Outer Sunset’s Yan Yan seafood restaurant closed after 24 years


News has arrived on Facebook that Chinese restaurant Outer Sunset Yan Yan Seafood will close soon. SF eater signaled the impending closure last Wednesday, saying they “confirmed that COVID has taken a toll on landlords.” And after social media was inundated all weekend with reports of long lines for their last meal there, Hoodline confirmed by phone with a co-owner that effective Tuesday, March 1, the Yan Yan Seafood restaurant is now permanently closed.

According to SFgate, “Yan Yan first opened at 2241 Judah St. in 1998.” So we lost a San Francisco favorite of 24 years.

There are reports on Yelp saying that Yan Yan Seafood was “closing at the end of February 2022”, and Hoodline can confirm that the business has not been open since March 1. that due to the loss of business due to COVID-19, it has no choice but to close at the end of the month.

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Perhaps Yan Yan’s most enduring criticism is his comment on Yelp: “Portions are insultingly large. The box does not close. If you order for pickup, the boss will throw away the dessert. If you pay by credit card, don’t even try to tip, the boss will just ask you to order from them again.

The closure is certainly unfortunate, but just like with the recent closures of Luka’s Taproom in Oakland and Giordano Bros. in SF’s Mission District, huge crowds showed up to pay their respects and have a final meal. “They are super slammed”, a commentator said on facebooktwo days before closing.

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