This is more for the out of towners like myself rather than Bay Area residents who are probably aware of this. Day before yesterday I was at the Westfield San Francisco Center when I noticed the wallboards touting the upcoming opening of Martin Yan's Chinese restaurant there called M.Y. China. At the time I was not terribly impressed based on Yan's lack of success at the restaurant end of the business. You'd think with his culinary brand he'd have a string of high profile restaurants, but such has not been the case. I remember many years ago driving around the Peninsula somewhere looking in vain for his restaurant, finally realizing it had gone out of business. Then he opened up his Yan Can fast food "chain". For some reason, the closest branch to me was in, of all places, Oxnard. And by the time I got there, it too was out of business. (I did finally make it to the Santa Clara branch.) But then I read in yesterday's newspaper that the new restaurant will be run by the gang from Koi Palace. Seems like that might be a game changer, and I'm eagerly awaiting next year's opening.
Koi Palace Restaurant
365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
3927 Rivermark Plz, Santa Clara, CA 95054