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Trailblazer Tavern San Francisco

4.4
4.4
224 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Good news! You can enjoy many of our signature dishes and tastings from MINA Family Kitchen! We’re open for pick-up or delivery seven days a week. For Deliveries or Take out please visit https://www.michaelmina.net/delivery/

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 722-2138

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Mina, Wade and Michelle Ueoka

  • Catering

    You can now bring Trailblazer tavern experiences to your home or office! Your favorite Hawaiian delights are now available for your corporate lunches, office meetings, conferences and celebrations with customized packages to fit your exact tastes, budget and group. Please email events-sf@trailblazertavern.com or 415.625.5445 or 415.730.4591.

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    Mission St and Fremont St Across from Salesforce Tower

  • Parking details

    Guests can park at 50 Fremont Center (@50 Fremont St. SF 94105) between 7am and 11pm Monday through Saturday.With a validation stamp, you will receive $13 flat rate. Public lots in the area: 345 California St.425 Market St. (Sat. 7am-3pm) 455 Market St. (Closed Sat. & Sun.) 525 Market St. (Closed Sat. & Sun.)

  • Public transit

    Embarcadero BART station is 2-minute walk away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 224 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. m

    mmmm

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very clean, very sanitized, very prompt to assist, extremely friendly, explained every food item that we had, is very conscious about the sitting areas between customers, would totally come back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Waitstaff was super attentive and Chef David is a star!
  3. OD

    OpentableDiner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, and some of the best service I've experienced in SF in a while. Went with a group of 5 and was able to try a wide range of great dishes. Everything was paced out nicely and set up family style. Loved the Kalbi Short Ribs, Sunomono Crab Salad, Kim Chi Fried Rice, Homemade Spam Musubi. Cocktails were delicious.
  4. SP

    SouthParkFoodie

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed an excellent dinner at Trailblazer on Friday, March 13. Probably because of Coronavirus, the restaurant was not as busy as normal. We both had the multiple course tasting menu and enjoyed it greatly. Its a very reasonable price at $65 each, with a wine pairing at only $15. The multiple appetizers were outstanding as were the main dishes. We were very full at the end of the meal. We had excellent service for the entire meal. We will definitely return to this terrific restaurant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy!! Great variety of food!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always nice ambiance, unique drink options, variety of delicious plates you've probably never seen before. Always pleased with the service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    It just feels corporate-y. No tropical escape happening. Service was outstanding. Food pretty good. Dessert outstanding. Drinks were not craft level.
  8. SM

    SidneyM

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent, attentive service. Food was tasty and innovative and gave us a chance to eat items that we would normally not be eating. Some food, such as the abalone-lobster-scallop entrée, didn't fil the bill, but the miso-glazed butterfish was excellent. With the Travelzoo coupon, it's a great deal.
  9. h

    hangry1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Close to work - convenient and delicious. Lots of options for pescatarians.
  10. JB

    JuneBug

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Incroyable! Tolle! Stupefacente! Fantastisk! Asombroso! ("Amazing" in different languages.) Definitely will be back!
  11. SF

    SFfoodie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was good but not worth the high price tags of $30-40 for most entrées (coming from someone very familiar with the reality SF dining prices) — perhaps because it doesn’t match the atrium environment and casual service. The standouts were the appetizers: the ahi tuna poke and the maitake mushroom tempura, both 11/10.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was delicious, the decor is really cool, and bar service was great. Unfortunately wait staff was inattentive throughout the meal and it took a very long time to get the check and leave.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    good atmosphere
  14. v

    vfwander

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the trip!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & atmosphere. Table area is good for meeting friends and getting a bite
  16. CM

    ChristineM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service!
  17. b

    brucemcdou

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I really want to like Trailblazer: it’s near my office and I like the concept of casual Hawaiian in the downtown. But the menu at lunch or dinner is pretty limited, prices for a full entree seem unreasonable for such a casual setting, and service is inconsistent. I’ll use it as a fallback for business lunch or drinks but still prefer other restaurants that get more things right.
  18. e

    enhill

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We ordered food and 30 mins later chicken came out. It took another 30 mins for beef and broccoli.
  20. S

    Sonomafig

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday lunch was made extra special with a greeting card from the staff and special dessert!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Birthday gathering in upscale modern Hawaiian food. It’s all very local moco
  22. DS

