Was really excited but disappointed by most dishes.
Exceeded all expectations.
Unique. Unfamiliar territory.
Awesome experience perfect
Best restaurant we have ever been to, top to bottom. We have been fortunate to have been to all 8 3-star restaurants in the Bay Area (including Saison when it still had it's 3rd star). Benu tops them all in terms of consistently stunning preparation and taste balance. No weaknesses. And yet not over the top and didn't stuff us as some others have done. Super impressed.
Food is outstanding as always
This was truly a special, world class experience.
A spectacular tasting meal of many unusual and delicious Asian dishes. Highlights included lobster coral xiao long bao (dumplings infused with lobster soup), summer chrysanthemum tofu soup, beef tongue with radish, pear kimchi and other fixings and a wonderful milk pudding that was savoury, smoky and sweet. Plus the service was impeccable.
The food is gorgeous! And each course looks like a piece of art. They prepare special gift for us because we are celebrating our marriage.
Great food, amazing staff and a wonderful experience all in all. Thanks for hosting our anniversary dinner.
Best meal I’ve ever had.
Chef Corey Lee’s marvellous reinterpretation of the modern Korean cuisine.
Truly outstanding. Fully deserves the reputation
Very good birthday experience at Benu. Staffs were providing fantastic service. Recommend in 3 star restaurants options!
This was an incredible experience all around! Definitely recommend the beverage pairing for a truly unique and indulgent accompaniment. Worth the plane ride, worth the price.
Absolutely exquisite. Such an impressive experience.
Eaten all over the world, including French Laundry & this is the best!!!
Very creative and consistently excellent food . Joyous , full of energy and intelligent service
Knowlwdgeable staff on all that was served. Highly recommend sommilier wine pairing with Yoon.
Memorable tastes and wonderful experience!!
Services and noisy could be improved.
We were in our engagement celebration and staff and food were just excellent
Excellent tasting menu. Very inventive bites start the meal. The menu simply indicates bites to start the meal but they just keep coming. 1,000 year old quail egg was worth the trip alone. Veal short rib and quail were both very good. Service is efficient. Valet parking really nice added touch. Car was ready in the courtyard as we left.
The staff at Benu made the overall experience amazing. The food was on point. Every bite was meaningful.
I went to five $300 plus meals in the last few weeks and it Was the number one by a long long lead
Not a three star experience. The food is fine, starting out with some interesting small bites that give way to some surprisingly uninspired mains. One dish was presented with a number of condiments, and after eating everything, the rest of the dish was presented. Had we known there was a Part 2, we could have planned better. Few explanations were given about what order to eat things in, or with what sauces or sides. The surroundings are nice, but nothing special. For more than $1000 for two (with drinks) one expects much more. The service was generally good, even though dishes were whisked away before you even had a chance to digest (metaphorically) what you had just eaten. Some plates were cleared while the other diner was still eating, something that should never happen in a restaurant of this supposed caliber. The whole experience was a little weird, and not even close to our expectations.
My girlfriend and I visited Benu for her birthday, and we had an exceptional experience. The menu was well thought out, and each item was unique, flavorful, and just enough. The portions are small allowing you to taste enough to be satisfied, but not too full to continue.
Throughout the meal I literally had goosebumps from the unique flavors I experienced. My eyes actually watered while eating the Sea Urchin.
The staff was also knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely attentive. My water cup was never less than half full. Our napkins were always neatly folded if we went outside or to the bathroom. At one point, I wiped some sauce that had spilled onto the table, and within seconds I was greeted with a fresh napkin.
On par with Quince. Pretty fantastic experience. Quince’s service was more personal.
Wonderful and superb dishes....kudos to chef and his staff!
Absolutely must go and try spot !! All dishes are to die for.
Staffs are very kind and attentive, especially master sommelier Mr Yoon is really knowledgeable and with great attitude. All bite foods before staring formal course is the history of this lovely restaurant, so guest can enjoy time travel back to 2010 since it opened. Their half dried fish and egg yolk fried rice with caviar is way far beyond expectation. This is one of my greatest memorable dinners i have ever had.
I was a little disappointed. Expectations were high. It unfortunately did not live up to the hype. The service was stellar though.
Maybe the best resetaurant experience in my life overall
The food is really excellent and good service. Exceeded all expectations. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate. Every server had their own spin when describing dishes and their components. No detail, flavor or presentation, was out of place. A night we will remember forever.
Second visit and another great meal with incredible service. Sent a bottle of wine back for the first time ever and they couldn’t have been more gracious. A must do dinner if in San Francisco celebrating a special occasion. Thank you.
Having tried more than my fair share of Michelin rated restaurants, Benu just didn’t do it for me. Beautiful presentation, excellent service, nice wine/sake/beer/champagne menu to choose from but very lack luster flavors. Meal was prepared well but I found a number of items not up to par with the 3 star Michelin quality. Multiple items were too hot to taste, needing to wait to cool down, flavors very subdue with most dishes and while some were very creative and eye pleasing the bite was not heaven such as compared to a place like French Laundry, Per Se, Alinea or even in my opinion Acqurello/Californios or Kin Khao. I wanted to love it and perhaps we may try again as it could have been an off day. Unfortunately 3 stars shouldn’t have one of those days but cest la vie.
The wine pairing raised the experience to a much better level.
Imaginative yet somehow comforting food. The presentation is beautiful and the service matches the comfortable feel of the place. I see why this place has three Michelin stars. The price of admission isn’t cheap, but it’s worth the pilgrimage for foodies.
This was my first ever 3 star michelin restaurant experience. The food was abundant and delicious. I would definitely come here again