Isa

4.5
2603 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Isa team is 100% vaccinated!
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, & the list of accolades goes on. Over 2560 Open-table ratings of 4.8 stars & 2100 Yelp reviewers have appreciated us for the balance between sophistication & value. Isa is a treasure of haute cuisine in the San Francisco Marina District, Isa specializes in deeply flavored & 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 & heat lamps.We can host any special occasion (rehearsal dinners, graduation celebrations, birthday parties & more!) for up to 80 guests in a private setting.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2603 people are saying
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vipBarbaraJ
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Can't rave about the food enough! The four-course meal was absolutely delicious! The crab salad was flavorful but delicate and the duck breast was succulent. Overall the dinner was a superb experience.

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viplackattack
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great setting for date night or a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Well the reservation I made asked if there was a special occasion. I indicated it was birthday. This was not at all acknowledged by the staff which was sad for the birthday boy

It took 45 minutes for staff to take our order after we had been seated. It was taken incorrectly. And it took 3 hrs by the time desert was brought (4 course meal).

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Liss
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us ate the prix fixe four course dinner, all of which was wonderful. Everything was delicious.We all began with soup--lobster broth with shrimp that was delicate and flavorful. For appetizers, we ordered yellowtail sushi, arugula salad, and shrimp. For mains, we had chicken with mashed potatoes (comfort food and good), spaghetti, and halibut with capers (great). All of us had creme brulee for dessert. I was with out-of-town visitors and am so glad they were treated to one of SF's consistently terrific restaurants.

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vipluv2dine
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Too expensive for what it was, prefixed menu with tiny portions. I went home feeling hungry. Wouldn’t come back here again.

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vipSrSurfer
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there during restaurant week and got the $65 price fixe, with four courses. Yellow fin tuna in a timbale with just the right touch of spice. Wonderful duck breast medium rare in huckleberry sauce rare with crackling skin. Tender, tasty halibut. Great Gorgonzola cheese course to finish. Our server Jonathan was friendly and helpful.

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Faye
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experiences during the SF Restaurant 2021 in October.

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vipJanellen
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 3rd year we have come for the SF Restaurant Week menu. It's one of the absolutely best choices, both for food quality and amount, and number of choices per course! Our server Debbie was particularly nice to my sister, who arrived stressed-out after a traffic delay. The meal was as good as ever: essence of lobster in the broth, succulent prawns, tender lamb, perfectly textured creme brulee. And a large pour of wine - who could ask for more for $65?! Love this restaurant!

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Boba
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

2.5 hours + tiny portions + crowded space + no vaccination card required. My fiance and I were both hungry afterwards and had to find another restaurant open in SF after the supposed 4 course meal.

Don't recommend visiting during restaurant week and will not visit again.

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MalikaA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was hustling! They were so good and efficient and friendly. I know everyone is short staffed these days but everyone working throughout the night was so on point. Very pleasant experience. Would go back

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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vipDonnad
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem with great cuisine, presentation and wine list. Service is friendly and fun. The owner is a beautiful person.

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CarolinaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing! We had the truffle risotto and scallops and both were incredibly delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isa was one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in SF almost 10 years ago. Admittedly, I was worried if anything has changed, with so many great restaurants moving in and then the pandemic. It was my anniversary weekend but also an opportunity to catch up with friends over good food and drinks. Isa was absolutely everything I remembered and more. The ambiance in the patio was perfection! The food, which we ordered everything and duplicates, was divine! The drinks and service just topped everything else off. We all left happy and full! Thanks Isa!

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vipJohnQ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food, including the home-made ice cream for dessert. High energy and obviously popular. Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service.
Good wine.
Good food.
A bit noisy, but everyone was having a good time.

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SalP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had the seabass and the duck. For appetizers, we had the lobster broth. All were very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and with the portion sizes we definitely needed two plates per person. My favorite was the baked goat cheese with a plate of bread and my husbands was the duck breast. We also got drinks, a gimlet and a sazerac, and they were delicious as well.

