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Oola

860 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (SoMa)
(415) 995-2061
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Ranked #921 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: 4th & 5th
Transit: Near SF Muni bus stops at 5th & Folsom and 4th & Folsom
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English first
Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I went to this place with my daughter for brunch. The food was, besides being barely edible, over prices, delivered cold and did i say outrageously priced. This is not the place to go for food, service or price.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It's always busy at New year, but we were able to get a table for 4 at Oola. They didn't insit on their extensive set menu, which was a little lavish for our tastes so the usual a la Carte was better for us, a mix up over the prosecco and the bill led to them very graciously waiving the... More

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glen ellen
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I absolutely love the comfort and warmth of this restaurant. The menu is varied and interesting and the full bar has creative options too. There are a lot of meat dishes so it is not the greatest for a veggie...It can be loud if there is a big crowd but many evenings it is very peaceful. Our studio is nearby... More

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is great for drinks and oysters. The bar service is excellent and the oyster special before 7:00 pm is hard to beat. I tried the local 209 gin for the first time and was truly surprised. The whiskey selection is also extensive.

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Harrison, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by the concierge at the Marriott Marquis. Food was very good, service just okay. We arrived without a reservation, and were told we would be seated within 20 minutes. We had drinks at the bar, 30 minutes went by, and we had to remind the hostess that we were still waiting for a table.... More

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Beltsville, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We ate at the bar and had great service from Emil and Katherine. The food was outstanding, with one glitch. My chicken ravioli was too salty for my taste. However, the crostini was great, as was my husband's skuna salmon. The side of kale was outstanding and the bread pudding was unlike any I have had or seen (I've seen... More

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toulouse
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went to this restaurant with my friend for dinner. The decoration is pretty basic but the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. We had a really great time as we were seated on a special "romantic" table (table for 2, hidden behind a curtain to preserve the intimity) even if it wasn't really a date. The waiters were adorable, friendly... More

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

. . and more. The bar is long and sleek and the food is wonderful. It's a great place for a long, casual dinner in a cool, contemporary space. The highlight was the bacon-wrapped monk-fish!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We walked past and heard a real buzz, so decided to try the restaurant. What a disappointment, probably the worst meal of the whole trip. It is sad when you have to say a little gem salad was the highlight of the whole meal - which was also a fairly pricey affair! It was all average at best and the... More

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San Francisco
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Loved this place. Went to lunch with my son and found everything to be spot on. Small place with great decor. Service was awesome. Greeting was friendly, server was terrific and manager even stopped by - great touch. Food hit the mark. Reco the ribs, truffle fries, burger. Menu looked really strong with good variety leaning toward comfort food. Portions... More

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