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Chinatown restaurant in SF

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jf123 Apr 17, 2008 09:00 PM

We are going to chinatown in SF and are looking for an excellent place. We really like sichuan cooking.

Please recommend?

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  1. Xiao Yang RE: jf123 Apr 17, 2008 09:39 PM

    There's only one Sichuan restaurant in Chinatown, Z&Y Garden (formerly known as Sam Lok). It has both Sichuan and Yunnan dishes. Chinatown is predominantly Cantonese, and the restaurant mix reflects that.

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    Z & Y
    655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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      mc2 RE: jf123 Apr 18, 2008 11:11 AM

      If you are willing to try something a little out of the ordinary go to Jai Yun. It is Shanghai Chinese and presented as a tasting menu, from $45-100 per person. When we were last there about three weeks ago the $45 menu had 11 cold and 7 hot dishes. (I may be off by plus/minus one dish.) Some of them I couldn't identify but they all ranged from good to outstanding.

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      Jai Yun
      680 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: jf123 Apr 18, 2008 03:25 PM

        Second on Z&Y. My favorites were the spicy numbing pig tongue (cold appetizer), "spicy beef and chicken with flaming chile oil," "Yunnan ZhangYi chicken with explosive chili pepper," braised green pepper (jalapeƱo), and tan dan noodles.

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        Z & Y
        655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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