International Smoke San Francisco

4.5
1081 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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, Contemporary American, Asian
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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

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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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
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Entertainment
N/A
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Special events & promotions
International Smoke – San Francisco can accommodate your party, large or small and can host special events for either lunch or dinner and is available to reserve in its entirety. One of our Event Manager's will assist in seamlessly planning your special event.

Please contact our event's department for details.
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 48 guests. The lounge and atrium can host receptions for up to 200 guests. The restaurant is also available to reserve in its entirety.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Christmas Eve at International Smoke SF! We will be offering a buffet style menu with a decadent array of items to choose from for $85 per person. Featured will be our oyster raw bar, Smoked Prime Rib, Honey Glazed Ham & Signature Ribs with all your fav sides!

Regular menu not offered 12/24

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy NYE at International Smoke SF! For the 1st Seating (5:00pm to 7:00pm) enjoy a 3 Course Menu with choices for $75 per person. For the 2nd Seating (7:30pm to 10:00pm) enjoy a 4 Course Menu with choices for $95 per person. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1081 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s Birthday today. We had heard great reviews and took the opportunity to take the Ferry over from Vallejo for a stress free day. Smokehouse was only a couple of blocks for the Ferry building👍 we got there a little early but were seated almost right away. The staff was great with excellent service. Loved the salmon and rib selection we had. GREAT EXPERIENCE!

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Team lunch

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

Really good ribs and cornbread

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HC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my friends here for their birthday. My review ? So so....

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R
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was good, location is convenient to the SF Financial District and the ribs were fantastic.

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SF
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fabulous venue but the food lacks flavor (Korean smoke short rib) and way overpriced (1 strip of bacon with a bun $17) If the food was better it would be worth it but so much better options in SF.

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food is amazing as always. very creative and tasty. LOVE this place for the food.

we arrived early for our reservation. although the restaurant was mainly empty they would not seat us at our table. So we sat at the bar where the bartender tended us terrifically and suggested food choices. The food was great, the bartender was great, the food came quickly - so it was not an issue that the kitchen wasn't ready for us to be there - just they seem to have a lot of inflexible rules. if i could i'd just reserve at the bar. The restaurant staff seems to have their heads lost in impractical insufferable unbendable rules.

this has been my experience all the times i've been there. Amazing food, terrible service. It is no wonder anyone can get a reservation any time.

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

They perfected the cornbread!

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KT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was the first restaurant that I’ve been disappointed in in a long time

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t
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious. The cod melted in my mouth, and the Asian style ribs were tasty. Very nice ambience in the booth section, and not too noisy. Will definitely return.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding!! This was my fiancé and I second time traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco to those ribs.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than a mix up regarding our table, the evening and experience were great.

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T
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shared appetizers of wagyu beef, Kalua instant bacon and grilled oysters! Different tastes, but they were all so delicious! My husband had the filet mignon and my nephew had the prime rib. They both gobbled it up! Tender and juicy!
Had the ribs! Playing it safe, I guess. Had it before. Love it, so I ordered them again!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Highly disappointed in their service. The American rib was good along with the curry. But service was extremely slow. Especially the drinks. And the bussers were clueless. No desire to ever go back. And if skip this place, you can rest assured you aren’t missing anything.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary and it was our first time dining there and let me tell you we will definitely be back! Our anniversary didn’t go unnoticed, we got 2 complimentary champagne glasses as a gift for our anniversary and that was so nice of them to do that! We’ve been to other restaurants to celebrate and no one has ever done that! The food was delicious and so was the dessert!! The hostess were very nice and our server (can’t remember the name) was fantastic and very helpful, the bussers were on point bringing us our orders and cleaning our table! We’ll definitely be back there again & soon!! Our experience was GREAT!

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely great from start to finish. A real happening! Prior reviews were great in selection of menu items. Mai tai served in a Spam can was a perfect start. Cornbread, shaking beef & instant bacon definitely warrant serious consideration. Definitely a 5 star. Highly recommended.

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L
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfection. Since the last time I came to dine they have revamped the menu, in the best way, added several vegan and vegetarian options. I am not vegetarian but I do love vegetables. We got almost all of the new dishes and they were all fantastic! My personal favorites were the mushrooms with ponzu and THE SWEET POTATOES!!! I do t even like sweet potatoes and they were fantastic! Smokey and perfectly balance. So good! We started with grilled oyster (my favorite and 50% of the reason we came in) and the combination plate of ribs (you need to try them all) While the food was all delicious the service was the best!!! Our server was Kyser. We trusted all his recommendations (sweet potatoes ) and he was spot on!! Our glasses were never empty and the meal was flawless. Thank you Kyser and team for another wonderful evening!

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OT
Sacramento
66 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So enjoyable!!

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

It's a fine spot for a business lunch or dinner. Or if you work downtown and want a sit down restaurant. But the food was not worth the hype! Lukewarm dishes, not a ton of flavor, and overpriced. You can absolutely find better food for less, or even the same high price but with quality that would match the price tag.

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VS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location, people and the service were simply AWESOME experience!!

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GS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Duck wings (legs) were very good but the BBQ sauce was a little funky. The ribs were very good. Black cod was excellent. I'd give it 4.5

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O
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Smoke does not every let me down. Great, interesting food, excellent service, and fun!
I've been to Smoke several times, both dinner and lunch, and can't wait to go again.

