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Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
+1 415-648-7600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (70 reviews)
“fried chicken” (59 reviews)
“brandade” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
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Reviewed yesterday

Small restaurant near the airport in Nis. Extremely delicious food and nice staff! I liked most "pljeskavica" of the sheep meat, but everything is very tasty.

Thank draganaantic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very attentive service. Limited menu. We had duck which was very good. The Leonardo DiCaprio version of Great Gatsby was playing. We were seated at a table in the center of the room, we couldn't hear the movie. The drive- in type speakers were near...More

Thank marca98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Madras curry-sesame seed fried chicken is hands-down some of the best fried chicken you will ever have and my personal favorite! Plan in advance--as this place is usually booked a couple of weeks out.

Thank Trevor P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I had super high hopes for this place and felt like it just wasn’t what I expected. Overall I can say that the food is good and well executed but a bit pricy for what you get. I enjoyed the overall ambiance, lighting and...More

Thank StephCaliforniaBound
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Date night with my husband. We sat in the courtyard. The food was delicious and setting was really cute. Highly recommended.

Thank NYEA
Reviewed 12 December 2017

My partner and I recently visited San Francisco for four days. While there we enjoyed a terrific brunch at Foreign Cinema. We had been here a few years ago…and were thrilled to have an even better experience this time around. I recommend making a reservation,...More

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Staff is super friendly, great ambiance, great wine list but average food - overall a good experience. We had a group of 6 and got a reservation about 3 days in advance - request to sit outside near the large projector, its covered and warm.

Thank Adam V
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were a larger group celebrating being together in San Francisco. The food was excellent as was the service. Again, we were all vegetarians/pescatarians and we enjoyed a fantastic meal from a creative menu in a lovely setting. Festive, fun and memorable!

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I had the opportunity to go to Foreign Cinema on my last visit to SF this last June. It was amazing experience I was inivited by a goood friend that help us out to get a reservation on this super busy restaurant. The ambiance is...More

Thank Isaac N
Reviewed 24 November 2017

First impression was positive as you enter and see the nicely appointed dining rooms...but, then we were escorted to our table in the overflow room. This had to be either the kiddie room or extra space. Nothing about this room was appealing. From there, the...More

Thank J L
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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Lois B
7 December 2017|
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Response from samweinbergersf | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the restaurant.
14 September 2017|
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Response from teacherchickSydney | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you book rather than try a walk in. It is a fabulous restaurant.
17 April 2017|
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Response from 799leonards | Reviewed this property |
The area is not the safest part of San Francisco. I walked several blocks with my guests to our car, and had no concerns. But probably safer to Uber back to your home or hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
    (21st St.)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-7600
  • E-mail
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