a modern hawaiian eatery

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Aloha, we regret to update everyone that effective December 9, 2018 we are closing ‘aina restaurant for the rest of December and January. 

Ohana is everything - we will be heading back to Singapore in Dec to deal with some personal and family medical issues. 

We are extremely sorry to disappoint all guests who have made upcoming reservations with us in Dec; we will be reaching out to each of you directly. 

Rest assured that we will honor all gift certificates as well. 

We are so grateful for all your support to date and to all our staff who work so hard.

In the meantime ‘aina food will be available online on our website Store and our sous vide partners @eatnomiku.

Wishing everyone a blessed and peaceful holiday season. - Jordan and Cheryl




900 22nd St
San Franciso, CA 94107

Sat–Sun 9am–2:30pm

Wed-Fri 10am–2:30pm

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. 









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.

Our Plantation Menu is 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.

The menu is 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 option for CHEF'S COUNTER on Resy. Reservations open up 30 days in advance. Bookings are non-refundable but fully transferable. 

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

Questions? Email us at reservations@ainasf.com

We look forward to sharing our story with you! Our Plantation Menu below as of August 2018.

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We are pleased to be partnering with Nomiku sous vide to bring ‘āina into your kitchen. Learn more about Nomiku here or just watch this video to see how it works!

Store the meals in your freezer and you can have Hawaii-on-demand anytime in 30 minutes, with zero prep time. Get your own Nomiku device for only $99 (MSRP $179) when you order it with a meal bundle. The $99 offer is only good when purchased in combination with a meal bundle.

Take advantage of free shipping to anywhere within the USA when you order from us today!

Aloha Premium Bundle

See how Nomiku works in this video.

Recommended for 2-4 people

Kalbi BBQ Brisket
Huli Huli Chicken
Char Siew Chicken
Kabocha Squash
Gai Lan (2 portions)
Furikake rice (2 portions)

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Ohana Premium Bundle

See how Nomiku works in this video.

Recommended for 4-6 people

Kalbi BBQ Brisket (2 portions)
Huli Huli Chicken (2 portions)
BBQ Char Siew Chicken (2 portions)
Kabocha Squash (2 portions)
Gai Lan (4 portions)
Furikake rice (4 portions)

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Nomiku Device

Get your own Nomiku device for only $99 (MSRP $179) when you order it with a meal bundle. The $99 offer is only good when purchased in combination with a meal bundle.

See how Nomiku works in this video.

We apologize for the slight inconvenience as we need to offer it as a separate item for sales tax calculation reasons. The food isn’t taxable, but the device is.

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'āina Apron

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season?  Our limited edition aprons were custom designed for practicality, durability and style.  This restaurant quality apron is a blend of poly and cotton in Heather Grey.  Wide cross back ties threaded through metal grommets, which are anti-rust brass.  Corner cut double pen pocket is 5” deep and each compartment is 1.25” wide.  One Size Fits Most.

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'āina is proud to partner with the following providers:


Currently hiring for BOH and FOH staff.

'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.


Front of House Positions
We are looking for genuine and friendly front of house staff that are passionate about food and hospitality. We want a team that works well together. Knowledge of food and wine; and willingness to understand ingredients, and where they come from, is very important to our concept.

For the GM role, please refer to here: https://www.instawork.com/job?sl=restaurant-general-manageragm-jomrraV

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.

BOH Positions
Looking for someone with good work ethic and attitudes, who are looking to grow and expand their knowledge base. They will have exciting opportunities to work on an innovative bread, pastries and dessert program, focused on fresh seasonal and local ingredients.

We seek team players who can 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.





900 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107


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

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

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

 We are closed on Monday & Tuesday.

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. 

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


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.