Nopa - San Francisco

4.8
2621 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 2621 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMollyM
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very understanding that we were late. And the food was excellent.

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JennyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg out of this world amazing, food quality, vision and experience 🙌

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HeatherK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and attention to detail from the staff and kitchen. We look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot to sit, at the chef’s counter watching all the action. Our host expertly paired wines for each dish. The meals were all amazing, starting with the seasonal salad of corn, peaches, cucumbers and avocado, and ending with a peach cobbler dessert. All of it was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Parklets are very unpleasant. Wind blows in your back they the gaps. Food was mediocre for the 2nd time in a couple of months.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a 5:30 reservation and asked to be seated inside. Others who did not have a resy were seated inside though. Very disappointing because so many indoor tables were available. Service at the table was wonderful .

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Marco
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal very much!
Interesting mix of diners, particularly younger and more eclectic appearance.
Enjoyed meeting the hostess, Holly!

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ChloeC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, but it was quite loud so it was hard to hear my boyfriend when we were talking. It also was a little on the pricey side for the side dishes (they were small), but for the main dish, it was actually a good deal they gave us a GIANT pork chop that was the best pork chop I have ever had. A good place to go out just for the food, but you won't be able to talk that much.

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AmandaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Loved the food as always. Had requested a table further in the parklet off the sidewalk but because we were only 2 they wouldn’t do it. They only allowed larger parties in the nicer part which I found frustrating. They should work on their configuration. It’s a much better experience inside the parklet. Way warmer and off the sidewalk.

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MargaretA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food & great service. Would definitely go back!

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NPNR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, they brought a scoop of ice cream and a candle because will marked it was for a birthday, very thoughtful and made a great birthday experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopa is as it was pre-pandemic: amazing all the way around. Food was delicious, service (from Becca) was delightful. Thanks Nopa!

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dessert -- peach cobbler with roasted corn ice cream

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JimV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Nopa. It is the perfect neighborhood restaurant

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emilym
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful and delicious meal!!! Thank you!!!

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Pedrorod
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Appetizers were very large and very good ! Main course large and very good as well. We would come back.

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vipSusanC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's BACK! I love NOPA. The menu is always a nice blend of old favorites and seasonals. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and there were three of us. We started with the butter beans which have "replaced" the gigante beans starter - it's apparently the same thing with a different name. It was rich, earthy and nicely balanced. We also got the smoked trout (which is always a standout) - really fresh flavors and the trout is delicate and subtle, and the warm olives (esp delish here), savory monkey bread (good & popular). For entrees, we chose the bolognese spaghetti with fresh peas (really nice, rich sauce made lovely contrast to the peas and pasta perfectly al dente), the duck leg confit (perfect), and the porchetta. NOPA is famous for its pork chop and when I expressed my disappointment that it was not on the menu, I was told the porchetta had replaced it. I was skeptical (I'm not a big fan of a LOT of fat), but it was amazing. It was so delicious, and the fat was somehow not disgusting. I think my dining companions may have been jealous - it was *really* good. I had to take most of it home, despite having had help with it from my friends during the meal. For dessert it was cheesecake, a berry tartlet, malt ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. I'm not a big dessert person, but all of the selections were delicious - and they gave us a candle for the cake. :) All-in-all NOPA still delivers solid food, a creative and seasonal menu, a good wine list and delicious, carefully crafted cocktails. Worth it.

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Wendy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to go back to my favorite restaurant in SF. Dining outside in their parklet was very nice. Overhead heat lamp for each table. It was nice being outside on a beautiful night. Inside dining looked wonderful as well. Food and service were amazing, per usual. I'm happy to see Nopa is doing so well!

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Ahmad
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I have always been going to the Nopa ever since I moved here four years ago. However this experience out of the past half a dozen times that I’ve been, has been the worst due to service. They are usually on point with everything.

I completely understand that the industry is suffering hiring people right now and the parklet outside adding capacity doesn’t help with increase need of service either. I checked in 10 before my reservation and saw other people check in well after me to be seated immediately. I was seated 10 minutes after my reservation time and we had to wait 20 minutes for our cocktails. Our food came in a timely manner except for the main dish. That took 25 minutes and by that point we were already tired and full. The staff were kind, perceptive, and very professional albeit the host who completely neglected me for seating and for accommodating with a drink for waiting. I love the Nopa but this experience was not optimal considering I reserved 2 weeks in advance.

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JoanneD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Per usual, the food at Nopa was AMAZING, and the wait staff incredibly knowledgeable and attentive. We were sitting inside at a table for two next to a partition screen and the other side was quite noisy. I think it's where the take out orders are processed, but the sound of a machine repeatedly spitting out information was annoying.

