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Isa

4.5
2476 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Rising Star Chef Nominee by the James Beard Foundation, Founder Chef Luke Sung, at Isa has received many accolades from five consecutive years on the Chronicle's Top 100 Bay Area Restaurant List to the Top 40 in Zagat, one of NYC Magazines Best Restaurants in Cities Around the Nation, and the list of accolades goes on. Over 2400 Open-table ratings of 4.7 stars & 2063 Yelp reviewers have appreciated us for the balance between sophistication and value. Isa is a treasure of haute cuisine in the San Francisco Marina District, Isa specializes in deeply-flavored and elegant French fare that is served in a simple, unpretentious California style. Share a private dinner in the cozy front room, or breathe in the energy of a spacious back patio protected from the crisp California night air by a chic, white patio cover and heat lamps. We can host any special occasion (rehearsal dinners, graduation celebrations, birthday parties, and more!) for up to 80 guests in a private setting.

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Special menus

  • 5 courses Special menu with glass of Wine for $65

    Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2020
    Join us for EDSF 2020 week from Oct 23 to Nov 1st. and Enjoy 5 courses menu from 24 delicious French classic dishes to choose from with a complimentary glass of wine ( Red/White/Sparkling) for only $65 (Normally over $95). Seating is limited, please make sure to reserve it through OT

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2476 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ValentineB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went during restaurant wee! Every course was delicious, the service was great and such a beautiful ambiance while remaining safe as well.

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vipgalscorpio
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy is an excellent server, who recommended the best pinot I’ve had in awhile... Bonneau.

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RD707
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their restaurant week menu was amazing! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been back to Isa in a long long time. I found that eat drink sf has made a connection for me. It triggers all my lovely memories with this restaurant. The food is still outstanding, the staff were beyond amazing. It’s just a cute restaurant with good ambience as always. I’m so so happy that this restaurant is still around despite the pandemic. We will be back for more!

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FoodieLaLa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was great! Our initial main waiter/server was great! However, saw that one of the server other gave one of our 2nd course to another table and ended up waiting a long time. It just totally mismatched the timing of the dishes coming out so instead of getting our courses together, we had to wait or not wait for the other person eat. I think they need to be more organized as I noticed when food was coming out, many didn’t know which tables they belonged too.

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vipshoefly
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Please note this restaurant DOES NOT have 6 ft between tables and CRAMMS customers together.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For food & service
ZERO for terrible management, specifically Sam & Pete.

Five course SF Restaurant Week menu for $65 each

Started with lobster broth, followed by Dungeness crab salad that was perfectly dressed. Next we had hamachi and prawns for third course both delicious! Entrees were halibut and lamb chops and both superb. Dessert wrapped up the evening with a perfect amaretto semifreddo!

Andrew, our server was amazing! Portions are generous.

Too bad that Sam (

EPIC FAILURE on behalf of Sam & Pete. We know that this pandemic is challenging for everyone, however to sacrifice customer service to maximize profits AND not practice 6ft distance between tables is WRONG!

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vipAmeliaK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

They were simply too busy. For restaurant week they had a tasting menu at a fixed price , but had too many choices and the kitchen could not keep up. Food came at different times and after 2.5 hours we left without dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy Hazard was the best server ever! Appreciate the dining outside and COVID safety precautions.

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vipJanellen
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was possibly the best 5 course meal for the price, that I have EVER experienced! Everything was delicious, with larger than expected serving sizes for all the courses, multiple choices for each course, and creative combinations. The patio was darling, and we felt the safety measures were appropriate.

We'll be back on a more regular basis!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste and very friendly restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Restaurant messed up our order. Took over an hour to get to course 2 of 5. Eventually we were served dessert before two other courses. Instead of fixing our order, the confused manager or owner came over to help, but quickly became very argumentative.

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LizA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This our second visit and first visit after Covid19.
We sat out door front of the restaurant.
We ordered prefix menu. All dishes was so delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service with great recommendations! Everything was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Dishes were creative and delicious. Serving size perfect for sharing. The server, host, and bussers were all friendly attentive and helpful. Definitely coming back!

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Chris
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Specialty cocktails are average. Wine list is good. Mandatory service charge plus suggested tips equate to a 25%+ tip.

