'aina, a "modern Hawaiian eatery" is a welcome new addition to the Dogpatch neighborhood. Hawaiian food traces it's roots to indigenous Hawaiian culture, with more modern influences from Asian countries, such as Japan and Korea; other island cultures, such as Polynesia; and the U.S., such as the introduction of SPAM. (Fun fact: Hawaiians eat 5 million pounds of SPAM a year)
'aina cooks beloved Hawaiian foods using seasonal ingredients both from the Bay Area and from Hawaii. The name "a'ina" means "the land which feeds us", and 'aina successfully feeds the patrons that enter the doors.
The brunch dishes are heavy, but filling and tasty. We debated which dishes to try- they all sounded so good! We settled on the following three dishes.