Trailblazer Tavern

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Hawaiian
Inspired by the lifestyle and culture of Hawaii, Trailblazer Tavern marries the unmatched talent and expertise of the Hawaiian-born-and-bred husband and wife chef duo, Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka, with MINA Group’s innovative approach to upscale dining and Salesforce’s “Ohana” culture. This culture embodies the spirit of family, including employees, customers, partners, and the community. The team will draw inspiration from their backgrounds and travels to create a lively gathering place for locals and visitors to dine, imbibe and revel in the heart of San Francisco.
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PT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive and nice. Had the Porchetta Lau Lau, very rich and tasty. Love the coconut cake too.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

This place is probably better for folks coming down from salesforce at the end of the work day. Service was nice but the food was not cheap and really not well done, except for the poke tacos. Lobster had hardly any meat and was really overdone.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiter sat us down and left for the day. Didn’t get another waiter until we flagged someone down. Asked for condiments and never came until we finished our meal.

A
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu prices are pretty high. I chose the most expensive : Lobster and scallop dish - literally one scallop and a lobster tail that didn't have that much meat, more tofu on the dish than lobster - I was greatly disappointed. The ahi tuna poke appetizer and the fish entree were good. We would not have dined here if we didn't have a voucher to use.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been to Trailblazer Tavern before, and ordered cocktails and an appetizer, which I think is the way to go.
The dinner was good but heavily overpriced for what it was- the Spam Musubi is the standout star -original and plated with perfection- but the entrees were underwhelming for the price point.

Partially, you pay for the lively atmosphere, which is certainly exciting- good for clients or introducing people to San Francisco for their first time- but not good for wanting to be satiated after dinner.

That said, the service was excellent; attentive and professional.

Go for drinks and SPAM musubi!

BH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Open atmosphere, good appetizers and friendly service.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

F
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun dining spot with a sense of humor and terrific well prepared food

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Go for happy hour, hang out at the bar area. Dinner service however, is slow. We had a 6pm reservation (i think is still pretty early at night) and they already "ran out" of their signature Pork Lau Lau entree. So we're seated with other tables that were served while our table looks over. It was weird how do you run out of food at the beginning of dinner service especially knowing you had reservations for the night. Our food took forever to arrive. The food was great, i was expecting more Hawaiian insipred dishes but i found myself eating what felt like mostly korean fusion dishes. Maybe if i was able to order that Lau Lau dish it wouldve felt different. Our server was nice, but she barely checked in on us and we found ourselves having to flag her for assistance. Still, the place is cute. The food was good. Overall, i still prefer Michael Mina's PABU over this place.

C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice variety of menu items. Excellent dessert. Very attentive service.

MT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. My whole family enjoyed and amazing experience. The food, service and cleanliness was beyond GREAT! Love this place and this team. We will be making more reservations soon!

MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-concert surprise for friends and was a great experience. Jerry and his staff made for a culinary delight

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food.
A little hard to find and feels a little odd being inside a corporate lobby - but it did not take me long to forget about that once I had some food in front of me.
Excellent service as well.
I will eat there again and have recommended it to several friends and colleagues already.

M
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and cocktails were good but felt a bit like we were eating in the food court of a mall. The bar has a nicer atmosphere and I'd definitely go back for drinks. Overall Trailblazer was good but not great.

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great eclectic Hawaiian menu. Service was poor. They initially brought us all the wrong food and then we waited another 15 minutes to receive the correct plates.

DC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Yummy food, very super casual vibe, not so casual prices.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Waitress was great

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was DELICIOUS. It was a little loud since the dining area is next to the bar and it was happy hour on a Friday night, but we didn’t mind it. Everything was delicious; wish we could have tried everything on the menu.

OS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Four of us went in for a business dinner. Service was pretty slow, menu is limited. One colleague ordered a drink and specially requested a dirty martini with 2 olives and ice. Instead got no ice, no olives and what looks pled and tasted like Lilliet instead of olive juice. Server didn’t automatically apologize and bring what was ordered. Same person mentioned he was doing the Keto diet and ordered the grilled octopus. Instead got the fried calamari. Also no insistence on making it right. Rest of us got what we ordered but shrimp was fishy tasting and green beans over-seasoned/salty. . Lumpia was great and so was ceviche.

