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August (1) Five, San Francisco, CA

August (1) Five

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1276 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

  • 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: (844) 924-0037

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Maharaja's Favorites

  • Maharaja's Double Deal$100.00

    Two bottles of French Pinot Noir + our signature Whole Roasted Tandoori chicken. 2014 Joseph Drouhin, Pinot Noir, Santenay, Burgundy, France $50; 2016 Dubois Bernard & Fils, Pinot Noir, Chorey les Beaune, Burgundy, France $45; Whole Roasted Tandoori Chicken $50

    • Old World Wine 3 Pack$65.00

      2016 CH Berres, Riesling, Kabinett, Mosel, Germany; 2014 Joseph Drouhin, Pinot Noir, Santanay, France; 2015 Domaine du Pesquier, Red Blend, Cote du Rhone, France

      • California Wine 3 Pack$65.00

        2018 Brick & Mortar, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley, CA; 2018 Source & Sink, Red Field Blend, Sonoma, CA; 2018 Joyce, Cabernet Sauvignon, San Benito, CA

        • Cocktail & Kebabs$75.00

          1 of each of our 4 cocktails along with chef's signature kebabs and samosas. Includes following 1 Jaipur Emerald, 1 Moneypenny G&T, 1 Spice Garden, 1 Star of Bombay, 4 piece Chicken Kebab, 6 piece Tandoori Lamb Kebab, 2 piece Potato & Pea Samosa

          • Whole Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes$50.00

            Deggi mirch, mustard oil, black cardamom, cloves

            • Lamb Shank Roganjosh$34.00

              deggi mirch, bay leaf, clove, lentil, upma

              • Ready to Grill Skewers$9.00

                Ready to grill tandoori shrimp / potato / paneer / chicken skewers. Skewer Protien: 3 pc Tandoori Shrimp; 4 pc Chicken Tikka; 4 pc Paneer Tikka; 4 pc Tandoori Potato

                Smaller

                • Samosa

                  Potato & Pea

                  • 2pcs$8.00
                • Tandoori Kebab (4pcs)

                  • Lamb$12.00
                  • Shrimp$14.00
                  • Paneer$12.00
                  • Chicken$12.00
                • Naanwich$16.00

                  Naan, choice of protein, mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, chili aioli. Protein Choices: Paneer, Shrimp, Lamb, Chicken

                  • Salad$16.00

                    Choice of paneer, chicken, or shrimp

                    • Gol Guppa$12.00

                      10 pcs + stuffing + two waters

                      Larger

                      • Spinach & Paneer$20.00

                        white cheddar, fenugreek, tomato, cashew

                        • Potato & Fig Kofta$15.00

                          Potato, cashew, mission figs, melon seed

                          • Paneer Makhani$15.00

                            Cashew, ginger, deggi merch

                            • Stuffed Pepper$15.00

                              (Mirchi Ka Salan) with sweet potato

                              • Chicken Tikka Masala$15.00

                                Tomato, fenugreek leaf, bell pepper

                                • Muglai Shrimp Curry$17.00

                                  Ghee, tomato, fenugreek

                                  • Bison Keema with Pav$19.00

                                    Ground bison, caramelized onion, clove

                                    • Lamb Biryani$19.00

                                      Basmati rice, yogurt, saffron, cardamom, mint

                                      Tasting Menu for Two

                                      • Tasting Menu for Two (Veg)$75.00

                                        Samosa. Paneer Kebab. Choice of Paneer Makhani or Potato & Fig Kofta. Stuffed Pepper. A15 Daal. Rice. 2 pc Naan. Raita. Toffee Pudding

                                        • Tasting Menu for Two (Non-Veg)$75.00

                                          Samosa. Choice of Kebab. Choice of Entree. Chicken Tikka Masala. A15 Daal. Rice. 2 pc Naan. Raita. Toffee Pudding. Thali App Choices: Paneer Kebab, Chicken Kebab, Lamb Kebab. Thali Entree Choices: Lamb Briyani $5, Mughlai Shrimp Curry $2, Potato & Fig Kofta, Stuffed Pepper

