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22 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94105

37.785489 -122.398961

Open Hours

Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm

Restaurants, New American, $$$  more

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Parking: Valet

Neighborhoods: South Beach, Central East

Sardine, Abalone Grenobloise, Foie Gras, Sea Bass, Wild Salmon, Hokkaido Sea Cucumber, From The Oak, Risotto, Snail Shell Pasta Made, Roast Quail... more

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With a young chef direct from The French Laundry -- where he ran the show for Thomas Keller, mind you -- this small but intensely original and refined Asian-American restaurant has established itself very quickly as one of the finest in America.


Modern haute cuisine, often interpretations of Chinese food, from faux shark fin to steamed dumpling. Each plate delights with a symphony of flavors and textures.


If you have a little money to burn, love Asian cuisine, or just want to experience some of the most exciting high-end cuisine in the city, this is your joint. Chef Corey Lee will blow your mind with his beautifully articulated dishes--the flavors, textures, and presentations are just beyond. Go for the wine pairing option--the staff has fun with it (you'll get beer, Madeira, and more).

over a year ago

Benu is the long awaited debut from chef Corey Lee, former chef de cuisine of The French Laundry and opening sous chef at Per Se. Lee's first solo venture is a soft, contemporary space with minimalist decor at 22 Hawthorne Street (formerly…

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