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International Smoke San Francisco

4.5
4.5
2638 Reviews
$30 and under
American

International Smoke San Francisco is the wildly popular collaboration between award-winning Chef Michael Mina and renowned restaurateur, chef, 2x NY Times best-selling cookbook author, philanthropist, television host and producer, and entrepreneur Ayesha Curry. Inspired by Curry and Mina’s shared love of global travels and international cooking techniques, International Smoke ignites a new spark of flavor and creativity focused on woodfired steaks, seafood, ribs, and vegetarian entrees to create flavorful dishes that are craveable worldwide.
Celebrating food as the heart of the community, International Smoke recognizes that fire is the start of all cooking and every country shares this culinary spark. At the center of the dining experience, the bar offers a community-driven atmosphere – creating a social space where guests can connect with friends over delicious food and drinks for a night to remember.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 660-2656

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    International Smoke is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department at 415.730.4591. or events-sf@internationalsmoke.com

  • Private party facilities

    International Smoke San Francisco offers semi-private dining for up to 120 guests for a seated event and up to 200 guests for a standing reception or the restaurant can be bought out in its entirety. Please email Events-SF@internationalsmoke.com or call 415.730.4591.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Zammit: (855) 412-2373

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    Fremont

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking is available Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 5pm directly in front of 50 Fremont Street  (s/w corner between Mission & Market).  Please present proof of reservation to the valet attendant.  Availability is limited.

  • Public transit

    BART: Embarcadero <br />MUNI: F: Market St & Main <br />Bus: Beale St. at Mission St

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. L

    Lissa

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, as always. Our server was awesome!

  2. PB

    PaulB

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Had the Mexican ribs as the main. We're mot marinated and not tasty. Hence I only ate two to check they were all bad. Server took away the rest of the rack and b didn't even ask why I hadn't eaten them ( isn't that Server 101?)

  3. S

    Stephanie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    It was okay. They didn’t want to move us when we asked so that kinda ruined the experience for me. The food was okay but I’ve tried better for that price. The garlic fried rice was sad, tiny and plain. The ribs were hard to chew. Overall it was good but I don’t think I’ll come back.

  4. DL

    DavidL

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The food was good but nothing special. I ordered the American Ribs and they were good but a lot for 6 ribs. The best thing I had was the Rib Tip Mac and Cheese and Duck Fries.

  5. AR

    AngelaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    International Smoke had great food, cocktails, and service! Would definitely recommend!

  6. JL

    JoeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

  7. m

    mcka2

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was good — service was mediocre and noise was super loud seated near the bar. Cauliflower dish is excellent, ribs were okay.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food

  9. JB

    JessB

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The high quality ingredients and attention to detail make this the perfect high end bbq joint around. They have all the classic sides with their own spin that take bbq to the next level. A return trip is in the future for me

  10. RH

    RhondaH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to celebrate our anniversary and enjoyed ourselves. Food was good and ambiance was nice. Highly recommend the tasting as you get to try a little bit of everything.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was good especially the cheesecake

  12. j

    jrnw

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Simply not a good experience.

  13. KJ

    KihaJ

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Business meeting

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service. But difficult to find valet drop off and restaurant entrance in light of scaffolding.

  15. KJ

    KaishaJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    They are doing construction out front so it was hard to find but after we walked Adeline the block we found a walkway entrance directing us to the restaurant. However, the service was great. The ambiance was very nice. The food was good, but I was hoping for more of a wow factor. I would recommend the cornbread that was super good. The Mac and cheese was very cheesy but not flavorful.

  16. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    271 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    271 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were fantastic. We ordered Aesha's Thai curry butter bread, which is always amazing, the beef rolls (they were out of the very popular bao buns), Mary's chicken and filet mignon, with the key lime crepe cake to finish. Everything was excellent, except the chicken could have been warmer. Very happy with the wine selection and we got complimentary sparkling wine for our anniversary! The bar was understaffed by everyone else worked really hard to make up for the delays. Really great experience. The only downside was the noise. The tables are close together and if you end up sitting next to someone who likes the sound of their voice, your experience might be less than stellar. Ask for a booth!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The food wasn’t worth the time it takes to find parking. Although I enjoyed the slaw and duck fat fries, the star of the show, the ribs, were dry. They also charged for soda refills. I wouldn’t have been so annoyed if the server would have mentioned it. We ended up paying $24 for diet cokes. Lol There’s a lot of good food in the city. Skip this spot and find another.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    The ambience and service was great, the food average.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    We were really looking forward to having a great dinner to celebrate mother’s day weekend. My wife and I were so excited about starting our weekend here and well we drove an hour and a half to get to the city which was no problem but it was a disappointment for the end result in service quality we got, food and well it was plain out bummer. We really i mean really wanted to like this place but the service from the beginning was bad where we didn’t get menus immediately we were just sitting there empty handed for about five minutes and when we did get the menu the waiter hardly interacted with us with low enthusiasm to guide us through the menu and point out any recommendations. When we mean we really wanted to like this place i mean it we ordered quite a lot to try out a little bit of everything but ended leaving with a salty mouth as the steak had to much salt. Save your money, time and well if you are like us that don’t mind driving and exploring save your gas as well. Only reason I not giving this review a 1 is the fact that we really i mean really wanted to like this place.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my 65th birthday

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great. The staff is awesome! Thank you.

  22. S

    Shelly

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The go to place!

  23. M

    Michele

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal!

