Jai Yun Restaurant
Fixed-price, multicourse Chinese dining
Chinese · North Beach · $$$
"A smorgasbord of meticulously prepared dishes" comes from "innovative" chef-owner Nei Chia Ji at his Chinatown/Downtown joint where guests "come with an open mind" , choose one of three or so "prix fixe small-plate dinners" and sample "delicacies not found on most Chinese menus" ; just "be prepared for a very long dinner" , service that's "good, not great" and an "expensive bill" (it's "worth every penny" ).
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hours Open Today · 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
location 606 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA phone +1 415-900-8406 website www.jai-yun.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Private rooms
Special occasions
Google Reviews
Jai Yun is a shining example of the highest culinary skill to be seen in Chinese cooking. I am fortunate enough to dine there with a Mandarin-speaking friend, who arranges the meal for us every now and then. The chef prepares a poem with each dish, making the experience beautiful to hear, as well as see, smell, and taste! During our most recent visit, we were blessed with as many dishes as we could, each one at least as beautiful and delicious as the last. We started with a presentation of what seems like two dozen tiny bites, and were then treated to classics like squirrel fish as well as unique dishes designed by the chef. Our hostess picked out a perfect wine for us, and indulged us with tea as well. The surroundings are very clean and modest, but what appears on your plate is worthy of all the other Michelin stars in the city. If you get a chance to eat at Jai Yun, YOU MUST!
Graham Trummell · January 26, 2017
They close at 2am I guess that is what he said he was to busy staring at the floor I was asking some questions and the kid was acting extremely rude and impatient towards me so I never ate there and I won’t be back
John Wilkins · March 4, 2018
Unique eatery in the city. No menu at all, just a list of price (excl. tips and tax) per customer. Nothing tells you what you could get at different given rates(from $65 pp). Some food was innovative and professionally cooked, using fresh, inexpensive meat, seafood and vegetables, but the portions of each dish were small and the service just at amateur level. No ambiance there, even the gate is partially broken.
Patric Lee · January 13, 2016