Jai Yun

★★★★★
Pay no mind to the cheesy decor; it's all about the stellar Shanghainese food at this wee spot on the edge of Chinatown.
  • 680 Clay St

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Map & Directions
  • 415-981-7438

About Jai Yun

Hours
Sun-Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm

Food

Food
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Weve been going to Jai Yun since 2002. Chef Nei is nothing short of an artist and genius when it comes to Chinese cuisine. I am Chinese and I have never had better Chinese food in US anywhere. His style is unique, similar to Omakase in

3
★★★★★

Weve been going to Jai Yun since 2002. Chef Nei is nothing short of an artist and genius when it comes to Chinese cuisine. I am Chinese and I have never had better Chinese food in US anywhere. His style is unique, similar to Omakase in

Pros: Everything is delicious…Always

Cons: It's not right down the street from us

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Jai Yun is now at 680 Clay Street, San Francisco, 2 blocks away from the former location. My wife and I had the $65 / person dinner. We had a total of 18 different S to M size fine dishes one L size final dish. Since I lived in Hong Kong

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★★★★★

Jai Yun is now at 680 Clay Street, San Francisco, 2 blocks away from the former location. My wife and I had the $65 / person dinner. We had a total of 18 different S to M size fine dishes one L size final dish. Since I lived in Hong Kong

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Hosted a party of 12 (half Chinese-speaking; half not) for dinner and was extremely disappointed from beginning to end. Knew in advance the cost, so that was not the issue, but the food was extremely oily and overly sweet, even for

3
★★★★★

Hosted a party of 12 (half Chinese-speaking; half not) for dinner and was extremely disappointed from beginning to end. Knew in advance the cost, so that was not the issue, but the food was extremely oily and overly sweet, even for

Pros: Parking is convenient in Portsmouth Square

Cons: Everything else.

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The quality of the food is very good. However it is not excellent as it always want people to believe. The portion is small if not tiny. For all the few times I went, the dish has never really make me "wow!". Its dishes are basically very

3
★★★★★

The quality of the food is very good. However it is not excellent as it always want people to believe. The portion is small if not tiny. For all the few times I went, the dish has never really make me "wow!". Its dishes are basically very

Pros: food is good

Cons: expensive, small portion

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This place is AWESOME!! I swear you CANNOT find any other better Chinese food in the bay area. Everything is a piece of art. I spent a wonderful night with my hubby and paid 80 dollars per person. The food was so elegant and worth every

3
★★★★★

This place is AWESOME!! I swear you CANNOT find any other better Chinese food in the bay area. Everything is a piece of art. I spent a wonderful night with my hubby and paid 80 dollars per person. The food was so elegant and worth every

Pros: Small plates, everything is a piece of art

Cons: limited wine selection

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This place used to be good - now it really is a joke. Do they think they're the next Gary Danko? I went there with 7 others, we paid $45 each to get about 9-10 plates of food for the table! What's worse, each plate only had a tiny

3
★★★★★

This place used to be good - now it really is a joke. Do they think they're the next Gary Danko? I went there with 7 others, we paid $45 each to get about 9-10 plates of food for the table! What's worse, each plate only had a tiny

Cons: tiny portions, very expensive, dive

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Over the past year or so this place has gone from very good to terrible. The food is fine, but the portions are ridiculously small. I went there for dinner with 7 others and we all left hungry. We paid $45/person, which means each entre

3
★★★★★

Over the past year or so this place has gone from very good to terrible. The food is fine, but the portions are ridiculously small. I went there for dinner with 7 others and we all left hungry. We paid $45/person, which means each entre

Cons: expensive, small servings, overrated

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I've been here in the past and it was good...then. Now, the price has gone up, the serving size has shrunk, and the food is sub-par. You won't see too many asians coming here anymore. You WILL leave dissatisfied and very unhappy you spent

3
★★★★★

I've been here in the past and it was good...then. Now, the price has gone up, the serving size has shrunk, and the food is sub-par. You won't see too many asians coming here anymore. You WILL leave dissatisfied and very unhappy you spent

Cons: price, food, serving size

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The two of us chose the $45 per head meal, which turned out to be just a proportionate share of the same dishes the $35 per head party of eight next to us were served (they actually had 2 dishes more). We got about 12 less-than-Dim

3
★★★★★

The two of us chose the $45 per head meal, which turned out to be just a proportionate share of the same dishes the $35 per head party of eight next to us were served (they actually had 2 dishes more). We got about 12 less-than-Dim

Pros: some excelent dishes

Cons: poor value, no food choices, bleak ambience

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I think that the chef at Jai Yun is as talented as any in the city. The meal I had last night was one of the best I have ever had. Everything was exciting, flavorful and balanced. The best thing about the restaurant is that it is so

3
★★★★★

I think that the chef at Jai Yun is as talented as any in the city. The meal I had last night was one of the best I have ever had. Everything was exciting, flavorful and balanced. The best thing about the restaurant is that it is so

Pros: food, no corkage fee

Cons: no credit cards

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No wonder it's also known as the "Chinese Laundry." The chef serves up seriously fresh and interesting produce for the first several veggie courses, then you're treated to an assorment of pork, beef and finally fish and seafood dishes

3
★★★★★

No wonder it's also known as the "Chinese Laundry." The chef serves up seriously fresh and interesting produce for the first several veggie courses, then you're treated to an assorment of pork, beef and finally fish and seafood dishes

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Stopped by Jai Yun tonight after reading glowing reviews. Dinner is prix fixe, we went with the $40/person deal and started off with 8 cold appetizers (party of 3) which included cold peppery beef slices, pickled cucumber slices and

3
★★★★★

Stopped by Jai Yun tonight after reading glowing reviews. Dinner is prix fixe, we went with the $40/person deal and started off with 8 cold appetizers (party of 3) which included cold peppery beef slices, pickled cucumber slices and

Pros: Great Assortment, Fresh ingredients

Cons: , Pricey 4 what you get

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This is exactly the kind of place I hoped would be in San Francisco, but which never materialized until now. Chef Nei' Chia Ji is a master. A dinner is prix-fixe and the courses revolve around what the chef has obtained that day. His tofu

3
★★★★★

This is exactly the kind of place I hoped would be in San Francisco, but which never materialized until now. Chef Nei' Chia Ji is a master. A dinner is prix-fixe and the courses revolve around what the chef has obtained that day. His tofu

Pros: Fresh food, Authentic, Wide range of flavors

Cons: No decor, Limited beverages

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Chef Nei' Chia Ji earned an underground reputation as the Thomas Keller of Shanghai cuisine serving a chef's choice prix-fixe menu. It appears, however, once the word got out, that prices went up and the food appeal went down. Dishes have…

 

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