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Smitten Ice Cream

432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
+1 415-863-1518
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (189 reviews)
“waffle bowl” (3 reviews)
“pretzels” (6 reviews)
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432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Don't come to San Francisco without having an ice-cream from here. The ice-cream is truly delicious - I had the pineapple upside down cake and my partner had chocolate ganache and both were amazing! I love that they do a waffle bowl as I don't...More

Thank Janine M
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Cute little shop with great history on display. The ice cream is delicious and so fun to watch them make it!

Thank Tyson M
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Had the mint chip here and it was divine! Also loved the novelty of watching my ice cream being made with liquid nitrogen

Thank VanessaN17
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Really velvety soft and delicious, made fresh right there in front of you. The flavours are few but perfect, my personal favourite being the chocolate and the Fresh Mint Chocolate chip. Stop in your tracks and get an ice cream from here when you pass...More

Thank ScherIrani
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Really great ice cream and a very nicec service. Really creamy and tasty. And the preparation is unique.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The menu changes daily and is always delicious. The one in hayes valley is nice to get and walk around the neighborhood.

Thank SanFranciscoTourCo
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Really cool ice cream concept! The ice cream is very creamy because of the use of liquid nitrogen to make super tiny ice crystals. The strawberry was out of this world!

Thank djhammack
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This ice cream shop uses a machine called the Brrr to make their ice cream. You can watch it being made while you are in line. I had the caramelized banana and it was delicious. Smooth and creamy! Worth the visit! It is a popular...More

Thank CKay711
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

The title basically says it all. They make it fresh to order. A limited selection of flavors, but each very tasty. I sampled several and ended up going with the Strawberry Buttermilk. It was fantastic and just so creamy. I’d highly recommend. Prices are steep,...More

Thank myklrl
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

It was really delicious , best chocolate i have ever tasted. Blood orange cream is also really good.

Thank Tuna K
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
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Meghan W
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Hi Meghan I'm really sorry but I can't help you. I agree with Mark I suggest you contact them through the website.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-863-1518
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Fun ice cream place that makes ice cream in front of your eyes by using liquid nitrogen.
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