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Isa

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Neighbourhood:
Marina District
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3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707 (Chestnut)
+1 415-567-9588
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

Cute restaurant. Good wine, good food. Everything is family style. Its small though, so try to make reservations before going.

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Wilson, Wyoming
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Excellent small portions menu, The device was great. We had one of the most efficient and charming waiter. The food experience was what we had been recommended by some San Francisco friends. Too bad we had to go through the dishwashing area to get to our table.... This being said, we will go back for the food....(I recommend the risotto))

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We had a great 4 course meal from soup to dessert. The restaurant started with a great bread, then on to soups which were "okay" (not bad, but not up to the rest of the meal). Next we had the mussels -- which were super and very fresh in a great broth, and the dungeness crab salad which was delicious.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

We went on New Year's Eve, so it was a prix fixe menu. The options were still outstanding, including a Baked Laura chenel goat cheese dish, the truffle risotto and creme brulee. The service was great, very quick and thoughtful. The price was reasonable. The atmosphere of the main section of the restaurant is quaint and warm. The patio though... More 

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

What a find! Short menu but very adequate. Nice wine list. Excellent dinner in a lively atmosphere. Very good service. Overall, a very nice experience. We'll be back, for sure.

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Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

After a long flight, we decided on Isa for a more casual first night in San Francisco and we were also interested in the menu promising of California cuisine. We were seated in the back patio, a nice spacious heated area, and ordered a bottle of wine from their varied list, which also offered several selections by the glass. Our... More 

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

I had dinner at Isa on a Sunday with three friends and we had a wonderful time. We all picked from the prix fixe meal which gives choices of starters, mains and cheese or dessert. . I had the salmon carpaccio starter, the flat iron steak and ended with aged goat cheese drizzled with honey. Everything we ordered was great... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Started out with the lettuce salad that had a deliciously light vinaigrette to go with the candied pecan and cheese, followed by a tasty teaser - potato leek soup. The next pat if the meal - the truffle risotto and spaghetti were aaahmazing (extra brownie points for the truffle risotto - it tasted every bit as glorious as it's regal... More 

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Germany
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

We went to Isa as we got a recommendation from two different friends but were rather disappointed. The atmosphere was really nice especially in the back but the food was really not good. The grilled calamari was served with white beans and very intense olives which just didn't work very well together. The fish of the day was ok but... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We sat at the bar as we were early and the restaurant was packed. by the tike we werew seated we were feeling no pain. Even then I would have to say that the small plate dishes were fantastic. The scallops, the bass wrapped in potatoes, the truffle rissotto... yum. a great first night in SFO this trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
French, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707
    (Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: 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

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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 neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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