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Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
171 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 Tropical Cocktails!

We are located on Post Street next to the Kabuki Theater. Book our private rooms for karaoke, business meetings, birthdays and more!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 829-2642

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Jong

  • Catering

    Please contact us for catering menu and schedule at painalounge@gmail.com or 415-829-2642.

  • Private party facilities

    Our large, sophisticated venue is perfect for private events and catering. We also have 2 private rooms with karaoke. Please contact us at painalounge@gmail.com or 415-829-2642.

  • Neighborhood

    Japantown

  • Cross street

    Fillmore Street

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of street parking and 2 parking garages nearby:Japan Center Main Garage1610 Geary Blvd, SF, CA 94115 Fillmore Street Annex Garage1650 Fillmore St, SF, CA 94115

  • Entertainment

    check our website www.painasf.com for schedule of live entertainment!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Karaoke Room (Up To 20 Guests)

    Multiple dates available
    Pa'ina offers 2 private karaoke rooms equipped with large screen TV's and a dedicated sound system that allows you to select over 10,000 songs from our music server to satisfy your desire to sing your heart out! This room can fit up to 20 guests. The private rooms are also available for team meetings, sports games, or any type of celebration. our friendly servers will be happy to assist you with your drink and food orders throughout your experience. This is a 2 hour experience w/ a $75 hourly charge and a $350 food & beverage minimum to book this room. For longer experiences, please discuss with our host. Taxes and service charge not included. $300 incidental fee for any damage to room and equipment.
  • Karaoke Room (Up to 12 Guests)

    Multiple dates available
    Pa'ina offers 2 private karaoke rooms equipped with large screen TV's and a dedicated sound system that allows you to select over 10,000 songs from our music server to satisfy your desire to sing your heart out! This room fits up to 12 guests. The private rooms are also available for team meetings, sports games, or any type of celebration. our friendly servers will be happy to assist you with your drink and food orders throughout your experience. This is a 2 hour experience w/ a $50 hourly charge and a $250 food & beverage minimum to book this room. For longer experiences, please discuss with our host. Taxes and service charge not included. $300 incidental fee for any damage to room and equipment.

Offers

  • 25 Cent Wing Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM,Wed - 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM, 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM,Thu - 7:45 PM - 9:00 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
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM, 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM,Wed - Thu - 7:45 PM - 9:00 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!

What 171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Good for Groups

  • San Francisco

    Good for Groups

  • San Francisco

    Late Night Find

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  1. LY

    LaurenY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Work dinner
  2. P

    Pencita

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nick was great. Salt and pepper wings were good. Buffalo and Sweet chili need some work. Shrimp were just ok. Drinks were the best.
  3. A

    Acrossthestreet

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner here. We got to listen in on a rehearsal dinner in the dining area, but it was great to hang out and talk to other laid back patrons. I think I could eat here every day.
  4. SL

    SylviaL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great. Servers were friendly and attentive. We sat outside for Sunday lunch. Food was excellent. Had the poke bowl and kim chee noodles.
  5. KS

    KateS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate late on a Saturday after seeing a movie next door. Food was great and service SUPERB! Will definitely be back. Super loud though- don’t expect to have intimate conversation!
  6. JW

    JefferyW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The $1 oyster night on Thursdays is excellent and the cocktails are great. Servers are very nice. Food all arounds is delicious. It can get a bit noisy there, but perhaps that's me just getting old and cranky.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lekker gegeten, in gezellige tent. Zoals op de online kaart was aangegeven, liep er beperkte bediening, waardoor we soms even moesten wachten. Prima prijs-kwaliteit verhouding.
  8. KW

    KimW

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wednesday Night Wings.....As always the wings were delicious. I suggest trying the macaroni and garlic fries for sides. Although, we over stayed our hour and half visit, the staff was very patient, and they did not rushed us out the door. Great place for an after work cocktail and snacks.
  9. H

    Hannah

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great deals for wing Wednesday. They play the games, and fun music.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome, love the Buffalo
  11. E

    Errie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    One of my favorite places for wing Wednesday! The salt and pepper isn't on the menu, but a must try!
  12. B

    Bianca

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I enjoyed the food here but we definitely stayed for Li Hing margarita! Highly recommend!
  13. HS

    HussainS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the cocktails! The katsu burger was delicious! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  14. L

    Laaaaa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was mediocre at best honestly wouldn’t recommend
  15. o

    onlythebest

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    bar lounge vibe, big-screen TVs for indoor/outdoor sports viewing. 1-minute walk to the Filmore. Crab Bao and Kona coffee-tini are not to be missed. Poke was good, not fabulous. The service was friendly and fast. Have seen negative comments online about service but no sign of it the night we were there.
  16. p

    pengi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My party was running late but the hosts kindly accommodated us! Kind staff.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was outstanding, we will be back!
  18. MC

    MelvinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is surprisingly excellent for a lounge which sells excellent drink concoctions! The food is actually better than some places in Hawaii.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    Food and place is great! However they were EXTREMELY under staffed and we waited far too long for our drinks, apps and food even with our reservation. Still the staff is friendly and the food is awesome! We are sure they will hire more people soon.
  20. C

    Cupcakecrazy

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Don't go on a day when the warriors are playing. It's deafening! Not enjoyable at all. Need to expand the menu again. Limited choices.
  21. D

    Diane

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The friendliest staff. Mahalo!
  22. GG