                                          Family Meals

                                          Serves 4-5

                                          • Chicken Tikka Masala$70.00

                                            Tomato, fenugreek leaf, bell pepper. (Comes with rice, daal, raita, & naan)

                                            • Potato & Fig Kofta$70.00

                                              Potato, cashew, mission figs, melon seed (Comes with rice, daal, raita, & naan)

                                              • Mughlai Shrimp Curry$70.00

                                                Ghee, tomato, fenugreek. (Comes with rice, daal, raita, & naan)

                                                • Bison Keema with Pav$70.00

                                                  Ground bison, caramelized onion, clove. (Comes with rice, daal & raita.)

                                                  • Paneer Makhani$70.00

                                                    Cashew, ginger, degi mirch (Comes with rice, daal, raita, & naan)

                                                    • Lamb Biryani$70.00

                                                      Basmati rice, yogurt, saffron, cardamom, mint. (Comes with rice, daal, raita, & naan)

                                                      Sides

                                                      • Daal

                                                        • 16oz$8.00
                                                      • Naan

                                                        • Plain$4.00
                                                        • Garlic$4.00
                                                      • Raita$3.00

                                                        • Saffron Rice$5.00

                                                          Desserts

                                                          • Toffee Pudding$6.00

                                                            • Cookies$12.00

                                                              6 chocolate chip cookies

                                                              Cocktails

                                                              • Jaipur Emerald

                                                                Tequila, khus, thai chili, cilantro, lime

                                                                • Individual$12.00
                                                                • Batch of 4$40.00
                                                              • Spice Garden

                                                                bourbon, cardamom, spiced jaggery, banana, saline

                                                                • Individual$12.00
                                                                • Batch of 4$40.00
                                                              • Star of Bombay

                                                                gin, rose, blueberry, lemongrass, basil, citrus

                                                                • Individual$12.00
                                                                • Batch of 4$40.00
                                                              • Baga Beach

                                                                Feni, old monk, coconut water, pineapple, clear milk

                                                                • Individual$12.00
                                                                • Batch of 4$40.00

                                                              Beer

                                                              • Ace Pineapple Cider

                                                                California- Fruit Cider- Ace's Pineapple Cider is a balanced, crisp, natural offering made with fresh pineapple and no added sugars. It contains fewer calories than some of the industry's leading cider brands with zero artificial ingredients. Fruity, tropical & refreshing!

                                                                • Individual$6.00
                                                                • 6 Pack$30.00
                                                              • Petrus Pale Sour

                                                                Petrus is all but an average beer. Petrus is a real sour, with roots that date from ages ago, brewed in Belgium according to the finest brewing tradition. Despite its age, it is young at heart!

                                                                • Individual$6.00
                                                                • 6 Pack$30.00
                                                              • Rodenbach Sour

                                                                Belgium- Flanders Red Ale - 6% ABV. Sour Ale. Rodenbach Grand Cru is naturally aged in fine oak barrels for two years. It is brewed from pure barley malt and whole flour hops. It is considered one of the world's classic beers and a fine example of an old Flemish Red Ale

                                                                • Individual$6.00
                                                                • 6 Pack$30.00
                                                              • Saison Dupont Farmhouse Ale

                                                                "The Saison Dupont is a top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle. Coppery blond, the finest aromas and a strong bitterness transform this beer into a thirst quencher with no equal, just the way it was created. Dupont's selection of yeasts is the perfect base for these typical aromas and ditto taste. A real refermentation in the bottle, which will continue for a long time in your cellar, result into this complex and particular aromatic beer"

                                                                • Individual$6.00
                                                                • 6 Pack$30.00
                                                              • Taj Mahal

                                                                India- American-Style Lager- This is pale yellow in color with subtle malt aromas. The spicy hops are much more evident on the palate. Light and crisp, this has long been the beer of choice to pair with Indian cuisine

