International Smoke San Francisco

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Thanksgiving Day at International Smoke SF. The restaurant will be offering a $79 buffet per person. The regular menu will not be offered on this day. Vegan and Vegetarian options will be available upon request. Children's menu will be offered for kids from 5 to 10.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Spend Christmas Eve with us at International Smoke San Francisco. The restaurant will be offering a buffet for $85 per person. The regular menu will not be offered on this day. Children's menu will be offered for kids from 5 to 10.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on New Year's Eve at International Smoke San Francisco. The restaurant will be offering a 4 Course Tasting Menu with choices for $95 per person. The regular menu will not be offered on this day.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 2175 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Thank you for making our anniversary extra special!! :)

TW
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

International Smoke is a great restaurant for a more "casual, fine dining" experience. The quality of food and service is on-par with "swanky" restaurants, but the overall vibe is not "stuffy" or anything like that, at all. We had the chef's tasting menu and that was an amazing deal! We barely finished all the food we had.

I have NO complaints about this restaurant and will definitely return!

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Playlist was dope! Food was so good and presentation was great! We did the tasting menu and got to taste a variety of good eats!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience.

SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. However, I would stay away from this restaurant if you have asthma or are sensitive to smoke. I had an uncontrollable coughing fit when the smoke filled cloche was removed from the cauliflower starter - felt like my lungs were on fire.

BT
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious with wonderful service! Will head back again!

JG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was good, just a bit overpriced. The ambiance was lovely. The staff were nice. My biggest disappointment was that it was veterans day and they did not any military discounts.

D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is good, not great. If the price point was 25% lower, it would be a good hang out place.

I
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was beyond attentive. She was truly the epitome of customer service. She went above and beyond and exceeded the service we expected. She was cautious and aware of the food restrictions at our table and handled it with extreme care. Thank you!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Pricey but definitely a great spot to celebrate a special occasion.

BA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The music was way to loud we asked them to turn it down and they said they could not. It was very expensive for what you received. We will not go back.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Hostess I thought was a little rude telling my party that we all have to be at the restaurant before we are seated. However there was a table next to us that was not complete but already seated. Then she told us that she can seat us but we have to be done by 8:15. I was seething with anger. We did not deserve to be treated that way.

M
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Loved this place. Our table was 20 mins late but the server was apologetic and gave us 2 x $20 apps which was a ni e gesture.

All of the food was amazing. The cornbread is a must. We had the ribs, cauliflower, avocado, sweet potatoes, black cod, fries, falafel. All excellent. Only downside was that ordered way to much food.

Can’t wait to go back!

R
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Service and food excellent. I will definitely return.

s
Salt Lake City
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I would have given it 5 stars had we not waited half an hour for our cocktails. While we were waiting for cocktails, we ordered our food and it started coming out of the kitchen quickly and ahead of our first round of drinks. I had to ask our server to slow the food down coming out, and then it was better. Appetizers were good, though the caesar salad was drowned in way too much dressing (and I'm someone who loves dressing). The steaks were phenomenal and the highlight of the meal. I would definitely go back for another steak, and would hope that the cocktail service had improved. Cocktails were not cheap, and we would have ordered more to drink (and spent more money) had the beverage service not taken so long.

TG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing food!
Thank you for having gluten free vegetarian options!

RB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food vibe service

MB
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food both exceptional

AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Too loud, destroys the experience.

SF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I guess I had much higher and possibly unrealistic expectations since this is a Michael Mina establishment. Our table of 3 opted for the tasting menu that was very reasonably priced and with an abundance of food. Stand out items were the brussels sprouts and crab fried rice. The duck also deserves separate mention since it was exceptionally glazed, seasoned and cooked. Along with the slice of key lime pie dessert, these were the two top dishes for us. Unfortunately, the mac and cheese was terribly overcooked, light on cheese flavor and mealy pasta. The BBQ ribs were perfectly cooked but were coated in a very lackluster sauce. It needed some oomph! gastronomically speaking. I've enjoyed ribs with a vinegary sweet glaze, heavily smoked ribs with a simple dry rub, ribs with a spicy BBQ sauce, smoked ribs with a simple yellow mustard rub and Cajun spices...all very exciting and flavorful. The International Smoke ribs were just flat in flavor in comparison. The BBQ chicken really needed either brining or seasoning. The outside of the chicken tasted fine but it just didn't carry through into the meat of the chicken pieces.

