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Z & Y Bistro - - Z & Y Bistro Wine Bar Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Z & Y Bistro Wine Bar Restaurant

4.5
4.5
23 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
Come visit our new Asian Fusion restaurant in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, located on the same block as the from the original Z & Y Restaurant. Stop by the Bistro and enjoy a variety of regional dishes ranging from yakitori skewers, lanzhou ramen, hot pot, and a selection of the classic Sichuan favorites Z & Y is famous for.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Yakitori
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 986-1899
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Chinatown
  • Cross street
    Kearny st.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

23 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    I was here on Christmas Eve and the service was horrible. They clearly forgot about one of our dishes despite us asking several times. After the third ask they finally remember (about 30 mins after we finished everything else). We got barely an apology on it. Also pretty sure a duck dish we had was chicken.

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  2. michaelc

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The restaurant was woefully understaffed. Arrived at reservation time, waited 45 mins to be seated. Asked for a glass of wine while waiting, never arrived. Had to ask for everything like water refill, get our sake heated, etc. Food was good, so three stars.

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  3. Lovenortherncalifornia

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I would recommend to friends with the caveat that they be prepared to wait. We arrived on time for our 1:30 pm reservation but waited 30 minutes to be seated. We watched several other frustrated parties arrive with reservations and experience the same wait. 2 staff members were greeting guests, taking orders, tending bar, delivering food and bussing tables. Only after we had been there an hour did 2 additional staff appear. Once our food order was entered into their system, the food arrived fairly quickly. The food and wine was good, not exceptional. Nice, upscale ambiance for Chinatown.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding service, menu and on top of that a great value. Hotpot, skewers, noodles, quality meat, fish and tofu. Wonderful level of spice.

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  5. HerbA

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very innovative cooking, new wave fusion in most respects. The wine part of the experience wasn't really up to par with a so so wine list, limited glass selections.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with a large, slightly obnoxious group of family. They put up with us really well and the food was great. My mother starting chatted with the owner (of course), and next thing I had a really lovely glass of champagne for my extremely belated birthday celebration. Great experience overall! P.S. They have a mighty wine list.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant!!

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  8. Claudio

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and food in the heart of Chinatown. Excellent service and reasonable price!

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  9. JxPx

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our first time at this bistro - everyone was nice. The food is delicious! Staff was knowledgeable & attentive. Menu is a mix of Chinese and Japanese.

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  10. SnehalM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Modern and pleasant setting with delicious meals. Strongly recommend bringing a group to try lots of small plates. Yakitori is delicious! The broth for the Langzhou noodles is really nice, especially if you enjoy star anise.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    When for Father’s Day dinner. I had reserved and we got a table. Then we were ignored and other seated after us got served. After asking to get to order twice we finally ordered. Food came in randomly, appetizers after entrees. Asked for check and again forgotten. So service was bad the food ok.

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  12. DIabe

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time at this restaurant - everyone was nice - food was awesome- staff was very knowledgeable & attentive. We highly recommend this place to anyone as you won’t be disappointed. The food is delicious!

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  13. Fancygreysuit

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    If you’re expecting same menu as the regular z and y you’ll be disappointed. They have some of the same dishes but it’s like a combo of that and some Japanese skewers. A little strange.

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  14. HeidiF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, full of flavors, very fresh! Highly recommend.

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  15. CuriousDiner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Had a early reservation but still wait 10 minutes when there was 5 unoccupied table. Middle age Lady(owner or relative of owner?)working reception counter was on the phone arguing with someone trying to make reservation. She definitely had a snotty attitude which one might experience at some hard to get into trendy, hip restaurant but not a slightly above average typical hole in the wall Chinese restaurant. Well, maybe the rude part but not the snotty part at least. Food were decent portioned but greasy and laden of MSG. Table top was sticky and not clean. Decor was bland, generic hole in the wall restaurant. Pricing was above average for Chinese restaurant. Toilet was down some scary stairs and semi-sanitary. Try to elevate itself to be hip with cocktail drinks but can’t get off the floor. Wouldn’t bring a first date here or risk being called a “cheap” date.

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  16. Lloyd

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monica is an awesome server. She makes it fun and always gives great service.

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  17. Hiro

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    一人でお店に行き,白ワイン2種を飲み,魚料理をいただきました。料理は山椒の味付けが強烈で,私の好みに合いました。店内の雰囲気もよく,満席でした。また行きたいと思います。

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  18. Lloyd

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not only was the food greqt, but the service was awesome. Our server, Monica, made us feel very welcome and the whole staff was on top of everything. The bar tender was the same. It was a great experience.

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  19. AndersG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, had the tofu, baby pak choi and some dumplings. Tastylichious

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  20. nikos

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Not good quality of food. I was expecting it to be better

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  21. Jjjjjjjjjjjj

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Shady they didn’t acknowledge my reservation. The wine list by glass and bottle are great, food was overly flavored or very bland. Did anyone taste the food before it went out?

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  22. larryandmar

    Sacramento

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Z & Y came up high on the list of the supposed best 'Chinese' restaurants in San Francisco. It's really more of an Asian fusion restaurant, but we actually prefer that approach to traditional Chinese. Z & Y also operates a traditional first-come-first-served restaurant just up the street. The bistro had a good sampling of small plates, which we sampled 4-5 of. All were excellent, innovative, and very tasty. Service was fast, friendly and efficient. Their wine list wasn't large, but they had a good selection of tasty wines by the glass. Prices were more expensive than traditional Chinese plates, but very reasonable compared to other fine dining establishments in San Francisco. We'd definitely go back and would highly recommend this place to others. It also has a nice young, hip vibe - but that didn't make us older folks feel unwelcome at all.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first time experience!

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FAQs

Z & Y Bistro Wine Bar Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 986-1899.

Z & Y Bistro Wine Bar Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Z & Y Bistro Wine Bar Restaurant

606 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kearny st.
  • Neighborhood
    Chinatown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Yakitori
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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