ralfi : Meyhane + Izakaya

In-PersonSOMA, San Francisco


Pop-up space
Available for purchase
Banquet (20+ Guests)
japanese, turkish
Meyhane traces its roots back to the cosmopolitan history of Istanbul as a space where people come together to eat delicious mezes and drink their troubles away. What defines the Meyhane experience are the long-lasting conversations, moments that are not rushed, and a sense of belonging in a community. Chef Ralfi Berk, coming from a Sephardic Jewish family in Turkey, discovered a familiar feeling of authenticity in the Japanese Izakaya experience and created a meyhane menu inspired from it.

Menu detail

Raki + Melon Sorbet and Feta
Start with the classic Raki/Melon/Feta meyhane trio. Raki infused melon sorbet, Feta flakes and Anise seed.
Grilled Halloumi + Pluots
Cypriot Halloumi cheese and Pluots grilled to perfection.
Warm Olives
Warm Black Sele Olives with Turkish bud thyme and Castelvetrano olives with Japanese Schimi pepper.
Bread and Olive Oil
Meyer lemon and rosemary bread from Acme Bakery with black garlic infused olive oil on the side.
Pistachio Kebab
Lamb kebab with pistachios. Prepared from scratch with a traditional double handle Turkish meat knife called Zirh. Cooked on a Japanese Yakitori grill using high-heat Binchotan charcoal.
Sumac + Shallots
Small Plate
Sumac marinated shallots to compliment your kebab.
Small Plate
Yogurt with mint, dill, garlic and Japanese cucumbers. Drink it like a soup or use it as a dip!
Gavurdagi Salad
Small Plate
Seasonal tomatoes, Nira (Japanese chives), walnuts, homemade cherry molasses and more than fifteen other ingredients.
Semolina Halva + Ice Cream
Warm semolina halva with vanilla ice cream at the core and roasted almonds on top.


Glass of Sake
Glass of Raki
Bottle of Raki

ralfi : Meyhane + Izakaya

In-PersonSOMA, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)