Michael Mina – San Francisco

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Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA, Michael’s flagship restaurant, represents the culmination of his core culinary philosophies, Middle Eastern heritage, lauded chronicles as a chef and restaurateur, and personal character.

Michael, in collaboration with Executive Chef Raj Dixit and the talented team behind the Michelin-starred restaurant, is proud to unveil the next chapter of MICHAEL MINA. Guests will be treated to the ultimate spice journey with a vibrant new menu that pays homage to Michael’s Middle Eastern heritage, showcasing a never-before-seen, supremely elevated take on cuisine from the region.

The vibrant 3-course express lunch menu is offered Monday to Friday for $49 per person alongside the à la carte menu, and the 5-course dinner tasting menu is offered at $165 per person, inviting guests to explore a dynamic expression of Chef Michael Mina’s vast culinary influences while also providing options within each course for the guest to define their ultimate dining experience.
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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael Mina has put together an excellent tasting menu. The attention to detail in every course was impressive, and the service was outstanding.

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, appreciate the attention to detail. The food was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Food and service were top notch.

AC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for an express lunch $50. Can't go wrong

BF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For an incredible dining experience, Michael Minna's is always at the top of our list.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing! Portions were perfect and actually larger then we had expected. The atmosphere was very intimate and cozy and the service was VERY good. We had such a wonderful experience and found this to be such a great way to spend our last night in San Francisco. Loved it!

TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nicely appointed restaurant. Food presentation was excellent but food quality and taste was somewhat ordinary. We had a party of 8 and the noise level in the general dining area was too loud which makes it difficult to hear your guests nor the hosts & waiters

P
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service was lacking. We were “abandoned” a couple of times by our waiters and there was significant confusion about which dishes go to which person.

MS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent! Food was fabulous and well thought out. Wine pairings were outstanding!

CB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal in a beautiful setting with wonderful service.

KF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service could be better given it is a Michelin star restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous, celebratory (our 7th anniversary) lunch. Michael Mina is an inspired chef with great creativity and thoughtful touches throughout. The flavor combinations, amazingly fresh ingredients, and variety of mezes -- plus entreées and dessert were truly extraordinary. We especially appreciated the note acknowledging our anniversary and the "extra" dessert. The wine list is also exceptional. We look forward to returning for dinner!

EW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is outstanding. The portions are very small. Our party of four ordered the tasting menu with wine parings. We had to order an additional course and we all still left hungry. The wine parings were uneventful. All European and mostly white, somewhat disappointing considering its located next to Napa and Sonoma and we were looking forward to some delicious reds. Other than the amazing the food the experience was fair.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bit of dining experience at Michael Mina was superb. Food

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bon restaurant, très beau restaurant, équipe polie et attentionnée. Le menu est excellent, les quantités servies sont normales. Rien à dire je recommande ce restaurant

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, lovely ambiance, domed dishes were excellent and a couple were slightly disappointing. Would definitely recommend and go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Feels like MM has taken a step back. Their usual exceptional service was off a bit. I was a little disappointed. They pushed the price fix hard.

b
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Couldn't have been better. Staff was lovely (& loved their diversity) & the service was impeccable, while still friendly & unstuffy. The addition of the Middle Eastern spices was subtle, but took the experience up a notch in terms of interest. The wine pairings were interesting and spot-on, although we would have welcomed slightly more generous pours (altho' the waitstaff snuck in the occasional extra pour). Expensive, but top quality all around: absolutely lovely way to celebrate our anniversary (which everyone noted at every possible occasion, much to our delight).

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

N
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was some of THE best I’ve ever had.
The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
It was like dining in one of Europe’s fine restaurants.
It was truly a memorable lunch. We will return.