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, delicious food and not rushed thru courses. I would definitely go again to try other food items.

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ID
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice location and the food comes fast. Great for special occasions and get togethers. Great bar scene and good good. Great selection of wines, definitely a place to go if your a foodie to try something you might not have had or haven't had in a long time and want to see how it taste compared to other restaurants.

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SG
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and delicious food. Would highly recommend it and I would definitely go back.

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LG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The hostess wasn't very pleasant , she didn't want to give her name when we kindly asked so we can address her properly. she wasn't glad when we asked her to take our coats too.. strange.
Manager was energetic and very pleasant. The food is good, especially liked wedge salad, ribs, bronzino. didn't think duck wings were special.. overall would recommend.

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S
San Francisco
178 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Honestly, three of us ate and drank $760 including tip. Was it worth it? I’m very sorry to say definitely NO.....I could understand if we dined at Michael Mina or even PABU but this is essentially an over-hyped SPORTS BAR and the food/service unfortunately falls into the same class. Stick with the cornbread/$6, fried rice/$10, and truffle fries/$7 and you won’t feel ripped off.......the drink prices are something else to lighten up your wallet......

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Ohana family meal for a group of six. The food was fantastic! Loved everything they served and felt it was a good cross section of everything they offered! Would eat here again!

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SF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went here to celebrate a birthday. As usual, the food and drinks were wonderful. The smoked burrata with beets was yummy. The trio of ribs was great to share. The only downside was our server - he behaved like he didn't want to be at IS and that we were a bother to him - complete with an eyeball roll when we asked a question about the menu. I'll be back, but the service put a damper on our celebration.

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DE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing I enjoyed it immensely and I will definitely be back.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved my dining experience at International Smoke last Friday 11/30! I went with 3 classmates after we decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner following a day of finals. I made reservations on OpenTable approximately one month prior, and check in was quite easy. It was a nice dark and sexy atmosphere with great music playing at a volume that was not too loud, but just loud enough. We were a group of four and started with 2 appetizer so: Double Duck Wings (AMAZING!) and the Truffle Caesar Salad (simple salad with wonderful hints of truffle with every bite!). We then split 4 entrees: Maine lobster tail, Smoked Korean Short Rib, Sinaloa Chicken, and Cedar Smoked Salmon. Out of the 4, the chicken and salmon dishes were the BEST. I was disappointed that the Korean short rib fell short of what I expected. We also ordered 2 sides that did not disappoint: rib tip Mac and cheese (I did not eat, but girlfriends loved it) and garlic rosemary fries (you can't go wrong with garlic fries). The drinks were great also. I ordered a Rose and the Shape Shifter...both delicious! Overall I had a wonderful experience dining at this restaurant: food delish, hostess attended to reservation upon us entering the restaurant, seated quickly, service superb! Even the manager of the restaurant, Pratima, came by and spoke with our party! I would certainly return in the near future!

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D
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The former RN74 now high end BBQ was a big let down. We had the combo ribs which were good. Certainly nowhere near the best I’ve had.

We also had the curry cornbread. Interesting and tasty, but I kept thinking, “not worth the calories.”

Finally, we shared the rosemary fries which seemed to have been under a heat lamp for quite some time. Many of the fries were so hard as to be inedible.

Here’s the “rub” (see how I did that?😊) - one rack of ribs, one Diet Coke, and one order of fries was $102 after taxes and tip!!!! I repeat $102!! No alcohol!

Lordy.

The only saving grace is that the service was excellent and the space has a good vibe.

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P
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb meat dishes - well recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Got there on time and we’re seated immediately. Took a while for the waiter to actually come and take our drink orders. The pour for a glass of wine was pretty skimpy. The glass wasn’t even half full. Mentioned something to the waiter and he mentioned that he would top it off for me. He never did. Food came and it was pretty good. Got the wedge salad and the ribeye steak. Steak was cooked perfectly. Good cut of meat. Ordered another glass of wine and got the same skimpy pour. Took 10 minutes to
Locate our waiter and get our check. When we finally got it we noticed it wasn’t our check. It was not even a quarter the cost of our meal. We would have been happy to pay but, stayed honest and and told the waiter.

In summary, food was good. Alcohol was not worth the price. Wait-service were not very experienced.

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h
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service!

Loved all the delicious meats and seafood as well as the vegan offerings for the animal lovers!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the drinks specially the mai tai and the one with mezcal
And charcoal, Jonny the bartender was awesome and recommended some appetizers. The food ,service and overall experience was ver pleasant.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant with staff that is fully engaged in servicing every customer. We had an exceptional experience from the moment we entered the restaurant. And the food....Soooooo Goooood!!!! 5 out of 5 stars.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was VERY tasty! From the time we walked into the door, the customer service was excellent! Our waiter and expediter was very attentive with us and our order. We will definitely come again!

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JM
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There has been so much hype about this restaurant, we had super high expectations. Everything was even better than we could have imagined. The food was creative and delicious, interesting and delectable. The service was top-notch: we felt like VIP's!

Of course, we are Warriors' fans. But even if didn't know a basketball from a baked potato, we would have loved this place! We are already plotting our return. Incomparable on so many levels. First class, first rate.

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R
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service by Micah.

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