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nopa - San Francisco
nopa - San Francisco
  • Address:
    560 Divisadero Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    Neighborhood:
    North Panhandle / USF
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

nopa - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nopasf.com
  • Phone: (415) 864-8643
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily 6pm - 1am (Bar opens at 5pm with light snacks available until 6pm); Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30pm (Bar open 11am-11pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Laurence Jossel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hayes
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking with public parking for a fee available.
A word from nopa - San Francisco
nopa is a San Francisco gathering place north of the Panhandle, serving urban rustic food and specializing in organic wood-fired cuisine. We serve simple food created with seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent wood-fired food. Fresh CA flavour. I'd return anytime I'm in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Nopa is brightly lit and benefits from natural sunlight, that make summer dining especially pleasurable. Each dish was more delicious than the last - from a fully loaded avocado toast to a juicy and spicy pork pancetta. You can tell they use fresh ingredients and high quality meats. The flavors are all subtle, but they work together nicely. Only thing to note would be the fairly "light" wine serving. But the wine was great, nonetheless. Definitely a great date spot!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was amazińg, a true experience. Server wasn't overly friendly but the food and the vibrant energy made up for it. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Nopa was an amazing experience. The waiter helped move table to the second floor, which I cannot reccommend enough. Looking out over the bar and kitchen is mesmerizing. The food was top notch, and the ambience is very trendy and modern. Best in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Best meal I had in the USA. Food was fresh, original and extremely tasty. Service was splendid. Design was understated. Room crowded but not noisy. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Just go!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything was perfect from the small bite that was offered to welcome us, to the gorgeous Cappuccinos at the end of our meal! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The vibe is better than the food. The food is not bad but it is nothing noteworthy."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Party of 3 arrived for 6:30 rez and were seated promptly in area I had requested. My second visit, first being many years ago, and my guests first visit. Service was good and the restaurant was soon very busy, especially the bar; on a Wednesday night! Though all seemed well I was not impressed with the food. I/we dine out a lot at truly great spots all over the country (Husk in Charleston anyone:) and I must say that what we ordered was average at best. Small plates: white beans- tasty, calamari- meh, eggplant- horrid. Eggplant had an odd flavor and texture. Roast chix- flavorful but a bit dry. Accompanying melon was wonderful. Duck dish- very undercooked, rare. Brought it home to cook for next night. Olive oil cake- meh... We won't return."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I loved our dinner at Nopa. Our son insisted that we try it and even made the reservation. We were seated on the 2nd floor above the kitchen. It was amazing to watch the chefs prepare food. I ordered the squab and was served a whole squab, partially de-boned with hummus and a grilled pepper. Every part of the meal was full of flavor and perfectly matched with each other. We finished with a Peach-Blackberry tartlet with Hazelnut Ice Cream. It was absolutely delicious. Service was spot on and warmly given. I can't think of a thing that I could complain about. A+ to Nopa!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The grass-fed burger was delicious! I will definitely go back on my next visit to SF."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was a great experience. Fast and accurate service. The food is awesome and the cocktails are ridiculously good. My dinner was cut short because the cocktails were stronger then I had anticipated."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food not as great as I was hoping it to be. Nice staff though."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • " Over hyped, loud restaurant with a huge bar counter with under seasoned food, small portions & limited menu; then Nopa is your choice. Very disappointed after all the great reviews I read."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Just go. If you can make a reservation. The service was forgetful and poorly coordinated but the food was SO AMAZING that we barely cared. It would have been nice to coordinate our flight of wine and not have to remind the staff every time (and they would bring my glass and forget the other!!!). A bit frustrating but the food is amongst the best I've had in my life."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had to book 3 weeks in advance. Noisy, cramped space. Server's butt in my face as he presented wine to next table. Burger good but not up to hype. Food unevenly cooked in vegetable stew. Slow service. Sun in eyes. Irritating experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Have been to NOPA for both lunch/brunch and dinner and food did not disappoint. My table was there waiting for me both visits and I will return again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great atmosphere! I loved the lighting and the wood decor in the place. It is definitely upscale but not too snobby and located in a neighborhood near the painted ladies. My compatriots and I were really starving and the food did not disappoint! We all had the famous pork chop cooked medium to perfection. Also shared the Moroccan vegetables which interestingly tasted well. The service was fine, we were just really starving and were talking to each other the whole time. They were all nice and we didn't have to wait long to order. Would definitely recommend this place and come back for the duck and burger!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Absolutely love everything about this restaurant. The quality of the food and creativity of the Chef are exceptional. The French Toast and the coffee pot de creme are must haves. Our server Daniel was very knowledgable and helpful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love Nopa. The pork chop is to die for. The flatbread is the best I have ever tasted. My daughter loves the pasta with butter and cheese. We keep coming back to Nopa. Love it. The service is excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food!!! Long waits, but with the reservation on open table, we skipped the hassle of the host station and went straight to our table."