                                                                • Individual$6.00
                                                                • 6 Pack$30.00

                                                              Wine

                                                              • NV Bailly la Pierre, Brut Rose, Cremant de Bourgogne, France$30.00

                                                                This Rosé Crémant comes from lightly steeped Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes. The first variety brings a winey character, the second its unmistakable aromas of red berry fruit. A wine for easy enjoyment par excellence, it possesses a delicious softness free of anything sugary. Entirely fresh and with real finesse, its mousse displays an almost frothy, airy lightness

                                                                • NV Maison Roche de Bellene, Cremant de Bourgogne$30.00

                                                                  This cuvée is a blend of all the traditional grape varieties grown in this prestigious region in order to combine a good minerality backbone and fullness, as well as delicate fruit aromas. Produced according to the Methode Traditionelle, this wine has a lovely golden color. The nose reveals typical scents of exotic fruits with citrus overtones. On the palate, it showcases delicate white flowers and pastry aromas

                                                                  • 2018 Chateau Auguste Rose, Bordeaux, France$26.00

                                                                    Very pale, vivid pink. Vibrant, mineral-accented strawberry, red currant, and tangerine scents carry a suave oral overtone. Racy, precise, and light on its feet with tangy red berry flavors and a beautiful minerality. Lithe and pure, with no excess weight but plenty of depth. A stony and fresh finish displays excellent clarity and persistence

                                                                    • 2016 CH Berres Riesling, Kabinett, Mosel, Germany$29.00

                                                                      Fragrant notes of white blossom and peach waft from this juicy off-dry Riesling. Creamy and luscious in texture, it offers concentrated tangerine and stone-fruit flavors balanced briskly with acidity

                                                                      • 2017 Nikolaihof 'Hefabzug' Gruner Vetliner, Wachau, Austria$32.00

                                                                        Multilayered and idiosyncratic, but focused and precise, exhibiting plenty of fruit and spice flavors, with pumpkin spice, cinnamon, passion fruit and lavender notes, balanced by a well-defined structure. Combines concentration and grace, showing the potential to improve over time

                                                                        • 2015 Etude Chardonnay, Carneros, CA$34.00

                                                                          From six special acres in the heart of the Grace Benoist Ranch, Etude's estate Chardonnay is iconic, representing all that is memorable about Carneros. Vibrant yet elegantly restrained, the wine is crafted as a showcase for the fruit, without malolactic fermentation and the lightest touch of oak. Aromas and flavors of classic Chardonnay signatures—including Bartlett pear and crisp green apple—are joined with lemon zest, citrus blossom and mineral notes. A solid acid backbone, with great structure and balance, are the hallmark of this wine each vintage

                                                                          • 2016 Etienne Boileau 1er Cru Chardonnay, Chablis, France$45.00

                                                                            Bees wax, wild flowers, stoney nose, not a lot of fruit on the nose. Palate is all about rocks & dirt, crushed oyster shells, saline, fruit takes a back seat to the terrior

                                                                            • 2015 Domain du Pesquier, Red Blend, Cote du Rhone, France$28.00

                                                                              A Cotes du Rhone may be a simple entry-level wine for most producers in the Rhone but for Pesquier this is a much more serious effort. The grapes come from a 5 acre plot in Sablet where they could make a Cotes du Rhone villages level wine but instead make an over-achieving straight Cotes du Rhone. The Pesquier Cotes du Rhone is both lively and profound with extraordinary textural details, an explosive nose and great length in the mouth; flavors of dark red fruits, licorice root and cocoa abound within a structure of fine tannins

                                                                              • 2018 Domaine de Fa, Gamay, Beaujolais, France$30.00

                                                                                Fresh and compact with sweet cherries, some plums and damson, and a bit of blackcurrant richness, with some tannic bite on the finish. It's really drinkable, but has some brooding meat and iron savoury depth, together with fresh acidity and a sense of brightness. A beautiful fusion of the sweet and savoury, showing astonishing digestibility and drinkability: this is what we come to Beaujolais for

