Wednesday, January 27, 2016

101 North: San Rafael, Yet Wah


Yet Wah  1238 4th St./B St., (415) 460-9883.  L-D daily; $$.  I first dined at Yet Wah way back when it had several locations on Clement Street in San Francisco.  It grew into a mini-chain (the Diamond Heights location is reputed to have been the venue of choice for a Rolling Stones event), and now has shrunk back to just this one location.  When we dined early on a Saturday night, the main dining room was empty, so we sat in a warm, cozy, and quiet alcove in front with big windows and a view of the sidewalk.  In the mood to take advantage of the full bar, my dining partner and I each started with an umbrella-crowned mai tai made with seven ingredients.
mai tais at Yet Wah in San Rafael, California

We loved the crispy pan-friend pot stickers and deemed them the best we’ve had in a long, long time.
pot stickers at Yet Wah in San Rafael, California

We followed with kung pao chicken, which we selected because of the vegetables that dish comes with.  I would have liked that dish to be spicier and solved the problem with hot oil.
kung pao chicken at Yet Wah in San Rafael, California

Next time we’ll try the hard-to-find almond pressed duck that the kitchen is famous for (pressed duck with sweet-and-sour sauce and almonds).  Family-style set dinners are available and can be a good value, especially if you are hungry or can take home leftovers, and lunch specials are available on weekdays.

fortune cookie at Yet Wah in San Rafael, California
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