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Isa

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3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707 (Chestnut)
+1 415-567-9588
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Paris, France
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner with friends and the food was superb. Especially the red cabbage and quinoa dish. A friend had the paella which seemed wonderful too. Wine list amazing. Only little worry, it was a bit noisy where we were, too close to the kitchen.

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Los Osos, California, United States
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just chanced upon this restaurant last Thursday and are delighted that we did. Although it looks tiny (and very smart) from the front, there is a large heated patio in the rear (still smart). Service is extremely friendly and informative: our waiter clearly loves his job and the food. Three of us split two very good value prix fixe... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Isa has been open for over 15 years and while not in top form of lore it's still a really good place to get an affordable meal. This isn't cheap eats but on the lower side of San Francisco mid-range. On Sunday through Thursday (and sometimes on Fridays) they offer a $29.95 prix fixe 3-course meal. It’s refreshing that the... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Family dinner (3) and decided to order 2x prix fixe menu. Turned out to be plenty of food to share. Starters were ok (corn soup very sweet for our taste) but mains terrific - had the flat iron steak and chicken and both were very good. Desserts very good too. Friendly engaging waiter ensured we had a nice experience.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The waiter was very nice and helpful with adjusting the heatlamp. Our starter was the baked goat cheese and pine nuts, very yummy; Entrees:Saffron Paella (very filling and bright flavors); Truffle risotto (delicious throughout); and Spaghetti (ok)

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Vossevangen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Wandered into this restaurant to have a glass of wine, but ended up with full dinner, and what a dinner it was! We went for the "Prix fix", a three course dinner at the reasonable price of UDS 30 p.p. The dishes are not huge, but are made to be shared. The starters, grilled calamari and baked goat cheese were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Pluses - clean modern decor, upscale -omg Point Reyes oysters so refreshing -nice selection of drinks - great waiter - crispy warm bread -saffron paella with big portions of seafood -zucchini light - flourless chocolate cake and gelato must not have had any calories it was so fluffy Areas of improvement - calamari just okay - better if grilled crispier

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The food was excellent. We had the prix fixe dinner which offers a choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $30.00. For the appetizer make sure someone in your party orders the steamed mussels. Save some bread to soak up all the juices.Try to order different items. The portions are Tapa sized and can be shared by your friends.... More 

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santa rosa,ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stopped in this wonderful little spot after seeing a play recently and my wife and I were delighted w the food and service. Our waiter was great. Service was efficient and friendly. I had a crab salad(outstanding) and my wife enjoyed a calamari. This was unlike any calamari I have ever tasted. Not fried but sautéed. (excellent) Fresh crab on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say that the food was absolutely excellent, the service was spot on and it was the best meal we have had in the USA. We had salmon carpacchio and lobster soup to start, both were delicious, light and full of flavour. For main we had the halibut and rack of lamb, the fish was accompanied by golden... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
French, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707
    (Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-9588
Description
HOURS: Tuesday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm Wednesday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm 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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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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