                                                                                • 2018 Source & Sink, Red Field Blend, Sonoma, CA$36.00

                                                                                  The 2018 Source & Sink Red Field Blend shows the excellent synergy between Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, and Carignan. TASTING NOTES: This wine is delicious from start to finish. Enjoy its focused aromas and flavors of black fruit and accents of tar with grilled beef

                                                                                  • 2018 Joyce, Cabernet Sauvignon, Benito, CA$36.00

                                                                                    2018 was an incredible vintage in both San Benito and Monterey. We saw very moderate temperatures this vintage without heat spikes. This allowed fruit to slowly ripen and develop until we thought the time was just right to pluck beautiful clusters off the vine. We aim to craft our Cabernet in the purest way we know how. We were able to pick grapes solely after achieving physiologival ripeness, which translated to minimal winemaking procedures in the cellar. By doing so, we are able to create wines of purity and place

                                                                                    • 2016 Dubois Bernard & Fils, Pinot Noir, Savigny Les Beaune, France$45.00

                                                                                      A tight, black-fruited wine, this is dense and saturated with fruit and spicy floral notes of jasmine. It's flavorful and intriguing, with lasting spice

                                                                                      Reserve Wine List

                                                                                      • NV Pierre Peters, Blanc de Blancs, 'Cuvee de Reserve' Brut, Champagne, France$80.00

                                                                                        Youthful nose, hints of banana and mango adding an exoticism; the palate is fuller, equally interesting, refreshing and pure with assured bubbles, the creamy biscuity notes subservient to a minerally, chalky substrata

                                                                                        • NV Ruinart, Brut Rose, Champagne, France$100.00

                                                                                          The wine is a brilliant orange-yellow rose petal color with a very fine, profuse and sustained mousse. The nose is characterized by small red berries, mainly currant. On the palate the wine is vigorous and well balanced. A fine, fresh, fruity wine with well-integrated tannins and a hint of spice on the lengthy finish

                                                                                          • 1989 Domaine de la Fontainerie, Vouvray, Loire, France$80.00

                                                                                            Proprietor Catherine Dhoye Deruet has spent the overwhelming majority of her adult life tending to her family estate, a closely-held property that has been passed down since 1712. That's 308 years in a single place, learning each intricacy of this specialized tuffeau terroir. If you want to drink a value-driven yet region-defining example of dry ("sec") Chenin Blanc, Domaine de la Fontainerie will never steer you wrong

                                                                                            • 1999 Eitelsbacher Karthauserhfberg, Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany$115.00

                                                                                              Karthauserhofberg is a great estate in every sense of the word. A Monopole within the district of the Ruwer, the name derives from the Carthusian monks who were presented with the vineyards in 1335. Upon secularization the estate was purchased by the Rautenstrauch family in 1811 where it has remained through six generations. In ripe years this is the pinnacle of Riesling in this small valley. The quality of the soil, the "Iron Bar" of minerals that the vineyards cover, impart a unique quality that is distinct from any other site. On a short list of "Grand Cru" vineyards in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

                                                                                              • 2016 Seigneurie de Posanges, Chardonnay, Puligny Montrachet, France$110.00

                                                                                                2016 Seigneurie de Posanges, Chardonnay, Puligny Montrachet, France

                                                                                                • 2016 Chateau de Pommard "Morgeot" 1er Cru, Pinot Noir, Chassagne Montrachet, France$80.00

                                                                                                  Built to evolve with time, our Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru "Morgeot" 2016 reveals intense aromas of fresh rose, dried flowers, black fruit and clove. On the palate, the oak is well integrated, with the tannins supple and silky. The finish is fresh and long-lasting, with a deliciously peppery note

                                                                                                  • 2014 Hirsch "Reserve" , Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA$120.00

                                                                                                    A rather light-garnet color doesn't keep this wine from displaying plenty of flavor concentration, a smooth texture and nice layers of complexity. Red cherry and sour cherry dominate the palate while the mouthfeel is nicely dry and lightly tannic

