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7:00 PM
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Booked 26 times today


1617 reviews
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$30 and under
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We hope that you will dine with us soon for an authentic New Orleans dining experience - One that goes beyond Cajun! To enhance your dining experience, we fly in the finest seafood and products available from the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Bayou Regions. We believe that it is these indigenous products that ensure the authenticity of flavors and the integrity of our Creole and Cajun Cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Creole, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:30 - 2:00 pm

Sunday, Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Mondays

Happy Hour:
Tuesday - Sunday 4-6 PM, Starting July 6, 2017
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Phone number
(650) 654-0882
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edwin Caba
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Private party facilities
Thank you for considering hosting your next event at CreoLa Bistro

Whether you are hosting a rehearsal dinner, a board meeting or celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, CreoLa makes entertaining easy. Work with our experienced party planner to tailor each aspect of your party to your needs - for events of all types. Create custom designed place cards and select a light menu for your bridesmaids' luncheon, host clients and treat them to one of our decadent tasting menus. At CreoLa, we pamper you and your guests with unparalleled hospitality and cuisine.
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Private party contact
Edwin Caba: (650) 654-0882
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We offer all levels of Catering. From just a quick drop off to a customized event to suite all needs.
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Cross street
North of Holly St.
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Parking details
We have over 10 parking spaces on the premises.
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Happy Hour Tuesday - Sunday, Starting July 6, 2017
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Special events & promotions
Mardi Gras Menu. Tuesday- Sunday , 4 Course Menu $35
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1617 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

They use to have a wasabi crusted chicken on the menu but no longer have it. I asked them if they would make it and they gladly did! Our party of four enjoyed the meal.

Monnie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Hadn't been back to Creola in a few years. It was as good as we remembered it, especially the seared Ahi. Don't know why we waited so long to go back. Will go again in the near future.

NikaJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The ambiance and food are great. It's just that this particular time, it seemed I had more rice than sauce. I wish there was more rue instead of rice.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food is good but we felt that the waiter was rushing us. The place was not crowded, so we could not understand why we were being rushed.

viciousvicsf (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It had been a couple of years since my wife and I dined here (moved away from the Peninsula) but the food and service did not disappoint. We travel annually to NOLA and the food is quite authentic. We started with drinks (she had a glass of Riesling and I had an 'Ole Fashion' (popular NOLA whiskey drink - well made as if I was at Pat O'Brien's in the French Quarter).

For Appetizers, we had the Shrimp Hush Puppies, Bourbon Street Shrimp and Brouchette Oysters (deep fried, bacon-wrapped oysters) - great starters.

Dinner: I had the Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffe over jasmine rice (I would say this dish would rival the top restaurant destinations in NOLA). My wife ordered the Shrimp Creole - also very good (perfectly blackened Gulf Shrimp).

Dessert: I had a slice of Pecan Pie (made with a cheese cake layer) and my wife had the Bread Pudding (made with an awesome Frangelico/White Chocolate Sauce) - both yum, and Café au Lait for both (made with Coffee w/Chickory).

Everything we ordered was delicious and plated just as good. My wife and I were really glad we made our way back for a sit-down dinner here. The food is authentic in taste as we travel to NOLA often. This place is a gem and believe will not disappoint. Very glad to see CreoLa is still there (I noticed they also expanded the space a bit with additional dining space and bar area).


Nadja (Boise)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Second time we did a reservation and both times we had a table directly at the door. Means it is cold, people are standing next to you, waiting for their table. Not a cozy environment for a dinner you made your reservation nearly two weeks ahead.
Our server didn’t tell us anything about the specials for the evening. So we ended up ordering regular menu. The server for the other side of the hallway told his guests about duck confit and some other stuff which was really disappointing cause I love duck.
After our main course we were kinda forgotten. Took nearly 20min before we saw a dessert menu.
All over their food is good. Their light mousse au chocolate is not so light. But their fish and chicken entrees are delicious.
We will not make any reservations anymore so I can leave without hassle if I don’t like the table.

vipDessertfirst (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine's Day, so maybe not a great first impression, but our server wasn't around too much to ask how our meal was or to ask if we were ready to order the next course. There were several servers working our table, so I think things fell through the cracks since it wasn't just one person checking in. The entrees were delicious! The bread pudding was small and just okay. We'll be back for the entrees!

vipJanmidas (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food great service.
Hi quality and very consistent

vipDebpiv (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It was Fat Tuesday! Great Music, Great Food and excellent service helped our party of 4 have a fantastic time. Can’t say enough about Creola’s cool vibe. It’s a happening place that brings the taste and feel of New Orleans to San Carlos.

JasmineV (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was disappointing. The food took a very long time to make. It seemed like the parties next to us got their food faster than we did and they came after us. That ruined the expiernece.

vipLauraE (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent brunch. Great food and service. The only disappointment was they didn't have the pain perdu on the day we visited.

NikaJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I love going to Creole I because the food tastes great and they always seat us in a reasonable amount of time.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

My family was celebrating a birthday. We were seated in the large area with comfortable benches on 3 sides. It was as if we were in a home. Our server was attentive, pleasant and detail oriented. The other staff were equally hospitable. We would definitely return.

dlh1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food with a fantastic Jazzy lunch special. Loved the warm corn muffins. Their 'jazzy lunch' included an entrée, an appetizer or soup, and a salad for $18 which I consider a very reasonable price considering the options included and the great service and pleasant atmosphere with New Orleans jazz music in the background. A perfect birthday lunch (with enough food to make 'what's for dinner?' far from important.

RUGuy54 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

My wife and I have been dining at Creola since it started decades ago. We have always enjoyed dining there. They have excellent food at moderate prices, especially the "Jazzy Lunch"---several courses at a good price.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food is excellent, but when you order, make sure the wait staff gets it right as the noise level is high. Have been there 2 previous times and would definitely go there again.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Corn bread was really good!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was tasty, service excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

TrueFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner with friends: 2 ordered fried chicken and other 2 the wasabi ahi tuna. Everything was delicious. Hubby still raves about how tender and tasty the fried chicken was. The ahi tuna was tender and flavorful, although the tuna came medium rare and not rare as requested. Had beignets for dessert. A little disappointed as they didn't taste like as fresh as they could have been. But still a great place for a good meal.

Innog (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I’ve been to Creole five times in less than a year. The first time at this restaurant was for dinner for a celebration and I was impressed all around. I would have given this place five stars overall. Since then i’ve Been there for lunch and dinner. And they never disappointed each time. However, the last time I was less impressed. We went for happy hour. We ordered several appetizers, and they were all great. So were the cocktails. We decided to order the bisque to finish off the meal, but the bisque was served warm. A little disappointing, as I’v had it before and it was a hit.