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3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
+1 415-567-9588
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Ranked #73 of 4,923 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Tapas, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Marina
Cross street: Chestnut
Description: HOURS: Monday - Thursday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm Friday - 5:30 - 10:00pm Saturday - 5:00 - 10:00 pm Sunday - 5:00 - 9:00 pm Rising Star Chef Nominee by the James Beard Foundation, Founder Chef Luke Sung, at Isa has received many accolades from five consecutive years on the Chronicle's Top 100 Bay Area Restaurant List to the Top 40 in Zagat. This is a restaurant not to be missed in San Francisco.
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128 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Hayward, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great service and delicious food. We got a great advice for wine choice and appetizers, I was amazed with quality of chicken. Beef was undercooked. Desert was crispy and not too sweet .

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Moscow, Idaho
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I went for dinner to Isa last night and we were very pleased with the amazing service and delicious food. We got there at happy hour and enjoyed a couple of soju cocktails and then shared two prix fixe accompanied with some wine. The shiitake risotto was amazing as well as the variety of cheeses and other... More

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Santa Maria
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Just finished eating here based on the reviews from this site and I must say we received the best service I have ever received. It was my wife, my 18 month old son, and myself and we never had an empty glass or bread bowl. When my son began to act out they brought out some treats and they always... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The food here is really tasty with creative combinations made from quality ingredients. The baked goat cheese with tomato concasse was especially yummy with the contrast of the creamy, warm cheese and the tartness of the tomatoes. Salads are crisp and deftly dressed. And the grilled asparagus was incredibly tender. The scallops were perfectly cooked tho the portion had fewer... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We visited this restaurant purely because of other reviews. We struggle with American white wines as we find them overly sweet or too oaked for our palate how wonderful to find a New Zealand Sauvignon for $5 a glass for happy hour. What a great start ! We chose the fixed price menu 3 courses I had salmon carpaccio followed... More

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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It is unusual when every plate is done just perfectly - but it happened at a recent visit to Isa. Starters of grilled local calamari and a nominal side order of local mushrooms in jus de veau. Calamari was sweet, tender, almost melt in mouth. Mushrooms in jus de veau were rich, lovely. We then split an order of the... More

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Willits, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is such an elegant treat... Having dinner at Isa is a lovely way to pamper one's self. Their prix fix menu is hard to beat. I have eaten here many times, and hope to return many more times!

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orange county
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

First time diner at this interesting San Francisco restaurant jewel. California French twist on the menu with small plate menu which means sharing. The beauty of this type of dining is that you can try several items without settling on just one. We had a table for four and shared the Butter lettuce salad, Baked Laura chenel goal cheese (yum),... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a really nice experience at Isa. We were asked where we preferred to sit and we chose the back patio room which was quiet, intimate and warm. The wine that was recommended was very good. The bread was delicious. We chose a variety of plates to share - the oysters, asparagus, scallops, prawns as well as the chicken... More

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Corte Madera, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Without a lot of pretense one of the better restaurants to be found in the Marina District. A small place with nice ambiance, a bit dark, which my wife found very romantic. The restaurant offers either a prix fixe dinner or a la carte dining. Happy hour is until 7 PM with 5 dollar drinks. No mixed drinks, only beer... More

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