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August 1 Five is named for the date commemorating India’s independence from British rule, and it is autonomy that the restaurant embraces in its menu. The program of small bites and large plates, spanning crispy chicken with red Kashmiri chili, garlic, garam masala, and tomato; a trio of samosas, with pea and potato, butternut squash and raisin, and cheese and mushroom; and filet mignon with clove, cinnamon, ginger, and garlic, represents August 1 Five’s anchor in the cuisines of northern and central India. But the restaurant’s mission is greater still, as it champions the sourcing of local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. August 1 Five’s décor is done in distinctively cool tones, perhaps to offset the pervasive heat of so many of its dishes.

August 1 Five San Francisco
San Francisco

August 1 Five

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August 1 Five is named for the date commemorating India’s independence from British rule, and it is autonomy that the restaurant embraces in its menu. The program of small bites and large plates, spanning crispy chicken with red Kashmiri chili, garlic, garam masala, and tomato; a trio of samosas, with pea and potato, butternut squash and raisin, and cheese and mushroom; and filet mignon with clove, cinnamon, ginger, and garlic, represents August 1 Five’s anchor in the cuisines of northern and central India. But the restaurant’s mission is greater still, as it champions the sourcing of local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. August 1 Five’s décor is done in distinctively cool tones, perhaps to offset the pervasive heat of so many of its dishes.