Mister Jiu's

4.5
133 Reviews
$50 and over
Chinese

About

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.

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4.5based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on February 14, 2017
Overall3foodserviceambience

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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vipJersey
San Francisco
50 reviews
Reviewed on January 22, 2017
Overall2foodserviceambience

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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thewperry
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipUberFoodie
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipMVOak
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LindaC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience1

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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vipDerekC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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RemyS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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bonedoc2
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipcraigolas
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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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Dfinkelstein1
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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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RWHSF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2016
Overall3food5service4ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Attentive service.

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vipDebr
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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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vipRLSSF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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Anni
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipontilt
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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KristenL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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).

MD
MarcelaD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2016
Overall2food1service5ambience3

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

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vipTony
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipCarol
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun and unexpected. Fresh modern Chinese influenced food

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGenie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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

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LiLo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall3food3service1ambience5

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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vipWorthAJourney
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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LOLO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipTheDoctor
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viplunchgirl
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

CJ
CJSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MB
vipMeaganB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Nari
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Lexie
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

GK
vipGingerK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

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Mister Jiu's is rated 4.5 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.