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a modern hawaiian eatery

Book your āina reservation on Resy

 

Join us for a Summer BBQ filled with Aloha on Sunday, July 29th! More details under Aina Bento tab.

WHAT'S NEW 

*We were recently named Best Chefs Table by San Francisco Magazine. Join us August 1 and August 15 for a special Tasting Menu experience at 7pm that's open to all our dinner guests in our dining room. 

*Join us for an Aloha-filled Summer BBQ as we team up with the folks from Harmonic Brewing on July 29th, Sunday. Advance tickets adviseable, can be purchased here

*We are closed August 17 (Friday) for a private event. 

*Contact us ideally at least ~4 weeks in advance for private events/buyouts, at reservations@ainasf.com. 

*Lunch available Wed–Fri and Brunch on weekends. We recommend the NoWait app to join our waitlist remotely.

*Dinner reservations highly recommended. For large groups (over 5 people), email: reservations@ainasf.com

*Gift certificates available online under our Store tab, as well as at our restaurant. 

 

 

CONTACT
415.814.3815
info@ainasf.com

LOCATION
900 22nd St
San Franciso, CA 94107

BRUNCH
Sat–Sun 9am–2:30pm

LUNCH
Wed-Fri 10am–2:30pm

DINNER
Wed–Sun 5:30pm–10pm 

Our Philosophy:

āina is a Hawaiian word meaning
the land which feeds us.

Aloha! ‘āina is a modern Hawaiian food concept that serves food with a distinct Hawaiian influence with a breath of the classics. Everything we serve is from the land and rooted in what the land has given to us. We cook with the seasons and with love, using fine dining techniques and local ingredients from the Bay Area as well as specially imported ingredients from Hawai'i. The ‘āina concept strives to be a love letter to the islands, by merging the attraction of Hawaiian-inspired cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of the island spirit with a refined sensibility and great service in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. 

 
 

TASTING MENU

This is our story of Hawai’i, honoring its rich traditions while showcasing the farmers, specialty ingredients, flavors and experiences only found in Hawai’i.

Our Tasting Menu is a unique multi-course experience that was recently named Best Chef's Table in the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine.

We are introducing a new Plantation Menu in August: an homage to the different nationalities that were brought to Hawai'i to work the Plantations in the early 20th century.  This forever changed the landscape of Hawaiian culture and cuisine. 

Our tasting menu is generally offered only at our limited seating chefs counter at 7pm on Thursdays and 6 and 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, bookings available in multiples of 2 only, up to 6 people.

 

However, August 1 and 15 are two special dates where we are making the tasting menu available to the entire dining room and for large groups.  There will be one seating only at 7pm, and August 1 will be the last day we offer this menu at $80++ per person.

Starting August 3, our menu will be priced at $90 per pax, plus 8.5% in SF taxes, 5% SF surcharge, a 20% gratuity and a 3% Resy booking fee, totaling $122.85 per seat all inclusive, pre-paid in full at the time of booking.  At the end of your dinner, you will only receive a bill if you order any additional items. A $35 beverage pairing may be added.

We will begin serving the courses promptly, please plan your arrival time accordingly to ensure the highest quality experience for yourself and out of consideration to other guests. 

To book, please select the options for TASTING MENU (Aug 1 and Aug 15 only) or CHEF'S COUNTER on Resy. Reservations open up 30 days in advance. Bookings are non-refundable but fully transferable. 

We are not able to offer any substitutions, please review the menu carefully.

Email us at reservations@ainasf.com with any questions. 

We look forward to sharing our story with you!  We will be updating our sample menu below shortly. 

Book your āina reservation on Resy
 

THE TEAM

  JORDAN KEAO  CHEF/OWNER

JORDAN KEAO
CHEF/OWNER

  CHERYL LIEW   CFO/OWNER

CHERYL LIEW
CFO/OWNER

  CHRIS YANG  CHEF DE CUISINE

CHRIS YANG
CHEF DE CUISINE

 
  KELLY LENNON  SOUS CHEF

KELLY LENNON
SOUS CHEF

  RAI CALMA  GENERAL MANAGER

RAI CALMA
GENERAL MANAGER

 
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'āina is proud to partner with the following providers:

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āina bento is inspired by the iconic Hawai’i plate lunch shops offering Hawaiian BBQ with Japanese sensibilities. 'āina bento is a reflection of the people and cultures of Hawai'i through food, which make Hawai’i such a fascinating melting pot. Our goal is to bring a little more Aloha to the Bay Area by sharing our food and love for all that is Hawai’i.  All our food is sourced responsibly with respect for the land that feeds us. 'āina restaurant will continue to evolve as a story with depth and focus on Hawai’i and the Hawaiian culture as well as its unique ingredients and rich traditions. 

For updates, follow us @ainarestaurant on Instagram and join our mailing list.

Aina Bento Pop-Up at Harmonic Brewing
July 29th

Aina Bento is popping up in Dogpatch on July 29th (2pm-6pm), together with the awesome team from Harmonic Brewing. Join us for an aloha-filled Sunday BBQ! Children and dogs welcome. 

$17.50 gets you a sample bento box and beer of your choice at a discounted price. You may be able to purchase items same-day, subject to availability. More info here.

 

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CONTACT US

DOGPATCH
900 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.814.3815
info@ainasf.com

HOURS: 

Lunch:
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am to 2:30pm

Weekend Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am to 2:30pm

Dinner:
Wednesday through Sunday 5:30pm to 10:00pm

 We are closed on Monday & Tuesday.

GIFT CARDS
Gift cards in various denominations are available online via our Store page to be emailed to any lucky recipient. Or come by and pick up one in person. 

SPECIAL ORDERS & TAKE OUT
We offer a limited take-out menu, 
available only for in-person orders and at our discretion. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS
info@ainasf.com

CAREERS
If you would like to join team 'āina, please email info@ainasf.com with a resume cover letter. More information on open positions can be found here.

 

JOIN OUR TEAM

*June 2018: Currently hiring for an AM Sous/AM Line Cook and Lead Pastry Cook. 

We are also hiring an Operations Manager and AM Line Cook for a new separate concept we are launching.  Please send us a resume and a few words about yourself to: info@ainasf.com if you are interested to meet.

'āina looks for motivated and genuine people to join our team, who can support the vision and direction of our brand by providing excellent hospitality and a friendly positive attitude to coworkers and customers alike. We serve food inspired by Hawaii. We provide competitive salaries and staff meals, as well as health, dental and vision benefits.

POSITIONS

AM Sous/AM Line Cook/Lead Pastry Cook for 'āina restaurant
Looking for with good work ethic and attitudes, who are looking to grow and expand their knowledge base. They will have exciting opportunities to work with whole animal butchery, fresh seasonal and local ingredients, and cooking everything from scratch. Cooks need to be team players, and communicate well with co-workers & customers. Strong emphasis on food quality and presentation, great knife skills, cleanliness, organization, and attention to detail are a must, Also responsible for setting up, organizing, cleaning & sanitizing stations and the kitchen.

Operations Manager & AM Line Cook for new 'āina concept

Please refer to our Craigs List posting for more info:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/fbh/d/aina-modern-hawaiian-new/6612839770.html

Front of House Positions for 'āina restaurant
Looking for genuine and friendly front of house staff that are passionate about food and hospitality. We want a team that works well together to help each other realize a wonderful dining experience for our guests. Knowledge of food and wine; and willingness to understand ingredients, and where they come from, is very important to our concept. Servers should be hospitable, organized, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn and grow. This will be a fast paced environment so keeping calm under pressure and multi-tasking is key.