Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood
Location: San Francisco, CA (Chinatown)
Address: 1300 Stockton Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 982-6020
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11a-12a *Closed Tues * Fri-Sat 11a-3a
Links: Google Map
Atmosphere: Located in Chinatown, Yuet Lee Chinese Seafood Restaurant is a somewhat small but brightly lit little place that is very well-known to locals. The space is only big enough to accommodate maybe 25 people or so.
Menu: Items at Yuet Lee are broken down by meat.
Seafood selections include Boston Lobster, Broiled prawns, Roast Prawns, Crispy Garlic Prawns, Sauteed Crab, Steamed Crab, Crab in Curry Sauce, Calms in Black Bean Sauce, Roast Squid, Sauteed Scallops, Kung Pao Prawns, Prawns with Cashew Nut, Sturgeon with Chinese Greens, Steamed Fliunder, Steamed Rock Cod, Steamed Sea Bass.
Beef dishes include Broiled Beef Tripe, Beef with Scrambled Egg, Beef in Black Bean Sauce, Satay Beef, Beef with Cashews, Beef with Ginger, Beef with Broccoli, Curry Beef, Beef Tenderloin.
Pork dishes include Peking Spareribs, Pork with Sweet and Sour Plum Sauce, Pork in Black Bean Sauce, Pork Satay, Sauteed Pork Liver, Deep Fried Pork Intestine, Pork with Cashew Nut, Barbeque Pork, Pork Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce.
Chicken Dishes include Roast Squab, Broiled Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, Cashew Nut Chicken, Chicken in Oyster Sauce, Chicken with Black Bean Sauce, Chicken & Mushrooms, Mango Chicken, and Chicken with Asparagus.
Claypot Entrees include Salted Fish with Chicken and Bean cake, Catfish in Black Bean with roast pork, Abalone with Duck Feet, Oyster and Roast Pork with Ginger, Beef Stew, Sizzling Spareribs.
Price guide: Entrees $8-15
What we ordered: My companions and I ordered three different dishes to share. The first of which was the Cashew Nut Chicken. Delicious, our favorite dish. It had pieces of white meat chicken sauteed with mushrooms, green pepper, green onion, garlic, carrot, and tons of toasted cashews in a Chinese sauce
The server recommended the Peking Pork Spareribs, so we got that also. The flavor of the sauce was sweet and a little sour, but the ribs were very fatty and didn’t have much meat on them. It was almost more trouble than it was worth to find anything worth eating. I wouldn’t order these again.
We also ordered the Barbeque Pork Chow Mein, (which is what we call lomein in MN). This dish was simple, yet good. It consisted mostly of stir-fry noodles with a few bean sprouts, bok choy, carrots and pieces of barbeque pork tossed in.
Service: We were able to get a table right away during a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon and our server greeted us immediately. The food was prepared in a reasonable amount of time. I did notice that a mistake was made on our hand-written bill when our server added the items and we were charged an extra $10. I caught the mistake before giving her my credit card and she corrected her error on the receipt and with an apology.
Overall Impression: This was our first time visiting Yuet Lee Chinese Seafood Restaurant and we thought it was pretty good. Well-known in the San Francisco area.