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Crystal Clear

by C California Style

An iconic Asian eatery makes a splashy entrance in San Francisco.

LVMH’s Singapore-based Crystal Jade Palace made its over-the-top stateside debut with the San Francisco opening of Crystal Jade Jiang Nan at the Embarcadero Center. The sprawling eatery is one of the city’s largest, clocking in at 20,000 square feet, with unrivaled waterfront views. Here, authentic Chinese dishes such as applewood-roasted duck and braised abalone in oyster sauce vie for the spotlight in lavish surroundings, including a main dining room, three private areas, a bar and lounge, and a 4,000-square-foot terrace, all envisioned by glam-happy interior designer Ken Fulk with no expenses spared. Four Embarcadero Ctr., S.F., 415-399-1400; crystaljade.com.

Written and edited by Lesley McKenzie.

Part of interior designer Ken Fulk’s $14 million vision, the main dining room was designed to evoke the classic architecture and lush landscapes of China’s Jiangnan region. PHOTO: Douglas Friedman.

Part of interior designer Ken Fulk’s $14 million vision, the main dining room was designed to evoke the classic architecture and lush landscapes of China’s Jiangnan region. PHOTO: Douglas Friedman.