nopa - San Francisco

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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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4.5
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4.6
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IP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a work party brunch before going to Hamilton and everything went very smoothly. We got to our table on time and they accommodated our group putting our two tables together. The food was fabulous, especially the lamb and the baked egg dish. Drinks were lively and fun. Overall, great experience!

HN
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party was fortunate to be seated on the balcony, overlooking the restaurant and part of the kitchen, which greatly added to the experience. The ambience is relaxed, if slightly noisy, with most of our fellow guests dressed up slightly in business casual attire. Service was excellent. Get a reservation if you'd like to be seated quickly and don't be afraid to ask for recommendations as the menu seems to change seasonally.

Food-wise, every dish was exquisite and prepared quickly. My party commented that they'd never eaten tastier vegetables. If you'd like a surprising treat, try the brussels sprouts appetizer! We feasted on duck, porkchop, and spiced ham, as well, and had a few cocktails to full in any gaps left over from a delicious meal. None of the dishes were large, so the meal was filling but didn't leave us overstuffed. All of this came out to about $65/person, which I consider a good value.

j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere in a wonderful neighborhood. A SF must

MM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing but it felt very rushed throughout. Too expensive to be that rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It awesome! The food was excellent and our waitress provided attentive service my girlfriend and I’d anniversary!

KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with really great service. Really felt taken care of and the food has all the innovative tastes you would expect from a restaurant like this.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom toast was incredible - still thinking about. What a fabulous dining experience!

AB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with outstanding flavors. Very loud at brunch.

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great besides the fact that a birthday was forgotten nor were we ever offered dessert for the birthday. When i had made reservations I had noted that it was my girlfriends 25th birthday and thought we may have a dessert dropped with a candle but that never happened. Besides that, food was excellent.

HD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Nopa and it was a birthday celebration. We love her sister restaurant, Nopalito in the Sunset and heard great things about Nopa but it did not live up to our expectations at all. The food was overpriced for the quality and the drinks were just okay. The desserts weren't really special or extravagant, they were just ok. We felt it was overrated for the price. We wouldn't go back but that doesn't mean it would not meet other folks expectations; it just didn't meet ours.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nopa, always amazing, this trip was no exception. Great dining experience, keep up the good works folks!

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night at nopa. The food was really tasteful and the service was very polite and thoughtful. Would definitely recommend and will come back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Waiter seemed like we were bothering him. Very strange vibe. Chicken was dry. Been to nopa many times but was surprised by service and food not being up to par.

DS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place, such great food! We loved our experience. The only downside was the noise level - it was a bit hard to talk.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Portions are small but light and healthy. The service could be better but busy for brunch.

AT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopa is an amazing experience from start to finish. The restaurant is lively, the service is top-notch, and the food is excellent! I know chicken seems like a boring thing to order at a restaurant, but you will never eat a better chicken than at Nopa. A must-go place in San Francisco to eat.

GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

One of our favorite Brunches in the City! Amazing french toast and Bloody Marys.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopa delivers consistently excellent food and service, this visit was no exception. One of my favorite spots in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have a bad experience here. Just wish it was more easily available!

LS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Not vegetarian-friendly.
They make only 2 main plates vegetarian and the taste was not the best.
It's an ok place. Overpriced for what they serve.
And the waitress was a bit rude.

Very disappointed :/
Maybe for meat-eaters is better

TB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, and ambiance! I love the brunch menu options, especially the basic eggs and the house smoked bacon.

Y
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cornelius took very good care of us at the bar. He is no nonsense and will openly disagree with you if your alteration to a cocktail means you’re going to miss having the best possible experience with that drink. We will be back.

JV
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredibly creative food preparations. Lots of healthy menu options. Nice vibe. Young and hip clientele. But SO hard to get reservations. We also like killing 2 birds with one stone by going grocery shopping at the fantastic Bi-Rite next door before dinner than taking Uber home.

LG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special dinner here - every dish was delicious and the burger was really spectacular

JF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch, with a fabulous waitress, and scrumptious food!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopa is a classic in the Bay Area. We love coming every season to see what twist they'll do with their classic dishes and what seasonal options we'd hate to miss. Creative and comforting food in a lively environment makes Nopa a treat each visit.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really liked it but very expensive for what it is.

b
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was almost perfect. My friend and I split a little gem salad, mushroom toast (the best!), charred broccoli with anchovy and French fries. It was delicious and too much food. We had a chocolate panna cotta with grapes dessert which was strange and much better with the grapes off.

The cocktail mr pink, sounded better than it was. It tasted like grapefruit juice with a splash of vodka. Nothing complex.

I hope to go back soon.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good sized portions. The burger was truly delicious. We mentioned it was our anniversary and they sent us a complimentary dessert, which was really above and beyond. Service was great.

j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their kitchen and front of the house team consistently knock it out of the park.

U
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I usually enjoy Nopa but couldn’t find anything I liked on their limited menu. The vegetarian option was super heavy. Bread was good !

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal brunch

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BB
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Too loud. Food was mediocre. Wine service barely perfunctory.

JE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent! Our server brought a dessert with a candle for my son’s birthday, which made it special for him! This is the kind of service that keeps me coming back and is why NOPA has been around for so long.

R
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This place has a cool vibe and I like the open kitchen. It is described as Californian cuisine which it is but almost all the wines were Italian which was a bit of the disappointment. The wines were also over priced.the food was excellent with local ingredients. Our server was less than enthusiastic and not attentive at all. The rest of the staff is very good. Very noisy though.

NA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from the service to the food and drink. A little loud as the space itself isn’t so big, but it was incredibly enjoyable nonetheless

YA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nopa was a solid restaurant but overhyped. I went there for brunch and must have had expectations that were far too high! The food was pretty good - something I could have cooked myself. The service and ambiance were very fun. Maybe it's better for dinner but brunch was pretty overrated.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Brother got engaged. Celebration dinner.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, knowledgeable and friendly staff and a great setting and atmosphere.