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Asian, Hawaiian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

We visited last night. Liholiho has a fabulous vibe & everyone was just lovely. The food is out of this world. Just vibrant & interesting & novel & utterly delicious. We had two fish dishes to share - the cod & the swordfish & both...were so fresh & the accompanying elements made each dish unique. We didn’t order appetisers as we wanted to leave room for dessert but we shared the chips & kimchi dip which again were just delicious and unique. Desserts were sublime & beautifully presented. Would highly recommend booking a table here for whenever you can - they were rightly busy all night. Special shout out to Alejandro who looked after us so wonderfully and made the whole experience even better. We will definitely be back next time we visit S.F.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Simply excellent food. Eat here when you can, and often. The sooner the better. We first ate here about 18 months ago and were overjoyed.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

This is a truly outstanding restaurant featuring Hawaiian food. The cocktails were creative and strong, the food was excellent, and service was first rate too. I stuck to the vegetarian options and left very happy.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

My wife and I visited Liholiho after a LONG workday. I was pleased to find an available reservation without booking a week or more in advance. We arrived early and our table was ready. The staff was pleasant, attentive, but not intrusive. We shared one...appetizer, one entre, and one dessert. Everything was superb. Do NOT MISS the Backed Hawaii. It was even better than the Swordfish, which I highly recommend. The bill was a tad more than we would have liked ($90+), but we were very pleased with the overall experience. Give 'em a try. Also, if you plan to stroll there look at the topography. The restaurant is definitely UPHILL from mission street, Union square, Yerba Buena, and the Embarcadero. Walking through many places in SF is kind of dicey these days. So a quick uber/lyft/ or taxi is probably best. We got a ride for ~$10 each way.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

The game hen was not properly cooked, I should have sent it back, parts of it were still raw. Yeck! No wonder my stomach was in such a state last night. Otherwise, the swordfish main was great. But will all the mains, they are made...for two! I would go for the appies, then share one main if you have a partner. But avoid the game hen. And yes, my bad for not saying anything. And no, there is no view of the water from this very "modern" eatery.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023

This is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. I whole heartedly recommend this place to my family and friends for the delicious food and aloha vibes.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2021

Asian fused with Hawaiian at this semi-hot and chic now-in-the-Mission eatery. We had Poke (very good), sashimi (good), pork rolls (sandwiches, also good), and the short ribs (tasty but super fatty). The servers were great, fast, and seemed to care*. Food was fine, but I...don't think we'd necessarily hurry back to get those flavors again. *We paid via credit card in the app you download when you get to your table (touchless ordering, because of COVID). I'm cool with that. The server mentioned once credit card was in, be sure to not over order because it's like getting takeout through a food app -- they don't provide a bill you sign. Then I asked how we tip her and she said it will be included. OK, I thought. I assumed it was all up in the prices (which weren't extravagant at all. So I thought this was great.) But they add 25% on to the bill. 20% guaranteed tip and then 5% SF mandated tax. So, be aware. I usually tip 20% anyway but not sure I loved the 25% total I didn't expect.)More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

I was looking forward to dining at Liho-Liho for a long time due to its popularity. We finally booked a table and while the food was really good, it wasn’t amazing in my opinion. Also service wasn’t great. I feel like the waiters were not...very friendly and didn’t give us much attention. For some reason, also, I got VERY sick when I got home. So it just made my whole experience worse.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2019

From meeting our server, Caitlin, last evening, this was a very good experience. She guided us through an interesting cocktail list, and gave detailed descriptions of menu items in which we were interested. In addition, she was VERY helpful in suggesting numbers of small plates,...entrées/main courses for us. However, at some point, I asked her if there was any other music that was available not techno, to which she replied that it was a soundtrack. She DID manage to get the volume diminished, and--for a time, perhaps 15 minutes?--something not quite as annoying in its repetitiveness. Just FYI as it might affect your dining experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

After a few months of trying to figure out how to get a reasonable reservation time on a weekend I got up at midnight when they open the reservations a month ahead of time and booked a table for four. I have been looking forward...to eating here for some time. We were seated immediately and the restaurant is fun and high energy, not pretentious. The menu has some interesting twists on standard fare. One of us ordered the popcorn appetizer, I am not sure why, and it was just popcorn with salt and pepper to me. The poke appetizer was really good, the fried rice with homemade spam was very good, the short ribs were good but I have had better, we all loved the fried chicken. We shared a rice pudding dessert and I enjoyed that. The sommelier was helpful and recommended a wonderful wine in our price range.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019

The ribs was extremely tender and juicy. Tasty and fresh. Service was excellent and the restaurant was neat and clean. A must place in SF

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019 via mobile

Fun place. Friendly service. Creative cocktails - made with a heavy hand. Delicious food. But soooooo RICH Really needed an acid or sweet balance. Will return - but will scan the menu for lighter items.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 19 October 2019 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Friday night. Parking was interesting so best to take Uber/Lyft. Once inside, the restaurant was packed - in a good way. People were enjoying themselves and the environment was great. We ate in the bar and service was excellent....We had tuna and corn salad, both were delicious. The cocktail selection is creative. This is definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

We loved Liholiho. Our server was awesome, recommending the perfect amount of food and suggesting delicious items. The wine and vibe were also lovely.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

This place has excellent energy! We have a group of 7, our organizer made reservation 1month ahead and there were plenty of available time slots. This was my first visit. The open kitchen there was lively at 5:30pm, the restaurant was already quite full. You...go in and you can just sense the relaxes and joyful atmosphere. We ordered a plethora of small dishes to share and some drinks. We highly recommend the shaved pig head, the kung pao sweetbread, the curried manila clams, and the baked Hawaii!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes they have a lot of none meat meals.
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There is a small menu although the dishes brought Dim Sum style are not on the menu and are described by staff.
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