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Famous S.F. Chinese restaurant opened a spinoff devoted to one luxurious dish. Does it go too far?

By MacKenzie Chung Fegan

March 28, 2024

If you are the caviar dreams type, you won’t be disappointed by the pairing. Caviar and Peking duck work for many of the same reasons caviar and fried chicken were a hot couple about a decade ago. There’s textural interplay between the crisp skin and the popping boba beads of roe. The saltiness of the caviar, the sweetness of the duck sauce and the just-right fattiness of the meat all contribute to five explosive, expensive bites.

The Most Fun Dinner Spots In San Francisco

By Julia Chen, Lani Conway & Ricky Rodriguez

March 21, 2024

This Chinatown spot serves arguably the best Peking duck in the city, but that’s not the only reason you’re here. The Z&Y spin-off is the hottest place in the neighborhood for big group dinners that end up lasting hours longer than expected. The two dining rooms are controlled chaos, complete with a spotlit duck carving station, entrées overflowing with Szechuan chilis, and tables packed with so many dishes you can’t see the surface.

The Hit List: New San Francisco Restaurants To Try Right Now

By Julia Chen & Ricky Rodriguez

March 21, 2024

You’ve heard of Z&Y, the institution offering mouth-numbing Sichuan dishes in Chinatown. But their more modern-looking offshoot just across the street, dubbed Z&Y Peking Duck, is a Jackson Street newcomer worth rounding up a group and clearing your calendar for. 

San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings

By Ricky Rodriguez

March 18, 2024

The team behind Z&Y in Chinatown has launched a new restaurant focused on Peking duck just across the street from the original Z&Y spot. The duck is available in whole or half portions, and is served with flour wraps, julienned cucumbers, and green onion. Besides the duck, you’ll also find dishes like stir-fried crab, clay pot braised lamb ribs, and pork with sauteed cabbage and leek.

Here Are the Hottest New Restaurants in San Francisco, March 2024

By Lauren Saria 

March 6, 2024

The chef behind long-running Szechuan destination Z&Y Restaurant in Chinatown opened a new sister spot just across the street in mid-December. The aptly named Z&Y Peking Duck specializes in Chinese roasted duck, which the Chronicle reports can be ordered by the half or full — as well as with a caviar add-on. For now, the restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. 

Z & Y Peking Duck – Top Saved Spot

By Julia Chen

March 1, 2024

At Z&Y Peking Duck, there’s a spotlit station in the back of the dining room. It’s where staff carves the titular duck into half-moon slices before it’s paraded through the space with the ceremoniousness of an Olympic torch relay. Which makes sense, because in SF’s duck universe, this version takes gold. So when you want to worship at the duck altar with a big group in Chinatown—and need a restaurant that’s a notch above casual—this is your place…

The Best Chinese Restaurants In San Francisco

By Julia Chen, Lani Conway & Ricky Rodriguez

February 23, 2024

San Francisco is home to one of the biggest Chinese populations in the country, so naturally, the Chinese restaurant scene is wide-ranging. While many spots are concentrated in Chinatown, you can feast on dim sum…

Foodie Friday: Z & Y Peking Duck

By Liam Mayclem

February 16, 2024

Crispy, golden, yummy Peking duck is the star of the show at Z & Y Peking Duck on Jackson street, San Francisco. The duck takes some serious prepping: it’s parboiled, glazed and roasted. It’s then finely carved tableside and served with cucumbers and scallions, housemade hoisin sauce, fine sugar with thin pancakes…

6 Restaurants Celebrating The Year Of The Dragon With Lunar New Year Menus

By Kat Bein

February 9, 2024

Sister to the revered Z&Y Restaurant, Z&Y Peking Duck is hosting a soft opening on this auspicious day. As one might imagine, this Chinatown establishment specializes in Peking Duck and contemporary Beijing-inspired dim sum… 

All the Most Delicious Ways to Ring in the Lunar New Year in San Francisco

By Dianne de Guzman 

January 23, 2024

Z&Y Restaurant in Chinatown is celebrating the holiday with a special menu featuring dishes such as Szechuan-style chicken, salt and pepper crab, and fish filet with flaming chile oil. But there’s another reason for celebration for the Z&Y family, as the restaurant expands to include Z&Y Peking Duck, located across the street from the original restaurant… 

Chinatown spice specialist expands into duck

By Mario Cortez

January 11, 2024

A new Chinatown restaurant is all-in on its signature fowl. Z&Y Peking Duck, from chef Li Jun Han of Z&Y Restaurant…

New Peking Duck restaurant opens in San Francisco’s Chinatown

By Han Li

January 7, 2024

For chef Lijun Han, bringing more diversity to the food scene in San Francisco’s Chinatown has always been his passion.

After years of planning, his brand new restaurant Z&Y Peking Duck, which focuses on an iconic Northern Chinese dish, has finally opened on Jackson Street, adding a unique flavor to the historic neighborhood with an extensive history of immigration from South China and long dominated by Cantonese cuisine…

This Michelin-approved S.F. Chinese restaurant just opened a new spot devoted to duck

By Mario Cortez

December 21, 2023

The chef behind one of Chinatown’s top restaurants has opened a new spot across the street with a focus on duck.

Li Jun Han, of the celebrated Chinatown restaurant Z&Y and Richmond District restaurant Chili House, has opened Z&Y Peking Duck at 606 Jackson St…

Z&Y Restaurant Opens Offshoot Focused on Peking Duck, Called Z&Y Peking Duck

By Joe Kukura

DECEMBER 22, 2023

Chinatown’s Z&Y Restaurant has held a Michelin bib gourmand recognition for more than ten years running, and now they’re getting down with a duck-focused spinoff, Z&Y Peking Duck.

The Z&Y Restaurant in Chinatown has long been known as one SF’s best Chinese restaurants. Chef and co-owner Li Jun Han had previously been an executive chef at the SF’s Chinese Consulate-General, then opened Z&Y in 2008, and it’s been receiving a Michelin bib gourmand recognition every year since 2012…