Michael Mina – San Francisco

4.6
2722 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Michael Mina! The restaurant will be offering a 4 Course Prix
Fixe Menu with choices for $180 per person. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Christmas eve at Michael Mina! The restaurant will be offering a 3 Course Prix
Fixe Menu for $235 per person with a wine pairing option for $135. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What 2722 People Are Saying
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M
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. Wonderful, friendly and warm atmosphere. Special thanks to both Giovanni Pugliese and Jeremy Shanker for
sharing their food and wine exuberance.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best meal in San Francesco and I ate in a few of the best

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M
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Quality control is problematic. Some dishes are great, some actually poor, over salted and over cooked.

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BV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals we've eaten--and we have dined at French Laundry, Grace, Alinea, Single Thread, etc. Truly different and delightful.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took some clients to dinner here. Six course meal with wine pairing. Excellent experience. Great service and fabulous food. A bit pricey.

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CH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Foodie must when in San Fran. The Chef takes particular care of preparation and plays homage to his Egyptian heritage.

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KD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, food, presentation. Amazing experience.

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RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo estuvo óptimo, desde el 6 course di. Er, el maridaje y la atención óptima!

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PN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a new menu now. Only a 6 course tasting menu available, but it was amazing! The food was incredibly flavorful and beautifully presented. One of the most exciting menus that I have experienced - outstanding!

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KB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group loved this dining experience!! It was such a treat to have excellent service with excellent food. I regret that I didn’t photograph the menu to remind me later of all of the great food I was served.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Even the house bread was amazing-- served warm, freshly baked with a delicious dip.

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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P
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice, refined food. Understated and good. Truly it is hard to find a restaurant these days whose food is any better than McD, let alone my own cooking. This one passes.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was excellent. I would recommend to others.

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M
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service - excellent food - creative presentations and Chef even came by the table for a picture - outstanding meal!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic place! It never disappoints. We had a table for seven and it was spectacular. Food was excellent, and the service was just great. I think we had 6 different waiters, including our handler. I would rate this as a top restaurant, although the bill was quite high. Worth it, highly recommended.

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T
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is very heavy lots of sauces and spices so a little too much and I’m a foodie. I like the old Michael Mina. It’s a 6 course meal so a lot of food The service was outstanding though. It’s a beautiful space great wine list.

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SD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Starter courses were great. Lobster was over cooked and not even the vast amount of coconut saffron sauce could help. Lamb undercooked. Local Pt Reyes Blue was extremely disappointing and paired with a wine that smelled of acetone. For the money this doesn’t deserve a second chance.

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i
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ummm I’m not sure if all the money I spent here was worth it.
Server came to clean up my plate too quickly after each course. Come on, can you see there is food left?? We are still working on it!!!! Annoying.
And food was.. unique. Not necessarily delicious.
Will I come again? No.
Will I recommend to my friends? No.
Overall, much less than I expected.

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KG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My mother and I went to this restaurant on vacation to experience a nice dinner together. Service was out of this world and made us feel like VIPs From the moment we entered. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we’ll talk about it for many years to come !

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S
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply elegant excellence! Service, ambiance, cocktails and food were all superior.

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RK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracious and attentive service. The food is an experience in and of itself. Loved the use of innovative spices. Vegetarian friendly. Deserves its very high reputation. Highly Recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome
Price fix menu only
$200 per person

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NB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful experience! Very personable.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing - incredible flavors, presentation, ingredients. Just loved that.

The wine pairing was hit and miss. Some of the wine choices were just flat out bad. When we shared that input, the staff became quite defensive and asked if we’d ever been to Spain - one of us was actually from Spain :).

In the end, we saw that there was a $100/person service charge. That’s just a lot when we couldn’t get their attention when needed and we were feeling rushed with clearing plates.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Would definitely recommend!

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d
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

W9nderful as always

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new menu with Moroccan spices was excellent. Every dish was delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food, incredible service. Just be prepared because the outstanding restaurant will be reflected on your bill. Worth doing it

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

I have been a FREQUENT Diner of Michael Mina's restaurants in California and around the country.

This was my first experience with San Francisco's establishment. The restaurant was very slow with less than 30 people dining throughout my Tasting meal. The courses started promptly with a Complimentary glass of Rose Champagne that was dry & harsh.

The Courses began in a well timed agenda and I felt as they came and I ate as they became less and less enjoyable. Each course my Wife (Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary) agreed they were at best ORDINARY and None of the Items would we Consider to Recommend or Return to enjoy. I felt this location in SF had Kitchen Staff that are NOT able to pull-off the MM Trademark of brilliant recipes.

I am a Frequent diner of MM's in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas where I have ALWAYS enjoyed beautiful presentations of MM's Recipes that We leave extremely full yet look forward to returning!

You may be wondering why we did NOT go to MM's in Las Vegas for Our Celebration is because Our Flight to Las Vegas got canceled which made it 'Geographically Impossible'.

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RA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience. And classy too.
Nice to see these places exist in the city
Food was exceptional.
It’s all about quality here, not quantity.

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j
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was ok but the restaurant has been over-hyped. Despite the reviews, there is very little taste added by the spices, and the prices are outrageous

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g
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific menu with wonderful flavors! The service was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner there.

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S
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So excited to try Michael’s new menu. It was so delicious! I normally have difficulty finishing a multi course meal, but I happily ate ever single bite!! So happy that he kept the tuna tartare on the menu. I’ve had it every single time I’ve dined there since the Aqua days.

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A
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food preparation and presentation. The 5-course Lunch with Wine was fantastic. The food courses were great and somewhat entertaining. Great variety & tastes and just the right size portions. The wine was very good and complemented the lunch courses. You definitely want to make and have reservations. This place is not real big and was busy during the entire lunch period. Be prepared to wait, even with a reservation. The service was absolutely great and professional. Enjoy our special lunch with wine.

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was fab not enough food as I had a groupon for lunch .. will go back for dinner!! Service was good albeit a bit slow .. can’t wait to go back !

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F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, great atmosphere and ambience. The food was flavourful and delicious. We had the octopus and tun tartare to start, the cavatelli and Lamb for our mains, and shared a chocolate coconut dessert. It was all amazing! Would definitely recommend and go again.

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b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Half of the dishes were excellent (the mango with foie gras, the real pulpo gallego, the lamb and squab, the striped bass with sorrel-like molokhiya), half nice but not particularly memorable (the amuse-bouche, the first courses, the pasta courses, the turbot, the desserts). The Middle Eastern influence was a very light touch, compared to real Middle Eastern cuisine. The wines, however, were (except for one) extremely well-chosen and interesting, including older wines difficult to find. Service was pleasant but somewhat disorganized. The ambiance is elegant but disagreeably noisy, to the extent that one has to speak up to be heard across the table and understood. We felt that this restaurant is still getting its sea-legs--not yet worthy of a Michelin star, especially for the stiff price, but it may yet get there, as other Mina restaurants certainly did.

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced for what the end result is. Portions could use some improvements

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the great meal.

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