MICHAEL MINA
MICHAEL MINA

MICHAEL MINA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/locations/mmsf.php
  • Phone: (415) 397-9222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Monday-Thursday 5:30pm to 10:00pm

    Friday, Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm


    Bar: Monday-Friday 11:30am to close

    Saturday, Sunday 5pm to close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Japanese, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Mina, Ron Siegel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: MICHAEL MINA is available for catering requests. Please contact Jin Park or Nancy Zammit at 415.625.5460.
  • Entertainment: The Playlist Generation has created a unique soundtrack for restaurant MICHAEL MINA featuring an eclectic blend of world music, foreign language cover versions of classic songs and tasteful, yet sensual, tracks.
  • Special Events: MICHAEL MINA can accommodate your party, large or small and can host special events for either lunch or dinner and is available to reserve in its entirety. One of our Event Manager's will assist in seamlessly planning your special event.

    MICHAEL MINA also offers a private dining room suitable for groups up to 25 guests as a seated function.

    Please contact Jin Park or Nancy Zammit at 415.625.5460.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front and Battery
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available beginning at 5:30pm nightly
A word from MICHAEL MINA
The recipient of a 2012 and 2013 Michelin Star, Three-and-A-Half Stars from The San Francisco Chronicle's Michael Bauer and the title of Esquire's Restaurant of the Year 2011, MICHAEL MINA San Francisco is the eponymous signature restaurant featuring Michael Mina’s sensibilities with Japanese ingredients and French influence.The restaurant opened in 2010 in the same location (formerly Aqua) and city where Mina first established his culinary reputation 20 years ago.


