'āina / San Francisco

900 22nd St Minnesota St San Francisco 94107
Opening Hours
Sun, Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Description

'aina 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. It is a small family-owned restaurant, labor of love started by Jordan Keao (Chef) and Jason Alonzo (GM) and Cheryl Liew (CFO). Jordan was born and raised in Hawaii (proud Hilo boy!), his culinary experience include time spent at: AirBnb, Google (chef de cuisine), La Folie and Roy's Hawaii. We opened in Dogpatch in late April 2016 and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

from official Facebook page
average 1919 votes
2.2
Critic Reviews @ 'āina
Now open: ‘Aina brings Hawaiian brunch and aloha spirit to the Dogpatch
Now open: ‘Aina brings Hawaiian brunch and aloha spirit to the Dogpatch ‘Aina’s guava malasadas, seen here during their Bernal Heights pop-up days. Photo: John Storey/Special to The Chronicle Related Links 'Aina's Haiwaiian brunches find a home in Dogpa ... continue SFGate
Tips from the Net @ 'āina
Cary Low en
Best brunch in SF. Try the cocktails too! Foursquare - October 2017
Jonathan Heiliger en
Creative Hawaiian and inspiring dishes. Fresh poke was divine! The spam musubi was a highlight but may be better served warm. The staff is attentive and full of aloha! GooglePlace - October 2017
Christine Su en
Can't love this place enough. Taro french toast, homemade spam musubi are standouts. Aina means love of the land, and it shows in Chef Jordan's take on introducing Hawaiian comfort fusion to us in every dish and each ingredient. Dinner is innovative and beautiful. Get over here and eat. GooglePlace - September 2017
Caroline Ta en
This is not your usual eggs/bacon brunch. The dishes are full of flavour and if you're ready to be pleasantly surprised, this is the place to be. We came in for a table for three on a Saturday morning at 10.30 and the wait was 1 hour. Which is decent and there's a Philz nearby to grab a coffee while you wait. I had chicken katsu and taro bread french toast and both dishes were delicious and had that little extra attention to detail that gives brunch a touch of fine dining. Staff were very friendly and took time to explain where the ingredients came from and to make sure we enjoyed our food. GooglePlace - September 2017
matty p en
Really nice spot for brunch with tasty food. The Taro bread French Toast and the Portuguese sausage were standout in my opinion. There was a line before it opened at 9am on a Sunday, so get there early to get your name on the list. GooglePlace - September 2017