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Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar

4.4
94 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaiian
Pa'ina is designed to be a blend of Hawaiian and San Francisco culture. Large and vibrant, our venue is perfect for any occasion. With so many popular dishes to try, our chef recommends sharing! Pair your meal with one of our Signature Goblets or one of our Tropical Cocktails!

Come by for happy hour, dinner and drinks! We are located on Post Street next to the AMC Kabuki Theater.

Support Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Pa'ina Wing Wednesday!

    Multiple dates available

    Our famous Wing Wednesday! Enjoy $.25 wings all night. Please ask your server for details and restrictions.

Offers

  • 25 Cent Wing Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Enjoy delicious wings for only $.25 cent each! Besides our award winning Pa'ina wings, try flavors not on our regular menu such as Honey Sriracha, Spicy Mango, Garlic Cilantro and Buffalo!
  • Tuesdays were made for Tacos!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Tue 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Get delicious tacos starting at $2 and drinks starting at $3! Try tacos not on our regular menu such as Kalbi Tacos, Kahlua Pig Tacos, and Shrimp Tacos!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 94 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSFSam
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for the Valentine's Day celebration and the celebratory menu was awesome. I had the short ribs and it was one of the best short ribs I've ever had. The bread pudding was excellent. I will return today.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They gave our table to another party and then made us wait 45 mins in the cold while seating other people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love wing Wednesday!

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TiffNco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I celebrated my birthday here this past week and it was perfect! The patio seating had heaters and there was flat screens outside for entertainment. I'd rather opt for music, but the food held my attention soon as it made it's way to our table. The food was hot, fresh and soo delicious! I ordered the Pa'ina wings and kimchi rice. These sweet chili wings are delectable and totally worth trying. I will definitely be back soon!!!

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CaresV
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! Was seated inside but was socially distant from others. Loved their chicken Katsu moco! It was super yummy. Drinks were really good too.

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vipAnnaSofia
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great environment for COVID dining. Staff was helpful and called to asked the day before if I wanted indoor or outdoor seating.

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Nelson
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was a simple family gathering; we had some seniors so we requested indoor seating. The ambiance was great with very spaced out seating. Taste of food and quality has always been my favorite from this location!

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BRUCE
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

had my blue hawiian drink remade due to bartenders error and when i got my drink it was half full with ALOT of ice in it, all for $15(Really?!!). Server didnt ask me if i wanted my spam musibi fried or regular. Overall for what i paid for, for drinks and food- the price is a little too much. I was charged 2x for the drink and had to point that out in my bill. I really wanted to wnjoy the food and drinks, but not a memorable moment. I would only recommend when they have entertainment night and im in the area.

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ROLLSJOYCE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt safe with their COVID-19 procedures. Food and service were excellent. They have the most amazing cocktails 10/10, I would highly recommend.

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DerrickG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent and the table service was cordial and efficient. However, the evening started out badly which set the tone for the overall experience. Let me explain. After I had made the reservation, Sean from the restaurant called and confirmed the reservation was for a table of six. I was asked if we would like a table inside or out. We requested a table outside. I was then advised that the table would be on a high-top and there would be a mushroom heater next to the table, to which I responded that would be perfect. Upon arrival, the host set a regular rectangle table against the wall and set six seats on three sides of the table. It wasn't a high-top table and there was no lamp. Picture six people on a table designed for 4 and only using 3/4 of the table. I explained to the host our reservation request and he said there were no notes in the system. He then asked how we made our reservation which I said thru OpenTable. He started to say, "that's why", which I then cut him off and told him of my reservation confirmation call with Sean. This was our first restaurant outing since Covid-19 started and was not comfortable sitting inside. In hindsight, being crammed around a table was probably not a prudent idea either. We're all friends and could deal with being crammed around a table but were not prepared for no heat and being seated NEXT TO A TV with the NBA finals being played. This I believe was the reason we did not get our reserved table. The high-top tables with the heat lamps were across the aisle and were occupied with 2 to 3 people each. These people were there when we got there and still there when we left. We were left in the cold with a blaring TV next to us. Not a good evening. For this, we will never go back.

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DianaQ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed this venue. Some of the food is great and some of it is a bit bland. The service was friendly, but with some mistakes. Would go again, but also they could fine tune and make it better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place. Loved everything about it.

