About

Our dishes are the creation of Chef George Meza and Sous Chef Alex Razon. Their Menu is seasonal, with a focus on light, enriching local ingredients. Our restaurant can be enjoyed with or without a reservation to the communal bath. You can view a sample menu here.

We offer a variety of teas and tisanes sourced by Tap Twice Tea. We also offer a curated selection of Japanese sakes and a sake on tap from local brewer, Sequoia Sake.

Please visit our reservation page here to purchase GIFT CARDS.

For a unique dining experience please visit our private dining page here.


Our Chef George Meza, is a California native with an international upbringing, his foray into the restaurant world began in Napa Valley where he quickly learned and thrived off of using lush California ingredients as the centerpieces for his dishes. Under the mentorship of chef Hiro Sone of Napa’s Terra, George worked his way up through the ranks of the kitchen from chef garde
manger to chef de cuisine. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2012, George attended Napa
Valley cooking school and traveled to stage in Michelin-starred kitchens Eleven Madison Park,
Le Bernardin and the Bay Area’s celebrated Manresa and Saison. In 2016 he partnered with
Sunny Simmons and Caroline Smith to oversee the kitchen at their forthcoming urban
bathhouse and restaurant concept, Onsen. At Onsen, George draws on his nuanced
background in Asian flavors to present vegetable-focused small plates complete with layered
flavors and an emphasis on local produce.

Our Sous chef Alex Razon, previously of Nojo (Greg Dunmore), Oro and Commonwealth (Jason Fox) has been inspired by Bay Area restaurant industry for the past decade. Alex focuses on creating dishes with seasonality and farm fresh ingredients, while applying Japanese flavors and techniques through a progressive California lens.

 


Hours


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday
5:30p - 9:30p
Thursday: 5:30p - 9:30p
Friday: 5:30p - 10p
Saturday: 5:30p - 10p
Sunday: 5:30p - 10p


Reserve

*Looking for a unique experience to host for your next big event or intimate family celebration? Onsen offers full buyouts, utilizing over 3,200 square feet of space including our restaurant, bath, and private dining room. We can accommodate up to 50 guests for any occasion.

Onsen Restaurant provides a special menu using local seasonal ingredients created by Executive Chef George Meza, with options including passed hor d'oeuvres or family meal dining. Onsen Bath offers a one of a kind gathering for your guests. Enjoy a bathing suit optional experience in the Japanese inspired bath with amenities including a dry sauna, steam room, and soaking pool. We have added options to personalize your event with a movie and music selection of your choice while bathing with your guests.

To inquire about hosting your next event with us please email Tuvshin Batsuren at tuvshin@onsensf.com or call us at 415.441.4987.*