International Smoke San Francisco

4.5
1533 reviews
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International Smoke, the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry is inspired by Curry’s love for healthy, delicious cooking and Mina’s enthusiasm for travel as well as preparing food over an open flame. International Smoke will showcase smoked and grilled foods in a fresh and bright way, combining proteins with local, seasonal produce.
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Enjoy Easter Brunch at International Smoke. The restaurant will be offering an a la carte menu and a tasting menu for $75 per person.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Mon - Tue 10:45AM - 11:45AM 2:00PM - 3:45PM

What 1533 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome well worth it

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We unfortunately had a late reservation 9:45. Waitress was nice but never refilled water glasses. Food was good. We wanted to experience the restaurant being on vacation so it was okay

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Overpriced for what is served and there menu is very limited. Half the restaurant is cut off for VIP so in reality the restaurant is only half the size and the bar area is small. So basically all we could do is stand in the way of waiters passing by while we waited for our table and drinking our drinks.

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TS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! Can’t wait to go back to San Fran just to eat there again.

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ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The service needs to inform customers that shellfish is in various dishes that one wouldn't expect (like cornbread and caesar salad) for some with allergies or religious reasons.

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CF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is one that we want to try everything, go hungary

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RG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me & my friends ordered from the pre fixed menu & I enjoyed it all. I wasn't feeling the cod though, it was just a but under seasoned. But for the cost, well worth it. We also ordered the VAT of sangria. Sooooo yummmmmmy!!! Can't wait to go back

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KB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff was amazing!! We shared out dishes and individually I think the food is good. The flavors were strong and a little overwhelming. Favorites from the group: roasted cauliflower, sweet potatoes, fries and avocado salad. We also had the combo ribs and Korean rib plate.

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DI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Birthday Celebration. We started the evening off with happy hour, we want d to try avari ty of things in the menu, and Inernational Smoke did not disappoint. We wanted a larger portion of the ribs so we ordered from the regular menu. I loved the flexibility. The charred yams with brussprouts slaw was my kind of dish. I loved the moistness if the duck wings. The corn bread and Mac n cheese is a must. It was even better the next day. The surprise was even special for my birthday day. Applause.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were so impressed with the food and service. Our servers were knowledgeable and excited about the menu. The food was exceptionally good. The smoked burrata is served in such a cool way and it has created delicious memories. The ribs, vegetables and cornbread were all amazing.

The drinks were great and again the servers knew exactly what to suggest.

The front of the house hostesses were lovely - no attitude. Just friendly and accommodating.

Thanks for such a special evening.

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

RN74 was a better restaurant. This tries to be a barbecue place, and the ribs were great, but the other stuff was ok and overpriced. Steaks were just so-so, branzino was good, but Kokkari is better. The cornbread was good, but nothing special. Seemed like a restaurant trying to be some high end barbecue, but fell short.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and ambiance was nice, though I found it a bit pricey. I would go back though and maybe catch some of the warriors dining in😄

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great!

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LH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had the cod with mushroom fried rice, it was dry, but the rest of our meal was amazing.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We've had a nice time overall - but the food was not particularly special. Nice, but nothing different.

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AV
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The chipotle chicken was overcooked and suffered from too much condiments. The ribs were good. Food is overpriced here. It’s not a place for a group dinner since you cannot hear one another . Service is lousy. We waited over 1/2 hour for a reservation. We did not get the oysters we ordered for appetizers. And there was a drink that never came.

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MH
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Kaiser, was outstanding. The food was unusual, very flavorful. The ribs were simply amazing - the best ever. Same is true of the oysters: cooked to perfection, so no danger of poisoning. Be prepared, though, for noise - this is a high backround noise/ambient place.

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R
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The chicken I had was superlative as were the cornbread and brussel sprouts. There were many other things on the menu I'd like to try but I simply won't go back into a room that is so loud. There are two separate rooms to the place, could not the music be pumped only into one, reserving the other for a meal where one doesn't have to shout? I'm a huge Warriors fan and would appreciate the loud room were I drinking and watching the game.

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NB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Even though we had a reservation, they did not seat us right away. We were told to wait till all memebers of the party are there. My husband went to park the car, so he joined few minutes late. The hostess was quite rude.

