International Smoke San Francisco

4.6
2562 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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  • Valentine's Day 2022

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Please 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.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Accommodated my bf bday dinner. We tried several dishes. The corn bread was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TJ
TametraJ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is above and beyond.

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ReginaG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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MarT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend for his first time here. He loved the drinks, food, service and ambiance. We will continue to return.

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DanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Many mistakes in my order. Server ignored us. Very noisy.

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Paula
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

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!

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vipBJota
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The QPR is horrible. Between the empty, cold space, metal chairs and the clientele, it seemed like a mall food court.

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George
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food, our waiter, Raj, and the rest of the staff was "on point"!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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GillianG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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MaiD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Dana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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.

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Tslash
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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

Best service, hands down! Always polite and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot, with amazing drinks and atmosphere, and top notch food!

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EternalHoneymooners
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DavidP
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipyes4food
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food is great. Just remember, you are paying for the restaurant’s RENT at its location. Clearly overpriced by 20%. $6 for 2 muffins?

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JK415
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Meal was fine, but definitely overpriced. Service was subpar, very slow.

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vipEdwardK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and great service

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vipDesperado
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Uruguay
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena experiencia tanto en lo gastronómico como en la amabilidad de quienes atienden el lugar

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We come here often, we like the food!

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TametraJ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner here was amazing. The Mac n cheese was the highlight. Service was perfect!

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Brock77
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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.

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vipMattA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!!!

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AlexG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a group to celebrate 2 birthdays. Best food and best time for all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best friends first visit

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vipmsclock
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice place, but like other place in SF need some attentions ... little messy.

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vipSandraS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.