James Syhabout

Chef
James Syhabout

San Francisco

About James Syhabout

James Syhabout is the chef/co-owner of Commis and Old Kan Beer & Co. He is the the only chef in Oakland with a Michelin-star restaurant — first learned about food, taught by his mom in the language of refugees, in a culture of kin related by circumstance. His food relies on quiet gestures: the subtle juiciness of chervil stems in a pork dish, or the gilded scent of caramelized onion in a savory financier cookie.

My Venues

Accolades

  • One Star (Commis)
    Michelin Guide
  • Nominee for Best Chef: West
    James Beard Foundation
  • 10 Best New Restaurants (Commis)
    GQ Magazine
  • Four Stars (Commis)
    San Francisco magazine
  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Tasting menu
$$$$, Reservations, Modern, New American, Piedmont Avenue
"I've gone a handful of times and the food is always executed perfectly and the service is flawless."
Tasting menu
$$$$, Reservations, Modern, New American, Piedmont Avenue
"I can't say I have a favorite dish because the fixed menu changes all the time, but James uses all the same produce that we do at Camino in such a different way that it has been really eye-opening and inspiring."