International Smoke San Francisco

4.6
2472 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2472 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! I will book again for Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was truly fabulous! The Caesar Salad was the best ever, cornbread with delicious sauce on top always amazing, the ribs with the Asian sauce were so meaty and not fatty and super flavorful, the mac and cheese with truffles was over the top and the cheesecake (far from the usual) was really outstanding.

Our server was wonderful and very helpful in recommending dishes. Because of being short staffed because of not enough wait staff wanting to go back to work, made the usual outstanding dining experience frustrating at times. Not enough followup and bringing requested items when wanted.

I look forward to a more robust staff with more servers and bussers to be able to make the entire dining experience complete.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca was an awesome server! Great experience!

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MichaelT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The waiter was friendly but came by every 2 minutes (literally) asking how was the drinks, and each dish…even before were able to taste them…very annoying. It was difficult to enjoy a relaxing meal out. It was a birthday dinner for my wife and the waiter said a chocolate cake was coming (complimentary)…waited 10 mins, no show, and left….waiter no where to be found, must be check on the other customers every 2 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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vipNina
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food, salty and bitter. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the foods 😋

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was not as good as our previous experiences. We arrived with two children under the age of two and were not offered high chairs, the staff took food away before we were finished twice without asking if we were done. We were there for my husband’s birthday however no one asked if we were celebrating anything special. And lastly restaurants have reopened for indoor dining, we should no longer have to view menus on our mobile devices.

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Ebony
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go ahead a book here. You will *not* regret it. Whenever my best friend comes into town, going to International Smoke is always a must-do. The service is impeccable and the food and drinks are absolutely AMAZING. Vegans and Vegetarians, you have plenty of choices!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our server & the seafood appetizer!

BG
BuonGustoNeighborhoodGem
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

International Smoke is a well executed delicious take on American barbecue inspired by its fire origins from around the world. The ribs, the salads, the vegetables were absolutely delicious. And, loved the soundtrack playing in the background. The eclectic mix of music changed appropriately as the night wore on. We will be back.

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vipMeme
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was great! We loved every dish we tried.

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Rana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outing for parents and dads birthday

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FredL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a large order between the 4 of us. Food was outstanding, however I didn't care for the rib eye. It wasn't as tender and juicy as you would expect from a rib eye but overall it was a very good meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and good food. A little pricey for bbq but but was all very good. Shareable portions. Had a nice bottle of champagne (Charles Heidsieck) to complement the food which was excellent and I would suggest to anyone that is curious to give it a whirl.

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jenn
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The restaurant week food was not good not worth the price

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my 3rd time dinning here and I just LOVE IT! My husband and I usually go celebrate our anniversary here but this time I took my mom since we’re always bragging about the delicious food they serve and she LOVED IT TOO! Our server was so attentive and nice (can’t remember his name ). HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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vipMichelleK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our first time eating at International Smoke and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent and plenty to eat even for me, a pescatarian. Salmon was delicious, as was the Little Gem caesar salad, which had separate leaves dressed in a delicious creamy dressing. My daughter loved her ribs...to be expected here. Craft cocktails are front and center and delicious! As most everything is ala carte, the bill can get pricey, so beware! We were unaware of the back room...super high ceilings and lovely...that will be a must for our next visit. All was Covid proper. We will be back soon!

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Cristine
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Definitely will go back.😍

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Charles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best food I've had in a long time. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend took our moms here for their birthday’s and it was great !! The service was good and our food was great !! I would definitely recommended this restaurant. The rib combo is definitely worth sharing at the table along with the family size sides , we also got the salmon and the filet and they were also great !! If your in San Fran definitely make a stop here !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t thank you enough for the special attention given to us but Marina, our server Devin and the other staff that stopped the our table because it was my birthday!

Cheers to everyone ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, Food was amazing! The service was A+ and the ambiance was perfect for date night.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great creative flavors and higher quality cooking!

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vipLWQALJ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service was excellent, wheelchair accessibility was top-notch.

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BrendaP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Our reservations were at 5:00 p.m. om Saturday, March 7, 2019. However, the manager stated that there had been a malfunction with he oven and it blew out. In other words, they were not able to serve any food and would give us a $25.00 credit for each one in my party of six to come back another time.

We were very disappointed. We looked forward to having a nice meal at an upscale restaurant.

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Migz
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

This was my second visit. The first time I went I ordered half rack of Vietnamese lemongrass and they were perfect - fell off the bone, juicy, and tender.

This second visit was the complete opposite. I ordered the Korean flavored and maybe that was why, but this rack was dry, little seasoning, chewy, and stuck the bone. I was so disappointed. I took my mother because I wanted her to try the ribs since they were so good the first time. Terrible second time around, I don’t think I’ll go back any time soon.

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DADDY
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

aside from music level being a little too high for easy conversation, this restaurant does not disappoint!! food was absolutely fantastic - we had Ayesha’s famous cornbread, Cesar salad, lettuce cups w med rare steak, truffle whipped mash potatoes, the brussel sprouts and the combo ribs which are a trio of styles. literally every dish was DELICIOUS, very well prepared, came out in a beautifully timed manner. if we had to name “must try”s, the cornbread the brussel sprouts and the ribs - they were falling off the bone tender.

there’s a saying - go for the food, go back for the service. it also receives 5 stars from us. we didn’t want for anything. there are levels to the wait staff that make the dining experience very pleasant. we will definitely go back to international smoke in the future.

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vipDianas
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and really interesting presentation. Only "negative" was the food came out all at the same time and too quickly.

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LeslieO
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delish as always. We shared the rib dish and just added some sides. We love the International Smoke.

BM
vipBrendanM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible and the food was amazing!

JP
vipJohnP
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was horrible. Though our waiter seemed knowledgeable; he was M.I.A. most of the evening. We continually waited to not only catch his attention, but to see him in general. My guest did not like his dish (the duck) as the meat was not sliced and served as thin as duck should be to avoid thick/greasy chunks of meet. He never got to tell the waiter until we ready to go, since the waiter could not be found. Not a positive experience.

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MoniseS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful place to celebrate a special event!! Ribs and corn bread are delicious!!

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vipRichR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was very lacking, my colleague had to continually ask to get his beverage refilled it and it seemed like it was an inconvenience to the staff, he had the hardest time getting their attention to get a refill.

I've been here before for lunch and not had a problem.

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vipSarahfromSF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good! We did the business lunch which at $35 seemed like a somewhat expensive lunch but it was a good amount of food (and a bargain compared to the dinner menu)!

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Monsb17
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Good for a date, business lunch or dinner or special occasion. Very expensive.

RG
vipRandallG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun time but too loud to have any important conversations

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JasmineP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent for was wonderful the staff was very nice we where seated fast and the food came to our table soon after

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was good, I likens the service they bring and the food, well wasn’t the beat I haven tried but it’s okay.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Three of us went for dinner and three of us loved it. All the staff was very friendly and helpful from the front desk people to the waiter to the person who brought the baby strtoller out from it's hiding place. The food was flavorful and yummy. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The place has an up-to-date, warm, inclusive feel. We will be back.

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You can order delivery directly from International Smoke San Francisco using the Order Online button. 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 4.6 stars by 2472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.