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife's birthday here with the kids. The kids enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Our server was very friendly and readily available. A special thank you to the staff for also providing my wife with an ice cream cookie sandwich as a birthday dessert! Outstanding job! We'll absolutely come back again!

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R
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I came here with my husband for my birthday. They were so nice and wrote a card for me that was waiting on the table when we arrived! We did the tasting menu which was a great deal and the portion sizes were huge!! We took home so much food. My favorite part was the oysters, so would recommend adding on the shellfish option if you do the tasting menu. All in all, great dinner!

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MJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took guests from out of town and everyone raved over the food. Everything was delicious and I think that's going to be a go-to restaurant for my visitors during each visit!

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RF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very good and the food is superb. Definitely will be back for another dinner date

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K
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was awesome and such a great value for the price. Everything was fantastic with our favorite being the black cod. OMG, cooked to perfection. Our waitress, Lulu, was the best. She was attentive without being overbearing and down to earth cheerful. Would go back with other friends!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and amazing food! We ordered too much but enjoyed all of it!!

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AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was terrible. After ordering drinks we were left there for 30 minutes before drinks arrived. We were about to leave but the waitperson wanted to make it up to us. The service drastically improved but it should never have reached that pint. The food was good. Will I go back? Probably not.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Lulu was great! The food and ambiance was fantastic. I’ll definitely be coming back again soon. I would highly recommend the ribs and the smoked burrata. We didn’t have a chance to order dessert as we were so full from the amazing dinner!

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly great steak and good barbeque ribs. I'm from Memphis, the barbeque Capitol of the world ! The ribs a steak were juicy and tender. Oh, and the brussel sprouts were amazing!

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I ORDERED A FILET AND MY WIFE HAD RIBS. BOTH WERE TO SALTY FOR OUR TASTE.

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g
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not timely food service, short ribs were very dry and cornbread was cold.

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WD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I think the whole restuarant is over rated. Paid $60 for the American style ribs, which were okay.I feel like it's your typical San Francisco experience. The food and menu is extremely expensive and lacking culture.

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BI
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing from the food to the service Amy are server was awesome.It was my daughter's birthday and they made her feel very special.I will return soon.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice experience. I had heard mixed reviews but really enjoyed it. It is pricey, but good.

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KA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I love the corn bread some foods were too salty - Caesar salad, mac n cheese with BBQ bits were too big that it wasn't appetizing & brussels sprouts were too drenched with vinaigrette. I recommended three people there already but for dinner and they had nice things to say. I had a great experience with celebrating my wedding anniversary there last year for dinner so when my co-worker's bday hit this year, it was the perfect place to celebrate. I guess lunch wasn't very impressing. Especially our server didn't even check on us to see if we enjoyed our food, once she served the food, she forgot about us. Other servers were getting annoyed that we would come to them to ask for things. If you guys are working in a team environment, regardless if who's table it is, someone should help the customer. But because it's one lunch instance, I would still recommend the place, not the servers.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First, the food was excellent... From the cocktails and draft beers to the appetizers to the BBQ and sides to the wine, everything that entered our mouths was scrumptious... The service was very good with the exception of getting our group of 10 seated once we had all arrived... Though our reservation was 6:30, we were all present by 6:15 and yet our tables, though empty, were not prepared until 6:30... The ambiance was very nice... A bit loud but the old school R&B tunes cranking through the sound system more than made up for the hoarseness endure the following day... We will definitely make plans to return to International Smoke!

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KT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food and atmosphere is wonderful, great friendly staff and so helpful, highly recommend the amazing ribs and the burrata salad.... can’t wait to go back!

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KD
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!! FROM THE MOMENT WE WALKED IN! INCREDIBLE SERVICE! WE ORDERED FROM THE TASTE OF SMOKE! GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT OFFERINGS! OUR SERVER WAS WONDERFUL. RELAXED ATMOSPHERE! WE SPENT 3 HOURS ENJOYING OUT DINNER.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a fun place to have lunch in downtown San Francisco. The menu had great variety and the food was delicious. A variety of tantalizing flavor. Difficult to find parking so ride sharing might be best.

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e
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything we ordered was good! Ribs have plenty of smoke and meaty !!! The Caesar salad was good as were the bbq sweet potatoes . The only strange thing about the place was you don’t feel like your in San Francisco 😂. It could be anywhere how it’s setup.

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