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PersuedbyCougars
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food as always, but a very loud crowd that can even make it loud outside- not the restaurant’s issue but the clientele!

Nopa always does an amazing job, well worth a trip back out into the world to enjoy their delights

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The dinner was overpriced for what you get. The fried chicken had a dense crust and was oily.

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stormynight
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Uncomfortable shabby parklet, huge price increase on the burgers, bland tasteless meat.
Used to be our favorite place for the amazing burgers. We would go 4 times a year.
Will not go back.

I called from MI to inquire about the parklet/covid seating. Was assured it was quiet and nice ambiance. We had reservations for 2. They tried to put us on the sidewalk table that in not covid friendly and just annoying to have people walking next to your during a ‘nice’ meal. They said the parklet was only for large groups. Had to use a credit card to hold the reservation. They finally gave us a parklet seating. Bench was hard and uncomfortable.
One glass of sparkling wine, fried little fish, 2 burgers came to $92. Fried little fish were anchovies which would have been good to know. There were disgusting. Burgers were $24 and pre covid were $18.50. Meat quality was not up to previous and very bland.

Large group of drunk noisy people next to us.

Nopa - San Francisco
Responded on June 21, 2021

It appears that we did not meet the standards you expect of Nopa and we are sorry for that. We've been trying so hard to stay open, keep our staff employed, adjust to changing regulations, not get sick, care for our community and our family, serve delicious food, craft honest cocktails, and smile and project positivity. We tried to build a thoughtful, cozy parklet but we obviously missed your mark. Sorry you thought the fish were disgusting. They're local, caught fresh daily and we love them.

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kena
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at an outdoor table and were very impressed with the setup. Lot's of heaters! Everyone enjoyed there meals and the service was amazing! Get the fried chicken and the Monkey bread you wont be disappointed.

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JenniferA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That fried chicken was incredible! The service was absolutely top notch, it was one of my first times dining in a nicer restaurant in the last year and it was such a lovely experience. Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining with protection from wind and heating. Pork chop was outstanding.

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DanielDanielle
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always good to go to NOPA.
We enjoyed a late night celebration at the chefs counter, the staff are in great spirits and the food has remained outstanding over the years.

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johnno
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Dined outside on a foggy and windy SF evening. Table had an overhead heater but that couldn't keep us from feeling chilly. Temperature steered us towards more winter-y dishes.

We started with a delicious goats cheese and blueberries served with a mountain of crostini and some delicious bean dish. For entree I chose the porchetta and kale. The meat was delicious and kale was dressed well. We also chose the fish stew with polenta. Again this was of a very high standard. The whole meal was wonderful but I'll try and get a seat indoors next time.

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lainie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my sister and I would zoom and talk about what our post pandemic dreams were and eating at Nopa was top of the list. They have one of the most fully realized and beautifully built parklets ever. . .even the little side tables next to the parklet are kept warm by lovely, hanging pendant heaters that keep you and your food nice and warm. A HUGE shout out to the service staff. . .they do an incredible job under hard circumstances and the food never, ever disappoints. . .it is always excellent in every way. Nopa, we love you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve lived around the corner for a year and never stopped by, and we are so glad that we finally did! Such a cozy, fun and welcoming spot for casual dinner. Service was excellent, food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, incredible food, great service, and a perfect atmosphere. We ate outside, which I was hesitant of, but they did a great job making the space feel cozy and welcoming. The pandemic has not tarnished the legend that is nopa, and the pork chop is as delicious as ever! Can’t wait to go back.

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sofie
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was not attentive. He forgot to bring our wine bottle which we ordered when we ordered the food. We had to ask the buss boy to bring the wine when he brought the main course .
This is very unusual.

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vipMkbe
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopa is such an outstanding restaurant! The food is incredible and the staff is amazing

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MOONDRIFTER
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was an angel. The meal was perfection. So glad we made it in before our move!! 5 stars!

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RosieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dining experience at Nopa! The food never disappoints and the staff is absolutely wonderful. To add to it the parklett is extremely comfortable and warm, although I am looking forward to sitting at the bar again soon!

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locallover
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious and perfect.for a special treat. We love this restaurant and are.always treated well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner was handled with grace and culinary expertise.

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ShannaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, creative food, great atmosphere. Highly recommendec

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Emily
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the friendly and attentive service at Nopa and the food is always delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Natalie was outstanding, Good quality and large portions of food. A bit noisy.

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You can order delivery directly from Nopa - San Francisco using the Order Online button. Nopa - San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 864-8643.

Nopa - San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 2621 OpenTable diners.

Nopa - San Francisco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=d8dc8535.

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.