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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 22 times today


1368 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies (10)
  • Special Occasion (9)
  • Good for Anniversaries (8)
Benu offers a set tasting menu. In order to provide you with the best dining experience, we require advance notice for guests with dietary restrictions. For guests avoiding gluten, we are unable to completely remove soy sauce. It is used in many of our base preparations.

Reduction in party size is subject to availability. If there is no smaller table available, the reservation will be forfeited and the new party size will be placed on the wait list for the evening.

Due to the length of the meal and quiet ambiance of the dining room, we do not allow young children unless they are able to partake in the full tasting menu. Many guests are celebrating a special occasion and look forward to a relaxing, uninterrupted evening. Thank you for understanding.

We request a credit card to hold this reservation. In the event of a no-show or cancellation with less than 48 hrs notice the credit card will be charged $295.00/person.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Reservations available Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30pm and Friday - Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 pm.
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Phone number
(415) 685-4860
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Corey Lee
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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.
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Private party contact
Sinead Quach: (415) 685-4860 ext. 117
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Please contact us for further information.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at the restaurant for $20.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1368 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful night.

JovitaJ (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I expected more for a three stars restaurant. How disappointing!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was well done, but there was a LOT of it. I believe menu could stand to lose a couple plates. Beverage pairing is excellent (a must get)! Service was, frankly, mediocre for a 3 star Michelin restaurant. Inconsistent plate removal, inconsistent description of plates, etc. At one point two different waiters described the same plate differently, one after the next. Also, pace of meal was rushed. Yes, 8pm start time is late, but the meal was NOT relaxing. It was hurried. Less plates would have helped here as well.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Not nearly as memorable as our previous 2 visits. All the dishes had very similar flavor profiles. Previous times I remember a larger contrast between dishes, playing around with flavors. They’ve gone more traditional and seem to be playing it safe now.

Neither of us liked the pineapple dessert at all. It was a weird mixture of salty and sweet that didn’t work. We pointed it out nicely and although they overall were great to us I was a very surprised they didn’t offer to bring us something else instead especially since we barely touched them.

I’m pretty bummed, I used to consider Benu one of the best culinary experiences anywhere. I wouldn’t have minded the price hike if they’d kept their quality up. I doubt I’ll go again.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The table I sat on was roughed underneath and damaged my tights seriously. Not really happy with the noise as well.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and delicious food. We were so full and satisfied by the end of the night.

vipReviewer (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Tables are close together. The guy next to me was chewing with his mouth open and it was very disturbing. Otherwise, was amazing.

vipDick (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

A truly memorable dinner. Beautifully crafted and delicious. Service was friendly, unpretentious and very prompt. In my view, they set the bar.

anon (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

First, the food was amazing. It ranks up there with some of the other top Michelin restaurants we've eaten at, if not one of the best. However, that is on food alone. The service was slightly under my expectation level for this type of restaurant. Depending on who brought your course, it was hard to hear what was in the dish, and I noticed inconsistencies in the explanations from table to table - some gave more or less information on the same dish (you sit close enough to hear). Also, be aware the wine list is quite expensive. Most bottles are more than $200. I noticed quite a few tables without any wine. Again, I would rank the food as one of the best restaurants I've eaten at, but when I couple it with service it falls down a couple notches. Compared to a regular restaurant, the service is top notch, but it fell short of Per Se in NYC or Arnolfo in Italy. All that said, I would definitely return as the food is absolutely delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

great food, creative as it should be. Service is also impeccable