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Z & Y Peking Duck - Z & Y Peking Duck, San Francisco, CA

Z & Y Peking Duck

4.4
4.4
55 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
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

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Dim Sum
  • 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, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Private party facilities
    Transform your next birthday into an unforgettable experience in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown! Celebrate with Z & Y Peking Duck, where you’ll savor their award-winning Peking Duck, alongside other exquisite Chinese cuisine.
  • 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 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Chinese

55 Reviews
  1. Martin

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Peking duck superb. Perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Royal lamb on brazier good but not exceptional. Beef in pancakes good but a mistake after so many pancakes with duck. Pea shoots perfect. Food came quickly. Price reasonable — $83 each including 20% tip.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Peking duck ever!! Unfortunately waiters don’t speak fluent English

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was great, but the service was dreadful. Having our Peking duck dropped on the table as soon as we sat down was terrible and we couldn’t get server’s attention on numerous occasions. Won’t be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it all !!! We will be back for sure! We favorite Chinese restaurant…

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  5. choclove

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 5 late on a weekend evening and tried quite a few of their dishes. The miso sea bass was out of this world as were the glazed prawns with walnuts. The peking duck was very good but not exceptional, it was annoying that they did not serve the full duck we ordered with enough of the steamed pancakes and condiments. The cumin lamb was good but not great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, 5 ⭐️. Would put on your list if ever visiting.

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  7. NormanY

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Z & Y offers a delicate Peking duck dish and a mouth watering lamb clay pot. The green beans was fried to a near perfect texture. I would skip the dumplings here as they were mediocre primarily because of the course outer skin.

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  8. ValerieK

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. We had shredded pork with garlic sauce, spicy eggplant (silky, spicy and tasty), and a lamb dish with green onions and sliced onions which was tender and delicious. The food came quickly and the meal well paced. I’d have loved to try many more dishes - but we had a lot of food already given Duck was coming Then came crab and pork xioa long bao (good but not the best soup dumplings we’ve had) The Peking duck was terrific. Crispy skin with tender meat, lovely thin pancakes, rich hoisin sauce, sliced green onions and cucumber )+ sugar to eat with the skin) to accompany the duck. We ate everything, loved every bite and will be back regularly. So excited to have a great spot for Peking duck. Much appreciated the service. Friendly & efficient. The restaurant is clean and modern but warm.

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  9. aces

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food with the duck being the best dish. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great.

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  10. FriedaZ

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Z & Y had an awesome Peking duck and delicious dumplings. The Server was not personable. The place was also very cold and we had to keep our coats on while we ate.

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  11. Mamamona

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Peking duck and a pork dish for lunch. The wrap for the duck was so thin that you can see through it. The presentation was great. Just not enough green onions. The food was delicious. I brought my whole family for CNY the next night. And it was wonderful when we tried the Chili Crab, Cumin Lamb, Miso Sea Bass, soup dumplings, and pea sprouts. The food was all delicious. My only complaint is that the pea sprout dish was quite small for $20+ and parts of it was stringy. We asked for medium level of spiciness - the crab was perfectly spiced but the lamb was a tad too spicy - still delicious. Will be back.

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  12. Yalek

    San Francisco

    196 reviews

    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A small modern designed Chinese restaurant. The menu is mostly northern region Chinese food with a few American Chinese dishes. Most of the dishes are spicy so be prepared with the heat but it is in the good way. It is our first visit to Z&Y and only 3 of us so we were unable to taste every dishes. There are quite a lot of dishes with beef and lamb.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were expecting the classic offering of the duck at the table with a presentation of slicing it in front of us and were disappointed that experience was skipped over. The duck was precut into larger chunks than we were expecting and there not enough pancakes; but the other food was lovely !!

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  14. Cindy

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We decided to try this place that was noted as the “sister” restaurant of Chili House for Chinese New Year. Food was tasty and peking duck was good (although Chili House is better). It was just really cold when we were there because their heater wasn’t working.

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  15. TonyO

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food was excellent and servers were very helpful. I would recommend.

