Michael Mina – San Francisco

4.6
2701 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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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 2701 People Are Saying
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RK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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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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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
26 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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San Francisco
25 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
16 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
31 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
5 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
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the great meal.

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D
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for creative fine dining. We were lucky to have a special 5 course prix fixe lunch.
Every course was wonderful in both taste and presentation. The cocktails are very creative, too.
Service was attentive without being intrusive. We will go back for dinner to try their 7 course
prix fixe menu.

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d
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. A little too lengthy of a wait between courses. Wine didn't come with beef course, as requested.

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K
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for the 5-course lunch. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was a little slow, but we could wave down anyone and they were all helpful, if we needed something.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Didn’t recognize our special occasion but celebrated the birthday at table next to us. Awkward.

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E
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice setting with good spacing between tables and interesting middle-eastern music playing. We went for lunch and found the tuna tartare with quail egg and steak with peppers top notch. Service was very good until the end when everybody seemed to disappear. It comes close to 5 stars overall.

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

They serve dinner at lunch. Expect small portions, you’ll need to order multiple courses to be satieted.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. One of the best in San Francisco.

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M
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here on my birthday! We had the 5-course tasting menu. The music had some Mediterranean vibe. Staff were all friendly and accommodating. While I get my car, Nathan stayed with my Mom outside. I received a personal birthday note from the general manager Giovanni. It’s my Mom’s first time here and she totally loved it. The oysters were fresh, the ahi tuna presentation, set-up was impressive, of course it was so good! The salmon and the beef cooked perfectly melted in my mouth. The mousse cake was light and not too sweet. My almond birthday cake had gold shavings on it and a candle lit. I highly recommend this place. I will definitely go back again and again.
Thank You Travels zoo for the deal.
Thank you so much to the staff of Michael Mina. You all made my birthday perfect!

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JM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, beautifully presented food. Wine pairing was lovely. Able to accommodate allergies (I’m Gluten Free).
Cons: we paid $8 each for sparking water and they filled our cups with still. Our server was quite annoyed when we asked her to split the bill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Superb service with excellent foods! I have the travelzoo voucher so very good value for the lunch tasting menu.

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LL
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Difficult to converse with loud music in background. Very good, attentive service. Wait staff good at explaining each course. Did not offer non alcoholic drink listed on voucher. Food good but not that interesting. More variety would have been nice. Three fish courses, one beef and dessert.

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OT
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, food and presentation was fabulous, highly recommend it

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t
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Terrible ambiance. Like a regular café. The old location was terrific. The knives and forks look like they came from my vmcittage. They used to be designed and lovely like the plates. Chairs uncomfortable too upright. Servers too quick to remove served dishes. Didn’t finish the condo first dish. Service was ok but the vibe from them was not great. Talked too quickly describing the beautiful food. It was magnificent. MM Dora’s great food. Almost too much to have 6 courses. Offer 4 or 5 at less money.

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L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good but they completely pushed the prix fixed menu and that’s always too much food. No salad on the ala carte. Very medium experience overall.

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MS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

would have give 4.5 stars for food

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The main server was not on top of things. He didn’t offer other food choices for people who don’t eat red meat.

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Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was incredible. The service was very cold, borderline condescending.

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TC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the bartender
He was so nice and accommodating
Even though there was an incident with a homeless coming in and grabbing a knife and attacking the manager near the bar where I was sitting, the staff was prompt and considered my safety and moved me right away!! Beautiful and would come back In a heart beat for my birthday again!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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R
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was probably the best meal I’ve ever had, and until now that honor went to the tasting menu at Le Bernardin. So, this is no faint praise. The cuisine is based on Chef Mina’s childhood in Egypt, so I tasted flavors and spices I’d never had before. Everything exploded with flavor. The service was truly stellar. Each person was knowledgeable, impeccable in their execution and still friendly and welcoming. I couldn’t have asked for more.

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

An absolutely delicious take on some classic Michelin style dishes with Moroccan flair. A perfect experience of refined culture.

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