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Nopa - San Francisco

4.7
4.7
2997 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 864-8643

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Laurence Jossel

  • Neighborhood

    North Panhandle / USF

  • Cross street

    Hayes

  • Parking details

    Street parking may be available. Please allow time to find a spot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,997 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Californian

  • San Francisco

    Californian

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  1. BS

    BSinger

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Based on how packed the early seating was mid-week, Nopa doesn't really need another 5 star review, but I will post it, any way. I reached out to my millennial niece who knows all the great SF restaurants for a birthday celebration with my bestie girlfriend. Nopa, one of her top 3, ended up being the perfect celebratory choice. The wait staff is so friendly, professional, well-trained and patient—we never felt rushed and Mel was just Fab. We ordered drinks and then shared a salad, fish and vegetarian dishes, and the best ice cream I ever tasted for dessert (I’m not going to admit to having put their perfection French fries on the table for early snacking with our drinks). Everything tasted absolutely delicious. Perfectly prepared. Though the restaurant was fully packed, we were able to hear each other perfectly. For me, Nopa is a true Celebration restaurant and I can’t wait to celebrate at Nopa’s again!
  2. HO

    HOPR4eva

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The burger was reliably delicious. The fried chicken was okay. Very flavorful herb brine used for the chicken but the crunchy outer piece was so hard it could cut the roof of your mouth. Wood baked gigante beans were a surprise. So good.
  3. JA

    JohnA

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    NOPA needs a reboot. Both the service were spotty. The burger was served cold, overcooked and had an “off” look, taste and texture to it. It had a greasy, foie gras feel to it vs the texture of ground beef. It was left uneaten with no acknowledgment from staff (it was taken off the bill). The pork chop, on the other hand came bloody, not rare but bloody. There was very little follow-up by the waiter/servers and they gave us someone else’s bill at the end. NOPA needs to get back to the basics: good food, good service. A real disappointment.
  4. MS

    MichelleS

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner at Nopa! Our waiter was super attentive and very helpful to us in selecting our cocktails and food items. We had the bread, which was divine, the fried brussel sprouts, warm goat cheese crostini, country pork chop, which was very large, the cheese burger, and the pappardelle with bolognese and butternut squash. All of the main dishes were large enough to share and we ended up taking a lot of food home. We also had the salted chocolate chip cookies for dessert and they were warm and very good. A perfect ending to the meal. Not too big but just a little something sweet. I have been to Nopa several times over a period of years and never been disappointed.
  5. OS

    OmeadS

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Burger was super disappointing after all the hype
  6. MR

    MaryR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful latkes, pork chops and vegetarians stews. Something for everyone.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have more than 400 wineries in Napa region, not to mention east bay, South Bay and central coast. There were no Pinot from California. Diligent to support local and state businesses.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We came here for my birthday dinner. I booked a 6 pm reservation and arrived ~5:30 pm to see a long line already queued. The host staff was terrific and quickly processed everyone once they opened their doors. They were kind enough to seat us 15 minutes earlier than our reservation. The restaurant was nearly full by 6 pm. Support staff was milling about checking customers' needs from beginning to end. We loved the food. My husband ordered the mushroom toast and porkchop. I had the goat cheese appetizer and fried chicken. Portions were generous. Wines, however, were not our favorite, and unfortunately, we could not find anything on the dessert list, which was a bummer given it was my birthday dinner. Unfortunately, the service from our server was the bare minimum and did not match the efforts of the rest of the team at NOPA. Overall, it was the bare minimum level of waiter service, not up to NOPA or SF standards. I will send NOPA more specific feedback directly. Heads up, give yourself ample time to find parking in this neighborhood. We drove around for about 15 minutes before we found one a few blocks away.
  9. SM

    ShMay

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Loved the potato latka trout small plate, mushroom toast, and gigante beans. Wine list is AWESOME and so is the team there. People who work there are passionate about their work and lovely to be around. I always feel at home at Nopa. Thanks, Nopa Team!!!
  10. ES

    ElijahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing,completely worth the hype, I would go over and over again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal, warm hospitality, beautiful relaxed atmosphere.
  12. AM

    AlexanderMC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    Not good for those going alone and don’t want the bar / need some back support while sitting. For single parties, standard seating = bar seating. There should have been a separate category for bar seating on Open Table. I arrived 15 min after they opened and there were plenty of unfilled tables. When I left, there were still tables available.
  13. RG

    RonG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always order the flatbread! Best pork chops anywhere!!
  14. MB

    MaryB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite SF restaurant…..we love everything about it!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had a reservation for 6:15, and due to the difficulty parking in the area we had to ask the restaurant to hold the table for 15+ minutes, which they graciously did and we appreciated. The restaurant was very loud and energetic, and the seating arrangement was pretty tight. The food was solid, but not spectacular especially considering the prices. I ordered the fried chicken which I thought was delicious, but would not say it’s worth almost $30 as it comes alone — I was hoping it would come with a vegetable or some kind of side. I can see the appeal for Nopa as a restaurant to visit with a large group and order 5/6+ dishes to sample everything, but as a 1:1 date spot it fell short of expectations for me.
  16. A