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  16. Prumpkah

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We reserved a table for four for Chinese New Years day dinner, and as separately required also reserved the restaurant’s namesake dish, Peking Duck. We selected the option of a whole duck as opposed to a half order. We made the booking well in advance. When we arrived, the waiter asked if we would accept half an order of duck, as they did not have enough ducks to meet demand. It turns out that it was not a request, but that we had no choice, which was disappointing and was inexcusable since we had reserved well in advance. In addition to no apology being offered, we were charged $48 for a half duck whereas a whole duck costs $79. Moreover, the traditional way of serving a Peking Duck (in our experience as a local family with Chinese roots) is for tableside carving, with presentation in three courses (duck skin, duck meat, and the remaining duck made into either a stir-fry or a soup). Disappointingly, we were served one course of pre-carved duck. When the check came, the subtotal included a mandatory 18% service charge which had not previously been disclosed. The total after tax and including one bottle of wine came to $322. In addition, the credit card slip included a tip line with suggested percentages for an additional optional tip. If one didn’t scrutinize the itemized bill it would be easy to inadvertently tip twice. I can’t recommend this restaurant. For the level of service and tastiness of the cooking - and we enjoy a lot of Chinese food and eat out frequently - it is, in my opinion, just not worth the inflated price.

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  17. Chinchin60

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If you want the Peking Duck (half or whole) be sure to call the restaurant to confirm the request. Do not trust the reservation app. The restaurant only checks the app to write down the name and the number of people in the party.

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  18. JasonL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food and great service. We had a good time.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First of all, and most importantly, the food was incredible. Great food and staff were extremely nice.

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  20. lookingforagoodone

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed an outstanding meal at Z&Y restaurant. The peking duck is magnificent and beautifully presented but also the accompanying dishes: egg fried rice, pea pods, scallion pancakes, mapo tofu and pineapple chicken were all fantastic as well. We finished every single crumb! We also appreciated the restaurant accommodating our group of 8 even though we could not reserve it online. The restaurant is also very elegantly appointed.

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  21. Frenchyfoodie

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and was an elevated Chinese cuisine experience. Our waitress Katie was very helpful & knowledgeable. The Peking duck is the best I've had hands down too!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Peking duck was delicious! The rest of the food was delicious as well. I would recommend going with 6 people so you can order different dishes. Service was very fast, maybe a little fast. We were in and out in 1 hour. That is sort of typical Chinese restaurant service. Overall the food was good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Peking duck ever! Delightful restaurant! Love the thin pancakes!

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  24. Dave

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great duck. You can even get 1/2 but you must order in advance. Other dishes, including honey walnut prawns and shrimp chow mien are equally great.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food!! Restaurant is small so it can get really backed up even with reservations.

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  26. JacquelineO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here specifically for the Peking duck and were not disappointed. And all the other dishes we ordered were delicious as well. We will definitely come back!

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  27. ziqiangw

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    opened recently in chinatown, food taste is same as good as the one in chillihouse, but the quantity is less i believe? also not as many dishes on menu。 the service charge is not a pleasant thing, considering we would add tips on top of that. it will stop us from coming again. we have visited many other restaurants that dont add this as mandatory.

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  28. John

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The duck was delicious, the rest of the dishes were very good. The duck alone makes it worthwhile. We had a reservation for 7 and had to wait half an hour to be seated, and the check in process was pretty chaotic. But at the end of the day if you love Peking duck, it’s worth a try

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing duck - nuff said. Duck carving station is an experience

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A more elegant version of the other Z&Y restaurant nearby. All the food we ordered were very good especially the spicy eggplant.

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  31. JoanneB

    San Francisco

    170 reviews

    4.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. There were three of us. Preordered a whole duck but there was still a long wait. The table next to us did not preorder a duck and was told it would take an hour. Our duck took almost that long. The table next to us got their duck about 5 minutes after we did. The purpose of preordering the duck is to lessen the wait time. One person in our group still works so had to take an extended lunch. In addition, an additional charge of $5 and $6 for an additional condiment plate and wrappers. So a total of $11. All in all food was good.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a great experience overall. Very disappointing as I had specifically made a reservation here to have the duck. They had sold out before we got there… the menu said we had to reserve in advance but no where on OpenTable was that mentioned. That is more an issue with OpenTable so I don’t fault them for that necessarily. It’s just that the dinner we did end up having was average at best.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  34. Lovenortherncalifornia

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  35. emcee

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  37. HerbA

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant!!

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  40. Claudio

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and food in the heart of Chinatown. Excellent service and reasonable price!

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FAQs

Z & Y Peking Duck offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 986-1899.

Z & Y Peking Duck is rated 4.4 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Z & Y Peking Duck

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
    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Dim Sum
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 986-1899
  • Private party facilities
    Transform your next birthday into an unforgettable experience in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown! Celebrate with Z & Y Peking Duck, where you’ll savor their award-winning Peking Duck, alongside other exquisite Chinese cuisine.
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