Liholiho Yacht Club

/ Club, Seafood, Restaurant
#29 of 9764 places to eat in San Francisco
ClosedOpens at 17:00
Hawaiian, Seafood, New American, Asian, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $50-74
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871 Sutter St
San Francisco, California, USA
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This restaurant offers you nice food and a place to rest after a long walk around Shannon Street Murals. Hawaiian cuisine is to the pleasure of all guests here. Liholiho Yacht Club may please you with good roasted duck, tuna poke and poke bowl. It's time to try nicely cooked vanilla ice cream, banana pies and baked alaska. You will be offered delicious chardonnay, scotch or rum. This place is famous for great matcha, chocolate frappe or pineapple juice.

This place is well known for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. This spot is a Michelin selection and 2 red knife-and-fork symbols denote that this restaurant is one of the Michelin best addresses because it provides supreme comfort.

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A few highlights, a few disappointments. I booked a reservation almost a month ahead of time, and after some drinks and small bites at Louie's Gen-Gen Room downstairs while we waited for our table, we were still hungry and ready to eat. My boyfriend and I ordered: - Beef tongue bun: One of my favorite things of the night. Would definitely recommend. - Fried oyster w/beef carpaccio: All I tasted was fried batter. Couldn't taste the oyster or the beef, so this was really disappointing. - Pork belly & scallops: Really enjoyed the pork belly part of this dish, and the sauce was great. - Some kind of meat with date & pistachio dish that was honestly super forgettable other than the fact that the meat was overly salty Not a bad meals, especially with the pork belly and beef tongue bun, but at the end of the night, I guess I just left feeling like I didn't agree with the hype for this place at all. I actually thought that taste-wise, the downstairs Louie's Gen-Gen Room had far better food. Considering how far in advance you have to book a reservation, I'd return to Gen-Gen Room before Liholiho.
Lived up to its hyped! Remember to book a month in advance at midnight if you don't want to eat at an awkward time like 5pm or 9:30pm. Service was great - only small thing is that the food came one after another almost too quickly, felt a little rushed. We shared 4 dishes and 1 dessert between two people and thought it was a good amount. Our favorites were definitely the short ribs and the beef tongue buns. The buns were nice and soft, and the flavors inside the buns complemented each other perfectly. The short ribs are a must order too - the meat was juicy and tender, and the mashed potato with escargots inside the bone marrow was definitely memorable. We also got the soft shell crab and duck liver toast which were both delicious as well. As for the dessert, we ordered the baked hawaii. Since we were celebrating, they put a sparkler on top (which I learnt goes out faster than you think, so take those pictures quickly haha). This type of dessert is not my go to but since it is so popular here, I knew I had to try it - I was not disappointed! Overall, great experience. Good place for a celebration, when you have friends in town or if you just want to treat yourself - just remember to book in advance!
Solid cocktails. The food is pretty good here as well. I love the hawaiian food theme. The tuna poke was absolutely delicious. It was delicate yet powerful. I appreciated that the waitress indicated that they offered half size portions of the app. Unfortunately, they didn't have the spam dish (limited run each day), but i got the fried rice, which had bite size pieces of spam. It was still pretty freaking good! I planned to eat alone here at the bar. However another solo patron also sat at the bar next to me, and was kind enough to share the popcorn which was perfect anju with my drink. Funny how food can unite two strangers. Will be back for that spam!
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Address
871 Sutter St, San Francisco, California, USA
Features
Сredit cards accepted Booking Wheelchair accessible No outdoor seating No Wi-Fi No takeaway Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 17:00-22:30
TuesdayTue 17:00-22:30
WednesdayWed 17:00-22:30
ThursdayThu 17:00-22:30
FridayFri 17:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 17:00-23:00

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