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Isa

3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
+1 415-567-9588
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Ranked #106 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Tapas, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Marina
Cross street: Chestnut
Description: 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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English first
orange county
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Midwest
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 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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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Each time I come to this wonderful restaurant I have something completely different and I'm always delighted. If you have friends who don't mind sharing each others food then bring them along so that you can have tastes of several dishes.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cute restaurant. Good wine, good food. Everything is family style. Its small though, so try to make reservations before going.

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Wilson, Wyoming
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Excellent small portions menu, The device was great. We had one of the most efficient and charming waiter. The food experience was what we had been recommended by some San Francisco friends. Too bad we had to go through the dishwashing area to get to our table.... This being said, we will go back for the food....(I recommend the risotto))

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had a great 4 course meal from soup to dessert. The restaurant started with a great bread, then on to soups which were "okay" (not bad, but not up to the rest of the meal). Next we had the mussels -- which were super and very fresh in a great broth, and the dungeness crab salad which was delicious.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went on New Year's Eve, so it was a prix fixe menu. The options were still outstanding, including a Baked Laura chenel goat cheese dish, the truffle risotto and creme brulee. The service was great, very quick and thoughtful. The price was reasonable. The atmosphere of the main section of the restaurant is quaint and warm. The patio though... More

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a find! Short menu but very adequate. Nice wine list. Excellent dinner in a lively atmosphere. Very good service. Overall, a very nice experience. We'll be back, for sure.

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

After a long flight, we decided on Isa for a more casual first night in San Francisco and we were also interested in the menu promising of California cuisine. We were seated in the back patio, a nice spacious heated area, and ordered a bottle of wine from their varied list, which also offered several selections by the glass. Our... More

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