                                                                                                    • 2009 Kosta Brown, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA$250.00

                                                                                                      Focused cherry and ripe cranberry envelop the glass, followed by intense black plum, sage, and Herbs de Provence. In the background there is a dusting of cocoa, lavender and rose. Dark red and blue fruits drive down the center of your palate and slowy melt into all areas of the mouth. Focused acidity and supportive tannins carry the rich dark fruit character towards the midpalate, followed by creamy black cherry and cranberry. The intense start is followed by a slow release of complex flavors and textures which lead to a long and lingering finish

                                                                                                      • 2006 Chateau Montelena, "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA$200.00

                                                                                                        The 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing deep garnet red color in the glass. On the nose there are complex notes of blackberry tart, clove, cinnamon, and cocoa, along with dried black currants. The mouth has a soft supple entry, youthful crisp acidity, juicy plum and rich bright red fruit notes, all complemented by loads of fine grain tannin and an under-layer of dried black currant

                                                                                                        Maharaja's Whisky Selection

                                                                                                        • Amrut "Aatma" 7yr Single Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky$240.00

                                                                                                          Aatma is a Hindi word meaning "Soul" or "Spirit" which we thought was an appropriate name for a Single Cask offering, as it reflects the soul of the whisky. It is non-chill filtered, and has no colour added. This will be a collector's portfolio whisky. This seven year old whisky is rare. The climate for whisky aged in Bangalore, India equates to whisky from Scotland that is more than 3 times the actual age, so the taste profile is similar to a 21 year old or greater

                                                                                                          • Amrut "Portonova" Single Malt Indian Whisky$175.00

                                                                                                            This is essentially a port pipe sandwich.... and it shows. Th spicy, jammy fruit is interwoven through any amount of caramel while the oaky saltiness gets the taste buds both salivating and puckering until you run dry

                                                                                                            • Glenfiddich 15yr Single Malt$135.00

                                                                                                              Silky smooth, revealing layers of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger. Full-bodied and bursting with flavour

                                                                                                              • Glenfiddich 21yr Single Malt$220.00

                                                                                                                By finishing the 21 Year Old in Caribbean rum casks it awakens the liquid, rousing it with extra exotic notes of ginger, fig, lime and banana and a vibrant spicy toffee warmth, elevating it from something great to something extraordinary

                                                                                                                • Kilkerran 12 Yr Single Malt$80.00

                                                                                                                  Remarkably voluptuous, oily texture. A fruity start: green apples, peaches, apricots, grapefruit, golden syrup drizzled over the lot. Then the hint of peat drifts in – light, sweet stuff rather than aggressive, heavy smoke. Nutmeg. Very herbal and with a great mineral note: rosemary, thyme, a bit of brine – no, a lot of brine. Lemon juice. Pepper. Custard creams. Digestive biscuits. A touch of bitterness from the wood, but not much at all – it's obscured by the light peat that follows on from the finish and that maltiness that was so prominent on the nose, and balanced with some wonderful syrupy, vanilla goodness. There's a broad spectrum of flavours, but the balance between them is bang-on

                                                                                                                  • Paul John "Christmas Edition" Single Malt Indian Whisky$120.00

                                                                                                                    With deep golden hues, this limited Paul John Christmas Edition is from the tropical shores of Goa along the west coast of India. Exquisite aromas of orange blossom honey, pralines and luscious baked apples enhance delightful flavours of sweet honey, fine raisins and dry plum. The light mocha and a lighter smoke on the palate leads to a long Pedro Ximénez finish of spicy French toast and delicious smoked nuts. This festive season, allow the delightful nuances of this exclusive small batch of rare single malts create memorable experiences

                                                                                                                    • Yamazaki 12yr Japanese Whisky$165.00

                                                                                                                      Yamazaki is Suntory's flagship single malt whisky, from Japan's first and oldest malt distillery. This 12 year old first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky. Since then, it has acquired something of a cult following, and for good reason! A wonderfully elegant and smooth single malt that's certainly not lacking in flavour