    Arcadia

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The cocktails and appetizers were great. The main entrees were subpar. The chicken was dry. The pasta lacked depth. The lamb was not seasoned properly. I would definitely recommend to go there for their appetizers and cocktails.
  17. MB

    MollyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and awesome cocktail/wine menu and seasonal food menu!
  18. m

    mhbrehmer

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always
  19. AB

    AlmaB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Ashwinny, whom we have had before, is an exceptional employee. She is conscientious, knowledgeable and an asset to the restaurant!
  20. NF

    NapaFoodie

    San Francisco

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service as usual. Our regular dinner reservation for my wife's birthday as it's her favorite SF restaurant.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dishes are very well executed. Perhaps only expected it to be a little more inventive with simple dishes like fried chicken. Overall would come back for the food quality
  22. J

    Judyz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service, also very cozy place to dine in.
  23. N

    Nicki123

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I used to love NOPA, but this time I was disappointed. The burger that I have always loved was just not as good. The service was very slow. We had to sit outside and we waited for 20 minutes just to get out first round of drinks. I feel as though they are overpacked with not enough staff. For the amount of money you are paying it just didn’t match the experience.
  24. M

    Marta

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Long wait because the table before us took a while to leave. The staff was apologetic and accommodating providing us with free items and discounts, but there was some miscommunication between the various staff members which resulted in an awkward conversation about our bill. The food was extremely mediocre and way overpriced. Lots of drink options but my friend were not fans of the vodka martinis (too much vermouth) and couldn’t finish them.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was quite subpar—we never got checked on in a timely fashion or at all after most courses; had to flag server down to get a second drink; entree was very poor and had to wait so long for server to come by to tell her that it basically ruined the meal. The tiny chef’s counter is not very comfy and the dining room as a whole is overpacked and far too loud. The smoked brisket was dry and stringy. Some dishes were quite good—butter beans and roasted veggies—but the salad had a bitter taste, the cocktails were far too sour and the papperdelle way over sauced. Desserts were mediocre. At this price point the service should be good enough that you can order a different drink if you want one or point out that the entree is over cooked. Sadly I doubt we’ll try this one again, there are lots of better choices at this price point.
  26. f

    foodieinsf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food is ok - not worth the hype. Service was good.
  27. O

    Olya

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and wine were very delicious, but by 8pm the staff already looked tired (though still very very kind and attentive), the pace of the place seems relentless and makes it feel a bit stressful, rather than sort of fun and convivial.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great server, had a wonderful evening!
  29. D

    Dreamer

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun night with friends combined with great food equals a fantastic time for all. Margo was a fantastic server and added to our evening! Will definitely be back and hoping to see Margo again.
  30. n

    niccoley

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to see nopa has held strong! First time going back in a few years, still consistent good food. Thanks!
  31. s

    sfdiner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!! We got the latkes with smoked trout and they did not skimp on the trout! We also ordered the pork chop & the black cod both were absolutely delicious and my friend ate the entire pork chop! Finished our meal with the pumpkin pie was wonderful. Would get that again!
  32. MN

    MonteN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pretty perfect a little noisy though . Service was prompt
  33. ME

    MonicaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Nopa is delicious, the service is very kind and the place is beautiful.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience4
    For a restaurant of this caliber you should have more gluten free options.
  35. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Much appreciated. Thank you. RER
  36. p

    petergunnzz

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the chefs counter and was able to talk to the head chef. Loved everything from the service to the food. As always another great experience.
  37. H

    Hayii

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We hadn't been here since pre pandemic. WoW everything was fabulous. Staff is super friendly. Highly recommended
  38. E

    Esteban

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food n staff very good place overall. Good
  39. g

    goldengate27

    Caribbean

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very lively Excellent cuisine Attentive staff Great customer service Very loud making it difficult to speak to each other
  40. KD

    KatD

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance in NOPA was fantastic! I highly recommend reserving table as this place has long wait on peak hours. Give yourself time to also look for parking because the neighborhood is busy. For food, pork chop is probably the best out of all the food we ordered (fried chicken, duck, and burger). The burger had bacon which was burnt, didn't like the char taste. The fried chicken was ok, I've had better although it was crispy and juicy. The duck was a little too undercook for our liking. Smoked trout, roasted root veggies and mushroom toast were ok. The warm goat cheese and braised pork with risotto for starters were delicious! Overall, I still recommend the restaurant and make sure you get the pork chop!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Nopa - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 2997 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 74 times today
Google Map for Nopa - San Francisco

560 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hayes

  • Neighborhood

    North Panhandle / USF

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking may be available. Please allow time to find a spot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Laurence Jossel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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