Michael Mina – San Francisco

4.6
2613 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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2,613 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
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Poor
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4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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San Francisco
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new menu is really amazing !

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
3.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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London
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be back!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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San Francisco
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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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San Francisco
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

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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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Hawaii
3.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Music was inappropriate like fighting with the crowd noise although it could have been soothing to add to the atmosphere of the restaurant
Service was different from table to table although there was one menu
We celebrated Father’s Day as many....

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to MM several times and looked forward to tasting his new menu. It was fantastic! There were many choices and each were prepared with exacting precision to presentation and taste. I appreciated the options to add Caviar and Truffles as appropriate. If you do the wine pairing, the Reserve Pairing is definitely the way to go as they offer wines rarely available from places like Lebanon and Greece. Can't recommend this enough.

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Orange County
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, presentation, service- all incredible

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great new flavors with same excellent service and presentation

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Las Vegas
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It wasn’t great. I loved he served but no. I wouldn’t go here again even for lunch. There are so many better restraints in the Bay for this price. Bougie ambiance not good food. Get the flow anything.

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San Francisco
3.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I was disappointed with the new Middle Eastern based menu. Some of the courses were not at all Middle Eastern and others not very imaginative. Service was excellent as usual. Michale Minna still hangs on to the old-fashioned white tablecloths and parades of waiters.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super nice

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San Francisco
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions are ridiculously small. Everyone left hungry.

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new menu & service is always on point. Reasonably priced at lunch also, which is a huge plus.

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KM
3.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very surprised at level of service. Arrived on time for reservation, were seated promptly. Server didn't offer beverages, didn't have answers to some basic menu questions. After checking in the kitchen, the server provided a description of an ingredient that was simply wrong. Once our order was placed, we waited more than an hour for starters. Finally caught the eye of the bus person -- who was constantly filling our water as we waited. Restaurant was only half full and tables that were seated after ours were being served. Our order was straight from the menu with no modifications. Food was good, albeit small portions as is usual for overly fine dining. Crumbs were wiped from half the table and forgotten on the other side before dessert menus were deposited. Coffee orders were mixed up - for simple regular and decaf coffee. Just oddly poor service - no warmth, no effort to engage the table, no effort to offer guidance or enhance the experience, and lacking in basics. Disappointing at the price point.

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Naples
4.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the presentation equally so. My only negative is the wine prices are out of line with the quality. Felt gouged on the wine but overall, an amazing experience. Felt the meal was dinner and a “show.”

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent time at this venue. Sam was our primary server and he is definitely the person you want taking care of you if you can get him. We went for the experience.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tasting menu with great staff and excellent service. Server was attentive and did a great job explaining the courses.

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Miami
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, especially our server Liz!

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and service. The entire dinner was amazing and the waiter service was amazing

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London
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael Mina recently tweaked his menu to be more middle-eastern influenced, playing on his Egyptian roots with nouveau twists on traditional spice blends. I booked way in advance, so we felt lucky that this was the first week of the new menu and Michael Mina was there cooking that night. He came out and introduced himself, and was wonderfully friendly. The menu is pure culinary delight. Every course on the tasting menu was delicious and flavorful. We tried ranking the dishes and it was tough! The service is impeccable, as you'd expect in a restaurant of this caliber. Even the cutlery and dishes served with each course were perfect. It was a night to remember, and I'd recommend Michael Mina's namesake restaurant in a heartbeat for a memorable occasion.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A repeat world class
Experience.

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San Francisco
3.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was REALLY slow and there not that many people in restaurant

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New England
2.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The menu was the first night of the new concept. Very disappointed. The food took too long to be served and each course was not hot.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food. Service is very good as well. Worth the price.

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New England
2.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

So underwhelming, and very overpriced as well. MM bills itself as high-end food and dining experience, with a 5-course tasting menu. Diners choose one for each course out of 3-4 choices. Our dinner group of 4 had a wide variety of selections, but with one exception(the asparagus appetizer), each dish fell either short, or very short. Basically, while the presentation was very good, the food was not...it either was not prepared appropriately, or more often, the mix of flavours just didn't work. One serving was just plain bad. This was a consistent theme throughout the meal, including dessert. Extremely disappointing considering the bill for a 4-top ran $1300(with 2 btls of wine in the $100-200 range). I would not recommend a visit.

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Orlando
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took the only reservation available which was at 9pm. The Hostess called my cell and said the kitchen closes at 9pm, and so I need to be seated by 9pm or else my reservation was canceled. Seemed odd to offer a time slot at the time the kitchen closes and to be harassed by the hostess; she was even more unpleasant in person. However, the service staffs’ and sommelier’s knowledge were impressive, with professional unobtrusive service and incredible, beautifully presented cuisine.

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Richmond
2.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Michael MIna has a tradition of fine dining experiences in my experience and some of the flavors and disches continue to be sublime. I have dined at the Michael Mina restaurant in San Franscisco since its days as Aqua abd well before he opened Michael Mina's at the Belaggio in Las Vegas. I was both surprised and dissapointed to see that the a la carte menu no longer exigts. Instead, they ofered a multi-course menu with little room for substitution. They also offered 2 wine parings. The service was shockingly poor; it was slow and improved ONLY after leaving the tale, identifying the manager, and pointing out that we had waited for more than 35 minutes (he did check this and seemed distrubed that I had not waited longer - oh really?). To me this is unacceptable at a restaurant with a history of quality and service as outstanding as MIchael Mina's in San Francisco. Based on this I advise proceeding with caution, expect long wait times to be served, and limited menu options. On the positive side, the quality of the food varied from excelletn to outstanding and the wine pairings were spot on.

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Houston
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific time.
The service and food were excellent.
We had the classic wine pairing and were not disappointed.
I would do it again the next time I am in San Francisco.
His food is always innovative and delicious!

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London
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly attentive service. We had the tasting lunch menu. Every course was delicious. Wine list selection was excellent. Will visit again if in San Fran again in future.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Would go again

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