nopa - San Francisco

4.8
2090 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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nopa is a San Francisco gathering place north of the Panhandle, serving urban rustic food and specializing in organic wood-fired cuisine. We serve simple food created with seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday through Thursday, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Friday and Saturday. 6:00pm - 1:00am
(Bar opens at 5pm with light snacks available until 6pm)

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am-2:30pm
(Bar open 11:00am-11:00pm)
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Phone number
(415) 864-8643
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Laurence Jossel
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Cross street
Hayes
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Parking details
Street parking with public parking for a fee available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2090 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NOPA never fails to deliver a wonderful evening of food, service, and friendliness. We can't visit San Francisco without coming to NOPA at least once. After many years, it's still a hot reservation to get, the food is outstanding and the service is attentive and friendly.

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fairly noisy, but the food was excellent. I'm not big on french toast but Nopa's is noteworthy.

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Servers were friendly and helpful and the food was beyond good and fresh.

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MO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service delivering wonderfully delicious and exciting food.

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Y
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Solid 6.5 in terms of food. The drinks were also decent. Great to go for a first time dinner but not sure if I’ll come back, maybe eventually will check out the brunch.

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Only very minor remarks on the food - overall it's a 360° strive for perfection. Very close to the European "Roots centric" new generation of chefs. But with a Frisco twist.
Extra kudos for the staff.

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GG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared 4 small plates... all were prepared well and very tasty... especially the avacado toast! Can’t wait to go back and try other selections.

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e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. The ambiance was buzzy, the service prompt and helpful and the food delicious

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Y
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pork chop ever?

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service, excellent bar and wine list. Always a pleasure.

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NH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very impressed with the overall quality of the food, especially given that they’ve been in business for quite a while now. I loved all the oven-baked dishes, particularly the butter beans. The lamb shank special we ordered was perfectly cooked, very flavorful and not at all greasy. Wonderful selection of wines by the glass and also a bottle of California verdejo was unique and delicious!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Server who brought our food was rude

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in town and overall all the food we ate was delicious

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bone-in ribeye was amazing. Drinks, food and service were great.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a friend in town

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FB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first time here, as a friend said that the pork chops were great...so I was a bit apprehensive, but the place totally delivered. We had the broccoli and avocado appetizers...yummmm, but the big winner was the pork chop, done to perfection...just moist enough and soooooo tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Terribly hyped restaurant. Food was very bland and below average. Would never recommend anyone to go there.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A good restaurant with an interesting choice of food plates but TOO Noisy.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

My family came to visit from out of town to celebrate my brother’s birthday! We were so excited to try this place since it got great reviews and is always being booked out. The ambience is great with large windows, packed restaurant, and people at the bars sipping on drinks. Our waiter was personable and friendly, gave great recommendations on food and wine. Most of us got the famous pork chops— which weren’t bad but for the price and hype, we expected more. The early girl tomato salad was delicious but also a little pricey. The cherry on the cake (pun intended) was when they charged us $15 for a cake that we brought in (called in the previous day to see if this was okay). I understand the concept of the “cakeage fee” but honestly there was nothing special about the presentation of the sliced cake, no fanfare or anything. I wish there was more transparency about the pricing because we would’ve just eaten the cake at home instead of being charged $15 (or essentially half the price of the cake). Coming from a state where restaurants frequently gift the birthday person a dessert, this was a disappointment and we won’t be back.

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ML
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

WE enjoyed the food and the decor although it could be a bit noisy.

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BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid, tasty food. It was clear that some algorithms were employed, however: red-pepper coulis was present on a number of dishes, as well some form of panzanella. Drinks were well-crafted, and the service was quite good.

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VC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fifth time there, second time for brunch. Their Custard French Toadt is to die for

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch place only. Food was good, but not exceptional, it is a bit overrated. Had the French toast (didn't like it much), salmon was good, burger good. IPA exceptional

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Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall good. Our preferred was the egg in a hole. Very tasty compared to the pork shoulder and the applewood sausage.

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LF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

So good, we had the corn chowder with salmon and bolognaise and avocado on toast and it was all totally delicious. Best meal of our 7 weeks trip, with 47 nights eating out and across 4 countries!!

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L
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved nopa! Will come back! Super friendly servers and awesome food!

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IL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch spot. Has a very trendy vibe. The food was fantastic, very fresh and aesthetically pleasing but more importantly, tasted GREAT!

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NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall Nopa is a great place to have a nice dinner. For this specific occasion I had a reservation made for 9:30pm and did not get sat until 9:50pm. Once sat it took ~20 mins for a server to come and take our order. After that we didn't get our food for another hour. The wait was incredibly long for food which took down from the whole experience.

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Munich
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Brunch with great service and excellent selection and quality of food. Can really recommend this restaurant.

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in SF! We love bringing out-of-town guests here because the menu is always fresh, innovative, and high quality!

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

The best. Never fails to disappoint. My fav restaurant in sf

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We finally lucked out and were able to get a reservation at Nopa. It lived up to the hype. The food and service is outstanding once you can get in. The space is large and can be on the noisy side but it was an overall wonderful dinner.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burgers and fries at Nopa are practically a tradition now. Always dependable, consistent in quality and well, just plain fun. Eating well is how they roll. The avocado toast is really good!

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and very nice server; however, very loud and crowded, and something we didn’t order was on our bill.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was awesome, but our waiter was not friendly and did not look like he enjoyed being there. Also, he let our water glasses go and stay empty. We had to ask to get refills

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LR
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Nopa. To us it’s the San Francisco version of a lively Parisian neighborhood bistro. You know you are in the city and that is part of the fun. We have never had a less than stellar experience here. The food and service as always were great this brunch visit. The standouts were the bacon, cured right here at the restaurant, our creative egg dishes and we f course the peach cinnamon roll and French toast. Our server Ben was amazing. Kind, knowledgeable, efficient and Lo the hostess was awesome. As was every person who came to our table and th always incredible bar staff. Until next time!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved being able to stop in after Outside Lands! It was the perfect energy

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DA
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service was lacking. Our server was nice but there were times she would ask us questions then walk away before waiting for an answer. Why bother to ask? I know that they were bumping until 1am, but that seemed a bit rude. I would definitely recommend the leg of lamb but it looks like their menu changes. I wasn’t disappointed with anything that we ordered. :)

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ET
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always crowded for a reason. It's just good. NOPA is anchored by an excellent bar and great service. The food, is extremely well executed. Though this could be because the menu hasn't changed much in years and they really know what they are doing with what they make. Sadly, like everything in SF, prices have inched up over the years. The pork chop remains worth it, but while the flat bread is really good and burger may be among the best in the city, they are not the "hidden value" of the restaurant they once were. Still, as a whole experience, NOPA easily beats most restaurants in and above its "class". Recommended!

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San Francisco
508 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good but Nope is no longer a bargain.

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