Brandon Jew

Mister Jiu's - San Francisco, CA

Brandon Jew stands at the helm of Mister Jiu’s, a beacon of contemporary Chinese American cuisine nestled in the vibrant heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. At Mister Jiu’s, Jew seamlessly melds the bounty of the Bay Area’s local, seasonal, and organic produce with the time-honored techniques and flavors of traditional Chinese cuisine. Rooted in the rich cultural tapestry of Chinatown, the restaurant pays homage to its historic surroundings while pushing the boundaries to redefine Chinese American gastronomy in the Bay Area.

Drawing inspiration from a diverse culinary journey that spans from the cobblestone streets of Bologna, Italy, to the bustling markets of Shanghai, China, Jew’s culinary repertoire reflects a fusion of global influences. Alongside his formal training and stints at renowned Bay Area establishments, Jew attributes much of his culinary ethos to his esteemed mentors, including the likes of Judy Rodgers (Zuni Café), Michael Tusk (Quince), and his beloved grandmother, Ying Ying.

Jew’s culinary prowess and innovative approach have garnered widespread acclaim, with features in esteemed publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and SF Magazine, as well as appearances on acclaimed culinary showcases including Mind of a Chef, Ugly Delicious, Taste the Nation, and VICE Munchies.

Under Jew’s stewardship, Mister Jiu’s has earned a coveted Michelin star for over six consecutive years, solidifying its status as a culinary destination of note. Further accolades include being named Bon Appétit’s #3 Restaurant on the Hot 10 list in 2017, SF Magazine’s Chef of the Year, and multiple James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef West, culminating in a well-deserved win in 2022.

Beyond the kitchen, Jew shares his culinary vision and expertise as the co-author of the celebrated book, “Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown,” which clinched a prestigious James Beard Award in the Restaurant and Professional category in 2022. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, excellence, and the celebration of cultural heritage, Brandon Jew continues to leave an indelible mark on the culinary landscape, both locally and beyond.


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October 18, 2024

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