International Smoke San Francisco
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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Valentine's Day 2022$135.00 per person
Feb 14, 2022 onlyPlease join us for a lovely 5 course menu, that has been curated by our Executive Chef Carl Foronda to deliver a twist on seasonal ingredients with some of Chef Michael Mina and Chef Ayesha Curry signatures. We will be open from 5PM-9PM. Thank you, we look forward to hosting you! Chef's Tasting: $135 Per Person Beverage Experience: $50 Per Person The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening. In accordance with the health order enacted by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, we are requiring all of our guests ages 12 and older to provide proof of full vaccination and a photo ID in order to dine indoors. Face masks must be worn at all times at this location except while seated and actively eating or drinking.
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Duck Wings 'À L'orange'
grand marnier gastrique, orange zest
uni aïoli, olive oil breadcrumbs, chili flake
cucumber a la plancha, heirloom melon consommé, nori ash
Food excellent. However: I was way too close to the couple next to me (in a booth for 2 down center of restaurant) so even though proof of vaccination is required, that doesn’t include the booster so Omicron can still be caught from people with no symptoms. I don’t know why IS didn’t put up plexiglass barriers down the center. Our service began dismally. We had to ask to be helped after we sat down. Then we had several people serving us over the course of the meal and wasn’t ever sure who our server was. Service got much better over time. The quality of the food made up for most of the issues except the feeling safe part. Our first visit to IS was still the best. This one was a bit disappointing.
Outside construction, literally surrounded by scaffolding. Inside is nice, but curtains are closed to hide the scaffolding so it feels a little weird. Food was good, service was excellent and attentive.
This place was amazing! Accommodated my bf bday dinner. We tried several dishes. The corn bread was amazing!
Arrived early and the hostess was able to accommodate.
We were pressed for time, regardless the service staff and chef were able to accommodate the tasting menu.
There was nothing that we did not enjoy.
Can’t wait to go back
The food is amazing and the service is above and beyond.
Birthday celebration. The service was very excellent, as well as the taste of the food. The ambiance was nice, although it was a little too dark to read the menu. A great place for date night or couple’s fellowship. The meals are a little pricey, however not for San Francisco. The amount given is perfect and the servers take their time to explain questions about portions and how a dish is prepared. Very much appreciated.
I took my boyfriend for his first time here. He loved the drinks, food, service and ambiance. We will continue to return.
Many mistakes in my order. Server ignored us. Very noisy.
First off, I could not sit in the tall ( basketball sized chairs) and they only had tables for 4, not 6 in the cool round lounge chairs! My leg went to sleep and I had to keep hopping on and off to get the blood flowing! We arrived at 6:30, and it was so pleasant and easy conversations, but the back room with the holiday party of 30… it got so loud! We were screaming, I mean literally screaming to hear each other! The food was delicious! Especially the cornbread, lobster Mac and cheese, and Korean BBQ ribs! We could stay for dessert… it was that loud…. We found out the next day, the building sunk 4” that day! Yikes, time to move!
The QPR is horrible. Between the empty, cold space, metal chairs and the clientele, it seemed like a mall food court.
The Food, our waiter, Raj, and the rest of the staff was "on point"!
LOVED the food, incredible service by Francisco, our wonderful server who went above and beyond to make my mom and my birthday extra special. The entire staff was lovely as well. Can’t wait to come back!
Enjoy the different foods had the barbecue American and the corn bread the chicory salad and the cauliflower was very delicious we enjoyed every bite, Mahalo
I would give the service a better rating but I had to ask what was served to us. We decided to get the package one to be able to try about 80% of the menu with small portions. The only thing is everytime our food comes out, they just placed them on the table and I would like to know what I am about to eat. The servers were very nice. They were able to answer me when I asked them. Would have been nice not to asked and be informed next time
Had a large table for a business dinner. Appetizers were fantastic. Go for the Bao buns and peppers. Steak entree was not impressive and salmon was over cooked.