    GoreyGirl

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were walking around Japantown, intending to get ramen as usual, and happened upon Pa'ina. The menu looked interesting, so we decided to give it a try and I'm very glad we did. The food was delicious and the portions were large. We had the kalua pig tacos, poke island-style, and duck fried rice and I would highly recommend all of them. I grew up in Hawai'i--shout out to the Hilo High class of '85!--and I visit family in Hawai'i all the time, so I know my local kine grinds and Pa'ina knows what they're doing, too. I want to go back and try everything on the menu. Also, the cocktail and bar menu is impressive and worthy of a five-star tropical resort. The service was excellent--attentive, friendly, and chill--and the layout gives everyone a lot of space to move around. My only minor gripe is that it's a sports bar and it detracts from what could be more of a destination, finer dining kind of place--the menu is worthy of it. However, if you're a sports fan, this is the place to watch the game--HUGE and plentiful screens all over--and you're going to eat well, too!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wing Wednesdays are a must. You can request salt and pepper wings/sauces on the side.
  24. J

    Jordan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food but they're short staffed (as most places are)
  25. KH

    KendellH

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Really weird space. The food was good, the drinks were okay. But the space is really weird. Looks like it’s supposed to be a club, or a music venue (but it isn’t). Looks like it’s under construction, but isn’t. Very weird.
  26. MM

    MarkM

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wings Wednesday where U buy a drink and can get a order of wings for $1.50 Is A Super Good Deal! But some of their other foods, Poke, Garlic Noodles And Loco Moco R worth ordering! Drinks are also Off the Hook!! One of the best Pina Colada’s in all of SF! They serve it 2 U in a Real Pineapple!! Where in SF can U eat & drink for under $100 for 2 people!?! This place U can !
  27. c

    clwho

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I saw some reviews mentioning issues with the service, and we didn't experience this at all. We interacted with 2 service staff, and they were both very nice and personable, yet busy (remember that thing called covid?). The value for the food/quality was great. We were happy with the portion sizes and non-mammal food options. Excellent selection of non-alcoholic beverages that weren't so expensive that you still stuck with tap water! Would definitely return!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fantastic service! Can’t wait to go back!
  29. MB

    MadamaButterfly

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We arrived at 5:30PM for our reservation on OpenTable at 5:45PM but there was no table on the main floor and we requested to be seated in the downstairs dining area but was told by a server that the area wouldn't be open until 6PM. We asked the lead server who was cleaning tables downstairs if we could be allowed to sit down while waiting until 6PM as the whole floor was empty but she repeatedly refused our request as she claimed it's against their policy (?). Not sure why they would not accommodate our request to sit down while waiting for service to open when the entire floor was empty. That put a sour note in our mood. The food was mediocre at best. The Deep Fried Spam Musubi had great texture but very little flavors. The Loco Moco and Kalbi Rib Plate were both tasteless and overpriced. Even the Braised Pork Belly/Kimchi/Hoisin Ginger Glaze Baos and the Duck/Pickled Red Onions/Hoisin Ginger Glaze Baos didn't have very good sauce and tasted ordinary. Ambience was non existent as it's pretty much bare bone and zero decor except string lights hanging across the downstairs dining area.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wing Wednesdays here is the best!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group had an amazing time at Pa’ina thanks to our server Nick H.
  32. A

    Anon

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for the superbowl. They had great food and drinks!
  33. AS

    AustinS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE IT AND GO EVERY WED :)
  34. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pai'na was a fun spot to visit and we would love to come back. There weren't any major, local sports games playing on the projector-like screens, which could have attributed to it's quieter noise level. The staff was warm, welcoming, and attentive. I love their list of cocktails because they don't offer what most places do, and they have many to choose from. I ordered the Peach Mojito. We came specifically for "Wing Wednesday" and ordered all the flavors except for Buffalo (cause you can get that anywhere). However, we didn't order them all at once, rather in batches. The first batch was semi-cold and had no 'bite,' like the wings had been sitting under a heating lamp that wasn't strong enough. The second batch was much better - hot, crispy, saucy, and full of flavor. We also ordered the Kalua Pork Mac & Cheese - this was my favorite because the base of the mac & cheese by itself was creamy and delicious, adding to its comfort food appeal. The pork on top with green onions was a bonus. I definitely recommend you try this if you eat meat/pork. Last, but certainly not least, we ordered the Fried Spam Musubi. Also very delicious. It comes 1/order and is cut in half. In my opinion, that was plenty as it's fairly large. Perhaps a great starter. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and look forward to trying other things on the menu!
  35. BA

    BrianA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Would be a great spot if it were crowded, but very low energy ambiance for a Thursday night. Food great, service was stretched thin with one server handling 3-4 tables. Essentially a plate lunch food place, though the menu items were elevated beyond a chain, plate lunch place like L&L. No beer on draft available, which was a true heartbreaking incident.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Menu changed. Food used to be a lot better. Change in chef/ownership?
  37. NC

    NickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wing deal in the city! They said they were short staffed but still super fast
  38. P

    Phil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Love this place. Great for any occasion tbh.
  39. c

    cnicwhite

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Fine to grab a bite and go - good quality food, which is most important. Service is lacking, not the friendliest atmosphere and part of our order was forgotten. It was also very barren in atmosphere and very cold inside. Would order takeout again but would not sit inside. Good value for food.
  40. MH

    MarieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the staff was so friendly!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.7 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar

1865 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fillmore Street

  • Neighborhood

    Japantown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of street parking and 2 parking garages nearby:Japan Center Main Garage1610 Geary Blvd, SF, CA 94115 Fillmore Street Annex Garage1650 Fillmore St, SF, CA 94115

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Jong

  • Entertainment

    check our website www.painasf.com for schedule of live entertainment!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 829-2642

  • Catering

    Please contact us for catering menu and schedule at painalounge@gmail.com or 415-829-2642.

  • Private party facilities

    Our large, sophisticated venue is perfect for private events and catering. We also have 2 private rooms with karaoke. Please contact us at painalounge@gmail.com or 415-829-2642.

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