                                                                                                                      Na Beverages

                                                                                                                      • Aqua Panna

                                                                                                                        • 1l$5.00
                                                                                                                      • Diet Coke$3.00

                                                                                                                        • Limca$5.00

                                                                                                                          • Mango Lassi$5.00

                                                                                                                            • Mexican Coke$5.00

                                                                                                                              • Pellegrino

                                                                                                                                • 1l$5.00
                                                                                                                              • Thumbs Up$5.00

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                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Delicious food, good service

                                                                                                                                13. DA

                                                                                                                                  DeepA

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 25, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  One of the best places I have been in a while. Some food items were great and some were ok ok but overall great experience.

                                                                                                                                14. C

                                                                                                                                  Chris

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 11, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Great dinner and really excited for August’s re-opening. Lower rating on value- but this isn’t a place you come for value, you want to come here for great food and great drinks, and enjoy the experience. Staff was excellent and we look forward to coming back soon!

                                                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall2food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Awesome food. Service was very good for the first half of the meal. In the second half, it was horrible. Entire serving staff seemed to singularly focus on a group that seemed to know the chef or something. We were made to wait 15 minutes to get just a piece of bread, another 10 mins to clear the table, another 10 minutes to get the check, another 10 mins to get our check etc. Disappointed in the end.

                                                                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Best brunch I've had in a very very long time. Once the secret is out this place will be packed. Different and delicious.

                                                                                                                                17. NN

                                                                                                                                  NatalieN

                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  The food was truly incredible; we left stuffed and happy and mourning the fact that we didn't leave room for dessert.

                                                                                                                                18. J

                                                                                                                                  Jt23

                                                                                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Pre Theatre

                                                                                                                                19. SM

                                                                                                                                  SonomaMom

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Second visit in 2 months. Wonderful flavors. Helpful server. Cocktail menu ever-changing. Preferred my 3 drinks in January to the 2 I had this week

                                                                                                                                20. DB

                                                                                                                                  DavidB

                                                                                                                                  Dallas

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Best spot in Civic Center area for professional lunch. Fantastic food & great service.

                                                                                                                                21. G

                                                                                                                                  Gaurav

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Food and ambience was good, but terrible service. The server didn't care to check in on us at all during the course of our meal (didn't care to refill our waters even)

                                                                                                                                22. CS

                                                                                                                                  CrystalS

                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  August 1 Five spinach naan is highly recommended! Actually spinach is baked in between the sheets of dough. The sauces that come with every dish are savory but don’t over power any of the main pieces.

                                                                                                                                23. TG

                                                                                                                                  TiffanyG

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Wonderful service and food!

                                                                                                                                24. VT

                                                                                                                                  VikT

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  The taste of the food was outstanding and the service was top notch with 50% of tables occupied. As the food variety is less, I don’t find a reason to visit again though.

                                                                                                                                25. j

                                                                                                                                  jillw

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Anniversary dinner with friends. Couldn’t have been a nicer evening. Fantastic service, variety of flavors, cozy atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                26. LP

                                                                                                                                  LeeP

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Best India influenced food I've ever had. Friendly informed service. Quiet enough for conversation, but we were 4 people at a corner table. Interesting well constructed cocktails.

                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Lovely restaurant. Food is flavorful and well presented. Service was subpar.

                                                                                                                                28. JR

                                                                                                                                  JonathanR

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                  We arrived at 9:10 for our 9:00 reservation. The staff were

                                                                                                                                29. FF

                                                                                                                                  FoodieFz

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Excellent thanks Excellent thanks Excellent thanks

                                                                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  It was a great experience! Our server Amy was very suggestive & she knows her work & menu well.

                                                                                                                                31. F

                                                                                                                                  Finla

                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                  The restaurant seemed to be severely understaffed. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks and the staff did not manage our timetable request with timing the dinner so that we make it to a show we had tickets to.

