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About Isa

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. This is a restaurant not to be missed in San Francisco.

3324 Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French American, Californian, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Friday - 5:30 - 10:00pm
Saturday - 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday - 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Chestnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 567-9588

Website:
http://www.isarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available.

Parking Structures Nearby:
• Lombard Street Garage.
Lombard between Webster & Buchanan (alley between Fillmore and Webster)- 3 blocks
• Metered Public Parking Garage
on Pierce Street between Lombard and Chestnut - 2 blocks
• Wells Fargo Bank (after 6pm)
entrance at Chestnut or Lombard between Steiner and Fillmore - 1 block

Public Transit:
Muni line 43: Exit Lombard @ Pierce
Muni line 45: Exit Union @ Fillmore
Muni line 30: Exit Chestnut @ Fillmore
Muni line 28: Exit Lombard @ Fillmore
Muni line 22: Exit Fillmore @ Lombard.

Executive Chef:
Founder Luke Sung

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our bi-level patio received the Best of City Search for 2010. We can accommodate up to 65 people or rent the partial patio.

Specials

$5 - Happy Hour Special

Specials

$5 - Happy Hour Special
Details

Select Wines by the glass and Fresh Soju Cocktails for $5

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: August 23, 2017

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-6:45PM
Tue-Fri 5:30PM-6:45PM
Sat 5:00PM-6:45PM

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Private Dining

Our heated patio is available for private parties, and is the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner, graduation celebration, birthday party, and more!

Isa Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Special Occasion (18)
Romantic (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Cozy (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We unfortunately had to wait over an hour and a half for appetizers and it was extremely loud. While the staff was friendly that level of service is unacceptable.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food and great atmosphere - this would be a great place for a date or an anniversary!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is excellent! I enjoyed the food and the $5 wine. Definitely will go back

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful experience at Isa. The food was incredible and the service was wonderful. It was worth the drive from the South Bay - we will be returning!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

great food valentine's day special near theater in every way excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines day
The price is to big and the food os not the best

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrible service. We got there at 8:45 and by 10:45 we still hadn’t received our entree. The waiter rudely told us he forgot to put in our entree then asked “do you even want it?” Totally rude and ruined our Valentine’s Day. We ended up just leaving and not having our dessert. Will never return

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines fixed menu was full of options and each course was interesting and very good. Restaurant was at capacity so service suffered a bit but i still found the wait staff to be knowledgable.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Went there for Valentines Day and the prefix menu of five course is so delicious and perfect. They were able to accommodate with non seafood eaters like myself. Will definitely go back for the Truffle Risotto! ❤️

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We went there on Valentine's Day. The outdoor seating was warm and lovely. Table and plate were minimum decorated. Food was designed to be served swiftly on a holiday occasion, nothing fancy but tasty nevertheless. We had 4 different waitors checking on us and all were lovely. Overall great value!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This place is great. We had enjoyed the risotto, salmon carpaccio, and goat cheese

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Really nice staff and delicious food. The mushroom risotto is great. On the pricey side for food, but not overwhelming. A little slow with coming to our big group of 8 with taking orders, drinks, etc in the beginning. Otherwise, a staple restaurant and one that I'll come back to frequently.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Hey find meal with our son who is visiting from Tokyo. Among other things we had crab salad, Muscles, fish of the day, Lamb and tuna tartare. All were excellent. Our server was great. My only complaint is that the ambience was nothing special and the tables were too close together. That aside we are Shirley to go back because of the quality Of the cuisine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Isa is amazing. I have been twice now: once with a group of 5 other people and we sat in the lovely outdoor space in the back of the restaurant, and once for a date. Between the 2 visits, since this is a share plates kind of place, I have had almost everything on their menu and every single item was delicious. Definitely a gem in the Marina/Cow Hollow area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved it! This is my second visit to Isa in the past two weeks. It is that good and the service is that great! Jonathan was our server on both occasions. His ability to make you feel welcome and knowledge of the food and wine list is a bonus to the entire experience. What a delight! You can’t go wrong with any of the menu choices. Each one is different and every bite is delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic as always! This restaurant has never disappointed me and it's great to see it continuing to strive. We went on the last evening of Restaurant week and it was packed. We sat at the bar and had a delightful meal. Thank you!

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really enjoyed family dinner at Isa. Food and service were great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I have been twice before and was impressed, but this time it was a disappointment. We visited during restaurant week and the entire place was packed. The food options were good, but everything felt rushed and mass produced. The dishes came out at different times, but they weren't designed to be family style or tapas so it left one person just watching the other eat. The bread and butter was good and I loved the creme brûlée. For the high price tag I would expect much better service and food quality.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The restaurant week menu included several options for each course, all of which were delicious and of good value. The food was delicious as always, the steak and scallops were perfect. I have never been disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great experience for SFRestaurant week! But we thought the food was okay and not outstanding though done well although there was a lot of hype about it. The service was good though... and the ambience is nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Went during SF Restaurant Week--it was all very delicious! Took away one star on food because the steak, while delicious, was not warm enough--it was a little cooler than room temp which threw me off. However it was still very tasty.....just the wrong temp.

The salmon carpaccio also didn't wow us as much of the other dishes did in terms of flavor.

Everything else was perfect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

went on restaurant week - superb food - attentive but unobtrusive service - loved space in the back - this was my favorite of the restaurants i selected

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great value for their prix fixed menu. My only complaint is that the first course came out together but the second and main entree came out at different times. It was just the two of us and why would you seved on plate at a time?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for the tonight for the SF restaurant week menu. This was quite the perfect way to showcase the food; it was prix fixe but you had different choices for the 4 course meal. The arugula salad was actually arugula; not a the previous dinner where they served me radicchio.
My wife and I shared most of the meal but we ordered separately . The soup was light but the fennel was still present and well balanced. Then the salmon and mussels were next and they salmon was okay with the capers making it the tartare. The mussels nice and small but slightly over cooked but the sauce was great it had an umami to it that complemented onion and tomatoes, I wish was more sauce at the bottom of the dish.
For the mains we had the scallops and steak. The scallops were perfectly cooked with a mash potato and vegetable. A nice seer to caramelize and bring the sweetness out. The steak was good nice flavor with the sauce and fingerling potatoes roasted just right.
Finally the dessert creme brûlée and semifreddo with almond flavors. They were what you expected nice balance creamy mousse almond flavor with 3 cookies . The creme brûlée had nice brûlée on top nice crack to it and the creamy texture was just right not too dense.
This was a nice surprise and the was some passion in the cooking and will highly likely to be back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Isa is very consistent with their dishes. We’ve been here many times so we know what to order, and what we expect always meets expectations.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food, great guest service, but don't think the food worth that much money

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Friendly service, good food, good portions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

SF restaurant week menu is superb. Portions are just right. Great food overall. Definitely will go again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Isa’s Restaurant Week menu offered a wide selection of food compared to other places. Portions are decent and each dish had a good amount for two people to share. My favorite was the scallops! Their complimentary bread was crunchy and addicting.

The patio seating is cute and romantic - perfect for a date or specific occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. Will definitely come back with a bigger group.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had prixe fix menu (it was restaurant week). Four courses was more food than we could consume, but all of it was delicious. The yellow fin tuna was melt-in-your-moth delish! Duck breast had a reduction sauce that was fantastic. Mussels were very good too. Only the arugula salad was ho-hom. The service was great & they were especially fast because they knew we had theater tix. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was ok, service was bad, but the owners quickly rectified

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Restaurant week 4-course dinner for $40/person. Kind people but just not very good food. Too bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

great restaurant with excellent food. We went with some friends and they also thought the food was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Came here as a random choice because it was close to our hotel and we couldn't have been happier with our experience.

I and my boyfriend agreed this was the best meal we've had in a long time. At first glance the pricing looked a bit high for our tastes but I'd say it was well worth the cost.

It was pretty crowded which made the place a bit noisy, but we lucked out with a cozy little window seat and really enjoyed ourselves.

This place certainly delivered on great food and a nice experience. I would come back here again next time I'm in San Fransisco.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Friendly server and very accommodating (too bad I forgot his name). We enjoyed the pre-fixe menu during the Restaurant Week. The mussels were delicious, the sole was moist and crispy, and loved the scallops. I thought the duck was a little gamey for me, but it was moist and tender. My friends enjoyed them just the same. We all enjoyed the warm toasty bread that we constantly asked to be refilled. The $1 oysters were really good and went well with our great cocktails! A great meal was had with great friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Exceptional food and unreal service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This restaurant is, and always has been, fabulous. Great value and wonderful food with excellent service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The staff was very attentive and friendly. Couldn't have asked for a better one especially since we asked for a lot of bread and butter throughout the meal. The food was delicious but we were quite disappointed with how we were given our food at different times. As a party of six, we wanted to eat each course around the same time. Our appetizers were given noticeably far apart and it was worse when it came to our second course. Our food had gone cold by the time everyone was served their second plate and it was really disappointing for our celebration. Our servers were great- their kitchen needs to work on working faster for their price point. Maybe go with just another person so there's not too many dishes to wait on.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and service. We’ve been back multiple times.

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