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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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.

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What 2227 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was great and the food was delicious. The space where we were seated was a little cramped. I will definitely put this establishment on my list as one of my favorite place to have lunch👍🏾

KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience with some new flavors and great service. But in the end, it’s just food and it’s too pricy for my taste. I am glad we went and I would recommend going once, but we would not go back.

m
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good.
Eclectic menu.

DP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Our server was awesome but very busy so there was a long delay after we finished eating. Bathrooms could use cleaning. Despite that, it was an awesome experience and I would highly recommend. I hope to return myself.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience from the delicious chip and dip, the great wine list, unbelievable cornbread and through to the sumptuous salmon and chicken entrees, we will def recommend Intl Smoke to our friends
Thank you all!

NB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had such a bad experience, was rushed to order and eat. The Host (man) was very rude about us hurrying up and made the whole experience bad. I couldn’t even enjoy the food because it was just bad all over.

b
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and excellent service too.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Wonderful.

RE
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great buzzy feel to the place - holiday party going on so quite a few we’ll lubricated and boisterous folks around. The staff were super friendly and professional and you feel special. Food was good ribs amazing, burger well and truly fully loaded... although asked for medium and was a little too done for my liking... but overall good ... would say it’s a good place for the work crowd!

L
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service, fun energetic setting! Love the music!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! It’s my husbands and I second years celebrating our anniversary there and it doesn’t go unnoticed!! Food was DELICIOUS, service was GREAT and our server (she was a girl but can’t remember her name) was nice and attentive to our needs. I really recommend this restaurant, the food is BOMB! 👌🏻

SB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the staff was professional.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE. Happy hour is one of the best, and I love the music they play.

P
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place. I love it for lunch/dinner or happy hour.

TG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and loved it! Everything was wonderful, from the service to the food to the ambiance. Will definitely be back!

OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you International Smoke for making my 40th birthday extra special!!! My husband and I enjoyed the meals we ordered! Great amazing food and awesome customer service! We’ll surely come back for dinner date here!

SC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again loved the food and the service was excellent. Enjoyed watching all the interesting things delivered to other tables. Did not care for the music and it was way too loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Birthday celebration it was

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent! Very attentive. The food was outstanding! Everything we had was delicious and tasty. Portion size was surprisingly big. We would definitely recommend to others.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointing in multiple dimensions. Fatty meat (even for ribs), underwhelming flavors. Ambiance too sterile for my taste. And rushed. At this price point, I expected much more.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down with chef Mina and chef Ayesha. Probably the best food I’ve ever tasted. Recommended this place already with family and friends and definitely coming back when visiting family in the bay. Hopefully they’ll open one is Vegas.

GK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wanted to see what the hype was for ourselves, but unfortunately, did not meet any of our expectations! Food was ok. Everything tasted so rich, that after 2 bites of everything, our tastebuds were overloaded, and this was sharing various multiple starters and entrees. $500 for 8 people, totally not worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was fabulous!

CG
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service from Ray!!! Definitely knows what he’s serving and very courteous. Appetizers were so so.
Loved the cornbread... different! The karaage was okay but some were very salty. The duck wing and ribs were so so.
Gina Jamaica was good but got too sweet at the end. Hubby had ginger ale. We thought it’s free refill but it wasn’t. It would have been nice if Ray told us its not free refill when he asked my hubby if he wanted another one.
Will be back to have dinner. Hope it’s much better than the appetizers we had.

r
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

AT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having Thanksgiving at International Smoke was the best decision we could’ve made - everything was delicious and the service and atmosphere was just perfect. Might be a new annual tradition. Thanks, IS!

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Somewhat expensive for Thanksgiving Day meal, compared to their regular menu. But good food, as always.
Please instruct your servers in proper usage of the coffee/latte machine.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

very pricey for the type of food and no leftovers allowed . for me , my wife and my 2 kids was $350 w/ tax and tip. service super friendly and cornbread and salads very good

RO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Thanksgiving lunch that far exceeded our expectations. The venue was warm and beautiful, staff were courteous and attentive, and the food was incredibly delicious! I’m so glad we chose to spend Thanksgiving here. The chef even made a special vegan meal for me, which was amazing! We would definitely come back.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great ribs, but most items are overpriced. Also, I made a reservation for the restaurant and my only choice was a table in the sports bar with TV screens showing sports games everywhere and music blaring loudly. I guess it's good for young, rowdy types, but not for me. Also, the "Vietnamese Lemongrass" ribs didn't seem to have any Vietnamese spices in it -- at least none I could discern. Ditto for the lemongrass. But the meat is good quality and the portion generous.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Mediocre food for the price, the appetizers were disappointing, two many twists on classics that dint need to be messed with

S
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Went all the way from Atherton to celebrate my son’s birthday there. We ordered many dishes, Food is tasty and service was good. The corn bread is fantastic and ribs and short ribs and fish and shaking beef in lettuce cup all tasty and delicious. They gave us a table with high chairs in the corner of the building lobby which was awkward and we didn’t accepted then they took us to the main dining room, The ambiance is the biggest problem, we were very disappointed considering who the owners are. My recommendation is to improve furnitures and decor as well because food is good. BTW, I didn’t see any salad on the menu. Won’t go back unless there is a change.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at International Smoke! The Brussel Sprouts are amazing and the Smoked Burata and Beet salad presentation was spectacular. We will be back!!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Disappointing service at my birthday dinner. It was my fourth visit and by far the least impressive and attentive service. Food was good, as always,but I am likely to take my business elsewhere for a special occasion to avoid disappointment.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Not as amazing as it was the first time. I ordered the chicken that had sweet potatoes (that’s why I ordered the chicken) and I only received chicken. It made for a sad birthday

m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, nice service, good value, We'll return

V
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was a surprise retirement get together with family. Usually first time we went there someone would say happy birthday but no one said happy retirement or didn’t have a dessert which most restaurants do for you. Seven people were dining . Three out of the seven really enjoyed or liked their dishes.
Food critic journalist B&B owner former from the UK was present. Shaking beef was poor . Meat cut too small, color presentation off, coldish, not enough spice or hotness in lettuce garnish. Not enough savory taste. Slanted Door is much better. Cauliflower was nice presentation but tasteless did have some nice toppings,but bland. Korean ribs for the price -meh. Chicken karate was good, crab was very nice , ribs ok too. Hillstones the best though .
Overall , would not return, or recommend unless the restaurant gets more creative tastes their food prior to servicing.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I didn't realize that they smoked the meat, which should of been obvious because of the name. But I never had a steak that was burned and still pink in the middle. It was much better the next day. The service was wonderful. The food is a bit pricey though.

CM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The experience was nice.