Michael Mina – San Francisco

4.7
2640 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 6-course tasting menu invites 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday-Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday-Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Bar:
Monday-Friday 11:30am to close
Saturday & Sunday 5pm to close
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Phone number
(415) 397-9222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Mina, Raj Dixit
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Catering
MICHAEL MINA is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department for details.
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Cross street
Front and Battery
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Parking details
Valet available beginning at 5:30pm nightly
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Michael Mina – San Francisco 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 our event's department for details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the heart of the financial district, Michael Mina – San Francisco is the perfect place to host your party and is a great venue for business functions, birthday parties, and weddings. The restaurant can be reserved in its entirety for either lunch or dinner.

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What 2640 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent in every way. Michael Mina’s never disappoints. Flavors were impeccable and creative, wine list is extensive and anyone can easily find something they like.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, as was wine. Service was prompt if not especially warm. A little loud when we arrived, so not great for an intimate dinner, but as people left it improved. A nice place but really, really not worth the price. With two vegetarian tasting menus and accompanying wine pairings, plus a glass of champagne, we paid $700. Worth it’s one star, but priced like a two star restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The tasting menu of 6 courses was excellent. Enjoyed each one. The flavour was of Middle Eastern cuisine.
My husband and cousin went for the a la carte which has the same menu choices but individual. My cousin had Miyazaki Wagyu Beef which looked amazing and my husband the Yemenite Beef Strip.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Everything was remarkable! The service was phenomenal and the food was absolutely breathtaking and delicious! Love the whole spice trail story as well, can’t wait to watch the video online. Would highly recommend doing the tasting menu!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were there for our Anniversary. There was a card wishing us a Happy Anniversary and at the end there was a special cake for us. We had a wonderful evening and left very full.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I'm a self proclaimed foodie. I've eaten several tasting menus of Michelin Star quality this is non deserving of that star. Service was great.... But I had to send several plates back ...over seasoned steak and texture was off. They did everything to make up for it....but food was just "Meh". Liz was my server bless her heart....super nice..attentive... really great sever... food was no reflection of staff.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Superb dinner - both food and service. Would drive back up from LA just to go there for dinner. Love the various No. African influences that are native to Mr. Mina.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

wonderful good with great spices accompanying the dishes. I think tge plates should be heated more, to keep the food warm. Excellent service. Loved the fact that it was not noisy and we could enjoy our conversation.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great food and experience! Only problem was the dessert which was a let down. Otherwise fantastic meal.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Excellent dinner

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The flavors of all the spices were amazing. It was truely a dining experience!!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Service was very professional. I’m a server yet the attentiveness impressed me. My wife went to the Restroom and everyone gave her the right -of- way. Food had its temperatures but the presentation was on point. Highly recommend to come on a Sunday since it doesn’t feel rushed and all of the staff expreses they’re “little side of the Michael Mina experience.”

-Aerow M. Balthazar

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

A great experience at a substantial price. Beautiful plating; it is etable art.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Food was sometimes too fancy for it’s own good.
Service and table location/presentation were outstanding!

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Tried the tasting menu. Very good.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Fantastic service. Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the ingredients, food source, food preparation, etc.

