International Smoke San Francisco

4.5
1631 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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Father's Day at International Smoke from 5pm to 9:30pm. Featuring our Mixed Grill which includes, a variety of smoked meats, Rib Tip Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, and Curry Cornbread. Not to mention great beverage features and a special gift for Dad!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:15AM 2:00PM - 3:15PM
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1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best BBQ and cocktails in the city. Have to try the bacon and wagyu appetizer.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch location. We take people we are interviewing. Gives them a good impression without being too over the top. All the food is outstanding.

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TM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Drove all the way from Vacaville with expectation that food would be really good. My friend enjoyed her soup and salad very much. I ordered the American style ribs and garlic fries, hoping for the best. Sorry to say, the ribs were mediocre. Not much sauce as I prefer and overall not that appetizing. In retrospect should have asked for additional sauce which would have made the ribs tastier. As for the fries, although listed as garlic fries, could not taste garlic at all.
Server was great. Very personable.
Two hostesses were just OK. When I arrived, asked them to order a taxi for my friend who is handicapped and had arrived via Para Transit. Asked them to order taxi for the estimated time we would be ready to leave. She didn't. Waited until we were finished eating before ordering the taxi. Was told it would be 30-45 minutes before a taxi was available. If she had done as requested, taxi would have been scheduled to be there when we finished our meal. As a result, I had to drive my friend to Oakland where she lives, making me late for a commitment in Vacaville.

Rooting for this place. Hoping feedback will help make it better, which is why I would recommend it to others and even revisit myself one day. Ambiance and decor of the restaurant attractaive and relaxing.

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

Food was awesome, great drinks and wine - our waitress was very good/fun/worked very hard. But the problem is the place is WAY TOO BUSY, seems overwhelmed. I arrived and the restaurant was empty, but it took hostess 3 minutes to figure out what table to seat us. When bill arrived, tab was ~$100 each - but when credit cards were returned, each was $118 - so we thought they might have added tip. When we asked, we discovered they split bill for wrong table - took them 10/15 minutes to resolve... not a big deal, but we had theater tickets (had told them ahead of time we needed to leave promptly by 6:30) and we had to sprint to get into show. Management of place gets D.

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RR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best BBO I have had in a LONG time. The ribs melted in your mouth, and the duck appetizer and pork bellies were wonderful. The wait staff was friendly and professional. A great experience

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

My daughter took me here for my birthday. It was excellent but expensive.

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

Birthday dinner with friends, and it was absolutely amazing, will come back soon!

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Well established restaurant with great ambiance and great food. the ribs are to die for and the Mac and cheese hits the soul.

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m
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We got there at 6:30, our meal and service was delicious but once 7:30 hit the volume of the music was turned up very loud, I couldn’t even hear the person next to me.

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

🦋Please Note that I did write an
Extensive Review of Our Dining Experience @ The International Smoke Restaurant. Over all Experience was a 9.7 Out Of a 10.
Thank You && Yes, I Would like to
Dine there again!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Loved the Mushroom fried rice, shishito peppers, mac and cheese and ribs! Yum!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Low quality service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the ayesha tasting menu and it was sooooo delicious!!! It was actually too much food.. but a really good value at $65 a person. All of the food was delicious.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we arrived we realized that the reservation was not an option for happy hour. The team accommodated us. Happy hour is a great chance to sample a great menu. We will be back.

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YM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and Excellent Food !! We were Celebrating my daughter’s 20th Birthday, she said one of the best dinners ever !!!

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a bday and Mother’s Day because we love barbecue and love Ayesha Curry’s brand!! Did not disappoint! Fabulous food, amazing mac-n-cheese, ribs, salmon, cornbread, you name it. And our waiter made it even better!!!

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

I went for Mother’s Day and my experience was not well. Altogether the customer service was well, the food was not good at all. That’s isn’t real bbq food at all.

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RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome 😎. You must go and try the smoked burrata, Mac & cheese with rib tips & the rib trio. You will not be disappointed!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner and drinks at International Smoke. It was perfect! Service was excellent and the foood!! 😫 Amazing! Definitely coming back!

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BA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to try International Smoke for some time now. When I made reservations I accidentally made them for the wrong date. However, we were able to sort it out just fine. From the moment we arrived, my group of 4 felt very welcome by the front of house. We were a tad bit early and we made our a way to the bar to order a quick drink. The bartender Matt was super attentive and guided our group to 4 seats that were open (super lucky!). We ordered our drinks and only waited a short while for table. Once we arrived our server Amy introduced herself. Amy made excellent recommendations, she was friendly, knowledge about the menu and an absolute delight the entire evening. We ordered the duck wings, chicken karaage , and the classic wedge salad for starters (all amazing). For entrees we tried the rib combo and cedar salmon (the ribs were my favorite). We finished up with the key lime parfait and (a complimentary chocolate cake for Mothers' Day thank to Amy). By far one of the best if not the BEST dinning experience myself and my family have ever had. Thank you so much Amy and the rest of the outstanding staff at International Smoke!

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OG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Early Mother’s Day Dinner…Let me just say the service is AWESOME! My mom had the ribs and they were superb! The meat fell off the bone! I think I ate more off of her plate. The whipped potatoes were superb as well. I had salmon, it was just ok. I would’ve liked it cooked more. The middle was raw 🤮. Overall, I was satisfied!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Mother's Day Gift to Mom. We both absolutely loved the food. The Mac & Cheese was a little hard and the ribs were a little tough. All and all the blended flavors of the foods were so delicious. Good Job Mrs. Curry! You Go Girl! 👏

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow..amazing!! I will be back!! Food excellent. Service Excellent!! Everything was perfect.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Early Mother’s Day celebration with my Mom. The food was amazing and we had a wonderful time!

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

The environment was beautiful. It felt like we were dining outside. It was crowded in the front when waiting to be seated. Not much space to stand without bumping into someone. The service was great and friendly and the food tasted spectacular.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Mother’s Day dinner

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food is forgettable. Macaroni and cheese was not good.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A definite must experience! Food was delicious and flavorful. Service was great. Wish we could have met Ayesha.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at International Smoke and I would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to eat. Thanks for the great food and excellent service

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San Francisco
267 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Denied seating when the restaurant was nearly empty because we had a reservation for a party of two and and one person was running late. We went somewhere else.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My birthday and it was great!

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R
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was pretty good and the service was excellent. We had three things: BBQ oysters, quinoa salad, and the Central American ribs. The oysters were just ok - nice presentation, good oysters, fair flavor. The quinoa salad was nothing special and relatively poor value for the serving size. The ribs were great.

My one suggestion is to avoid the temptation to bridge continents. Stay in one geographic region. The flavors coordinate better than if you mix it up. Don’t get the sampler plate. Decide where you are going, then stay there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ribs

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food! We went because of Ayesha; we’ll go back because of the food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about international smoke. Such a great experience and amazing food

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VP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We sat at the bar and were treated to an exceptional evening by our waitperson/bartender- Mitchell.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was amazing!
The ribs were some of the best I’ve had (they should bottle that sauce and sell it because it’s soooo good) and that mushroom fried rice (!!!)...😍😍😍
Highly recommend and I’m definitely coming back!

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IJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and vibe! I would definitely recommend this place and look for to going again.

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