Asia de Cuba at Clift

(415) 929-2300 | View Website

495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94102

37.786947 -122.411097

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 7am-9:30am, 11:30am-1:30pm

Sat-Sun Brunch 8am-1pm

Sun-Thu Dinner 6pm-10pm

Fri Sat Dinner 6pm-11pm

 
Restaurants, Cuban, Caribbean  more

More Cuisine: Chilean, Asian, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim

Price: $$$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Breakfast, Brunch, Celeb Hangout, Date Spot, Fine Dining, Group Dining, Hotel Restaurants, People Watching, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin

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Asia de Cuba at Clift

From The Owners of Asia de Cuba at Clift

Fusion for the next generation at this swanky NYC-L.A. import located inside the Clift Hotel.

Reviews for Asia de Cuba at Clift

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great hotel BUT.. – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Hip, interesting, overpriced – Exceptional decor and atmosphere in this hip downtown bar and restaurant. Creative concept and interesting menu. Food is well prepared and attractively presented. Service exceptional. But very high prices lend an expectation of food that would be more unique.

If price is of no concern then recommended, but if value for money is important, then suggest you try elsewhere.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wonderful Evening – There are a lot of bad reviews of Asia De Cuba so I went ready to be disappointed and was pleasantly surprised. We went earlier than normal for us for dinner - around 6:15 instead of the normal 8 or 9 dinner time so perhaps this was why our experience was so nice compared to others...? We were seated immediately, service was wonderful, they had good wine choices and our waiter, James I believe helped us a ton with the menu. We ended up only ordering about half of what we initially thought we would need and he warned us of the HUGE serving sizes and helped us avoid not eating half of our food and also helped to keep our bill to a much more reasonable amout than it would have been for a ton of wasted food. Everything we tried we really liked. Some of the dishes were actually a little too rich for just us, it would have been better if there were one or two other people eating with us to share, but that being said - rich taste is always nice. I was very happy with our meal and hope to be returning soon.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

i'm a harsh critic. – what can i say, i enjoy fine dining everywhere from Supperclub - Frisson - Grand Cafe - Ponzu - you name it, + ASIA DE CUBA. i visited asia de cuba on my birthday last year and i found the food phenomenal. being that it was my birthday that day, i can be a veryyyyy harsh critic and picky; i can only have the best for my birthday. i do see some bad reviews re: asiadecuba but i found my experience the complete opposite, whree service is definitely great (joking waiters, sincere smiles) and deLICIOUSS food! i did not order what the person (who commented below me) ordered, my best friend who has visited asiadecuba many times ordered what she knows tastes the absolute best: the entree which had sticky rice on it (forgot the name), the chicken, + the "jamaican me crazy" beverage. i found all flavors to be consistent and fresh, surprising me by how delicious it was! i would definitely go back. to all citysearchers, make your own judgment and try not to be swayed by the bad comments. =] evryone's experience is different!.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

