Great for lunch
We were looking for something close to the convention center that had a fun neighborhood feel. This was just the spot. We had a lunch special that included a trio of soup, pork slider and side salad. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive.
11/15/2012 4:00:00 PM
We especially loved the Ahi
We especially loved the Ahi tuna salad. Everything was very good, including the wine.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious vegetarian fare
It's not a vegetarian restaurant and there are not a ton of options, but don't let that stop you. The salad choices are fun, bright and tasty. And, the main, a tower of vegetables is super.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good romantic restaurant.
Good romantic restaurant. Much more quiet then I thought it would be, very good for a nice quiet date night.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I were seated
My friend and I were seated upstairs in a booth away from the noise but open to the activity below. It was perfect to be apart but still involved.
The service was fine as was the food on a varied menu. I would return and try some of the other dishes. I don't usually eat ribs, but these were recommended, and I found them to be quite nice. I could have eaten 3 servings of the accompanying coleslaw...it was so good.
I liked the decor.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just walking around the area of my hotel and stumbled on this great place. They had a menu outside that I looked at and everything sounded great. Decided to give it a try and enjoyed EVERYTHING! Had the beet salad with goat cheese, watermelon and watercress. Amazing! Then I tried the ginger soy baby back ribs. Incredible! For dessert, the bread pudding as recommended by the waiter. Just a fantastic dining experience. Perfect portions and good pricing. Will definitely be back.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was Great
What a great restaurant. The food, the service, and atmosphere was fantastic. Went to the top of my restaurant list.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Late Night eats
Oola has a great scene and is a great find for eating later at night than normal. Especially after networking and wine events.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was very nice and
Our server was very nice and made sure we always had everything we needed. The food was decent and the portions were larger than we expected, except for the ribs. My roommate got about 5 or 6 small ribs and it was counted as the $25 portion. That felt a bit overpriced.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
See you again late August!
Wished I was drinking cocktails that night, because I loved the fresh fruits, bitters and syrups on the bar. Looked like fun! I could tell the choice of all fresh ingredients in the bar and food! loved that! Our meals were exquisite!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent. So glad there is another great place in SOMA to dine!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent once again
My third or fourth trip there. Great service and food. They were happy to make substitutions when my dining partner wanted a dinner item but didn't want the side that came with it
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
6 o'clock seating for two on a Thursday.
Under 20% full; was seated near bar and not really thrilled having group standing in aisle so server had to excuse himself to get by and get to us. Otherwise decor is appealing, atmosphere very good, terrific salads, enjoyed the monkfish, pork loin was a bit over-cooked though, and the service was attentive and not intrusive.
Overall, would offer medium recommendation to others: it's a pretty solid restaurant from what I can tell from one visit w/ memorable salads, enjoyable, but not overly distinguished entrees and pleasant and attentive service.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is great, service is really great. The VIP table upstairs are great for a romantic dinner.
Really nice place overall!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a business lunch. Service was quick, noise was low and the food was worth coming back for.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find just steps from out hotel in the financial district. Wonderful space and ambiance. You could actually have a conversation and hear everything! Food and service was superb.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there on a Sunday night,
Went there on a Sunday night, winding down a hectic weekend. Had the cheese plate and ribs as appetizers and then the chicken for my entree. Excellent!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first dining experience at Oola, as we had been there once before only for drinks. We were delighted with everything. The special cocktail of the night was amazing. The salads and main courses imaginative, very tasty and not overly stylized. And, the service was attentive, helpful, and prompt. We loved it ! Oola deserves 5 stars
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
They asked if we had been there before (we hadn't), and gave us a lovely private booth on the second floor. The staff was friendly, informative, and as talkative as we wanted them to be. The food was innovative and delicious. An excellent experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and food!
We had a large group for brunch and the staff was very attentive which we greatly appreciated. I had the huevos rancheros which were tasty! I definitely want to come back and try their dinner, seems like a good date night spot.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly service, hearty dishes!
First the good: wow - the special was wonderful! 2 ribs, 2 eggs, 2 bacon slices, potato pancake stuffed with veggies, sauteed kale (so you can pretend it's all healthy). No room left to try the hazelnut-chocolate waffle, but there's always next time. Very spicy bloody mary, and great service to make sure I always had coffee. They even tried to find a connector so I could charge my cell phone while I ate (but no luck there). The bad? My companion needed to ask for non-burned bacon, and we overheard another patron asking for non-burned pancakes. Both my companion and the other patron were taken care of quickly and graciously. The sleek but rustic decor was inviting. We'll be back!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
The waiter who served our food was hilarious. He was from LA but he definitely made amazing drink/ cocktail suggestions as well as food/ appetizer suggestions. The pumpkin soup was amazing and the course (ribs) of course were amazing. I topped the night off with a root beer float (yes, I know classy... ;) ) which topped my night. The food, drinks, and ambiance is great! A must try.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere, really nice
Nice atmosphere, really nice food, excellent service. A nice dinner location that's not yet so well known that it's possible to get a reservation on short notice.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM