Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco


Liholiho Yacht Club

871 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94109


Liholiho Yacht Club Website

Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco

Why did we dine here? – Liholiho Yacht Club is a Hawaiian influenced restaurant from Ravi Kapur, formerly of Prospect and Boulevard. He returned to Hawaii and found inspiration in the cuisine he grew up with. It is a very popular restaurant with hard to get online reservations. You need to wait 30 minutes or more before it opens to grab one of the open butcher-block tables.

They also run Good Good Culture Club

Insider Tip – Get there early

Cuisine – Hawaiian Fusion
Location – San Francisco Lower Tender Nob Hill
Opened – 2015

Liholiho Yacht Club San Francisco interior decor bar

Service – Liholiho Yacht Club had better than expected service. Helpers were circling and the friendly waiter helped us navigate the menu.
Verdict – Liholiho Yacht Club lived up to its billing as an inventive restuart with a splash of Hawaiian. A fun place with hearty cuisine that is especially good with groups.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe

Liholiho Yacht Club Signature Dishes – Caesar salad, Spiced tuna belly, Spam, Lamb Ribs

Liholiho Yacht Club’s Menu is fairly compact. 6 large plates along with 12-14 smaller plates. Not a lot of options for vegetarians.

Website Liholiho Yacht Club Menu

Liholiho Yacht Club Food Picks:

Liholiho Yacht Club San Francisco beef tongue steam bun

beef tongue, kimchi, cucumber, poppy seed steam bun ($12.50) includes 2 good sized poppy seed buns filled with tender beef tongue, not chewy. A little lite on flavor, this is all about texture.

Liholiho Yacht Club San Francisco little gems salad

little gems, avocado, cherry tomatoes, delicata squash, pistachios, herbs, toasted quinoa ($13.25) was solid but more of a good bet for vegetarians. A good sized salad with lots of avocado and cut corn. Heavy on the vinegar.

Liholiho Yacht Club San Francisco roasted octopus

roasted octopus, curried raisins, castelvetrano, butterball potatoes, fresh coriander ($16.75) was one of the better dishes of the night. The potatoes were crisp and fabulous.

Liholiho Yacht Club San Francisco spam and rice

spam and rice ($14.75) is a variant of the menu’s spam fried rice. Ask for this off the menu item.. 3 patties of Homemade quality spam (Not as salty) cooked and placed on seaweed and a bed of rice.

Liholiho Yacht Club San Francisco lamb ribs

lamb ribs, black vinegar, almonds, stone fruit ($16.25) are sticky ribs with lots of fall off the bone meat. Mint aioli.

Liholiho Yacht Club San Francisco fried cornish game hen

fried cornish game hen, cashews, tamari glaze, broccoli, flowering kale ($34.25) is a popular but huge dish. Deep fried goodness makes this excellent. Moist interior and a ton of meat. Deep fried kale goodness. Good enough for 2 people.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

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Liholiho Yacht Club Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Liholiho Yacht Club Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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