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Benu, San Francisco, CA
Award-winning

Benu

4.7
4.7
1534 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Since opening in 2010, Benu has become a San Francisco destination. Widely recognized as a leading restaurant, Benu was the first in the city to receive three stars from The Michelin Guide in 2014. We aim to provide you with friendly, warm service and our chefs prepare a fixed menu each evening that features a wide variety of seafood and vegetables, a few meat courses, and some sweets. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily, 5pm-10pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 685-4860
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Corey Lee
  • Catering
    Please contact us for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Benu offers a customized private dining experience for parties of all sizes. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance for anytime. Please contact us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Sinead Quach: (415) 685-4860 ext. 117
  • Award-winning
    1. World's 50 Best #97 2022
  • Neighborhood
    SOMA
  • Cross street
    Howard and Hawthorne
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at the restaurant for $20.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,534 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

1,534 Reviews
  1. ErickZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Splendid, best quail I have ever had. The caviar with egg is extremely tasty.

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  2. DouglasN

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening of fine dining.

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  3. Misty

    Las Vegas

    449 reviews

    4.0

    449 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

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

    1 person found this helpful

  4. Taehoon

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

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

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  5. HillaryT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish. The food, service and hospitality were unmatched.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

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

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every dish and service was superb

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  8. CollegeStudent

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

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

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  9. Gabifines

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional

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Benu is rated 4.7 stars by 1534 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Benu

22 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. World's 50 Best #97 2022
  • Cross street
    Howard and Hawthorne
  • Neighborhood
    SOMA
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily, 5pm-10pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at the restaurant for $20.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Corey Lee
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 685-4860
  • Catering
    Please contact us for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Benu offers a customized private dining experience for parties of all sizes. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance for anytime. Please contact us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Sinead Quach: (415) 685-4860 ext. 117
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