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
Liholiho Yacht Club
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
Gnat Brain en
Ask for the homemade spam with rice. It’s off menu and amazing. Foursquare - December 2017
Leila Ryndak en
Incredible food & service in a modern atmosphere of understated elegance. This spot is popular, but they leave tables open for walk-ins if you don’t make a reservation in time. My partner and I came to put our name on the waitlist shortly after they opened, and we had no trouble getting a table during prime time on a Friday night. If you have any dietary restrictions make sure to communicate that with your server; they are extremely knowledgeable about the menu which I found to be just slightly obscure. Everything was phenomenal though. We especially enjoyed the cauliflower (wow!) and clams. Highly recommend this place. GooglePlace - November 2017
Nora Chen en
My boyfriend made a reservation last minute at 10:45pm. The parking situation was crazy! Extremely hard to find parking around the area, it took us about 45 minutes on a Saturday night. We came around 10:15 and got seated soon after that. They sat us in the back, which it surprised me because I didn’t know the restaurant goes so far down. We ordered a few items; duck liver toast, short rib/bone marrow, clams, and off menu spam rice. Water came with no ice (I guess that’s weird coming from Houston). Liver toast was tasty, the pineapple mixed well with the liver flavor. Clams were delicious! I love seafood, anything seafood (there were only 2 clams that had sand in it). The short rib/bone marrow was decent, it wasn’t as good as I thought, especially the bone marrow. The escargot was a little over cooked, IMO. Spam rice was good. It didn’t have the spam taste as I was thinking, more like a sausage taste to it. We ordered so much food for 2 that we didn’t have the stomach to have dessert. The service was good, interesting that the waiter didn’t ask “how’s everything?” Very on point on refilling the water and changing our utensils. Overall, great experience. Would I come back? Sure. There’s plenty of places to try out around town :) GooglePlace - October 2017
Reid Hironaga en
Ordered the poke on nori, king salmon, and spam fried rice. Each of the dishes was tasty and presented well. The place is very trendy, and without reservations you'll likely need to eat at the bar, but there is a good amount of space around the restaurant, especially if you're willing to stand at a bar counter. GooglePlace - September 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 - September 2017