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Reviewed July 6, 2020

Pork CHOP! If you want pork chop or a good salad..this is a special restaurant on Divisadero. I have been here 3 times. You can have drinks too. It's snazzy and fantastic. It's a hot buzz restaurant and worthy of all recognition on the web....Here's to Nopa! Popular with yuppies diningMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

We were seated in an upstairs table for 2 overlooking the active kitchen. The noise level was fine, but could be loud on the main floor. We had an excellent cauliflower appetizer (chicories) followed by pappardelle and the special dungeness crab appetizer (huge) as mains....Both were outstanding! Meisin provided us with great service! Completely enjoyed the meal!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

I booked Nopa as we wanted to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant away from the tourists. The restaurant was one of our favorites from our whole trip. We booked online and were seated at a table as soon as we arrived. There were a...lot of people at the bar but it didn’t feel crowded or too noisy. The staff were super helpful and friendly. The food was delicious. Especially the fish stew that the waiter recommended. Would love to come back again some day.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

I have been here before and the food remains very good, but the noise level is silly.You end up yelling at your dinner companions. The service was a little erratic due to a very busy place, but the food was great. I won't hurry back,...but will be back sometime soonMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

Nopa was outstanding and our most memorable meal during our recent West Coast visit!   Celebrated my birthday here and from the moment we arrived and to the very end, had a fabulous time! We had made dinner reservations a few weeks beforehand.  When we...arrived, we were seated upstairs, overlooking the kitchen -- the perfect location. We were in awe and loved the views -- every dish looked salivatingly-fabulous! Love the little touches and attention to details:  - the seamless teamwork of staff, coordinated efforts = delicious, wonderful experience -  how the various staff wished me a 'happy birthday' (most other places I've been to don't even acknowledge, this was appreciated)  - how when they thought we were waiting too long for our main course, they brought up complimentary appetizers; though we didn't notice as we were thoroughly mesmerized and entertained by the kitchen views :)  - inventive twists on simple, locally sourced foods All truly appreciated. The food, oh so fabulous and flavorful!  The dishes we head were delicious and of sizeable portions. They also offer a delicious non-alcoholic drink, made with grapefruit juice, cardamom bitters, and tonic. Perfect for someone like me! :) For appetizers, we had: - Fried Brussels Sprouts (this was the complimentary dish): surprised by and love the pickled quince, scrumptious! - Wood Baked Butter Beans: we noticed that on the West Coast, butter beans seem to be quite the popular item, so we decided to give it a try. Happy we did, damn delicious. - Smoked Trout: absolutely our fave, love the beet hummus, blood orange, and roe. Terrific bursts of flavor! Main course: - Braised duck leg: I love duck, this was quite good - Housemade pappardelle with 9-hour bolognese: yummy! At this point, we were quite stuffed but there's always room for dessert! Dessert: - Poppyseed donuts: we really enjoyed this, the donuts were not too sweet and it was served with their addictive apple preserves and burnt honey cream.  The staff were attentive and very friendly and the service was excellent.   Highly recommend. Thank you to Nopa for making my birthday dinner such a truly wonderful one.  More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal at Nopa. Food was delicious - particularly the papardelle and the smoked trout. Service was very efficient and fast to though not massively friendly. I thought it was a little pricey but maybe I'm not used to San Fran prices!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic and fresh food, small portions. Very happy they were open late at night! Loved the flatbreads and my family loved their entrees.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

Meeting a friend who lives nearby we met. Up here and enjoyed our evening.Restaurant is noisy but the food was good. Disappointed they didn’t have house wine by the Bt. Felt ripped off by adding the Sf employer mandate. Why should visitors be penalized for...having dinner .?More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

The server we had was really blunt, didnt crack a smile, quite rude. The food and wine was nice, however.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

In town visiting and I was lucky enough to be taken to this restaurant for Sunday brunch. Everything is fresh and very well prepared. The juice in our grapefruit and orange mimosas was fresh squeezed. Every bite was delicious and I would like to return...sometime to try more of their menu. Every staff member was attentive and the service was seamless but laid back - a great combination for brunch.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from C-S-TravelersFromCA | Reviewed this property |
Agree that casual is fine.
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Call them - they're nice. But if they aren't able to do it, I'm certain there are a few SF restaurants to check out. Here are a few links. THIS ISN"T A RECOMMENDATION or A REVIEW since I don't have this condition and we... More
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