Food was great too!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Let me preface by saying that Michael Mina was my favorite restaurant in SF for the last few years and that has recently changed in favor of Mourad, also a one star Michelin restaurant situated not far in SoMa. When I learned that MM was changing the menu to explore the roots of Egypt culinary culture, I was excited and thought it was an excellent idea. The menu is now composed of six courses, one must choose a dish out of three for each course, that is 18 possible dishes. We picked 12 of them and we had great pleasure with 10 of them. Everything that derived from a French technique is impeccable, like it was before the menu changed. The foie gras with Mango was cooked to perfection. However, for these courses that could be considered as a North African influenced dish, there is a competitor that performs way better today: Mourad. Several dishes lack the layers of complexity and some subtlety if you compare them to the other restaurant. 2 dishes were not pleasant: my dover sole was deep fried wrapped in a filo type of layer, the taste of the oil was rancid and the fish was destroyed by heat. The sauce was pure acid, lemon I think, it was not interesting. A vegetarian dish was just so bland we did not eat it either. The service is good, I had the feeling there is more staff all over the place than ever, although all dishes were serve almost cold. They do not warm the plates enough. The wine list is huge and outstanding, but totally unrealistic in terms of prices - Peter Michael Point Rouge Chardonnay for $600 + for exemple. We had a decent Sauvignon blanc 2015 from Napa but for $200 +. We started with a couple cocktails and there were excellent, served in appropriate glasses. The various ceramic plates did not give justice to the marvelous esthetic of each composition. At the end of the short evening, the bill with tip was $550 and I am thinking that this money could have been invested better in some of the other outstanding restaurants we have in the Bay area ...

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The staff were really nice and accommodating as I have my 5 year old with me. They were really nice to us and made sure my child was taken care of.

The food was really good and the service was tentative

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, attentive service and a very special dining experience . The tasting menu began with a deliciously refreshing stone fruit gazpacho, followed by 3 creative seafood dishes and a delicate chocolate dessert. All of the ingredients were extremely fresh and cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed the tuna tar tare and the rolled sole. I was, however, a bit disappointed by the salmon for two reasons. The broth that the salmon was served in had too much lemon and overpowered the delicate salmon flavor . Additionally it would have been a more balanced experience if the menu included a vegetable / pasta dish instead of 3 seafood dishes. It was a very protein heavy meal. I also tasted the fairy tale eggplant that my guest was served and was was not impressed by the flavors. The dessert was excellent and the warm foamed milk served with the coffee was a nice touch.

Overall - We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience, would highly recommend the restaurant and look forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Our dinner for four last Tuesday evening at Michael Mina’s was a birthday celebration for twins who are owners of multiple restaurant/bars in Northern California. I arrived at the restaurant 20-minutes late because of heavy traffic, but I was immediately seated along with my guests who already were there. The ambiance was exquisite, and on the table before us were handwritten notes that individually celebrated each twin by name. Then came the champagne followed by an amuse bouche that set the stage for some serious eating, and the restaurant did not disappoint. Although we determined that the second bottle of Pinot Noir we ordered was much too young, even underdeveloped for its price, the tasty offerings in the six-course menu were something to write home about. Animated conversation came to a halt only as long as it took us to devour every morsel placed in front of us. We thought the sommelier could use a course in pleasantries, but we also thought all of the servers, all five of them, added much to the quality of the evening—they were pleasant, knowledgeable, delightfully interactional, and accommodating. Another celebratory moment happened during the dinner when dessert plates arrived—two different cake plates each with one twin’s name individually handwritten in chocolate below the message “Happy Birthday.” For sure, the evening of dinner at Michael Mina San Francisco was as exquisite was it will remain quite memorable and highly appreciated.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The best. The experience is beyond.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was an outstanding dining experience. The food was perfectly prepared and the service was mostly flawless. We truly enjoyed the 5 course lunch tasting menu to celebrate my husband's birthday. . Each course was delicious, being perfectly prepared, creative, beautifully presented, well-paced and well-described. The only glitch in service came when I decided on a glass of wine before the meat course. The wine list was delivered promptly, but no one came to inquire about my order until I finally got someone's attention. Other than that, the service was wonderful. I used a social coupon for a special deal, and DEFINITELY got my money's worth (although the single glass of wine was quite pricey.). Michael Mina maintains his sterling reputation in our minds.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I am a big fan of tasting menus, but not when the menu is presented in a way to create the impression that the only option is the whole six courses. We discovered only after pointed interrogation (it is not apparent on the menu) that you could, in fact, elect a three course menu, or even a la carte.

The experience was further tainted by the lobster dish I was served, which bore the distinctive ammonia taste of a lobster that had expired well before its appointment with the pot - a decidedly unforgivable sin for a Michelin-rated kitchen. The delivered replacement was exceptional, but still.