AWFUL EXPERIENCE, DO NOT REPEAT MY MISTAKE!!! – WHEN I SAW A 1000 POINT PROMOTION FOR ASIA DE CUBA ON THE OPENTABLE, I DECIDED - WHY NOT? I WAS WARNED BY COUPLE OF FRIENDS THAT IT IS OVERPRICED AND THE FOOD IS AVERAGE, I ALSO READ THE UNPLEASANT REVIEWS ABOUT IT, BUT I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT CAN BE THAT BAD!!! I SHOULD HAVE ALSO BEEN ALARMED BY THE STAFF BEING SURPRISED BY OUR RESPONSE THAT WE ARE NOT VISITORS - APPARENTLY EVERYONE LOCAL SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN COME AND EAT THERE. BEAUTIFUL SETTING, STAFF WAS VERY NICE, BUT THAT IS WHERE ALL THE PROS END! I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT IN SAN FRANCISCO, WHICH SUCH A COMPETITIVE RESTAURANT SCENE, A PLACE LIKE THIS CAN EXIST! TUNA TARTAR APPERTIZER WAS BELOW AVERAGE AND THE ENTREE ($95!!! COBE BEEF AND LOBSTER TAILS PLATE) WAS ALMOST UNEATABLE! THE WAITER DID NOT MENTION THAT LOBSTER WILL BE WRAPPED IN BACON(!!!) WHICH ABSOLUTELY RUINED THE TASTE OF SUPPOSEDLY SWEET AND TENDER MEAT. COFFEE IS $5 A CUP AND IS SERVED IN CHEAP 25-CENT CUPS. MANAGERS RESPONSE TO US SAYING WE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE - "I AM SORRY YOU DID, BUT, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE EAT HERE AND LIKE IT"!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Asia de Cuba (a.k.a. TGI Friday's) – This is the first review I've ever written. I was motivated to do something after this terrible dining experience. I can honestly say this was the worst meal I've ever had in SF. To be fair, this was lunch, so maybe they had the 2nd team chefs or the dish washers in the kitchen. Yeah, that was probably below the belt, but it was just a really disappointing meal. I started off with a mojito, which cost $13. For that price you'd think you'd either get something creative or at the very least be served in a 21ounce glass - you know what I mean? - instead, it was a little on the sweet side and more like 6-8 ounces. I went with the "Cuban sandwich of the day", which was the steak sandwich. Again, I was expecting something with some Cuban/Asian flare, but rather I got a plain USDA choice-quality steak on a bun with lettuce and tomato. It was bland, a little cold, and the meat too tough for $19. My wife had the fried calamari salad ($21). We could tell the calamari had been cooked several minutes before it was served as it was cold and the breading soggy. The salad dressing literally tasted like bubble gum... it was the weirdest thing. The service was okay, but then again there were only 3 occupied tables... that should've been our first clue. The menu reads great, but the chefs can't handle it. It just too bad Cortez (across the street) wasn't open for lunch... now there's a good meal!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good food and atmosphere, is you have $$$$ – 1000 pt reservation on Opentable help offset the cost. Hip restaurant w/ hip prices. The $30 butterfish and $9 coconut rice were really good, but don't have the 6 dumplins for $20. The food is large plates, so they are right when you need 2 apps and 1 entree (w/ rice side) for 2. $16 Desserts are huge too. The place is dark- so ask for reading glasses and mini light to see the menu. You can hear the conversations next to you and they can hear yours because the tables are so close together. There may be a few tables in the back corner that don't look so cramped. It's more like communal eating rather than a romantic meal. Like the other comments and Yelp say, go on someone else's dime and bring 3 others so you can try more food. You'll enjoy it a lot more.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

VERY DISAPPOINTED - Food mediocre - not worth the price - not even for half price or 75% off – Went with my family on x'mas eve with a party of 8.....no special holiday decor - just a sad bowl of candy canes by the hotel check-in desk. We were crammed into a booth for five - three of our party were seated in chairs on the outside edge of our semi-circle booth. The table was waaaay too small for all of the food that we ordered (as recommended by our server), and you would think that they would have timed the food so that each dish would come one at a time....but no - we were frantically dishing out the food onto our plates and passing them around to make room for server to get all of the other food onto our table. He even just handed one of our dishes to my dad & said, here you go, and then left! My dad was left holding the plate until we could make room on our table!!! Service was poor, as we had to constantly ask for more water......no surprise, as with a party of eight, there is an automatic 20% gratuity added on. The food was just mediocre. The appetizers were better than the entrees, but really - how can you go wrong with the deep fried stuff??? Our lamb was COLD, and when we asked the server if it was supposed to be a cold dish, he responded - no, it's not supposed to be cold, but it may cool faster than the other dishes since it's thinly sliced. Then, he left.....no offer to re-do the dish or heat it up.....The duck dish was horrible - gamely and rubbery. We sent it back. After those two incidents, and after we decided not to order dessert, I think they got the hint and the server told us he wouldn't charge us for the duck or the lamb dishes.....All of the other entrees were really mediocre....nothing special. The plus of this place is really the ambiance. Even for that, I wouldn't return for the food, even if the cost was discounted by 75%. We were very disappointed after all that we've heard about this place, esp. since we decided to spend our holiday dinner there.....definitely will not go back.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good for groups but... – I like a good dunk in deep-fried food once in a while and ADC has a good fritto misto-type starter. Unfortunately, unless you go with at least three other people it's a bit of a waste. Ditto for the other dishes as they are huge; I'd expected very high quality given the prices but I got decent quality and humongous portions. That said, the drinker were generally good and we all had a very good time. Base on three visits.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good place to get together with a group of friends – Food was ok; Service was great; Great place for a casual dinner with friends; Fun atmosphere; Ambience terrific!

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