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Z & Y Restaurant

Z & Y Restaurant

Chinese Restaurant and Szechuan Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, San Francisco
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  • Phil G.
    Phil Goshen2 weeks ago
    Don't go alone or they disregard you.
  • Shri c.
    Shri colJanuary 18
    Crispy explosive chicken, and fish in chili oil. String beans we decent
  • Shri c.
    Shri colJanuary 15
    Huge wait but worth it. Tip: Say 'yes' when asked if Ok with combining parties to get in quicker.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WeiJanuary 14
    Did not like the tan tan mien - oddly bitter tasting. The chow mein was oily but good
  • Zeke K.
    Zeke KochDecember 31, 2016
    Pretty good Szechuan. We had spicy crab (so-so), fish fillet with tofu and pickled greens (which was nice) and pea sprouts with chili (nice). We'd go back, but it's not worth the 45 min line.
  • Julianna
    JuliannaDecember 22, 2016
    Crack chicken
  • Prakash N.
    Prakash NairDecember 22, 2016
    Sichuan at its finest. Tan tan noodles and "anything" in flaming chili oil
  • adriana c.
    adriana castroNovember 20, 2016
    Traditional and very tasty 😋
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanNovember 16, 2016
    Tan tan noodles have that numbing spiciness. Pancakes are great too
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LesleyNovember 14, 2016
    Authentic tasty large portions - all the food I had here was great. Felt the spice was dulled down a bit - worth noting for next time. Prepare to queue, worth it.
  • Jennean E.
    Jennean EndresNovember 12, 2016
    Spicy fish is excellent!
  • Kristján O.
    Kristján OddssonOctober 24, 2016
    Everything is good here. We must have ordered 9 courses and everything was delishios. Garlic shrimp, wontons and chow mein stood out though.
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BlackSeptember 26, 2016
    The tan tan noodles and wontons in spicy peanut sauce are the tasty winners here. Long queues so com early!
  • Rodrigo S.
    Rodrigo SSeptember 14, 2016
    hot chili beef
  • Brian T.
    Brian TranAugust 10, 2016
    The tan tan noodles are legit
  • Amy W.
    Amy WangJuly 30, 2016
    The most authentic Chinese food in the US! Make sure to order 沸腾鱼- a spicy yet very flavorful fish dish, dry sautéed string beans, 辣子鸡,a spicy chicken dish diced, crispy, delicious.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2016
    The explosive chicken is a showstopper presented atop a terrifying pile of chili. However, the heat isn't overwhelming and the chicken is flavorful. Just reserve a table ahead of time. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 25, 2016
    Though it's known for the spicy "Chicken with Explosive Chile Peppers," Z & Y has a deep bench of dishes from mushu pork to ma-po to frog in flaming chile oil. Read more
  • Dima R.
    Dima RoznouskiJune 29, 2016
    Spicy beef is great. This place is tasty.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BelluardoJune 28, 2016
    Very authentic Szechuan. Food was great, And love that they have the option to share a table with other people to cut down on the wait time.
  • Kyle O.
    Kyle OlivoMay 29, 2016
    Delicious. Lots of peppers. Go with friends and eat family style. The Cashew Prawns and Pea Shoots are delicious.
  • Kyle E.
    Kyle EgbertApril 15, 2016
    Very slow, but it's worth it
  • Nick C.
    Nick CrockerApril 12, 2016
    Chilli chicken.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxApril 8, 2016
    Spicy Fish with Flaming Chili Oil and Chicken with Explosive Chili Pepper is just plain fun to order!
  • Nancy A.
    Nancy AnnApril 6, 2016
    EVERYTHING!
  • Vansi
    VansiApril 1, 2016
    For the love of God, do not order a general tso's chicken when you can get all that Sichuan goodness.
  • Vansi
    VansiApril 1, 2016
    Gotten a little touristy. You can expect a wait.
  • Balint A.
    Balint AcsMarch 31, 2016
    The wait was not bad, but have your party members with you. The chow mein was quite tasty along with the cashew chicken and the eggplant w/ garlic though it was very spicy.
  • Ananya G.
    Ananya GuptaMarch 31, 2016
    Fish in spicy sauce
  • Kyle E.
    Kyle EgbertMarch 21, 2016
    Very good but kitchen times are about an hour or more at peak times. Not a quick in and out.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SFebruary 6, 2016
    So glad Michelin Bib recommends this Sichuan Food restaurant. Very authentic Sichuan food, as a girl come from Sichuan, I do love this restaurant very much.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LovelaceJanuary 8, 2016
    The wontons in spicy peanut sauce, dry-fried green beans, hot and sour soup, and ma pao tofu with pork!
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BerkJanuary 3, 2016
    My favorites: Hot & Sour, Tan Tan Noodle, Peanut Dumplings, Green Onion Pancakes, Sautéed Spring Beans
  • Kseniya M.
    Kseniya MakarovaDecember 6, 2015
    All the dumplings are next level. Salt n pepper shrimp are great and obvs anything in a pool of chili oil
  • Rich P.
    Rich ParkDecember 5, 2015
    Come here with a group, and order a variety of incredible dishes. Wash it all down with a bottle of Tsingtao or two..
  • Joselo G.
    Joselo GmzNovember 25, 2015
    delicious food! pekin duck amazing
  • Joselo G.
    Joselo GmzNovember 25, 2015
    the best pekin duck!!
  • Gabriel F.
    Gabriel FinkelsteinNovember 22, 2015
    Overrated, mediocre Sichuan food. I lived in Chengdu for a year. This isn't the real deal.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CNovember 19, 2015
    The crispiest sesame chicken I've ever had!
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus DerenciusOctober 11, 2015
    Pretty average. Service is terrible.
  • Krakatau B.
    Krakatau BataviaAugust 29, 2015
    5 person & more get 18% gratuity,cheq your bill before you pay
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WongAugust 21, 2015
    The fish fillet in Szechuan spicy broth. I think I eat that almost 52 times a year 😛
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HaimeAugust 11, 2015
    amazing chinese
  • Sean D.
    Sean DaoAugust 5, 2015
    Pepper beef was good. Nothing else
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenJune 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Glad they're on Caviar. :)
  • Chee-Hyung Y.
    Chee-Hyung YoonJune 23, 2015
    Food is good but not exceptional. Spicy but not too much. Maybe worth 30 minutes of wait max.
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJune 19, 2015
    Reserve a table. Waited like 40 mins in a Monday night! But good food, San Francisco priced.
  • Ini L.
    Ini LiJune 17, 2015
    Spicy wontons, hot chili beef
  • Rhonda B.
    Rhonda BarketJune 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sadly just had the worst service ever and I've been here many times. Bad enough to revise my tip. It took TWO hours to have lunch! Seated people before us. Brought a Top Chef crew member to try. Bad!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KlarMay 23, 2015
    Chicken with explosive peppers.
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