Mister Jiu's opens with a five-course set-price menu, at $69 per person, whose dishes will be served family-style: Diners might begin with a lotus-root salad and a tureen of hot-and-sour fish soup with nasturtiums, followed by Shanghai rice cakes with leeks and kohlrabi, then steamed Alaskan halibut with young ginger and house-smoked oysters. Supplements, such as tea-smoked duck, are extra, as are desserts such as a black-sesame cake with rosebud mousse and strawberries.
It's a style of food that is unlike what you'll find anywhere in Chinatown, let alone the Bay Area. The immediate neighborhood is rife with baked custard buns and rice plates, with Sichuan restaurants and Northern Chinese dumpling shops scattered amid small places serving Cantonese home-style food.
-- SF Chronicle
The bar opens at 5pm and closes at last call.
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