Executive Chef Ron Siegel works side by side with Michael Mina to present an ever changing menu featuring the finest ingredients the Bay Area has to offer. For dinner, a multi-course, prix-fixe menu is offered for $95 per person, and will include vegetarian options as well as additional supplements. A paired down a la carte menu is available at the bar for dinner, as well as during lunch.
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MICHAEL MINA reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (141)special occasion (131)notable wine list (87)romantic (78)hot spot (40)good for groups (36)neighborhood gem (21)vibrant bar scene (20)great for lunch (14)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was very freindly and good. The wine list is far too complicated. I felt that I was rushed between the courses eventhough I asked them to slow down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    Fred
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The service and understanding of the staff was amazing. We were delayed and only had 45 minutes to eat before we had to leave for the airport, and everyone took care of us and made sure we could enjoy the dining experience. The food is very good and interesting, presented beautifully and an experience of its own.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for late night
    mccalmoVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We've dined twice at 10 PM. Loved it both times. The food is lovely. The servers are friendly and interested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just in time...
    Greg7764
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    When I first walked into the restaurant I was greeted with a friendly smile. We had reservations for 5:30 which was perfect for us because we're not the type who loves crowds. Because of the quality of this restaurant, the place fills pretty quickly. The food was delicious, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly as well as professional. It was our anniversary. The front desk wished us Happy Anniversary when we arrived and we received a hand written note at out table which I thought was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    terencenovak
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Fantastic, attentive service made up for the disappointing food. The white truffle pasta was to die for but the entrees were lackluster - black cod and the poached lobster (which was undercooked). Desserts were amazing. All in all a disappointing culinary experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is not cheap, but it is worth every cent - and was probably the best meal I've ever had in my life!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star service
    PickyEater
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service. Our waiter was incredibly attentive, sweet, and funny. He remembered and catered to our gluten-free friend's needs. The entired staff (and there were MANY of them) was gracious, kind and attentive. The food was beautiful and delicious. We had the 6 course tasting menu and it was an incredible 4-hour experience. I'm a pretty picky eater but they made feel very comfortabel and attended to all my neurotic food needs. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy dining
    UncGeorge
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    A special place with a unique and special menu. Careful service and some outstanding choices and tastes. A spot for high rollers however
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mikeyclimbVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    From NYC third time here also several times in Vegas. Previous experience excellent so we returned with high expectations. Noise level a bit high. Decor upscale but not gaudy. Service good but can be irregular. Presentation and explanation of dishes very professional. Best tuna tartare, nicely presented. Pasta w truffles excellent. Lobster risotto just OK Turbot breaded with a curry flavored crust a bit disappointing fish somewhat overpowered by curry. Wine glasses ran on empty too long. Too many kids for a sat nite. While there were many well dressed clients, several were almost disheveled. We'll give it a fourth try though, perhaps during the week or on a friday nite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The duck breast was fantastic! The noise level, however, was not conducive to intimate conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    NOMx2
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I'm not really into fancy small plate restaurants but I ended up here for a business lunch. I had the rib eye which was cooked PERFECTLY and so tasty! I thought about my lunch all day. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    KirklandboyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was a thorough disaster. The best moment was the greeting by the hostess. Then came a pretentious sommelier with a condescending manner and a wine suggestion that did not come close to the profile we asked for, then a 45 minute wait for a starters which were ordinairy. We had to flag down a bus person to inform them of the wine. Another 30 minutes until the mezzo course arrived. The tortelloni were tough, dry and rubbery, adorned with burned broccoli flowerettes. Another 45 minutes before the main courses arrived. We decided to leave and cut our losses. Some of the wait staff felt badly, but not a single one of them checked in with us, as is customary in restaurants of this caliber. Not sure what's up or should we say down at MM.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music is horrible
    JacqueVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    For such a classy highend place the music was so distracting. If they want to play music like that they should open a dance club for 20 year olds. My husband and I will not come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of the top 10 restaurants in SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Michael Mina's is one of the best restaurants in the City. The menu is new and exciting. The food is prepared to perfection and the drinks are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    JonT
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I took my sister out for her birthday lunch, and had a wonderful time with the four-course tasting menu. It actually ended up being five including dessert: the hamachi with apple puree, kale and beet salad, roasted dorado, crispy chicken breast, and bourbon cream. The dishes were all very good and accompanied by the colorful and flavorful extracts, reductions, and purees you would expect. Also, a pleasantly-surprising amount of vegetables accompanied the fish and meat. However, be aware of time; we asked beforehand and were told the tasting menu would take "under an hour", but it ended up being much longer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bmcc
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I enjoyed the dueling menu very much. However, my wine pairing was mostly of California wines, and I prefer European. It would have been nice to have a choice between "Old world" and "New world" selections. Also, I loved the ambiance of the old Michael Mina in the Westin St. Francis- white table cloths and ultra thin-stemmed wine glasses along with the classy formal dishware.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Operawoodside
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Excellent food- from the start the food was GREAT: the toasted sourdough with marscapone and honey , to the tender lamb and the speckoloos desert. Very attentive gracious service from the staff!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    teej
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The ambiance is great, it has all the trappings of a classy spot, but the food was only ok. So for what you get, I'd say it's really overpriced. Also, there is no description of meat sourcing, which is a really important aspect for feeling great about a great meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    notacritic