The service was exceptional. The food was perfectly paced and the attentiveness of the staff was impressive. It's a shame that the BBQ ribs and chicken were not more impactful. Given the restaurant's name, I was expecting to see layers of smoke rings on the meat.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good place to order family style and try many things!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best service I’ve experienced in SF. I’ve lived here for 7 years and grew up in the Bay Area. We celebrated a friends birthday. We showed up and they had a birthday card waiting. So classy. They provided excellent recommendations for what to order. The cocktails were fantastic. The music made it truly a fun girls night out. Thanks so much!

PC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience. Prices a bit high even for SF during the high times. Corkage fee of $35 excessive. Great service and food seemed home cooked. The pre fixed menu was more than enough to eat,

BB
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. We had the tasting menu ($65 per person) and got a great sense of the smoke experience. The only downside- SO much food!!!

A
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book NOW!
Reservations needed but you will not be disappointed. I hosted a group of 14 and did the Fuego tasting menu so we were able to taste so many of the favorites.
Food ( every dish from appetizers to dessert was 5 stars. Burrato with beets , famous corn muffins with curry icing, smoked ribs, cod , fried rice and those brussel sprouts were out of this world.

Dessert- Key Lime comparable time Joes Stone Crab 😊. And hot Choc Chip cookies.

AA
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was my second time dining at international smoke and the meal was fantastic. However, on this visit the service was disappointing. The server was not welcoming at all and the drink service was very slow. Waited over 30 min for our first round of drinks and our server seemed annoyed when we asked him to check on our drinks and then we had to chase him down when we wanted a second round. Short ribs were a highlight although every part of our meal was delicious. The lack luster service though will prevent me from planning another business dinner here

RB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

First the food was very good! Our group did the pre fixe menu which allowed us to taste several items on the menu. All were good but the duck, crab fried rice, ribs, Brussels sprouts were exceptional. The table seating was behind the bar area and was very distracting because waiters were coordinating orders. Additionally, a private event was set up during our service which required the movement of mobile walls. Again distracting. Overall we will be back for the food, I will ask for seating on the opposite side of the restaurant next time.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was excellent but service was subpar.

a
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing everything I hope for, I appreciate the bday card. even though I forgot it.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not that great.. the drinks were not great either. Not worth the money.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice but nothing stood out. There is no parking lot and no valet. And when we asked the hostess where to park they said you have to find street parking. Wow in SFO that is no easy task. We had ribs which were very tender, salmon which was okay, and prawn appetizer which was wonderful. There was nothing that would make me hurry back, but nothing bad either. I was expecting more from the Curry brand however.

CK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This place has some good options but the flavor profiles are a bit all over the place and not harmonious. I do recommend coming here for drinks!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited International Smoke to celebrate my birthday with friends and family and I could not have had a more perfect dinner. The food was amazing and don’t even get me started on that butterscotch pudding! #ToDieFor Would definitely visit again!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Good portions were very small.

KB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a wonderful dinner for my son’s birthday. The food was terrific and the service was terrific. The special birthday card and dessert were nice touches.
The drawback for me was the noise level. We were in a banquet in the end of the dining area so we could communicate. If we were closer to the bar it would have been impossible!

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food wasnt bad. Service was good. Should Lyft, parking is bad. Its pricey for what you get. Tried once is okay, but wont go back unless steph buys me dinner...lol

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food and Service. Yay

SB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. Music playing in dining room was loud enough you had a hard time speaking across the table. Food was rich and the majority was excellent. Portion size was acceptable. The ribs were cooked inconsistent and the “smoked” flavoring on them and some of the other items wasn’t great. Maybe it was my own sense of taste, but this isn’t true smoking. A bit expensive for what was received. This is a one and done for me.

T
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, im not a big meat eater but those ribs 😋

f
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody had a great experience. And the food was delicious. Thank you.