The name ‘Ana Mandara’ (in Vietnamese, ‘beautiful refuge’) is a reference to the ancient Vietnamese fable of a warrior and a princess whose forbidden romance led them to seek refuge in the bountiful southern islands of Vietnam. The menu at Ana Mandara was conceived by renowned chef Khai Duong, combining traditional Vietnamese cuisine with classic French techniques. Live jazz has long been a part of the offering at Ana Mandara; the Eric Kurtzrock trio performs in the restaurant’s Cham Bar evenings Thursday–Saturday, and includes renowned local pianist Peter Horvath and bassist Gary Brown. There is no cover charge for music at Ana Mandara, but the menu is gourmet, and reservations are recommended on the weekends.
Ana Mandara Information
- Public Transportation: Good (steps from bus 19 at Polk Street/Beach Street; a short walk from buses 30 and 47 at North Point Street/Polk Street; and a 3-minute walk from bus 49 at Van Ness Avenue/North Point Street and Cable Car PH at the Hyde Street/Beach Street stop)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 150 performances annually
- Ticket Prices: No cover charge for live music.