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3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
+1 415-567-9588
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Ranked #200 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Marina District
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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Los Altos, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You can imagine how happy I was when our server explained that all the dishes are cooked to order and might take some time. That's fine with me (us) as my usual complaint with restaurants is that they serve too fast and don't let one really savor the meal. Our reservation was for 7PM. Well, even though I was expecting... More 

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Sebastopol, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I reviewed this restaurant in the past and came back since initially I said that the food was great but not the service. This time it was just the opposite. I will not be back. For me consistency is key and this place is not! The Tuna appetizer was OK nothing to tell about it, for the main dish I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on New Years Eve and enjoyed the 4 course meal. Our only complaint was that the food was served so quickly. The waiter was cordial and attentive but there was no time between courses. They served the next course as you were taking the last bite of the previous course. We finally asked the server to hold the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've enjoyed the three times ive been there. endive salad - pretty good lobster broth - pretty good goats cheese salad - excellent oysters - excellent scallops with bacon and potato - excellent brisket - excellent creme brulee - very good

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

One of the better restaurant experiences I have had. Went to Isa for dinner with a couple of work colleagues. The food was excellent and the servers and host were knowledgeable, helpful and just appeared to really love their work and the restaurant. Extremely welcoming experience. Would recommend the following (in order of what I liked best, dont get me... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my solo meal on a business trip to The City recently, but what I remember most about Isa is the cheerful, everywhere-at-once staff. At least four different people waited on me during my meal and I observed that this seemed to be the custom at this restaurant. All the wait staff served everyone. As for the food,... More 

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Perth, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had the Salmon Carpaccio and Lamb cutlets and both were the best I have ever tasted anywhere. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was very good. The prices were not bad, not the cheapest I've had but for what we were fed, unbelievable! The portions are modest but their instructions on the menu are pretty spot on!... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Forgot to mention the wonderful scallops---they were super. And the Brussels sprouts with bacon are excellent!

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Harpswell, Maine
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Raymond at the Travelodge at the Presidio recommended this restaurant as it was within easy walking distance. He showed us the menu which included duck, one of my favorites, and potato encrusted sea bass, one of the wife's favorites. The restaurant is very attractive and the food was great. If there were to be a small complaint it would be... More 

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have had such a great success rate with restaurants that were well rated by TripAdvisor until yesterday. I will start with all the positives. Samira, the owner is a very nice person. She readily changed our assigned table to accommodate our larger group within 10 minutes and dd it with such a sweet disposition. Dean, our waiter was also... More 

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Additional Information about Isa

Address: 3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: +1 415-567-9588
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French, Tapas, Bistro

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