When chef Brandon Jew’s highly-anticipated modernized Chinese restaurant Mister Jiu’s opened in early April, food was not available at the bar and could only be ordered banquet-style for $69 per person in the dining room. Now that the restaurant has had a chance to get its bearings, Jew has so nicely opened the bar up for a la carte noshing alongside bar manager Danny Louie’s expert drinks.
Some dishes overlap with the banquet menu, like the rice noodle roll, pig head, and steamed Alaskan halibut, but others are all-new, such as BBQ pork buns, prawn toast, fried rice with beef tenderloin and cured tuna heart, and good old potstickers (though, with Jew, nothing is strictly traditional, and these potstickers have squid in them). You can see the bar menu in full below.
Mister Jiu’s has been trucking along nicely since its opening, with bartenders on site spotting everyone’s favorite Chron critic Michael Bauer’s first visit this past Wednesday. In true Bauer fashion, it’s perfectly timed with the restaurant’s one-month-old status, so you can expect a full review later this month.
In the meantime, see how opening night went in the below Chef’s Feed video — be sure to look out for Chinese food godmother Cecilia Chiang’s unfiltered commentary at 2:52.