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vipessch
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great local scene restaurant. Excellent service and well prepared food. Sea bass specialty of the house is excellent-not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta service! Great food! I’d go back again and again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious, and the waitstaff was extremely friendly and accommodating. However, we had very long waits for food — no food arrived in the first hour, and ultimately dinner took a full two hours, without dessert.

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vipTraveler
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will definitely be back! Isa is great quality and great value. The tomatoes in the caprese salad were even more flavorful than my own homegrown ones. The lobster broth was delicious also. In fact, everything was.

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TracyT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience and delicious meal. Went for a work dinner and was SO impressed. The staff was fantastic and the food was excellent. Will DEFINITELY be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful truly wonderful food. Every bite was splendid. Prices / portions are truly SF level but it’s worth it to treat yourself

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved our celebration at Isa. Our server was superb and the food was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isa is a neighborhood gem with an outstanding menu, service, and ambiance.

Unlike other restaurants now working with a pared down, overpriced menu, Isa continues to be a desirable place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat at Isa Restaurant they never disappoint. The pre-fixe menu is a great value with good quality food and enough to share with family and friends. The ambiance is very nice and the customer service is always superb.

This time we celebrated a birthday and brought a guest from Pennsylvania who enjoyed the meal and noticed the awesome service. Staff is always polite and accommodating.

Highly recommend and will keep coming back.

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vipJackie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in an unpretentious setting. Highlights for us were the seafood dishes. Special mention to our server Sergio. He was wonderful!

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HarjB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being on the sidewalk was a little loud but fun.

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AndrewP
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Isa continues to be a great restaurant. You will be guaranteed a great meal and excellent service.

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Dmccann59
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good and tasty food , served up in an outdoors setting on a buzzing street with atmosphere . Our waiter was clearly really good at his job, knew his dishes , and guided us to different dishes . My lamb chops were done beautifully - a warm
Pink and tender yet good bite . Flavorsome. The wines on offer were not overpriced and presented a good range of choice . We will
Be back !

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ValerieK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Fish was over cooked and service was lacking. We felt ignored while tables with younger patrons got their full attention. Not great sitting in back patio.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Isa for my boyfriend’s birthday with a party of 10. It was perfect. Excellent food, kind service and a lively atmosphere. Scallops and duck breast were menu highlights. Will definitely come back!

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KevinO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for an impromptu date night. Food was great and service was friendly and very helpful.

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vipyrieix
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Let me begin by saying all the food was excellent. Its quality really called for white linen table cloths and the lovely big napkins that tell you the restaurant takes itself seriously. Instead, the tables were bare except for a certain stickiness best left undefined. The waiter who took our order was prompt, polite, and competent, but the person who delivered the dishes seemed to be terribly overworked. We ordered two appetizers and two main dishes, but everything arrived sequentially. One appetizer was finished before the second appetizer arrived, even though the lucky one who was served first patiently and politely waited a good long time before starting to eat. The first main dish arrived only a couple of minutes after the second appetizer had been delivered... and the server didn't attempt to remove the empty appetizer plate and dirty cutlery before just plonking down that first main course. The only reason the appetizer plates were removed at all was because when the server finally turned up with the second main course (twenty minutes after the first one), he found there was no room on the table to put it down. Very odd experience. The only reason I am saying I would recommend Isa is because the food was so good.

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WalterS
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second night in a row I went here for dinner. Totally different choice: scallops instead of sweetbreads, white wine instead off red. Equally happy both nights. Will definitely go back on my next trip to SF.

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WalterS
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant in the Marina. Food delicious. Waiter very knowledgeable about what wine to pair with different food. Comfortable back patio for outdoor seating, as well as tables outside on street.

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vipUnicorn
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience, good food, good service. Sit in the back patio if you can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

LS
vipLarryS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Totally reliable. Nice people.

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 2603 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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