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Isa

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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, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: HOURS:
Monday - Thursday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Friday - 5:30 - 10:00pm
Saturday -...
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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  • 54
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  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
wonderful 30th annivesary place to dine.

We were at Isa during SF Restaurant Week to celebrate our 30th anniversary and they were very thoughtful as they got us the same table from our last visit. They even gave us two small glasses of wine to celebrate our special occasion. Nice that they had done that even though they were so busy as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Linda C
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were at Isa during SF Restaurant Week to celebrate our 30th anniversary and they were very thoughtful as they got us the same table from our last visit. They even gave us two small glasses of wine to celebrate our special occasion. Nice that they had done that even though they were so busy as the restaurant was so... More 

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Thank Linda C
Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting selections; prepared to perfection. Nothing too heavy, nothing over prepared; best calamari I've ever had. WONDERFUL portobello/quinoia/arugla entree; prix fixe menu a terrific bargain. Quaint, different, definitely a California French cuisine experience. Went on a Sunday night, no problem finding parking right around the corner.

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Thank Willa C
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This lightened-up version of French cooking hits the spot in so many ways. The food is all well sourced and the cooking is delicious. Most importantly, though, they have segregated the majority of the kitchen as gluten-free, which makes it one of the finest restaurants around where people with gluten sensitivities can eat. (People with celiac should evaluate their own... More 

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Thank ThreeInAPod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Went to ISA for a wedding rehearsal dinner and it was fabulous. A great variety of foods and all of them well done.

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Thank sara h
Darien, Connecticut
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Things did not start particularly well: we were shown to a rectangular table at which one of the five of us would be sitting with an empty seat across from him or her, the table was right next to the kitchen, when I asked for sparkling water, I was told that the restaurant makes its own sparkling water (I have... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had a delightful meal here.....great selections, perfect portions and overall a wonderful meal. Our first meal on a recent trip to San Francisco and it perfectly set the tone.

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Thank mizzelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We tried all the vegetarian choices on the menu...the baked goat's cheese to start was devine, with tomatoes, basil and pinenuts. The mushroom risotto was probably the best I have ever tasted, large pieces of different varieties, very tasty and cooked just right. The spaghetti was surprisingly tasty, just the right amount of seasoning and herbs. We didn't try any... More 

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Thank Purplepuppy1
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Lovely, intimate yet fun restaurant featuring french food. Very popular; reservations advised. Wine and beer only, but the wine based cocktails were creative and excellent. The food was delicious.

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Thank SIBarbour
Paris, France
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you read the web site, you would think that this place is ran by Luke Sung. But after eating there, I'm starting to wonder. It appears that Isa has changed hands around 2010, but all the framed newspaper clippings and web site are making it sound like Luke Sung runs the place. Anyway, the food is decent. Instead of... More 

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Thank Peter L
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My wife and I were staying the final night of our 20th wedding anniversary in Pacific Heights (Hotel Drisco) after spending three nights at Meadowood in St. Helena. We had not made reservations and were hoping to explore the area during the day and pick a place that we had not previously visited (this was our 5th trip to SFO).... 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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, 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

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  • 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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