    DuckieSF

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I've had the opportunity to dine here about a half dozen times. This last visit was probably the least enjoyable. The food was ok - not particularly delicious. It was lunch, and not too busy. We waited a long time for our server to first come over and then it was ridiculously slow between courses. The servers were lovely and very nice, however, a 2 hour lunch for a casual lunch - overall, not worth the wait.
  23. MB

    MichaelB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Overpriced. Very small portions, but good tasting food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was well prepared and arrived hot. However I think the dishes are overpriced for what you get in comparison to MM other restaurants such as International Smoke or his flagship Michael Mina.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food & service. Noise level, per usual these days, a bit high.
  26. KG

    KGJM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu was surprisingly limited (though what we had was fine--nothing to write home about, but fine), the service wasn't super attentive (despite the fact that the restaurant was far from full), and the overall experience was pretty average. I was expecting better.
  27. NA

    NatalieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    super good food and great happy hour, love it here, always room to sit too!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our waiter was very strange for lack of a better word. He had an odd demeanor He almost seemed judge mental about us ordering cocktails. The Sommelier was very kind and provided excellent service. We were also pleased with the hostess and other servers that dealt with our table.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was very slow and they forgot one of our sides. Our reservation was at 1pm and it felt like we were the forgotten table in the corner.
  30. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and delicious food! The presentation of each dish was beautiful. Service was excellent too! Brought my friend who was visiting from Hawaii and she loved the food!
  31. EB

    EastBayFoodie

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve come almost every week and it doesn’t disappoint —great food, service and feel like I’m really away from it all in this little corner of paradise!
  32. w

    williamm

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very poor. From the hostess that didn't smile once, to the 7-8 minute wait to get greeted at the table. The food was over priced for what you got, and lacked detailed execution in the kitchen. Fries, really! Send the Chef to In and Out Burger for a day, that should help. You can really tell, just from 1 visit, that the staff is inadequately trained and overwhelmed. And I like Mina's restaurants, they just missed the mark on this one.
  33. w

    woof

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Awful service and two raw chickens.
  34. c

    casualreviewer

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    They served bacon to vegetarians who ordered vegetarian dishes. Didn’t apologize or waive any charges until we asked to speak to a manager (after we paid).
  35. t

    tinatime

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    You can't slap a celebrity chef's name on a restaurant and then serve mediocre food without people noticing. The porchetta tasted like a pig pen might smell. The potatoes served with the octopus were all but burned to a crisp and the octopus itself was the some of the worst I've ever been served in a restaurant. It was as though they left it under a heat lamp until they were done burning the crap out of the potatoes. Someone who appeared to the manager (he was wearing a suit) described unagi to my fellow diner like this: "it's like we have a fish and the unagi is a part of the fish." Don't even get me started about the blue/green hue emanating from the LED screen in the office lobby--it caused half of the diners to look like they were coming down with something. Maybe they were...
  36. KN

    KatN

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always on point for their service and food.
  37. f

    foodfunluvr

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Overpriced food and unenjoyable dining experience. We did the 10 tastes of Hawaii tasting menu for 2. Shockingly, we were served 6 at once with no time to enjoy the experience. We asked them to slow down repeatedly and the final four were still served together. Despite there were not that many tables filled, we felt like we were rushed through what should have been a wonderful meal. We will not return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and staff.
  39. NG

    NGB415

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were great. Good experience. Support staff and managers were very knowledgeable.
  40. CA

    CaroleA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ran out of their signature pork dish on a Saturday at 7pm, also ran out of the steak. Food was good but nothing extraordinary.

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
  • 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

FAQs

Trailblazer Tavern San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 722-2138.

Trailblazer Tavern San Francisco is rated 4.4 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission St and Fremont St Across from Salesforce Tower

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Guests can park at 50 Fremont Center (@50 Fremont St. SF 94105) between 7am and 11pm Monday through Saturday.With a validation stamp, you will receive $13 flat rate. Public lots in the area: 345 California St.425 Market St. (Sat. 7am-3pm) 455 Market St. (Closed Sat. & Sun.) 525 Market St. (Closed Sat. & Sun.)

  • Public transit

    Embarcadero BART station is 2-minute walk away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Mina, Wade and Michelle Ueoka

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 722-2138

  • Catering

    You can now bring Trailblazer tavern experiences to your home or office! Your favorite Hawaiian delights are now available for your corporate lunches, office meetings, conferences and celebrations with customized packages to fit your exact tastes, budget and group. Please email events-sf@trailblazertavern.com or 415.625.5445 or 415.730.4591.

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