -- but it does make things interesting I suppose. Would rather have either a set menu or a typical one in my mind -- made things more confusing than necessary. But the quality of the food trumps all, and I hope to return to try some different entrees.

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GK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

More hype than it's worth. They need to organize their table service more efficiently.

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