DA
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Albert The Best

SR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were great. The music was a bit loud making my (business) conversation a bit difficult.

F
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the food very much but it is an expensive meal. I don't know if I like it enough to go back again at their price point. However, the creme brulee dessert was out-of-the-ballpark good. I would certainly go back for this if not for anything else.

N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place, and you feel like you are in the middle of downtown San Francisco. The food was nice, but could use more effort to bring out distinctive flavors. Everything about the experience was pleasant.

SF
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Last minute booking to a restaurant nearby turned out to be an amazing meal enjoyed by all. Every dish was delicious. Great cocktail menu. Even the mushroom tempura was perfect. Highly recommended

LS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

This was a small business lunch and while the food was very good, our server was slow in bringing the food and took 20 minutes to bring the check at the end of the meal. It was like she forgot about us. Also, because of construction outside, the sound of a loud jackhammer permeated our lunch. Definitely not ideal for business lunch, which is disappointing for a Michael Mina restaurant located in the FiDi.

K
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service! Flavors are amazing...Huli Huli Chicken, Miso Honey Glazed Butterfish, Kalbi Short Rib and the incredible Porchetta Lau Lau. Be advised to save room for dessert! The Coconut cake was my favorite.

l
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal in an unexpected location (within the salesforce complex). The server was good a suggesting how to feed our group of 10 with share plates and brought out special deserts for the birthday and engagement within our group!

BM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My Hawaiian friend and I ate here after seeing a play and enjoyed it very much. We wished it was even more tropical and had Hawaiian music playing in the background. The Opah fish dish I had was excellent and my friend had the chicken dish which was very good. We had 6:30 reservations but were disappointed that they had already run out of Lau Lau's! Parking was convenient on the metered side street.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Will definitely be back.

DC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This a great restaurant!! The staff, and service is superb. We were celebrating one of friends birthday, and as a surprise, I invited another friend. The staff was able to keep my other friend hidden, and surprise our friend! The server recommended certain dishes, and we were so glad we listened to her! We started with an appetizer - ahi poke nachos - the poke melted in our mouths, and had a buttery taste. We ordered the following dishes: grilled octopus - it was very tender, and tasty; prochetta lau lau - a pleasant surprise to see it wrapped in leaves, and when untied a huge piece of pork, with shredded pork... and oh... the crunchy skin; mizo honey-glazed butterfish - it was delicious. It was so tender, sweet and buttery with each bite and melted in my mouth. We also ordered the fried rice kim chee but it was not spicy. I can't wait to come back to try other dishes.

JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Touted as traditional Hawaiian cuisine but shouldn't be. Hawaiian fusion would be a better description. No aloha music or spirit in the place........ interior design was nice though, but come 'on, change the music format. Very pricey, as well.......we enjoyed being there, but no plans on returning.

KZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fun to try. Some things were excellent. The prix fix is probably the way to go, but we wanted to try everything. Expensive, relatively poor service.
Order selectively.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome! Overall, a wonderful dining experience!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Class all the way.

LE
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Overpriced. Hard to find. Signage also exists on the park, atop the Salesforce Tower.
Service: poor - no one checked in after dropping off.
Way overpriced. Food was so-so. Sandwich, way to bready. No flavor.
All options seemed all cost/no food.
Will definitely tell others to avoid.
Was looking for a cool local venue to recommend to executives for food/drinks.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Good food and service. Shaved ice is better than it sounds. Not just ice and sugar.

TL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with great service! Their grilled octopus dish is to die for. There unagi appetizer and gin coktail are both very good. It is pricey, but you're getting a great experience with wondeful food.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The space and the ambiance is great. The food is pretty good, but it may be a tad overpriced.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is really salty. Ordered chicken and short rib. Cannot even finish because of the saltyness

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