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vipSFFoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful eating here. Love the outdoor dining.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Thank you.

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vipEric
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been going to Isa since it first opened. Great food, service was good enough considering Covid restrictions, and a cool place to hang...

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SSol
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! The mussels were well seasoned, foie gras with figs were to die for! Scallops with mashed potatoes, duck with arugula salad, and the hanger steak were all superb! Our desserts vanilla affogato and vanilla creme brûlée didn’t disappoint too! Andrew was also great and such an entertainer! We will definitely come back again!

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vipcheapoYromantico
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

3 of our 4 food orders were incredible: The salad, the baked goat cheese, the hanger beef. On the other hand the "Rocky Chicken" was a seasoned breast with little juiciness or flavor.

Service was Covid typical: we were seated promptly (semi-indoor) , brought a carafe of water, and drink orders taken. But then, other workers deliver everything. We couldn't get our server's attention to refill a soda.

Masks (on patrons) came off as soon as drinks arrived, and stayed off as long as people were seated. SF is a party city, and we walked by numerous outdoor restaurants with people just drinking. Not very safe.

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Maya
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent - we got the duck and scallops as main dishes. Waiter service was not good but overall we liked the experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, waiter Pete too was great.

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Bgmc
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, amazing food, but a bit pricey.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

MG
MaribethG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my fave restaurants in my hood - the all the seafood - Jim the waiter is terrific - the owner too - been there 2 times in 3 weeks - fabulous experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a consistently

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isa is our neighborhood favorite. We only struggle ordering because we have so many favorites to choose from: the duck, chicken, risotto, crab salad and sashimi are just a few favorites. It’s always an amazing dinner with warm and friendly service. Thank you Isa !

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MikeP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything i eat here i.womder why i don't come more often... great value and delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food

JS
vipJessicaS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space, cozy and very safe for covid. Heat lamps, open area, and spread out tables. Food is delicious, as always and service is excellent

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vipDerekC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never go wrong at this favorite restaurant. Love everything about it, and have for years.

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RJSFO
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been a long time since my last visit. Brought friends from out of town. We chose variations of the prix fixe selections. From the fish, steak, and risotto they were all delicious and satisfying portions.. Sevice was outstanding and attentive. They rearranged tables for our party of six for social distancing. Even turned the house music down so we could hear each other talking. Merci

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Waited for an hour with reservation. Waited for the food for 45 min between each course. Seemed like they were forgotten to be ordered.

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DipitaS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall good but they were way too busy and we had to keep calling for help. Ended up leaving without ordering desserts.

Although they had plexiglass separating tables, we felt the tables were less than 6’ apart and more crowded than we would have liked.
Also, they gave us a cramped table for 6 - it was more for 4 people so that wasn’t very pleasant!

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PaigeO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Our reservation was at 800. It was a very busy night and we had to wait another 10 minutes past. They brought us a glass of Prosecco and said sorry for the wait. The meal itself was delicious! Everything was fresh and well executed. I will return.

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MaribethG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the service & all of the food were excellent- Jim our waiter suggested a bottle of Chabis & we thoroughly enjoyed it too!

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has been open for 20 years and we can’t believe that we just now discover this gem in our backyard. Love the back patio and dinner was excellent!

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vipronnir
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good as always, however, I was hoping to see better Covid precautions taken.
For example, both dirty dishes and glasses were taken away by those who also brought out food, drinks and clean silverware. Only the first set of silverware were wrapped in napkins. A system that would make us feel more comfortable would be where the servers, bussers, etc wore gloves. Blue to serve, black to remove, etc. I’ve seen other restaurants use a similar system and it felt safer and we felt more relaxed.
Also...although the menu online clearly says Happy Hour drink prices every day before 6:45, the new Maitre d seemed to think otherwise and told us “not on weekends”. I think he was incorrect and happen to like truth in advertising. The price difference is almost double. Decided not to order a second drink.

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vipSFFoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service consistently great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had family visiting from Texas. We all enjoyed our time there. From the host to the busses to the server all was a very enjoyable experience. Even parking wasn’t a big issue.

FAQs

Isa does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Isa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 567-9588.

Isa is rated 4.5 stars by 2476 OpenTable diners.

Isa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1581/isa-restaurant.

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.

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