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MICHAEL MINA San Francisco
Splendid, best quail I have ever had. The caviar with egg is extremely tasty.
Wonderful evening of fine dining.
We have been wanting to try Benu for years, so were excited to finally make a night of dining here. The service was outstanding. The timing of the dishes coming out was excellent and we found the servers to be professional and also very charming. The food, though, fell a bit short of expectations for a 3-star restaurant. Most of the starting tastes were delicious, but some of the main courses were not very good. The xiao long bao and beef courses were excellent, but the soup was rather bland and the BBQ quail had an overwhelming smoke flavor that was unappealing. After dining at Quince, Acquerello, and Manresa, we were disappointed in the food at Benu. It was a good experience overall, but not really worth the price in comparison with similar class restaurants.
Technicality wise it is at the highest caliber. Service was impeccable. Atmosphere is very calm and intricate.
Personally, it felt amazing to see simple everyday Asian food presented in exquisite ways.
Lots of praise for the Benu team
Amazing from start to finish. The food, service and hospitality were unmatched.
2nd time there and food was just as good. They even remember that I was there a few months ago and make sure that I did not have repeat dishes.
Loved every dish and service was superb
Really great food. Some courses were out of this world, some courses were just really good but not worth the cost. All in all a great experience for a special occasion.
One of The most amazing meals of my life. The food was perfect. And THE SERVICE: like a ballet! Also The Ambience, The Music. The beautiful Wine list! A Trip to San Francisco is only complete it if you visit Benu: The Food Cathedral!
The food was exceptional
The xiao long bao is an explosion of flavor - a truly amazing creation! This alone made this a life experience. Flawless!
Food is good, no problem
Need a more comfortable chair to be honest.
And need to increase the distance between tables defintely.
Innovative and classic at the same time. What an experience!
Absolutely excellent and attentive service of 3 Michelin star. The food was wonderful. Thank you
it has actually improved from last time I was there, thought there was no room to move further, but I am wrong, they can do even better than better
Every item of food was truly unique. The explanation by the staff was very clear and welcome
Amazing. We’ll be back!
I’m still blown away by the culinary experience and Service. That the Benu team provides. The menu was beyond delightful. Loved the Asian influence and all the delicacies. Pictures speak for itself.
We went for our anniversary. Very beautiful dishes and tasty as well. I don’t like raw food so Benu is the right type of restaurant for me. Most of dishes are from China and Korea. If you like Asian food or want to try Asian food, then you will like it
Worth it. It's a month of daycare/preschool for one kiddo. But I like good food/booze, so does my husband, and I appreciated the multicultural, equal gender reppin that night.
Most incredible restaurant on the West Coast, worth every penny and the entire trip!
Outstanding quality of food, drinks, presentation, and service.
An upscale dining experience great for a date night. The food and service were excellent, but be prepared to spend some serious money.
Each dish looked like a masterpiece. The taste of the food divine. The minimalist decor soothes the senses and awakens imagination. Excellent service.
Repeat visit to this exceptional restaurant. Interesting dishes, wonderful presentation, excellent wine pairing. Overall, an extraordinary experience.
A new found appreciation for ingredients I grew up with. A fascinating and well thought out twist on Korean and Chinese cuisine. One of the most perfect meals I’ve had. Every bite was a dream and the portions were perfect. Benu is an institution and a must visit if you’re in SF!
My favourite dining experience to date. We went for our anniversary and the service was beyond impeccable. The flavours were inventive and yet still so delicious. Such a special dining experience!
Each dish, brought one by one to the table at a comfortable rate, was amazing. It felt like we were dining in our own home as there was continual interaction with the kindly, professional wait staff. They were eager to answer questions and seemed to enjoy how much we were enjoying the experience. I loved the presentation of each delicacy in a special bowl or on a plate made just for that offering. The only flaw to our evening, one which was not under the control of the waitstaff was the loud talking from a nearby table of business people who could not have actually been eating, or at least not really savoring what was being brought to them. The food itself was totally worth the price, which is admittedly not for the faint of heart. You cannot get these dishes anywhere else and the ingredients are rare or difficult to source. The wine offerings were similarly stunning and so were the prices for wines by the glass, which added substantially to our final bill. It was a special event for us, so we didn't mind the loud conversation nearby us nor the final bill-- we were prepared for that . It was an epic evening.
It’s really an amazing restaurant which deserved 3 stars Michelin
Hands down the very best service you will ever receive, and the food was euphoric.
Really enjoyed the meal. Loved the Asian influences.
have good service
I have twice dined at Benu!! The cuisine and the staff are quite amazing! Also, I really appreciated that the tasting menu had quite a few new additions between my 1st visit and most recent visit!
Great Meal as the last time. Great food and service from start to the desserts. Every time will be back to SF will visit Benu. All best for all team great job.
Sublime restaurant experience.
Delicious. Innovative flavor profiles, consistent and excellent execution, thoughtful and perfectly balanced wine pairings
The service was knowledgeable, professionally enthusiastic, and unobtrusive. Loved our main wait person and the somm was excellent!
Outstanding ! Never disappointed! The food is exquisite, innovative, yet with a respect to the spirit of traditional Chinese and Asian gastronomy. The staff is A+.
Creative and delicious food in a wonderfully sedate setting.
Pretentious & largely tasteless food served by smug, arrogant staff.
Benu is rated 4.7 stars by 1609 OpenTable diners.