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 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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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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PR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the ultimate dining experience. From start to finish every detail was covered. The cocktails where elegant and amazing, the service was second to none, and the food was unbelievable. When I say experience, it truly was more than just a meal. Our clients and partners will remember this night for a very long time.

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MK
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic...very very nice evening!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from the service to the food - could not find fault with this wonderful restaurant!

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MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theatrical gastronomy is the best description for this dinner - a star protagonist - aka the chef - a strong supporting cast, including our waiter who provided explanations when needed and then withdrew. We loved the succession of courses (7+) with the inclusion of Middle Eastern herbs and spices that made the dishes particularly savoury. We will treat ourselves again at MM's.

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J
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Restaurant a bit too empty, making atmosphere a bit forlorn.

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch met every expectation. Great Food, Service and Price.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special Birthday and she really enjoyed everything.

Thank You

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

- Excellent food! Impeccable service, but a very noisy facility. We can barely talk to each other.

- i understand that it is a renowned chef and the menu option was a course of six plates, but the value is not compatible with the hole experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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DP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed our experience at Michael Mina. Our service was excellent and the food was too!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the caviar. Just do it!

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m
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

テイスティングメニューは一人6皿をそれぞれ3品から選ぶスタイル。
ワインのペアリング$180は上記18種類に合わせた、料理を引き立たせる内容となっており、複数人数で味見し合うのも楽しい。
高い天井で開放感のあるゆったりとしたテーブル配置の店内や、絶妙のチームプレイでグループごとの料理の進行具合に合わせたサーブ。
仲間内で1名服を忘れてしまい、翌日休日にも関わらず駆けつけてくれたマネジャーなど、確かに料金は高いが、納得行く内容で、再訪は確定です。

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at the restaurant. The food was extraordinary and sublime. I would recommend this restaurant without reservations.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great caviar!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Awful food, service, and ambiance. Has swiftly gone downhill in past year.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael Mina is an excellent restaurant. Definitely worth the visit. The food was superb and the the staff was extremely accomodating to my guests. It was a delightful exprerience.

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DE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I travel extensively worldwide, and have been doing so for more than 30 years, dining at most of the world’s best restaurants. Michael Mina was without question the most shockingly overpriced restaurant for what it delivers of any restaurant In which I have ever dined. The service was embarrassingly pretentious, the wine list outrageously overpriced, with a set menu and an a la carte menu both priced in the stratosphere relative to the best restaurants in London, Sydney, Paris, Brussels, New York, Tokyo, Beijing and everywhere in between. Appetizers $35-60 each, and entrees $50-$85 each. Desserts $35 each. Really??? Run, run as fast as you can away from this display of greed and excess.

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KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It feels very outdated as a dining experience. The food was inventive and good, but the value just wasn't there.

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EH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sumptuous food and quiet, respectful service. Perfect for a business lunch.

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o
San Francisco
181 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few top places that have a Tasting menu at lunch. Absolutely superb. The room is one of the most beautiful and service is straight from waiter heaven! Amazing quality in each dish. Fish super sucullent and beef rib eye too good for lunch!Two excellent glasses of wine recommended by the waiter were perfect.

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NB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful dishes with Mina’s twists of Arab influence. Service was a little snooty, explaining to me what a wine is when I specifically requested it. I would go back but the over the top maître d stuff is a little long in the tooth.

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c
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wasn’t prepared for 6 course meal given Egyptian flare and flavors. Spaghetti only memorable dish.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was truly an amazing dining experience from the minute we walked in the door. Impeccable service and knowledge from the servers and staff. Henry was a huge attribute to our evening with his attention to detail.

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BJ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I used to love this restaurant. One of my favorites in San Francisco. They have completely changed their menu in early 2019 and the result is just not for me. I get it, but it's just not my thing. Not a single salad (or anything even close to it) on the menu for example. Food was ok, but not nearly as good as it was before. Sauces were not up their usual level of flavor. Main dishes were lacking a cohesive flavor and presentation was well below their usual standard. I understand what they are trying to do, but I think they fell short of their goal. I would not go back....