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Benjamin
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We'll definitely be going back!!!!!

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VincentL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Food was mediocre for the price paid. Poku was nothing special. Octopus salad was the best item.

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vipRamiroA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, service& food at excellent prices. Fabulous pineapple bread pudding with coconut ice cream!

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BruceD
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had pork buns (Pig Bao) and spicy peppers, which were both good. I would have liked a little more spice or flavor in the bao, so 4 stars. Service was just okay for not being too busy on a Thursday night, as we had to flag waitress down to get a drink order place, so 3-stars.

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vipStanleyM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Cavernous uncomfortable space. Place was not busy but had to summon the server twice. Server was not particularly gracious.

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vipsfgirl
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a super fun place to have drinks and small plates that are delicious and not over priced! The staff is super friendly and attentive. They have a great Happy Hour.
My only criticism is that they are trying to cultivate a Hawaiian vibe with the food and drinks, but the decor is modern industrial with TV's playing sports everywhere. So is it Hawaiian, a sports bar, or a hipster place? They would have done better to do Hawaiian themed decor to go with the vibe, drinks, and menu.

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MaricelS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Taco Tuesday is awesome.
Roasted cauliflower was undercooked.
Great place to meet people before a movie!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent overall, with generous, larger than expected portion sizes. Fish tacos, Kahlua pork tostada, Spammie (musubi), Spam Mac and cheese all amazing. The seafood black garlic noodles had decent texture but much too salty. The clams that topped the noodles tasted like they were previously frozen, and were disappointingly tough and flavorless.

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LawrenceM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for groups, roomy not too noisy and the hospitality of the staff makes it work. Food is delicious and vegan options available, although we went on no beets Sunday. Will have to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I am a regular for Wednesday’s so I’ll keep coming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was there for a casual dinner with my friend. There was a table of Asian guys whom were super loud :-(

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BusterK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was very prompt and friendly. They even have local flavors for mimosas like Lilikoi and POG! Definitely worth a try. Has become our go-to brunch spot.

KC
vipKateC
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super fun. Great brunch menu.

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Cynthia
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always come here for the wings!! Been here a few times and it never disappoints

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vipAYoung
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for large tables / events. Even better if there's playoffs and you can watch the game on any of the large tvs or projectors. My birthday happened to be on the same night as a Warriors game and it was perfect for a group of 20!

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vipwineanddine
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful place I was with a friend in his 70s and they would not let him use an available bar seat as they said during that time standing only. The waiter was rude. This restaurant does not deserve customers.

Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hi, we apologize for the less than desirable experience you had with us. This is definitely not a standard experience here at Pa'ina. Do you think we can get more information to see if there was a possible miscommunication? We will follow up with the staff regarding this incident to make sure that we relay this information better in the future.

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HansL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where else can you get $0.25 wings? A true hidden gem in SF.

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Pb123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We went during happy hour and the food was delicious. Love the wings, sliders, and nachos and their various drinks. Our server was great and took every order we had (there was a lot). March madness all around so it made for a great scene

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent wings deal. 10/10 would return.

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DanielleT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food - ahi tuna was the freshest around and great wait staff

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vipger3sf
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Brought out entree while eating appetizer. Desert brought out 30 min after finishing entree.

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vipSFNative
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Such a fun casual place! Great for families due to the easy menu - spam musubi and chicken wings along with the Loco Moco. My kids ate everything! The unexpected plus was that the restaurant has huge TVs and they were playing the GS Warriors game, so we could have a family meal and watch the game. We will be back!

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vipXploor1
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dont let the looks put you off. The food and service are great!

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emmaq
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Wing Wednesday is a must! The bison wasn’t very good in my opinion, but everything else was pretty good. Will define toy be back.

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ktratt
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great wings and mac and cheese

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Jamsy
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food and so delicious! We loved it.

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vipepicure
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was friendly but ineffective. Drinks never came. Removed friendly waiter. Then one came but not the other. Reminded again. 2nd drink came. Similar drill with the food. Shrimp tacos were delicious; rest of meal was tasteless and otherwise unremarkable - including the poke.

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vipHahnJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great space and delicious food. Perfect for bigger groups

FAQs

Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 829-2642.

Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.painasf.com/gift-card.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.