Food and ambiance was great served seem stoned or something the whole time and we had to ask for things multiple times. My friend and I both work in restaurants but thought It was a bit odd for how nice the restaurant was
They have done a good job from the inside hiding the outside, which is covered in scaffolding due to the Millennial tower construction. If one does not care about SF views (this area doesn’t off much in views anyway) then it does not really matter. The food is great and the ambience very nice.
Would definitely recommend International Smoke. We dined during Restaurant Week and the menu offered a great selection. All the food and cocktails we had were wonderful, so delicious. Service was great from beginning to end.
Servers and staff were amazing. We had the tasting menu and the food was delivered quickly with very little wait time in between dishes. The food however was just okay. It was as if every dish was slightly under seasoned. The different types of ribs were nearly hard to distinguish and the there was too much sauce on the Bar-b-que ribs.
We were told that meats could be substituted for veg options but the server said otherwise. Non veg eaters were very happy. The veg eaters liked their dishes but can’t say they were as happy.
Best service, hands down! Always polite and attentive.
Great date night spot, with amazing drinks and atmosphere, and top notch food!
Service and food where outstanding. Our server, Michael, raised the bar and selected the entire meal for our table of 6.
What a wonderful experience!
Will absolutely be back.
Very nice place. The food was excellent. The cocktails were also very creative. Loved the cornbread appetizer. I has the ribs with the Korean bbq sauce. They were fall off the bone tender. They were supposed to be more sweet than hot, but I did find them a bit hot. But I have a very low tolerance for heat.
They were a bit slow getting us our after dinner coffees, and it took them 5 minutes to find sugar for them.
I would probably have given them 5 stars except for 1 last thing. We were celebrating our anniversary and had let them know. They gave us a nice card when we were seated. But at then end, after ordering and eating dessert, they then gave us an anniversary dessert, and charged us for it!!! It was only $3.50, but we didn't order it, they presented it as a gift, but charged. I have never had that happen before. Put a bit of a damper on an otherwise great night.
We decided to check this place out after walking past it a bunch over the past year. Food was pretty good (their take on Ceviche was unexpected but a definite standout), but the service is what set them apart.
Paco was our server and was great. However, due to the noise and a misunderstanding on my & Paco’s part, there was a miscommunication on our order. Paco and Julius (manager perhaps?) took care of this immediately, and the way they handled the entire situation made me a fan for life. I highly recommend coming here, especially if you have a larger group and are ok with a little noise!
Food is great. Just remember, you are paying for the restaurant’s RENT at its location. Clearly overpriced by 20%. $6 for 2 muffins?
Meal was fine, but definitely overpriced. Service was subpar, very slow.
we got seated in the section across from Mission Street. Scaffolding along the street facing side and low ceilings gave a claustrophobic vibe. Music was too loud so we could not hear each other without shouting.
Good and great service
The food was very good but had a very limited menu. You should only go here if you want a BBQ dish. Very expensive for the food offered.
Muy buena experiencia tanto en lo gastronómico como en la amabilidad de quienes atienden el lugar
We come here often, we like the food!
Dinner here was amazing. The Mac n cheese was the highlight. Service was perfect!
We stopped here to try drinks, the desserts and sample the food for my bday. Drinks were underwhelming, ordered the signature old fashion. Ordered Korean ribs, they were pretty bland and overpriced. They were sold out of brisket. We then ordered the smoked cheesecake and crepe cake. These were good. I appreciate the service and the happy bday! The setting and ambiance are not what I’d expect at all. The large dining room is basically a hotel lobby with fake plants. If you’re expecting world class bbq at $60 for a rack, check your expectations.
Food was excellent (OMG the Mac & Cheese!). We sat in the bar area and had Karina as our server, she was simply outstanding. We would go back to see her and try more food options on the menu. Great venue, great service.
Wonderful food and ambiance!!!
Had a group to celebrate 2 birthdays. Best food and best time for all.
Best friends first visit
nice place, but like other place in SF need some attentions ... little messy.
Love love love Karina!
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International Smoke San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 2562 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.