Michael Mina


Michael Mina’s story is one of two decades of influence, passion and achievement.  With the October 2010 opening of MICHAEL MINA, his eponymous signature restaurant in San Francisco, Michael is at the helm at the same location (formerly AQUA) and city where he first established his culinary reputation 20 years ago. 

With accolades including James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year 2005, as well as the International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year 2005, Michael continues to dazzle the culinary world with bold dining concepts that have contributed to San Francisco’s reputation as a world-class epicurean destination and made him an integral part of the dining scene across the country and now internationally with our location in Dubai.

Michael’s culinary and business vision led to the founding of Mina Group, with partner Andre Agassi in 2002. Always in the mindset of creating the next culinary dream, Michael has most recently teamed up with Ayesha Curry for the highly anticipated International Smoke. Under the auspices of Mina Group, he has opened over 30 operations including MICHAEL MINA, CLOCK BAR, RN74, BOURBON STEAK, ARCADIA, STRIPSTEAK, WIT & WISDOM, PUB 1842, THE HANDLE BAR, PABU, THE RAMEN BAR, BOURBON PUB, LOCALE MARKET, PIZZA BURGER, BARDOT BRASSERIE, FIREBIRD, THE MINA TEST KITCHEN, THE STREET: A MICHAEL MINA SOCIAL HOUSE, MARGEAUX BRASSERIE, AND PETIT MARGEAUX