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August (1) Five, San Francisco, CA

August (1) Five

4.4
4.4
1275 Reviews
$50 and over
Indian
August 1 Five is a modern Indian restaurant named for the date commemorating India’s independence from British rule. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood, we invite our guests to explore the nuances of regional Indian cuisine rarely seen in the West. 

Influenced by a range of culinary traditions, from colorful street foods to the hidden staples of home cooks, everything on our menu is proudly served with a side of nostalgia. Using the best of the Bay Area’s seasonal ingredients, our chef melds traditional Indian preparations with contemporary techniques. 

The creative approach we bring to the food extends to our cocktail list which deftly blends Indian spices and herbs, from the subtle to the assertive, with our bartender’s collection of craft spirits.  Our global wine list was carefully chosen to complement the array of flavors you’ll discover on our menus.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 771-5900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We deliver food through Chow Now, Caviar, UberEats ; Doordash.
  • Private party facilities
    For private dining, please email hello@august1five.com or call 415-771-5900 for menus or other celebratory requests.
  • Private party contact
    Jordan White: (415) 771-5900 ext. 3
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cross street
    Van Ness and Redwood
  • Parking details
    Parking for food takeout is available on Redwood Street right in front of the main entrance to the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Consider taking MUNI to Van Ness station or BART to Civic Center station—both are within a 10-minute walk of the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,275 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Non-alcoholic drinks menu can ber improved considerably.

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  2. Apoorva

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails and Indian flavors throughout all of the dishes. Great place to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday - he loved it!

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  3. Diamond

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian Restaurant in the bay. Must go!!! Great food! Great Ambience.

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  4. Jinja

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    August 1 Five was wonderful! It was a chilly SF evening, but the outside space heaters and makeshift table cubicles kept us plenty warm throughout our meal. They have an excellent pandemic setup and every person who visited our table (server, runners, bartender) wore a mask and kept their distance, all while providing top notch service. The food was fantastic and the drinks were out of this world! Their new bartender, Ross, really knows his stuff. We will definitely be back!

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  5. izap

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty food and exciting cocktails. I had the one with turmeric and it felt like a health potion. We sat inside but it was still cold with the doors open.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely slow service full of repeated mistakes. While the attitude was good, food was just ok.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were amazing. Ross is a Boss.

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  8. Sebastian

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    August (1) Five is the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to. Food is much different than standard Indian food. Great sauces and spices. Good service and friendly staff. Vegetarian selections are excellent. They also have chicken and other tasty meat dishes.

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  9. Ambika

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing the service was extraordinary!! The ambience, presentation of the food and drinks was great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food.

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FAQs

August (1) Five offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 771-5900.

August (1) Five is rated 4.4 stars by 1275 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for August (1) Five

524 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Van Ness and Redwood
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking for food takeout is available on Redwood Street right in front of the main entrance to the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Consider taking MUNI to Van Ness station or BART to Civic Center station—both are within a 10-minute walk of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 771-5900
  • Catering
    We deliver food through Chow Now, Caviar, UberEats ; Doordash.
  • Private party facilities
    For private dining, please email hello@august1five.com or call 415-771-5900 for menus or other celebratory requests.
  • Private party contact
    Jordan White: (415) 771-5900 ext. 3
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