The Egyptian-themed menu was a new experience, and there were some truly exceptional flavours and textures enjoyed. These mostly minor flaws nonetheless rendered the overall less than wonderful, and thus 4 stars. The restaurant seems like is most definitely capable of a flawless performance - just not on the night we were there.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

A late lunch in the financial district at a place with a good wine list and at which we can have a serious conversation: Michael Mina. It doesn't usually jump out for those requirements, since the excellent food tends to be upper-most in people's minds, but this turned out to be the perfect place. We had the prix-fixe lunch, which didn't have the greatest hits. But we ordered the caviar on blini in addition and a fantastic Chablis, and all was good. Definitely a place for a productive and convincing business meal. Note: through the years, one thing has not changed at Michael Mina--the wine list does not offer a middle ground. Nothing is cheap, but there are a few bottles at the lower end of the price range. And there are a huge number of high-end bottles. But bottles from $80 to $150 are hard to find. Their last 30-year-old Loire red they had for $96 had apparently been drunk the night before. We found a nice 15-year-old for $140 as an alternative.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The new menu is really amazing !

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Took my mom to celebrate her birthday, and enjoyed an exceptional meal paired expertly with some exotic wines. Exceptional even by the standards of San Francisco high-zoot ultra-premium restaurants.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The spices and unique flavors and preparation was incredible

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Absolute fine dining at its best. Enjoyed the newly revamped 6 course prix fixe and each and every course was superb . The spices took you on a culinary journey of the highest order. I have to admit to hitting a wall around course 5, as they are small but rich and exquisite, and filling. What a magnificent time we had celebrating an anniversary with Michael Mina.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Excellent service, as always. The refreshed menu is a hit. Great atmosphere for a business lunch.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The pace of the six course dinner was off, very slow, not well timed. Several of the appetizer and early course very tasty but the fish course was too large, and the squab was almost raw. The staff was uncoordinated (I.e., four people asked us for our water order, three staff asked for a cocktail order.) and with one exception the staff was condescending in their presentation as if we had never eaten a tasting menu or with an important chef.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We have eaten at many Michael Mina restaurants, but never the original until now. Really excellent!! Food was sublime, interesting flavors, and very nice sized portions for a tasting menu. If anything, it was too much food!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We were a challenging group with slow and opinionated friends. Everything was handled beautifully and look forward to returning

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Phenomenal 3 hours of world class dining. Do the premium wine pairing.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food and atmosphere great. Timing of service off. Price of meal ridiculous and they made an overcharge mistake on the bill.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Although the food was delicious, nothing else about our experience was enjoyable. The restaurant was very loud to the point it was virtually impossible to hear the description of the food and wine as it was presented. The wines were mediocre at best. Service itself was not as attentive as we expected from a Michelin Star restaurant. We had to ask repeatedly for things and some things were forgotten entirely by the staff. Living in Napa Valley and having been to many Michelin Star restaurants, this one doesn’t come close. I don’t think we’ll be returning.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was delicious. The space is gorgeous. The service was attentive yet came off as unorganized. The staff did not seem to work well together and it seemed that many of the staff was being trained. For the price I was surprised by the lack of delivery on the service side.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

This restaurant is truly one of the best restaurants in the United States. I have eaten at Le Bernardin and del posto as well as Alan Ducasse. The ambiance is very inviting. Tables are separated by adequate space so dining is a pleasure without hearing conversations of nearly diners . The food was superb . I especially liked the fois grais, sea bass and dumpling. All the courses were wonderful. The wine list is comprehensive and we had champagne to start followed by a lovely Chardonnay. The presentation of the food was creative and inviting. Superb service. I come to San Francisco every year and definitely return

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

My absolute favorite restaurant for years in sf. My only issue is the seating is very uncomfortable. The bar seats have no backs and seat small. The dining tables have incredibly short chairs and not comfortable when you are 5'9" or above.

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