Spotted SF / Chinatown / Mister Jiu’s
Located along historic Waverly Place, Mister Jiu’s introduces fresh, new California-style Cantonese cooking to SF’s Chinatown. Chef Brandon Jew, who has a decade of cooking around the globe, is back in his hometown creating a new spin on Chinese cuisine by using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients—like Liberty Farm duck and McFarland Springs trout. The latter dish, one of my favorites, is baked entirely in salt and cracked right open before serving. Dinner is served family-style at 4-courses for $48/person or 6-courses for $69/person and specialty dishes can be added on separately. The cocktail menu is especially fun and there are eight drinks to choose from, each representing aspects of good fortune: happiness, luck, wisdom, longevity, harmony, tranquility, prosperity and wealth. You can also sit at the bar for snacks and small plates, too. The beautifully designed restaurant is in a century old building and has lovely elements like golden lotus chandeliers and built-in lazy Susans that lay flush with the tables. Be sure to peek out the windows for an incredible overhead view of Chinatown.
28 Waverly Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
Ph: 415 857 9688
*All images by me, Leslie.