  24. s

    stylishmom24

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I've dined with International Smoke many times before Covid, glad to be able to go back and have their delicious BBQ and mac & cheese and the yummy cornbread. Though we had to wait for 30+ minutes for our meals, our server acknowledged the somewhat unsual delay multiple times and he also gave us free cornbread! Hands down one of my favorite BBQ restaurants in San Francisco, definitely a fan and will continue to go back from time to time.

  25. CC

    CrystalC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We tried the Fuego menu and it blew us away. The food was tasty and the portions were generous for our party of 10. The staff was very attentive and accommodating.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stellar service and beautiful location. The bartender made our first visit great. We will come back again.

  27. S

    Shavonda

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with great service. My waiter was friendly and very attentive. The food was great and the drinks were delicious. I would return.

  28. a

    aminla

    Los Angeles

    283 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    283 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We attended a conference at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero and looked for a restaurant within walking distance from the hotel. International Smoke was an excellent choice: our meals were outstanding and impeccable service.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was great! Service was slow. It was kind of loud and hard to have a business meeting. Wouldn’t schedule another meeting here but overall it was good for causal dining with friends. I really enjoyed the prawns (:

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Everything was great. Except my steak🤨I don't send things back but I wish I did. I took the rest of it to go thinking I could work on it at home. Nope. My new York had more connective tissue than meat. Could barely cut it with a knife. I would chew it and have to spit the rest out. That's why I stopped eating it in public. It's was a waste of money. Everything else was great though. I'm not sure about going back yet

  31. C

    Clarence

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks .. but slow service !!,overall I enjoyed the food!!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wanted to try the restaurant to compare to the Las Vegas location and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing as always. The staff were so friendly and attentive it made the drive to San Francisco worth it. I really loved the decor and the huge bar. I wished I lived closer so I could make this a regular stop.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A bit loud, but otherwise great

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Our Korean ribs were too salty

  35. JH

    JanetH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We had a great evening during restaurant week. We opted not to do the set menu as it seemed like too much food! Everything we ordered was very good. We started with the roasted cauliflower and cornbread muffins, then on to the ribs and caesar salad. dessert was the chocolate cake. Great service, would definitely go back!

  36. V

    Virg

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This is my second time at International Smoke San Francisco and both times were during SF Restaurant Week. Although the ambiance and service are still top notch, I was disappointed to see a greatly downsized set menu compared to previous years.

  37. JK

    JoeK

    San Francisco

    176 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We did the chef’s tasting menu and drink pairing for SF restaurant week. Everything was quite tasty but really too much food for one sitting. You can always take home those left overs! Not really a place for traditional bbq fans, but an interesting experience overall.

  38. BY

    BrianY

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The service was excellent except for one really strange moment which unfortunately knocks it down to good. Soon after we sat down, the waiter rather abruptly put some cornbread and curry sauce on the table where my girlfriend was reviewing her menu. It wasn't straight shoved into her face but it was gesturing as if she needed to get out of the way which was odd and uncomfortable because 1) we had basically just received the menus, 2) there was plenty of room on the table for the food, and 3) there was no verbal communication. It was just weird to be looking at a menu and have food, that you didn't order nor except, shoved into your face. We both gave each other a "did that just happen" look at each other? At that point we thought maybe it was like house bread but we then saw the cornbread on the menu which was even stranger. The waiter later came by to say it was meant for another table. Not a huge deal, we basically got a free dish, but just worth mentioning. The waiter from then on was exceptional and made every effort to make our meal very enjoyable. Like over the top. Just had to note the unfortunate start to an otherwise excellent service. The food on the other hand was underwhelming. We did the Restaurant Week set meal which was actually very broad in selections. But we were left unimpressed by more than half the dishes we tried. The best were the pork belly Peking Duck buns and Sinoloan Mary's chicken. We added the rib trio to try more flavors but it seems like they batch boil all without any sauce and then glaze after. They all felt mushy rather than tender. The lettuce cup spicy thai beef seemed like a mush of mystery meat... just not that enticing. Fried rice was cooked al dente? Not at all fried and undercooked. I really hope that was a mistake and not the intended end product? Maybe we just didn't vibe with the food? We had such high expectations and felt disappointed. To each their own I suppose. Unfortunately, neither of use is likely to return.

  39. D

    Dwsf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we got were delicious. Ribs were meaty and juicy. I recommend the smoked bao buns. Excellent cocktails and beer menu. Even the background music selection, though a bit loud, was wonderful. Service was excellent.

  40. GM

    GeriM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first dining at International Smoke. I’m looking forward to coming back soon. Our server Alfredo was amazing and so was the food!

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from International Smoke San Francisco using the Order Online button. International Smoke San Francisco also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. International Smoke San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 660-2656.

International Smoke San Francisco is rated 4.5 stars by 2638 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for International Smoke San Francisco

301 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fremont

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking is available Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 5pm directly in front of 50 Fremont Street  (s/w corner between Mission &amp; Market).  Please present proof of reservation to the valet attendant.  Availability is limited.

  • Public transit

    BART: Embarcadero MUNI: F: Market St & Main Bus: Beale St. at Mission St

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 660-2656

  • Catering

    International Smoke is available for catering requests. Please contact our event&#39;s department at 415.730.4591. or events-sf&#64;internationalsmoke.com

  • Private party facilities

    International Smoke San Francisco offers semi-private dining for up to 120 guests for a seated event and up to 200 guests for a standing reception or the restaurant can be bought out in its entirety. Please email Events-SF@internationalsmoke.com or call 415.730.4591.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Zammit: (855) 412-2373

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