Tuba Restaurant
Tuba Restaurant

Tuba Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tubarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4158268822
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Special Events: Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tuba Restaurant
Authentic Turkish Mediterranean Vegetarian and some Middle Eastern Cuisines combined together.




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Tuba Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (43)special occasion (24)romantic (21)good for groups (18)notable wine list (11)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Nefis!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I treated my husband to a birthday dinner to re-create our incredible honeymoon in İnstanbul...Tuba did not disappoint! Right away, we spotted Efes (our favorite Turkish Pilsner) on the menu and knew we were in for a treat. We started out with the İçli Köfte (pan fried meatballs with crushed wheat and walnut) and then each chose a signature entree. He had the Karnıyarık (stuffed eggpalnt) and I had the Sarma Beyti Kebabı (kebab wrap topped with the most incredible tomato yoghurt sauce), both were perfectly seasoned and reminiscent of the meals we so enjoyed in Turkey. For dessert we split the Künefe (think baklava meets cheese danish) and had two glasses of Turkish tea, which really made us feel like we were back in İnstanbul. Just lovely!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a joy
    TubasajoyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food at Tuba is fresh, beautifully served, and tasty, always (this was maybe my tenth meal there.) If you go early (1000 points!) you have a serene, attractive place that is quiet and welcomes you. This was where I chose to go for my 75th birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you Love Turkish
    Veganiffic
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a Great Place for Turkish Food. The Ohnesorg are wonderful to every guest. They will accomodate vegan Top. Hands Down the best Turkish Restaurant in the bay area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exquisite, Excellent, Extraordinary
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    after a journey abroad, including 8 days in turkey, i returned to tuba - and once again - the food was exquisite - the service was excellent - the ambiance was good- and the entire dining experience was extraordinary - so that i'll have to go back time and time again. such a pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My dining companion and I liked Tuba but next time we will try their vegetarian and/or vegan dishes. She had the chicken kebab and I had the lamb, both were somewhat overcooked, but the appetizer was great. We also tried Turkish wine and really like it. When we are in the neighborhood we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • badinerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was good and had unique flavors. A bit too much garlic in the food left an aftertaste in the mouth, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience!
    lnoiman
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food was delicious, fresh, portions not overwhelmingly large, and reasonably priced. I had the Adana Kebab which was well-flavored -- I've had this dish before and sometimes the meat is over-salted, Tuba's is not! Saving room for the Knafeh was probably the best move of the night -- cheese had a little stringiness to it, pastry was not over-saturated with honey, and it came with a side scoop of vanilla ice cream, which surprisingly worked well and didn't make the dish too sweet (as long as you use the ice cream sparingly!). Service was friendly, attentive, but not over-bearing. I would definitely return for another group dinner, or on a date - the ambiance is warm, verging on romantic, with low-lighting and warm color scheme.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Turkish Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great neighborhood spot....prompt, knowledgable and friendly service without being intrusive. Food is excellant. Presentation is professional, seating is comfortable. Only downside is having to use street parking, but we were lucky.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a wonderful meal
    Lisbet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Tuba is consistently great, with a selection that will please any dining requirements, a fun wine list, and friendly wait-staff. I cannot recommend this place enough; it makes a cuisine which might be new to many people very accessible -- you will fall in love with Turkish food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was recommended to come here by my Turkish roommate. When I made the reservation online, I wrote that it was my friend's birthday (I always add in the comment without any expectations). The staff were all very friendly from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. Our waitress made some very great recommendations to wine and food and were tentative throughout. The food was amazing! Our entree, the eggplant stuffed with ground beef was phenomenal! At the end of the night, we were offered dessert which we refused since we were both stuffed but the staff brought out a cake and sang happy birthday to my friend without prompting! It was a great addition to the night. I highly recommend Tuba for a formal or casual dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuba on Guerrero
    Discriminatingpalate
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our innkeeper recommended that we go to Tuba at least once during our family's week-long stay in San Francisco, and thank heaven we were able to get a reservation on Monday night. The sampler appetizer platter is absolutely outstanding. Everyone was very happy with his or her main course as well. We would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EllenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From the reviews, was expecting something really great, but it turned out to be good rather than extraordinary. We still had a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Xyzlmnop
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were so happy with everything. We loved the lamb and the lentil soup was amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Turkish Cuisine
    Bk97
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My dinner at Tuba was amazing, the hummus and red pepper spread was incredible and my Kebob was perfectly seasoned and grilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruthie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    so yummy, such great service...would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always been happy here
    Yamo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food is beautiful flavorful and served nice and hot. Truly one of my favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing service, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If you want to try new things, have some good food and amazing service, it's the place to go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuba
    TubasajoyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always quite wonderful. Good food and good people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DelightVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Having been to Turkey last year, we wanted to try a local Turkish restaurant. A bit unsure what to expect as we drove by this very small, storefront, walked out after dinner with smiles on our faces, having experienced a real neighborhood gem. The food, the service, and the entire staff were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Turkish food
    SFFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Authentic Turkish food with some SF updates! Lamb dishes are a specialty and cooked well. Staff are efficient but not pushy and give you time to enjoy yourself and your food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything on the menu looked so delicious it was impossible to choose! With help from our server, we especially enjoyed the dolma special and a warm baked Turkish dessert with ice cream. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem!!