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Amazing food and cocktails. Great staff, very helpful and knowledgable. A must go"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner in this super popular restaurant. Avocado toast and a terrific porchetta made my night. Very difficult to get a reservation."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "All the food was amazing - so many different and subtle flavors. And, all in a stunning building!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Brunch at Nopa should be on everyone's must-do list. Our party of six was seated promptly (they didn't require that our entire party was present, which was appreciated). The custard french toast with blueberries is amazing, as are the egg dishes. Cocktails and mocktails are very well executed. The only criticism is that they stop brunch service at 2:30 and asked us for "last call" on food before we received our orders, so seconds were not an option."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went for brunch and had a lovely time. The service is great, cocktails are great and the food is so delicious. I had the trout with fresh dill cream cheese and sea salt bagel. We will definitely return. Hayes is a neighborhood full of character and Nopa fits right in. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great service and food. Everthing was very tasty. Great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I am so glad I made a reservation a month in advance. Everything about the experience was top notch. I walked out thinking about the next time I could go back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our reservation was late, but the restaurant was loud - almost too loud. Definitely hard to hear across the table. The fries are great and the food is wonderful. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "great food in vibrant room. good wine and beer selection. wine menu was tough to navigate, hard to read in a dark room. I'm sure that comment is aging me, I was with four younger girls none of them could read it either."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Wanted to try this place out because of all the raving reviews, so made a dinner reservation a month in advance to guarantee our preferred date and time. We tried the Wood Baked Butter Beans, the Pork Chops, the Pappardelle, and a side of the French Fries with Basil Aïoli. All were pretty darn good. The beans come with feta, and I'm not a huge fan, but this appetizer was quite delectable. If we were debating between ordering or not ordering the French Fries with the Basil Aïoli again, I'd pass next time. We wish the fries were gourmet. The service is spot on though, and the environment is very energetic. We liked that we were upstairs because there was a little less chit-chatter."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A perfect way to start a Sunday. I love that they open a half hour "before they open" where guests can sit at the bar and enjoy a drink while the staff readies for the seatings to begin. Try everything! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I must say the food was excellent, however, the service was awful. From start to finish, it took nearly 2.5 hours. Our entree didn't get to us until the 1.75 hour mark."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "An Australian friend so love Nopa they organised a gift certificate for us so we could experience its delicacies when we arrived in San Francisco. We are hooked. Amazing smoky/woody flavours, great wine list, excellent service. Need to open one in Australia!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This reatraunt was absolutely Perfect! From the moment I walked in the front door to the moment I left and was greeted with thank you for coming. I have to start off by saying our server was Nina and man did she know the menu inside and out! She have us a few choices for our appetizer and of the three we chose the poached duck egg app. It had so many flavors we loved every bite!!! Again we asked Nina what her favorite entrees were And again she had three to give us in such detai. My special date and I always have a hard time agreeing on wine Their wine expert found us a bottle that was in between both a PN and a cab!! She was so knoweledgeable and helpful! I can't believe I can't remember her name. She was a blonde girl with a gift! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Last time I visited Nopa, the food was great. But their menu changes according to seasonal menu and when I visited this time I was surprised at how nondescript and mediocre all the food were. The presentation was great, but there was nothing special about the taste. And our group ordered wide variety of the dishes too. It was quite disappointing to find out that the quality Nopa offers is not steady."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I've now been to this restaurant twice, and each time it has reached and then exceeded expectations. There is a reason this place is ranked #1 on so many "must try" San Francisco food blogs and city guides. The daily changing menu never disappoints, with an awesome and interesting assortment of farm to table dishes that take you on a taste adventure. (I recommend going with people who just want to do family style, so you can order more and try everything). The wine+cocktail lists are exceptional. The service is outstanding. Without being intrusive or disruptive, plates are flawlessly removed and replaced. The servers are nice and knowledgable. And, though it is certainly up-scale, it isn't overpriced or pretentious. AMAZING. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "drink wait time was too long in comparison to how fast we got out food. Server could have been more engaged and a little more personable. Amazing good though and very inventive brunch cocktails."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Get the French Toast. Everything else is just as spectacular."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We started with the broccoli dish and the fries and aioli. They were both flavorful and delicious. We both had the king salmon. The sauce was incredible. I would go to Nopa again just for this dish. Our chocolate dessert capped off a memorable meal"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I enjoyed everything here at Nopa the food and the service. I made a reservation a month in advance for my husbands birthday. Prices were good not to pricey like some San Francisco restaurants. Will definitely be back again.! If you get there right when they open up I hear from other reviews you can sit at the bar or at the communal table without having a reservation."
    Dined on 10/23/2013