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I chose Michael Mina (2nd visit) for a family dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday with our son and her sister in part because the proximity to BART. We were seated on time, with appetizers coming within 30 minutes or so. But then everything came to a halt. After about 40 minutes, I asked the hostess to check on our entrees. Report: they were being plated and would be out in "5 to 6 minutes." After 10 minutes, the waiter reported "5 minutes more." The manager 10 minutes later to say "5 more minutes". This time our dinners did arrive--more cold than hot. Being a school night, it was too late send dishes back. The excuse: it was a large party (8)--but they knew we were coming. Not at all what I expect from a top-rated restaurant.
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  • From Montreal to San Francisco
    RealL
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    What a nice restaurant to have a very good meal with your friends. This is my second time to Michael Mina and the meal was as good as the first time. The food, service and ambiance was really outsranding. I felt if I was in a very good restaurant of my own town, Montreal. you can be sure that, during my next trip to SF, I will make a reservation to Michael Mina. It's a must if you want to enjoy a very good dining in SF.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food/Bucket List Ck
    JJTAT
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was amazing and especially the presentation. Took pictures of everything and even after a few bites. But, the dessert sample/tasting menu was the star for me, okay I loved dessert. The varieties, a few Chef specials, that I actually got full from too much dessert! What a wonderful experience. Thank you Michael Mina and especially your staff, they are the best. 1 more on my bucket list, checked
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • satisfaction
    romain
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    nothing to say except BRAVO ! , from a french man that's GOLD
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went here for my husband's birthday dinner and they were incredible at acknowledging it; left a card at the table, sent a special dessert, and it seemed every staff member wished him a happy birthday. The food was wonderful, super fresh and flavorful. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over rated
    Gerry
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good service Small portions Food not well seasoned Quite loud
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow and clunky service
    Meredity
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I don't expect speedy service here but I do expect good service, as well as mindfulness that a business luncheon shouldn't drag on for 2 hours. Add to that basic mistakes such as being served the wrong plate and having to ask for bread three times as well as having to chase someine down to pay our check, and I start to feel embarrassed for bringing my clients here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mccalmoVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a nice meal. Really excellent wine list. It was a quiet evening -- late -- but they were still nice to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    MFredB
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellent service and great menu. All the dishes are fantastic with a great wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal and service!
    Marie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The service was very good and attentive, and the food was tasty. We especially liked the tuna tartare and the ahi seared tuna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, very small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I had been dying to try Michael Mina! I am not sure I'd go back. The food was very good as was the wine but I really thought the portions were on the very small size for the price. With so many small plates options in San Francisco I think I'd rather go with one of those. Overall though, it was very good and the service was great. Just cant shake the feeling that it was a bit over priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • B-day dinner at Michael Mina
    BayareaDiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We came here for a b-day dinner on a Sat night. There was a b-day card from the staff on the table which was very nice and much appreciated. For dinner, we ordered the suckling pig & seafood risotto as starting courses. Then we got Liberty farm duck and the black cod. Everything was great except for the black cod which was only so-so. We also got the dessert flight which consists of ~5 different dessert per person. It was something good to try once but would not order again b/c it's just too much sweets all at once. They forgot to put a candle on the dessert but overall service was still very nice and water never sat half filled for more than 2mins or so. Would definitely dine at Michael Mina again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the charts
    kggdr1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were surrounded by true foodies absolutely enjoying the 9 course 'Ketto' Menu. We ordered off the menu and thought we might regret our choice as we watched dish upon dish being served. Quite the contrary, our meals were sublime! The service was perfect; friendly, informative. The atmosphere was lovely. Michael Mina is now a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed....
    luvSF
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Two years ago we enjoyed a wonderful meal at Michael Mina, then a sophisticated and trendy restaurant. My experience this week was walking in at 6:30 into a scene with many empty tables--a surprise! While food was still wonderful, the decibel level from the bar crowd was so ridiculous that we had to yell at each other to be heard. For the price you pay (with a WAY over-priced wine list) we would have expected a wonderful evening. Management seemed sympathetic but were "helpless" to fix the problem. Apparently, they are planning a new renovation in October to specifically address the noise issue. Hope it works, but I for one likely won't be there to experience it, such was the overall "flop" and my disappointment in my special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great culinary experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This place was fantastic. Great service and crazy good food. Deconstructed lobster pot pie...WOW! Servers were all over us - probably had over 6 wait on us from time to time. Great place - must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding experience!
    Adin
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Perfect experience from the auto opening front door to the goodbye. Well done all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • glen
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    this was a fantastic dinner,staff were great and service was super. will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Golden
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Have not eaten at this location since Aqua. Food/Service was excellent. Prices a bit over the top even for exquisite cuisine. Starters averaged $20 and entrees $40+. Drink prices also quite pricey (wine by the glass starts at $14). Great for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Denisselorusso
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and the place was perfect! My fovite plate was the pork tortelini.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    RepeatworthyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This might be the best restaurant I've ever been. The space is beautiful; the atmosphere is relaxing yet elegant. The food was excellent and the service was definitely superior to any restaurant I've been. I planned dinner here for my husband's 40th birthday and the entire staff made our experience special and enjoyable. I love that the staff was approachable and not pretentious. I would absolutely recommend MICHAEL MINA to anyone visiting San Francisco and for the locals too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in SF so far
    Margot
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Well, we have been in SF for 6 weeks and we are working our way through the SF Chronicle's Top 100 list. His has been the best so far, with flavours that are far more innovative than the rest and service that is outstanding. We will be back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Environment
    wich
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a good place to have special event held. The valet parking is convenient. The chef's tasting menu is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.