    Rusry11VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have heard about Tuba through a couple of friends who live in SF. So, I decided to give a try on my recent trip to SF. The food was excellent and service was definitely great. Glad that we made it there this week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    californiavegan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Even as a vegan I had some great choices and was served a great meal. The flavors were an excellent blend spices and fresh produce, the food was served quickly and hot. We dined on the early side so don't know how busy they are later in the evening, but it was pretty full by the time our meal was served. I look forward to my next visit in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plates
    Eddd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The mezes were delicious and were very filling. When I go next, I'll probably just order a few of them and leave full and happy. Might leave room for dessert, definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty and friendly
    tali
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious. It is the perfect place to eat family style and taste a variety of the menus offerings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent food with high price tag
    YalekVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Heard a few recommendations about Tuba. We tried it. The service is friendly but unattentive. We waited for a long time for the entrees. The conclusion is that the food is a decent Mediterranean food but the quality of the food does not match to the high price tag.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Evening
    Kathy
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I visited Tuba for the first time for an early dinner before the Marsh show. It is a beautiful room and the staff were attentive and pleasant. The meal was delicious -- we have visited Turkey and enjoy the cuisine a lot. We hope to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 436 reviews are from the Tuba Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Fun place for turkish food
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    friendly service, great selection of mezes, entrees were delicious, will come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUMMY!!!
    BobbiVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were wanting an authentic dinner, something unique and out of the box. We stumbled upon Tuba via open table. We couldn't have been happier!! Easily one of the best dinners we have had in a long time. Every dish we had was made with love. The service was fantastic! The manager Ishmael was working the room, chatted with everyone and was incredibly pivotal in maintaining the positive energy in the restaurant. The desserts are to die for!!! You'll leave with a muffin top, so be prepared to workout hard the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    PetitePear
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have eaten here twice recently. Both times the food was delicious. Robust flavors, friendly service, and decent prices. The level at which you are tended to makes it feel like a family run restaurant. I highly recommend the Cevizli Ezme as a starting appetizer. The fresh pita bread is irresistible and the red pepper spread is phenomenal. Our group also enjoyed sharing the Sigara Boregi and falafels, before rounding out the meal with a well seasoned kebab.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Lisa0416
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I've walked by Tuba for years and finally tried it. Boy, I was glad that I did. The food was so very fresh, with distinct flavors. The Turkish Wine that was recommended was amazing. I had asked a friend who is a chef had recommended many great dishes. My favorite items besides the wine was Icli Kofte- spicy ground beef with crushed walnuts- we loved the Tava Shrimp with garlic and aspargus, olive oil, rice and veggies. They recommended a fila dough with crushed pitashios with vanilla ice cream. Everything was amazing and overall a great experience. I will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tuba
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Pretty decent Turkish fare for someone who ordinarily doesn't like Turkish food. Staff was friendly without being intrusive and efficient. We had a nice meal in less than an hour. Certainly worthy of a second visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always great!
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    a wonderful adventure in dining. awesome turkish food - good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Delicious
    Daudi
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Service was very friendly relaxed; made our party of 6 feel comfortable. The Food was incredibly delicious as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    yohoyoaHobbitslifeformeVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I'm sure the neighbors in the Mission have known about Tuba for years but for us it was an oasis of delicious. We loved the cute setting, our waiter was adorable, but the star of the experience was the amazing food. We had an appetizer called Sigara Böreği which was filo dough wrapped around potato, feta and parsley, accompanied by a creamy dipping sauce--heaven. Next a falafel salad where the falafel was stuffed with goat cheese, great dressing and crunchy vegetables. We were essentially full by then but that didn't stop us from loving the tender chicken kebabs served with veggies, rice and more creamy sauce that made everything divine. We had a Turkish wine that we really liked after our waiter brought out some samples to help us choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    Essie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very delicious food....an unusual cuisine. Everything was absolutely wonderful and we had great service. Everyone at our table agreed that Tuba's is a FIND! Don't miss the Boregi...all the Mezze were especially good. parking can be difficult but we lucked out and parked directly in front of the restaurant. That made the meal even more wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still good, but not at its best
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    still one of my favorite restaurants - but tonight was an off-night - though the food was still good, the service good, but the noise level more energetic before and the food is usually outstanding and exqusitie - tonight it was merely good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Istanbul in Noe Valley
    SFDineretteVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    How great it is not to have to travel thousands of miles for a delicious Turkish meal! Tuba is my favorite place to go to for the best lamb shish. The esme and haydari mezas bring back memories of happy times sharing food with good friends and enjoying Turkish hospitality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service!
    Haus
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great spot! Everything was delicious and waiter was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's wonderful, it's marvelous
    DiogenestheSearcherVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    as always, the food is exquisite - the service is great and it's a welcoming place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate