Isa

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$30 and under
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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 2300 Open-table ratings of 4.7 stars & 2008 Yelp reviewers have appreciated us for the balance between sophistication and value. Isa is a treasure of haute cuisine in 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 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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$1 Oysters plus Happy Hour $5.95 wines and Cocktails (20 + choices). Plus $5 Bar bites (Grilled Prawns, French Brie, Chef's Garlic Bread and Bruschetta)

$1 Oysters (limit applies) with Happy Hour $5.95 wines and Cocktails (20 + choices). Plus $5 Bar bites (Grilled Prawns, French Brie, Chef's Garlic Bread, and Bruschetta)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 6, 2019

Ends: September 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:45PM

What 2427 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

poor service
food all came at different times
back was very loud
overcooked duck but they did replace it
has been a favorite

s
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The grilled octopus was so tasty. Our service from the bar to the table was excellent. We enjoyed the flavors of all of our meals. The dishes are small. I am not that big of an eater and I thought it was perfectly proportioned. I was disappointed Open Table had Happy Hour as $1 oysters. This was not the case at all. The prices of the Happy Hour are more expensive than what was listed.

I would still recommend you try this restaurant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

It took over an hour to get any food, had to ask to get any of our food. Food was good but it was incredibly slow.

JG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a larger group for a birthday and we all had such a phenomenal time. The service was fantastic and the back patio is really cute.

MM
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Way too busy for the amount of servers. Food was pretty good, however it obviously sat waiting to be delivered to our table for quite a while as most all of it was rather cool; no where close to being hot off the grill.

We were celebrating two birthdays, (60 zero acknowledgement.

The host must have seen my notes because he knew I requested a "quiet" table, however none exists in this particular establishment.

The waiter tried hard and was very busy and overwhelmed, to a point where if it were me I likely would have quit on the spot.

Too packed, food too cold, service too slow. With all the options available for restaurants we will not return.

M
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming, neighborhood establishment. Definitely a must-visit-again, restaurant.

SN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isa's terrific and the best value in San Francisco

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isa took special care of our group, making our experience very personalized and exceptional. Thank you for caring about each and every one of your diners!

n
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love their prix fix menu! Every dish is excellent. The truffle risotto was the bomb! They need a full bar and better champagnes.

w
San Francisco
144 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to go for special occasions. Food is consistent but dishes are on the smaller portion size.

f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isa combines amazing food with great service. It's one of my default places in SF for occasions.

n
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Isa is one of those rare gems that is consistently good and offers great value. They have oysters for happy hour in addition to a great selection of wines. Always happy to come here.

G
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Isa. The service was excellent! Everyone; from our server, manager, runners were so nice. The prix fixe menu available was both substantial and delicious.

NG
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always excellent & healthy ! Very friendly & caring Owner + Staff. Always enjoy our dining experience at Isa!

SB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was very enjoyable. Good fodd and good service. Will definitely go again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worse customer service in my entire dining experience! Server Forgot one dinner, it eventually came out after everyone in our party (4) finished our meals, never served water, or asked about our meals. Not a very pleasant dining experience!!!

HR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly service. Great for large parties or just a party of two.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous meal.

RG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely

C
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very romantic ambience, food was excellent. We went for the prefixed menu, but even being vegetarians the menu had a handful of options for each course, and the food was excellent.

n
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Valentine's Day dinner was a disaster. Long waits, inconsistent service, food that was often cold. This may be an outlier, but I certainly won't go there again even if it's for casual dining.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

For Valentine’s Day, there was a lot of people and it was to be expected. The seating was very close that we could hear other people’s conversations. For the food, which was a 5 course meal, the food came out in the order of when it’s ready rather than receive both guests appetizers or entrees at the same time. Overall, our server was great and the food was delicious.

CS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, high quality food enhanced by skilled timed cooking, attentive service with a smile, and appreciated the staff giving me extra sauce for my unfinished chicken dish. I didn’t even ask for it either. It’s attention to little details like that that makes this place a favorite.

m
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always have a great meal there. Especially love the oysters on the half shell, prawns in butter sauce appetizer and the sweetbreads. Prices are a great value - especially the wines by the glass.

V
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time! Esteban was awesome, attentive but gave us space to enjoy our early Valentine’s Day date. He was able to answer our questions on the menu, provide suggestions, ensured our food was delivered with perfect timing, and we were on our way to our concert on time! Food was delicious, portions were good, as was the presentation. Dessert was tasty! Loved that we could enjoy happy hour prices on our drinks as well!

DO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great spot for restaurant week or any special menu they do. Converted back patio is lovely.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was mostly good overall but definitely not superb. The waiter that impressed me the most was likely the manager, judging by his behavior and body language. He was courteous, professional, and follows up on requests that I'd made. But I had one table runner who dropped off the dish and the spoon onto the table making a real loud spank noise, and just walked away like nothing had happened. Definitely not what I would expect from this level of restaurant. Food was mostly good. The carpaccio wasn't impressive because the taste of soy sauce completely covered over the fish. Salad was good and enjoyed it. Dessert was mediocre..

w
San Francisco
144 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve haven’t been back for quite awhile & decided to have dinner @ Isa to take advantage of Restaurant Week. We were not disappointed & realized that we need to return again soon. Our server was top notched and the special 4-course dinner was delicious!!!

CF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

During restaurant week Isa seemed very hectic. Our dishes came out of order and the food was thrown down on our table.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Table wasn’t ready so they sat us in the patio, which is fine. Only thing is that it was loud... but food is fantastic. We went for restaurant week... maybe that was the mistake. We left being hungry so we went across the street for a drink and some light food.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s SFRestaurauntWeek! 2020 fancy dining at it’s best in the Marina. Four course meal - alcohol optional. Food quality was great. Had a lot of fish/ veggie options. Good sized portions (not too small/ nor overly exuberant) with standard fancy plating. Flavors were palatable - my friend had scallops and I had sole fish pan seared. It was great! Will def suggest this restaurant to the next one who inquires about them. Will def need to try the duck, chicken or steak.

DO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This neighborhood restaurant has been a favorite for years. The food is consistently very good and we have never been disappointed there. Our last visit was during Restaurant Week, so service was a bit bumpier than usual because they were slammed. Other than this, service is consistently good. Have recommended Isa to many friends, all of whom have been pleased.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here with some friends for restaurant week. Really good food, spectacular service!!

N
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my experience the first time that I went twice during restaurant week. Such amazing food! The staff is working so hard to make restaurant week happen and I truly appreciate it. Feel very lucky to live close and excited to dine again here and use my special red envelope offers when I’m back from my trip in a month. Thank you again!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dinner and a great night to spend with a significant other or close friends. Was a great time overall and to go during restaurant week made for a great treat. Have already recommended to friends and will continue to do so.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and vibe!

K
San Francisco
27 reviews