                                                                                                                                32. E

                                                                                                                                  Ernie

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Food was good, not excellent but good. Ambience was less upscale than it looks on website. Service excellent!

                                                                                                                                33. D

                                                                                                                                  Dede

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  82 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  82 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Very creative food. Try the crispy spinach salad - so yummy. Patrick was a great server!

                                                                                                                                34. RB

                                                                                                                                  RoBo

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall3food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  I would rate the restaurant "excellent" if it were not for the type of music in the background. It was agitating and, while not terribly loud, irritating to the point of making me want to get up and leave. It was so on a previous occasion, but upon reqest the staff changed the source to one with more mellow music. I understand this type of background music may facilitate table turnover by causing patrons to eat and drink faster, but this patron may not be there at all! It is sad to forego such interesting food due to an easily altered environment issue.

                                                                                                                                35. TV

                                                                                                                                  TerryV

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                  The food was absolutely splendid. We loved the chicken kebab, the duck leg, and the spinach paneer in particular. What we didn’t like was the sequencing. We made a point of ordering the bread sampler when we first sat down, but it wasn’t delivered until we were almost done. The same with the dal and raita. We had to ask for them TWICE after we ordered, and they were delivered only after we’d finished our entrées. So, fabulous food, very pleasant server, BUT we were very put off by when the food appeared.

                                                                                                                                36. LB

                                                                                                                                  LeslieB

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  this place is awesome... food is wonderful and unique ... and it is walkable to the Orpheum.... only great restaurant within walking distance

                                                                                                                                37. GK

                                                                                                                                  GeriK

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  60 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  60 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  As always, our experience here was delightful thanks to the incredible cuisine, pleasant ambiance and remarkable service. Patrick was fun, friendly, and knowledgeable, steering us to the best of the best on the menu. We came before the symphony for brunch, which features some of the winners from the dinner menu as well as egg creations. The palaak chat and poori aloo were huge favorites, and I loved my crispy fish with spicy chili aioli, but I don't think you could go wrong here no matter what you order. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is how much thought they put into cocktails as well as food. The banana pancake cocktail was a real treat and not overly sweet, and the ABCD was out of this world. All in all, another terrific visit! We love bringing friends because they're always impressed. Thank you!

                                                                                                                                38. CR

                                                                                                                                  ChristaR

                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall2food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Valentine's Day dinner. We had a reservation for 8. The website didn't mention a prix fixe dinner. We came as a family of 4. The reservation was delayed for 45 minutes. It took another 40 minutes to get our amuse bouche . Service was unbelievably slow - for a prix fixe unexusable. Drinks took 45 minutes. Our mains arrived at 10:30 after we pushed them to feed our children who were falling asleep. The food was good, sadly hardly any vegan or gluten-free options which is usually a no brainer in Indian restaurants. All around us people were staring into their drinks waiting forever. We observed several couple who came in as love birds and struggled to keep the good mood up with all the waiting. The concept was lovely but the restaurant bit off more than it could chew for a special Valentine's dinner. It seemed totally overwhelmed and had taken too many reservations. It would also be wise to tell the patrons up front that it is a set menu. Others left because of it. We had no choice as we were traveling and didn't know the surroundings. A missed opportunity for this establishment to make it a truly special evening for all.

                                                                                                                                39. NJ

                                                                                                                                  NancyJ

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We sat at the bar and had a small plate each. The apples Walnut salad was delicious and the chicken kabob was very generous and delicious. The energy was high which made it fun too.

                                                                                                                                40. AJ

                                                                                                                                  AarJ

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                  The food was good, but not unique . We had the lunch salads and a bowl which included an entree (paneer) and a naan and rice. Coconut flan (vegan) for dessert was really delicious ! I cut some stars because I thought the service was really slow. Food was good, plentiful but not out of this world. Not badly priced for the ambience and location either . Nobody answers the phone here, though. So it’s really the service that is sub-par.

                                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                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 1276 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                • 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: (844) 924-0037

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