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Michael Mina

252 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-397-9222
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
252 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner was so looking forward to coming here. He was not disappointed. The tasting menu was amazing. Every course was full of flavour making taste buds tingle. The general manager was so welcoming and made you feel like family. Thank you hesoo for an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 823darby12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What could be better than a six course tasting menu where you can select one of three delicious options (four for dessert) for each course? An absolutely amazing experience with unique Middle Eastern influence and great but not overbearing service.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mojoFCH2020
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent tasting menu for our lunch on 30th of October 2018. Started with a fresh Japanese oyster, then with amazing beef tartare and tasty fish. Finally with a piece of delicious steak cut. It worth to visit this Michelin-restaurant. The most outstanding dish was the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sidpro
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had lunch here on Oct 10. Very comfortable supper club atmosphere.the lunch tasting menu is the smart move at only 65 dollars for 5 courses at this michelin star rated restaurant. My wife did not like the choices so I reluctantly agreed to order...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank clmcdonald9
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Dining here was one of the reasons for my trip to SF. I read the Bauer review and couldn’t wait to visit. I dined at bar with friends and it exceeded my expectations. The restaurant itself was stunning and I loved the ambiance. Service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Shanna-Marie B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Always a pleasure, the food, the innovation of the food, the old classics....Michael is a genius....bring your corporate card to pay for the meal....this aint no usual lunch place......

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank OnAir813933
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a very fine dining experience the team at this restaurant won’t disappoint. The tasting menu is expensive so be prepared however the expertise of the culinary team is indicative of the menu price. There of course is a wine paring...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I happened to visit the place without reservation and was pleased to be treated with great hospitality. Words cannot give justice to this superb restaurant. I went solo for the reason of enjoying every details of this experience. I chose the six course meal and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank hishamaljamil
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This was bright interesting food, even if the décor is modern and dark. The innovative menu that was delivered by Michael Mina and his team was enjoyable. The portions were just underdelivered. It was extremely delicious and fun. There wasn't that full climatic scale that...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank statey
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Oysters, salmon and beef cooked perfectly with heavenly sides and sauces. Ingredients such as gooseberries, passion fruit, elderflower and many more add an exquisite touch. My favorite courses were the ahi tartar and the coconut mouse.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank patriciacP5168TW
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Caminante1234 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but you can choose between a prefixed menu, or 5 course menu or the tasting menu. Besides this, if you decide to do the 5 or tasting menu they will ask you if you have allergies or some particular foods you... More
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June 22, 2016|
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Honesty I can not remember that .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Front and Battery)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-9222
  • E-mail
WELCOME TO MINA GROUP A San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts, led by Founder and award-winning Chef Michael Mina. Operating since 2003, Mina Group currently manages more than 30 concepts around the world. At Mina Group, impeccable service is not just our ideal, it is ingrained in everything we do. Rooted deep in our foundation is a selflessness and flexibility that is reflected in an experience wholly centered on others. By embodying our values of adaptability and fluidity, we cultivate a whole new sense of hospitality that is uniquely Mina. CHEF MICHAEL MINA My job as a Chef, and my team's job, is to make food come alive. We strive to create incredible meals each and every day that make our guests sit up, take notice, experience delight and wonder, "Exactly what was in that dish?" We accomplish this through a balance of flavors: acidity, sweetness, spice and fat.
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