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EA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Michael Mina flag ship restaurants previously, but this was my first visit with the new Executive Chef Raj Dixit and his menu concept. AMAZING overall food and wine experience. We did the Chef's tasting menu. Flawless. Kudos to Anthony the Mixologist/ Bar Tender (who introduced me to a new pre-dinner Gin (Gunpowder Irish Gin) to Nathan our Server and the Service Staff and Fausto who worked with my friends on wine recommendations. The team deserved all 4 stars that was to awarded them on Michael Bauer's last review for the Chronicle. Cant wait to fly back up for another great meal... and the breads - more please!

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O
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was looking forward to good food and elevated dining experience, but ultimately left disappointed. 1) server had on so much perfume that it was nauseating and overpowering. At a place like Mina I’d have expected attention to such a detail. 2) when we arrived at 5:15 for a 5:30 reservation, we sat at the bar to have a drink, but instead of a relaxed experience, all we could hear was someone in the back lecturing other servers VERY loudly about mezcal. Champagne is to wine, mezcal is to tequila. Got it. 3) the server kept telling me about the dish she thought was her favorite on the menu. I really don’t care, everyone has different tastes. 4) the upsell for the dishes with supplemental pricing was quite annoying. Caviar? Lobster? Truffle? Check. Overall Mina feels quite corporate and does not have the refinement, sophistication or refinement I expect at such lofty prices.

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SW
Sacramento
74 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most innovative meals we've ever had. Really really expensive.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Absolutely nothing was memorable aside from the lamb chop Extremely Extremely overpriced for what it is!! We chose to add the wine pairing and Russian caviar and at 1300.00 for 2 ppl before tip I was very disappointed. Would not recommend or repeat.

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n
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine.
Fantastic evening

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I give this rating / review in the context of a Michelin star restaurant. I do believe that value should be one of the criteria even in fine dining. $1000 for a meal that has problems — and yes they always do — was a bit much, it would be a bit much even for a flawless experience.

One of two things really needs to be lowered there: prices, or expectations.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and Michael Mina staff made it extra special with a card and dessert

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y
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful experience. Food was great--- the menu featured a lot of middle eastern flavors and spices, and added a lot of positive twist to it. Service is always excellent.

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J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was stellar, but the food did not live up to our expectations unfortunately. Not enough salt on many dishes and my lobster was tough and chewy.

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F
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we entered the restaurant until we left our experience was fabulous. Service was impeccable and the food wonderful. Sure , the price was high but every bite was wonderful and the flavors were exciting. I would heartily recommend this restaurant.

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t
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu with unique flavors and combinations. A bit pretentious, not for the financial faint of heart. Wines by the glass? You can have a glass of Pascal Joliet Sancerre for 24 bucks, which I usually pay about 21-23 dollars for the full BOTTLE. I consider that to be excessive.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The Lobster was rubbery, the Wagyu Beef was not very good (especially for the additional charge). Honestly, the best part of the meal was the honey cheese bread spread. All the dishes just seemed incomplete. Then we got the bill. We understood what we ordered but the bill was just a reminder of how poor of a value the overall experience was. Our waiter was nice. Word was not spread in the kitchen about my wife’s preference to not have dairy. Three dishes had to be sent back because they had dairy. One replacement dish was literally pasta and truffle slices and it was terrible. As I am writing this I’m getting irritated thinking about the $900 bill- and we don’t mind the bill, but paired with what we got was unacceptable. Thank god we skipped the wine pairing. We will not go back to his restaurants.

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L
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I need to eat here more often. A friend and I had the lunch tasting menu. Every course was perfect. The food is amazing. The dining room is quiet with linen table clothes. Silverware is changed with every course. All the service I love. We were allowed to dine at our slow pace. Yes, it's expensive but every penny.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, presentation and flavors! A great way to taste dishes that are unusual and elaborate.

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