RL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing

TH
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place. Well conceived and executed menu. The "spice adventure" was a fabulous experience. Maybe the best bar in San Francisco. Unusual and perfectly made cocktails. One complaint: the air conditioning vents blow directly down on all diners seated next to the wall. It was cold and the food cooled quickly as well.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was top notch. Service, Sommelier, chef, all were excellent. I had the best Wagyu beef I’ve ever eaten. Run, don’t walk to Michael Mina!

l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Took clients to dinner and had some issues with food temperatures and certain dietary restrictions. One client was pregnant and asked specifically to avoid anything unpasteurized or undercooked. She was served a quail egg on top of her salad that was poached along with a medium rare steak. We had to send both items back. What was most frustrating was we asked and clarified when we ordered her restrictions.. The food was good but nothing was spectacular. I can’t say I would go back even with other clients. It was an expensive meal and we checked the box on coming.

e
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Henry was outstanding! The staff, from the back staff to the manager and sommelier, was quick to respond to any and all of our needs. ALL were educated in Mina's cuisine and concepts, which I have never experienced in any restaurant in the past. So much attention was paid to every detail. The food was delicious! Our favorite was the lobster in the lemon grass infused coconut cream. There was a touch too much spice in the tuna tartare that the ahi was lost in it, but that was only one dish. The newest dessert addition, the musk melon, was excellent and refreshing. Thank you! Will definitely highly recommend this restaurant.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great lunch meal and we have a voucher for the lunch express, which even without it, was incredible value for money- the staff were personable without being over the top and cared deeply about the experience each guest was having. The flavors were thoughtful and well places and the portions were perfect so by the end of the meal we were full without being stuffed.

L
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a special restaurant for special occasions. Food is spectacular. Served perfectly with great service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant! Phenomenal food and outstanding service. Really special place. Cesare is the man!

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great dining experience. The service from the somm was a bit slow at times, but the courses were outstanding and was a dramatic improvement from my last visit. They've definitely stepped up their game.

CF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible - food you would expect in a similar establishment but a twist with the unique spices.

n
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my wife's birthday a really special day. The hand written card the cake and spice vial at the end. Everything was really nice and very happy surprises.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The change to a Mediterranee-inspired 5-course tasting menu was an unwelcome surprised. Classic dishes are now gone. Drink service was unacceptably slow.

c
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

T
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was impossible to count how many small dishes and bowls we were served, all filled with one savory, flavorful and beautifully executed and plated taste after another. Each flavor, from the seasoned cheese that came with the bread to the vanilla yogurt and sorbet served at the end was one taste treat after the other. Each of us loved every single bite, all full of flavor inspired by chef Mina’s childhood. I just love za’atar! The service was the best combination of progressional and friendly. We felt like the whole staff was genuinely happy to be of service to the guests. Loved it all.

MM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I would recommend it only if you have enough time. Great food, both beautiful to the eye and wonderful to the palate. However, their Express Lunch was not express enough. I have informed the restaurant ahead of time that we will be time constraint because it was a business lunch, and they told me they should be able to get everything out in one hour; however, by the time the entree came out we only had 20 min left, and we had to leave the restaurant without dessert. We waited 5 to 10 min between appetizer and entree. They should time the course so that 5-10 min to settle down and decide on the entree, 15 min appetizer, 15 min entree, and 15 min dessert. I am very disappointed that I didn't even get to see the dessert for the price that we paid.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing for a highly rated restaurant. Some of the food was excellent and fresh and some was blah and boring. The best was the mezze on the prix fixe menu. We found the service inconsistent varying between almost obsequiously attentive and total neglect. What a pity.

ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't thank the staff and chef at Michael Mina enough! Thank you! The service and food was incredible/beautiful! We unfortunately had to leave the restaurant early before the meal was finished and the staff and chef accommodated (which I would assume is not typical) with carry out. It was incredible food and atmosphere and I look forward going back to complete the meal in its entirety.

EJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Long time fan of Michael Mina’s, but never had the opportunity to dine in flagship San Francisco. Service and food was excellent. I came in curious because I have eaten in the Las Vegas location a few times a while back. And wasn’t sure how the new menu would translate. Nothing to worry about. The flavors and food were spectacular!!
Every course lovingly served and explained.
What a relaxing and enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation Dinner one of the best
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DS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey, but that’s expected. Food is unique, but not necessarily the most delicious vs. other places. Service was excellent. Nice for a special occasion.

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