nopa - San Francisco

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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.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I found ourselves in a position of having an early dinner so that we didn’t have to fight the traffic back to the East Bay. We stumbled across Nopa, and we were delighted with our entire evening. The bartender was able to suggest a spot-on tequila that catered to my tastebuds, and was very helpful in suggesting our entrees. The service at Nopa was friendly, enthusiastic, and timely. This a wonderful neighborhood restaurant that sets a very high bar, literally and figuratively. I would highly suggest Nopa for individual, couple, family and group dining.

RW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to go to in San Fransisco. Burger is recommended, but small. Selection of entrees is wonderful, though price points are a bit steep.

M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

San Francisco needs more late night, lively dinning. NOPA fills that void. The food is very good and the crowd interesting.

OT
Hawaii
141 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best late night dinner spots in SF. The burger is sublime- small stack of perfection with your choice of cheese. The rigatoni with duck - yum! Wait staff knows the wine list well. Let them choose.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Our waitress was the rudest waitress I have ever had.

KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I think they can do with a much better wine list. Ordered a 2015 Rioja which appeared to be a decent bottle of wine from a good vintage, however it was not at all good...was very disappointed with it, but the food was fantastic!

My recommendation is to pay the corkage and take your own wine!

GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place. Food is always delicious and staff are always friendly and accommodating. It has gotten a little more expensive over the past few years, but will still be back soon!

RK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

It took us two hours to receive our food. I gently let the waiter know that that was not acceptable. He apologized but was cool about it. This is the second disappointing experience at Nopa. It is overrated.

2
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy for Sunday brunch. Prompt seating. Good service. Good selection. The custard French toast is excellent. As is the house cured bacon. Great neighborhood spot

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! The restaurant is really beautiful and chic, the whole atmosphere was very fun. Service was exceptional despite it being totally packed. Love this place!

HS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quite busy on Saturday lunch. Quick seating by staff. Service is great. Decent choice of food. French Toast and Pork were good. Grapefruit drink was also fresh. Parking might be tricky

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good food and ambiance. Great for a group. Would be a little noisy for a date.

SU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the dinner at NOPA. The food was fresh and well presented.

d
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice lively place. A bit loud on a Saturday evening.

ZH
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Seriously, nopa is one of the best restaurants in the city.

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

Excellent and consistent food. Sat upstairs and had partial view of the kitchen which was nice to watch. Had the burger this time and it was one of the best I’ve had anywhere. Also enjoyed the chicken liver pate. The bread that came with the pate was warm, but a little greasy like it was deep fried.

JC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best meal, drinks and service to be found in SF.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great first time experience at Nopa. Bartenders and server were very nice and helpful. Food was great. Ambiance was lively but not too noisy (on second level). Prices pretty much fit the experience.

OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food at Nopa is always interesting and flavorful and this visit was no exception. We had many fantastic dishes with the only complaint being some slightly undercooked rice. That’s why they get 4 for food this time rather than 5.

However, the service was terrible this time. We were seated and it was over 15 minutes before anyone came to our table and then only because I stopped another server and asked. The our sever came and took our order. But after that the service dropped off again. Our server often stopped by other nearby tables but somehow never stopped to see us. Nor did she even make make eye contact. I’m not expecting “fine dining” service because it’s not that kind of place but the lack of any sort of attentiveness was annoying!

MM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. We had a late night reservation and it took over an hour for the food to come. The waitress at one point told us our food would be right out and then came back and said it would be another 15 minutes. One of our orders was for soup and the other for a burger so these are not complex items.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Went here with my girlfriend to treat her out for her birthday and the service was pretty bad for how much hype this place gets. The waiter was stand-offish and hurrying us up the entire time, they messed up one of the orders which we ended up having to send back once to get corrected, then back again because they didn’t correct it, and all the staff we encountered while there were not nice at all. Good thing this whole experience didn’t ruin the entire night (which it initially did)! Not planning on ever coming back. Recommend going elsewhere for a special occasion!

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They have the best French toast in town

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way

l
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant at least 50 times - it never disappoints. However, had to write this review because my last visit was exceptionally amazing. The pork chops were perfect. They had a different topping/side accompanying them than I've ever had (and we have pork chops every time we go) and it was amazing. Also, we decided to spring for the fries, which he have never had, and we were able to get a half order! This size was perfect for testing (but also more than enough to satisfy) and not surprisingly, the fries and homemade dip and ketchup were delicious too. I hope nopa is always with us. I don't know what I would do without it.

SF
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite SF restaurant. Never disappoints. Consistently amazing, exceptional service from the hostess, servers, wait staff. NOPA has the winning recipe for success. Kudos to them!

AA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Nopa!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disengaged server. Cold eggs. Very disappointing

RG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to nopa dozens of times since it first opened. Each one of those experiences has been a delight. I’m still thinking about my dinner from earlier this week.

MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. We each had a cocktail, shared a tasty appetizer and then the chicken and pork chop which both were delicious. Server did a great job of allowing us space/privacy but checking in and being present when necessary. Ambiance was not too loud but lively.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Small but interesting menu, also very creative drinks menu, one of two main courses arrived 10 minutes after the initial one, disappointing but in the end the late meal was complementary, much appreciated. We'll go back.

OT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious just like always . Amazing food and service!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Expensive but the food and wine was amazing. Every dish was my favorite. Great atmosphere - lively but really easy to talk. Comfortable booths. Great lightly. Would return for sure and highly recommend, especially for special occasions.

F
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had early reservation at 5:30 - initially given table in back of restaurant with a view of the BR. They were very accommodating when we asked for a change in seating. Service was excellent and food creative and appropriately priced. Environment interesting and eclectic. Noise level on second floor high bu could still carry on a conversation. Will hopefully return in the not too distant future

SS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the time we were seated we were treated to exceptional service and ordered family style. Every dish we ordered was delicious and I would definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Fin de año

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V fun! I ordered the grilled squab and it was delicious! Thanks for the great service on NYE. Will def be coming back for another date night!

EB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for NYE and it was great. Food and service were excellent.

N
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sunday Dec 29 early evening - The tall waitress in the communal table area by the door was having a bad night! She seemed very bothered that we had to stand in her service area as we were waiting for our table. She said to us a few times “excuse me” in a very rude tone. When my mom tried to take an empty high seat at the communal table (trying to get out of the waitress way), the waitress told my mom the seat is taken. I don’t understand why she wouldn’t let us sit while we wait for our assigned table. It was not our fault to be in her way, because this ridiculous restaurant will not seat customers until 5:30pm (we were 3 mins early).

d
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit to Nopa (first time was almost five years ago!) and it’s just as I remembered it to be. Food prepped with seasonal veggies and fruits; everything cooked to perfection. The best part? Just the right amount of seasoning. Thank you Nopa!!