Restaurant Review Wednesday Yee's Restaurant In San Francisco, CA

by Roni


One of my favorite things to do while in San Francisco is get reflexology. I go to Chinatown almost every time I visit San Francisco just to get reflexology. It’s not traditional reflexology, it’s more of a foot massage but it feels wonderful. I had some time to kill before my appointment so I asked the girl behind the counter if she could recommend a place to eat.  I told her I didn’t want anything touristy, I wanted to go where she would go. I was so thankful to get her recommendation! She wrote out the restaurant above, gave me directions and I was on my way.



I don’t speak Chinese at all so thankfully she told me the English translation to the Chinese name and after a few tries, I found it. I had to ask a couple of people along the way but thankfully I had my Chinese translation so they pointed me in the right direction.


When I walked into the restaurant it was like I stepped into another dimension. There wasn’t anyone in the restaurant that looked like me. Everyone was speaking Chinese but I didn’t feel weird or anything, I’m accustomed to being the only one who looks like me so I was just fine. I ordered what the nice girl at the foot massage place told me to and didn’t have to wait long to get my meal.


They served hot tea almost as soon as I sat down. You are seated family style, I was at a table with a few other people. It was a round table with about 6 seats and there was a man and his wife directly across from me but I still had my own space.


The food was delish, the noodles and duck were very tasty. The whole meal was about $8 which is great, don’t you think? I thought this was a good portion, I couldn’t eat it all (which is surprising for me because I can eat!). It’s definitely a place I will go back to the next time I visit Chinatown, if you are in San Francisco, why not check this place out?


Have you been to Chinatown in San Francisco? When you are in a different city, do you ask locals for restaurant recommendations?

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Brandy Butler December 11, 2013 - 2:59 pm

I’m not a big duck fan, but your pics look DELISH. I live in St. Louis & we are very big on Asian cuisine here. My husband loves duck & noodles. I enjoyed your post!

Roni December 11, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Why thank you! Duck is one of my favorites, I will get it almost every time if I see it on the menu in an restaurant. Thank you very much for commenting.

foodfashionandflow December 11, 2013 - 5:16 pm

I love San Francisco and I have been to Chinatown, but I had an interesting eating experience. I went to a very authentic restaurant and thought the food was nasty. Ironically enough, one of my Asian friends said that if I ever had the real deal, I might not like it because my palate is used to Americanized Chinese food. I frequent lots of great authentic places in Chinatown in Los Angeles and I think my tastebuds have evolved enough now to appreciate authentic Chinese food, rather than Panda Express.

Yes, I always ask locals where to eat when I travel. I even do that in foreign countries.

Roni December 11, 2013 - 5:55 pm

I was surprised our Chinese food was Americanized, I didn’t find that out until I started traveling. That’s one of the great things about having friends from other countries, it helps us to get to know more about that culture. Thanks so much for all the comments, I really appreciate it!

Lady LoLinda December 12, 2013 - 1:47 am

That dish looks exquisite! I’ve never had duck before, and didn’t think I wanted to until now. Time to venture out of my comfort zone!

I’ve never been to SF, but if I do, now I know where to eat! 🙂

Roni December 12, 2013 - 1:57 am

I think you would love San Francisco, it’s such a great place!