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Chinatown San Fran: Mister Jiu's Banquet-Style Menu Will Hit Chinatown in Early 2016

After a total gut of the space, the end is in sight for chef Brandon Jew’s passion project.

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Chef Brandon Jew (Bar Agricole) announced his plans for a Chinatown restaurant over two years ago, and he’s now finally nearing the finish line. Since securing the old Four Seas location, Jew completely gut renovated the space to make room for Mister Jiu’s — "[The last tenants] kind of left it really in rough shape," he diplomatically told Eater — having to replace the entire kitchen and flooring, widen the shafts, reinforce the structural beams, install new electricity, plumbing and insulation and more. As for what's left? "We have to waterproof the floor, tile everything, we still have to install the bar, install all equipment in the restaurant and kitchen. We still have a bunch of custom detailed metalwork and woodwork. There is a considerable amount still to happen," Jew said.

In between overseeing the construction, Jew has been........