Liholiho Yacht Club
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If someone randomly showed up on our doorstep with the tuna poke bowl from Liholiho Yacht Club, we’d probably squeal with excitement. Which is to say, ordering here is a great way to show you love someone. The menu, which draws on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hawaiian influences, changes occasionally, but expect to see things like coconut turmeric fried chicken, a breakfast sandwich with house-made spam, or fat rice noodles with bacon and fermented black bean sauce.
ICYMI, Liholiho Yacht Club has temporarily relocated to Dear Inga’s space in the Mission, and is easing back into dine-in service for the first time in over a year. According to their Instagram, they have three sit-down tables for now - and reservations are on their way. So swing by to grab an order of their excellent poke or steam buns. This week, Liholiho Yacht Club also brought back their beloved breakfast sandwich with house-made spam, egg, and cheese, which is now available for dinner Wednesday-Saturday.
Street corn on the cob
Liholiho Yacht Club’s temporary location in the Mission has a colorful new rooftop we love - and you should head there ASAP, even if just to get your hands on their take on street corn. The fresh corn is kept on the cob and quartered, and covered in a thick layer of Thai basil aioli and a generous amount of furikake, which makes it crunchy, salty, and nutty all at once.
Liholiho Yacht Club temporarily relocated to the Mission while their spot in the Tenderloin undergoes renovations - so consider making a reservation on their gorgeous new rooftop patio. Slide into one of their bright teal wooden booths and order from their menu of Hawaiian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese dishes, which currently includes their excellent tuna poke, a whole-fried fish, and steam buns with short rib. Stick a candle into their baked Hawaii with buttermilk ice cream, and you’re all set.
Liholiho Yacht Club has always been one of the coolest places to have dinner in the city - but at their temporary location in the Mission, an airy rooftop deck adds yet another cool factor to a meal here. Grab a seat in one of the spacious teal booths and split things like a whole-fried fish, short rib steam buns, and tuna poke while saying “oh yeah, that one’s on my list” about every obscure TV show your friend brings up.
At Liholiho Yacht Club’s temporary location in the Mission, they have a colorful, airy rooftop deck that we want to hang out at every night. Slide into one of their teal wooden booths with your crew and split things like short rib steam buns, tuna poke, a whole-fried fish, and wash it all down with one of their excellent cocktails. Be sure to save room for dessert - the little pandan ice cream sandwich, made with shortbread cookies and a pistachio-pandan magic shell, is a hit.
Liholiho Yacht Club temporarily relocated to Dear Inga’s space in the Mission a couple of months ago - and recently reopened for indoor and outdoor dining for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Head over to get your hands on their excellent tuna poke, poppyseed steam buns, or baked Hawaii. Reservations are currently fully booked, but you can still try your luck with a walk-in.