Michael Mina


Chef Michael Mina and Sommelier Josiah Baldivino of Michael Mina - San Francisco, CA

252 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 397-9222
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm; Fri 11:30am-10:30pm; Sat 5pm-10:30pm; Sun 5pm-10pm

Having moved in 2010 from its original Union Square location, Michael Mina’s is now just a few blocks away in the former Aqua space (where Mina himself cooked years before). Less a reinvention then a return to roots, the restaurant’s second iteration sheds the über formal dining room for Japanese minimalist décor (dark wood, floral tapestry, low lighting), while the menu still offers Mina’s practiced combination of Asian flavors, French composition, and California sensibility. Sommelier Josiah Baldivino’s bold wine list highlights well-known Old World vintners, small California producers, and a few obscure, geeky wines. Baldivino also dabbles in cocktail pairings and throws in the occasional beer to change things up.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Shabu Shabu: A5 Wagyu Beef, House-made Dashi, Haricots Verts, Heirloom Carrots, Matsutake, and Dashi
  • 38 North Duck Breast, Huckleberries, Asian Pear, Matsutake, and Butternut Squash

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