Liholiho Yacht Club

Heritage-driven food is finally having the spot light it deserves in San Francisco. The food of Hawaii comes from a culinary tradition that showcases a love for the sea and local ingredients. However, with so many different cultures and populations having immigrated to Hawaii, the food from the 50th state is anything but predictable. Hawaii is one of the most diverse places in the world; nearly everyone on the islands is mixed-ethnicity. Today, this beautiful melting pot of cultures has come together to shape its own island culture and unique culinary traditions.

Liholiho Yacht Club celebrates the culinary diversity of Hawaii while using California ingredients and sensibilities. Walking into Liholiho one is greeted by an open kitchen - one of the largest I’ve ever seen. I almost felt as though I was walking through the kitchen to get to my table.

Everything here felt over-the-top, in the best possible sense of the word.

We left every plate bare even though we ordered (and ate) more than we needed to. We couldn’t stop - it was so tasty and unusual! I wish we could have stomached the space to try the rest of the menu.

I’m fairly confident that you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose to order here- everything is delicious and packed with an element of surprise.

 Yellowtail sashimi, shiso, wild strawberries, white soy, crispy sunchokes

Yellowtail sashimi, shiso, wild strawberries, white soy, crispy sunchokes

 Little gems, brokaw avocado, shiso ranch, formanova beets, furikake crunch

Little gems, brokaw avocado, shiso ranch, formanova beets, furikake crunch

 Hopper shrimp, chicken fried broccolini, miso, gold nugget mandarin, everything spice

Hopper shrimp, chicken fried broccolini, miso, gold nugget mandarin, everything spice

 Roasted octopus, curried raisins, castelvetrano, butterball potatoes, fresh coriander

Roasted octopus, curried raisins, castelvetrano, butterball potatoes, fresh coriander

 Whole maine lobster, preserved black bean sauce

Whole maine lobster, preserved black bean sauce

 Opah, chili–honey rub, butter beans, preserved meyer lemon, mei qing choy, soy brown butter

Opah, chili–honey rub, butter beans, preserved meyer lemon, mei qing choy, soy brown butter

 Fried rice, brentwood corn, house–made spam, white clamshell mushrooms

Fried rice, brentwood corn, house–made spam, white clamshell mushrooms

 Cornish game hen katsu, japanese curry, crimini mushrooms, red torpedo onions, daikon kimchi

Cornish game hen katsu, japanese curry, crimini mushrooms, red torpedo onions, daikon kimchi

 Guava mochi cake, white chocolate buttermilk cream, caramelized phyllo, strawberries

Guava mochi cake, white chocolate buttermilk cream, caramelized phyllo, strawberries

 Dark chocolate cream puff, black sesame caramel, blueberry ricotta cream

Dark chocolate cream puff, black sesame caramel, blueberry ricotta cream

 Banana–pear bavarian cream pie, pear butter, biscoff crumb, banana chip crunch

Banana–pear bavarian cream pie, pear butter, biscoff crumb, banana chip crunch

 Baked hawaii, caramelized pineapple ice cream, vanilla chiffon

Baked hawaii, caramelized pineapple ice cream, vanilla chiffon

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