Liholiho Yacht Club / San Francisco

871 Sutter St btwn Jones & Leavenworth St San Francisco 94109
Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri, Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Description

History: Back in Hawaii in the early 80's The Kealoha uncles would race Hobie Cats, they threw parties "pop ups" to pay for their supplies. They would go to the beach and throw a party, fire up the grill, ice down the beer, and get a band to play. They would charge a modest price with the intention to make enough money to allow them to do what they loved. They realized they needed a name for their 'organization' and the brothers who lived on Liholiho street decided to name it Liholiho Yacht Club. This is how the modern day LYC was born. We loved the name and the idea: to throw a party to allow you to keep doing what you love. Grind - Talk Story - Get Jag About the owners: Chef Ravi was born and raised on Oahu in Hawaii. He moved to San Francisco in 1998 to attend The California Culinary Academy. He has worked in many kitchens around the Bay Area and beyond including an 8 year stint at Boulevard working closely with Chef Nancy Oakes where he went on to open Prospect as the executive chef. He left restaurants all together in 2011 after his son Makoa was born. The pop-up: "Liholiho Yacht Club" was born in 2012 as a means to create delicious heritage driven food while still supporting his family and working towards his lifelong dream of having his own restaurant. In 2014 Ravi joined forces with Jeff Hanak and Allyson Jossel, owners of Nopa and Nopalito and long time friends. Both Hanak and Jossel are native to SF and bring a solid and local foundation to the LYC team. Together they strives to create a comfortable environment well balanced and enjoyable. Focusing on Kapur's heritage driven food and Jeff and Allyson's keen attention to hospitality.

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Critic Reviews @ Liholiho Yacht Club
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Liholiho Yacht Club Ravi Kapur, who grew up in Hawaii and was at the top of career ladder as the chef at Prospect, found his true voice by opening a restaurant that honored his heritage. Hawaii isn’t ... continue SFGate
Bauer Christens Liholiho Yacht Club with Three Stars
Bauer Christens Liholiho Yacht Club with Three Stars "Every dish reveals not only talent, but an innate generosity of spirit." Bauer has released his Sunday review of the newly opened Liholiho Yacht Club, the Hawaiian-inspired restaur ... continue Eater SF
Liholiho’s island-minded cocktails are anything but tiki
Liholiho’s island-minded cocktails are anything but tiki The restaurant, a collaboration between chef Ravi Kapur and the Nopa crew, is already drawing a Nopa-level crush at the door. [...] Liholiho is the outgrowth of Kapur’s longtime po ... continue SFGate
The Early Word on the Tendernob's Liholiho Yacht Club
The Early Word on the Tendernob's Liholiho Yacht Club The buzz on the Web before the official reviews drop. It's been two weeks since Hawaiian-inspired Liholiho Yacht Club descended onto the scene in SF, and the new restaurant from ch ... continue Eater SF
What to Eat & Drink at the New Liholiho Yacht Club
What to Eat & Drink at the New Liholiho Yacht Club The long-awaited Liholiho Yacht Club (one of our most anticipated restaurant openings of the year) opened January 28 on Sutter Street, finally delivering a nightly home for chef Rav ... continue Zagat
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Say Aloha to Liholiho Yacht Club, The Nopa Team's Hawaii-Inspired Restaurant
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Liholiho Yacht Club Could Come Into Port as Soon as Next Weekend
Liholiho Yacht Club Could Come Into Port as Soon as Next Weekend Ravi Kapur's team-up with the Nopa/Nopalito folks is getting really close. One of the most hotly anticipated restaurants of this or any other season, Liholiho Yacht Club (871 Sutte ... continue Eater SF
Tips from the Net @ Liholiho Yacht Club
Nicholas Monroe en
Excellent cocktails, food, and very good service (everyone from the host to bartender - rare for SF). Nice atmosphere too, lively but not too loud and the place avoids being cliche by keeping the tropical vibe to the drinks and food, not the decor. Highly recommend! GooglePlace - August 2017
Corrie Davidson en
Every single dish was delightful. Fresh flavor explosions danced across your tongue. Reservations are a must or you can hang out at the bar and wait for people to leave as they offer the full menu. Light filled and airy with very friendly staff. One of my new faves in SF. GooglePlace - August 2017
Allison Vennerberg en
Loved the appetizers, notably the salmon minute steak and fried green tomato salad. The short ribs were good, but didn't stand out like the other two dishes. Fun atmosphere, good service. GooglePlace - August 2017
Ian Alas en
Beef tongue buns ❤️ Foursquare - August 2017
Ashley Yuki en
The duck liver toast paired with the Riesling here is bomb!! Eric the bartender is the best, knows his stuff! Hard to get a res, but the bar is 1st come 1st serve so you can definitely walk in! Foursquare - August 2017