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Isa

3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
+1 415-567-9588
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Ranked #78 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I were very excited to try Isa. The menu looked delicious and the atmosphere seemed to be ideal based on reviews. However, I was a little let down but our experience... maybe it was a case of too high of expectations. First, I was underwhelmed by their wine menu. I ordered a glass of the malbec, a... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Order the Sea Bass and the oysters! I have had 2 wonderful evenings of some great dishes and accompanying wine. And if you like, you can also sit outside and watch life move by on a relaxed late afternoon. Talk to the affable Elias or his wife Sameera and am sure they will treat you real well.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The concept (tapas that you can share) is nice. The food is excellent. Not american at all. Light and with a lot of subtile flavours.

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Austin, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I love the idea of sharing food. We stopped here based on the yelp reviews and were not disappointed. Excellent service and fantastic food. We ordered: Steamed Mussel Appetizer - the sauce was amazing. We loved dunking our grilled bread in it and cleaned the whole plate. They brought us extra bread :) Potato Wrapped Seabass - I'm still trying... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The system of sharing plates is always very nice , you can taste more dishes . The food we ate was a mixture ofCalifornian, French , Spanish and Italian , just very good ! Service was very friendly and excellent ( Luis ) and the wine he suggested was also great . One thing : it is quite noisy as... More

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Sebastopol, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited with a friend, every item we had was perfect! Great arugula, tomatoes and tuna appetizers. Each item was picked at the perfect ripeness stage and peak flavor. The main courses or bigger plates were amazing. The Potato wrapped Seabass was incredible - how did they make the potatoes on the verge of crispy and the fish just perfect? Simply... More

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Fenton, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

returned to Isa after dining there two years ago and, based on informal ambience and quality of meal, it continues to be one of my all-time favorite restaurants. You cant go wrong with any seafood selection but the Butterfish was exceptional.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went there for dinner and the food was amazing with exceptional service. I was amazed at the variety of gluten free selections available. The food is served family style and there was 6 of us in our group so we got to quite a few appetizers and entrees. Delicious!The back patio area was nice and had overhead heaters which... More

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Tracy, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ate here a couple years ago and just revisited the place. This is the type of restaurant you want to try when visisting San Francisco. Charming little place off of Lombard with a covered back patio. Lots of character. The food is served family style, which means shared. Happy hour cocktails and wine before 7 pm for $5. My daughter... More

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Hayward, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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