Mister Jiu’s, chef/owner Brandon Jew’s restaurant in Chinatown, has joined the Bon Appetit Hot Ten list. The restaurant, which is just over a year old, has been racking up the accolades since it opened, including an excellent review from Eater critic Bill Addison in May, and a Michelin star.
Now it joins an eclectic group of restaurants from around with country, with glaring omissions of restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, though Chicago had two honorees and was named “Restaurant of the Year.” Past years have included SF restaurants like Al’s Place (#1 in 2015), Rintaro (#8 in 2015) and Lord Stanley (#3 in 2016). The top ten were chosen from a larger list of 50 restaurants, which included Single Thread, and Tartine Manufactory.
Though Bon Appetit might be late to the party, Mister Jiu’s has evolved over the past year, including moving from a banquet menu to a la carte. Next up is Jew’s renovation of the upstairs space in the historic Four Seas building, which is destined to become a bar and lounge, and banquet space.
- Mister Jiu’s [ESF]
- Mister Jiu’s Is a Love Letter to America’s Oldest Chinatown [E]
- Hot Ten [Bon Appetit]