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Isa

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Marina District
French, Tapas, Bistro
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3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Chestnut)
+1 415-567-9588
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: HOURS: Monday - Thursday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm Friday - 5:30...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lucky find!

Decided not to wait 45 minute for Tacolicious around the corner and found this little gem! Woweee! We sat in the back in the covered patio and had a most delicious meal! Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. I had the potato wrapped sea bass and it was delicious! If I lived closer, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
KealiaKid
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san fernando valley, california
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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English first
san fernando valley, california
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Decided not to wait 45 minute for Tacolicious around the corner and found this little gem! Woweee! We sat in the back in the covered patio and had a most delicious meal! Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. I had the potato wrapped sea bass and it was delicious! If I lived closer, this would be a regular restaurant... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Good spot for a casual dinner but there are many other more valid choices in SF. Especially in Marina there are a few spots that trump this one. Good vibe and ambiance with quality service. Will try again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It's situated in a very safe area of San Fran, minutes away from marina drive. If you like having a bunch of different plates and share that's the place to be. Amazing flavors combined with a great atmosphere and a very friendly staff. Highly recommend it

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Los Angeles, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a comfortable neighbor place, and Isa delivers. We were a party of 6, one of us with gluten and food allergies. Isa was supposed to be sensitive to that. They absolutely were and could not have been more accommodating. Service was fantastic, warm, helpful, efficient and friendly. Of the 6 dishes, the risssoto with truffles, spaghetti and lamb... More 

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Granada Hills
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Near Chestnut Street in the Marina, this is a small restaurant, so you may want to make reservations. Though a "small plates" menu, the paella and the lamb chops were large enough portions for an entree. We also had the baked goat cheese and the salmon carpaccio. The waiter recommended all the dishes, and he was right. All were fantastic.... More 

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Lake Country, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

we had an average meal here, certainly had better chop and salad at home, food was greasy,liquor was over priced

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Mountain View,California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Food: Online I read French cuisine, on the business card it says Californian ... Here is what we had, you decide: The crab salad was good, the salmon appetizer was lacking a bit of flavor in my opinion. Grilled calamari were tasty but wasn't all cleaned well.. We found couple of calamari cartilage. 3 lamb chops were tasty and scallops... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My family of four very much enjoyed this restaurant and its service and atmosphere. The food style was French with heavy Japanese fusion. Nice combo, just not what we were expecting. Nonetheless, we very much enjoyed and would return again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I'm in town for a business conference, and picked this restaurant because of other Trip Advisor reviews, and it's proximity to the Palace of Fine Arts (which I wanted to visit). The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was wonderful. Our waiter was charming, and explained that the head chef had been there 13 years and so they've perfected each... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My friends and I happened to be in SF during Dine About Town and am so, SO glad we chose to come to Isa. I cannot stress how amazing it was and how friendly our server was. To top it all off, instead of 3 courses, we got 4 (and the portions were very generous)! It also had a lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123
    (Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-9588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Tapas, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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