International Smoke San Francisco

4.4
667 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday, 11:30am-2:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:00pm -10:00pm

Bar:
Monday - Friday, from 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday, from 5:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 543-7474
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ezra Duker
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Catering
International Smoke is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department at 415.543.7474 or events-sf@internationalsmoke.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fremont
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Public transit
BART: Embarcadero
MUNI: F: Market St & Main
Bus: Beale St. at Mission St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

International Smoke offers semi-private dining for up to 60 guests. The lounge and atrium can host receptions for up to 150 guests. The restaurant is also available to reserve in its entirety.

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Reviews from verified diners
667 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
23%
Good
10%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, amazing food!!!

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails, food, service. A little pricey but, worth it for a special night out.

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k
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice presentation of our cooked yummy flat iron steak

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LV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at International Smoke was great! The food is very tasty, nice size portions and nice atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were on point! Must stop in!

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KG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed our visit. Food was delicious. Server could have been more attentive.

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L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I loved the “Insrant Bacon” steam bun concoction, but I was disappointed in the lobster. I would have Preferred they serve the cornbread with the rest of the dish Rather than as a separate course.

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TS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious!! Definitely coming back for more 😋

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CJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Was there for my husbands birthday. Food was delicious. Our waitress was great, however, the kitchen or whoever takes out our food forgot to bring our cornbread out and our 2nd round of drinks. Our waitress was nice enough to grab them and didn't charge us for the cornbread and 2nd round of drinks.

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V
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was fine as was waitress. We had 6:30 pm appointment and wasn’t seated until 6:50 pm. We have never had such delay in an opentable restaurant. They had no apology or comped anything.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on Aesha’s tasting menu. Reasonable too

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for birthday celebrations and I was truly impressed with the service, food & atmosphere. I definitely plan to go again.

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somewhat pricy but that’s SF for you. Wish is was a little bit cheaper than what they price it as.

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Service was good too! We will for sure be back!

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service. The ribs were not the stars of the show. The duck wings 2 ways and the burger was excellent. I would go back just for those 2 dishes. You don’t see duck wings as an option ever and the bun to burger to pork belly ratio was right on. Other notables was the curry bread, the lettuce cups Wagyu style beef. I would pass on the Mac and cheese and ribs.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Atmosphere was good. Drinks were great.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food (especially the mac & cheese and instant bacon) and attentive service, along with great recs

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were exceptionally nice to us on our anniversary.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and the bartender Enrique was the BEST. The smoked oysters with miso butter were divine!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress Ms. M was beautifully awesome. Service outstanding🙌🏻🙏🏻

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a gem! Everything about it is superb. Will definitely be back!

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RA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Portions small ... duck wings no flavor... good service..

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s
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had hoped for so much more from the famed chef and the TV celebrity team. The ambiance was just ok. Maybe the location lends more to a weeknight after work crowd than the Sunday night diner. The signage was very nondescript and even harder to find amid the construction outside. The food was tasty and our waitress was courteous and seemed to know the menu well. Avoid seating near the window as the air conditioner seemed to be above us making it quite chilly. I am hoping that the Houston location brings much more swag!

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PE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar job on my wife’s 30th birthday celebration! Thank you again and we will for sure be back. Also that 36oz rib eye 🤤 sooooo good with the fries!

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AA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushrooms were to die for they were so delicious!!! Ambiance was great very energetic and so Ayesha!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Overall ok. Hearty portions and food is tasty. Nothing spectacular, though. The staff is amazing and their playlist is fun and has you dancing in your seat. But! Bar had drink stains, which we had to ask to wipe down. The bathroom looked like a club or bar bathroom that had a rough night. We may try the restaurant again for a second oppty to impress.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Korean short ribs were salty. However, the crab soup and corn bread were delicious. The ambiance was nice and the service was good.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food & service 😁

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great but did end up getting sick. Me and my girlfriend both got sick

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice for celebrating birthdays. Fun drinks, great appetizers, and loved the oysters, duck wings and crispy fries. Also ordered three ribs, mac & cheese, and papaya salad. Birthday boy got a birthday card and a free birthday ice cream sandwich with chocolate chip cookies. Closed out with nice strong smooth coffee & key lime parfait, summer berry shave ice & banana tarte tatin.

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ET
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally wonderful all around. We had the tasting menu which was a lot of food but manageable. All dishes were done to perfection. Great service. We had a great server, good advice as to amount of food to order as well as drinks.

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MK
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were so excited to try this restaurant and made a reservation weeks in advance. They sat us right next to another couple even though the whole restaurant was nearly empty. My glass of wine was good, and the chips they give you were tasty, but the rest of the meal was poor. I had the fish fry and my fiancé had ribs which came with no extra sauce and had bland flavor. Tasted microwaved and came out just minutes after our appetizer- hate that! We were in and out of the restaurant in less than 50 minutes. It felt like they were rushing us.. and honestly, we were happy to leave. Wouldn’t recommend.

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SM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had salads. But added the ribs and oh so delicious.

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AS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ayesha Curry and Minna know how to do restaurants right! I went to the one in Cow Hollow about 2 years ago and it was amazing! This one was even better. I tried Ayesha Currys Tasting Menu. For all that you get the price was outstanding! I recommend that to everyone. You get a little bit of everything. I would definitely recommend and will be back soon.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food timing was poor with all our dishes arriving at once, but food was pretty good

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DB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Service was a bit slow, so be prepared to linger. Cocktails are well done. Food is delicious and fresh. It's pricier than other BBQ restaurants.

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RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is San Francisco's newest hot spot and if you have not tired out the offering at International Smoke, you really should. It's a new spin on classics and the food is totally awesome. Our server was attentive and everything was delivered as requested. We will definitely be back here again very soon! Thank you for an amazing experience and a delectable evening meal.

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GO
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant, staff seems to be very busy doing a lot of things, food is good, too bad construction outside is distracting to the ambience inside..

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l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Definitely plan on dining there again.

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OT
San Francisco
501 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On the tasting menu the food can be a bit hit or miss. But the value is there as I left stuffed.

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