nopa - San Francisco

4.7
2558 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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vipSueHB
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son is a chef in San Francisco and took me to Nopa last Saturday night when I was in town for a visit. What a wonderful meal. The food was interesting and delicious. We started with the little fried fish, so good, Little Gem salad, smoked trout, olive oil tuna, Pappardelle and country pork chop. All I have to say is they were all amazing! The service was excellent and so was the wine. I would highly recommend this place to those that love a great restaurant experience

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DavidB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty food and great environment. Portions were a little small. One cocktail was delicious, the other tasted watered down. Definitely worth going back.

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RayO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good drinks, good crowd. What else do you need?

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LouisB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

food was deliclious, quite special. The room was way too loud, even in the mezaanine.

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MargalitR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Burger was great, fish was meh.

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vipakpk
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another wonderful brunch experience. We had a pork shoulder dish and the custard French toast. Both were delicious and I really liked my sparkling wine as well! Good service and upbeat, good ambiance.

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Cathy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great drinks and yummy food. Good vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the foods!

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vipAnitaMW
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal of small plates. The celery soup was our favorite and to die for. We liked our smoked trout plate and the flatbread. The little fish were OK (I should have remembered what smelt tasted like from my youth). Our drinks were lovely.

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Regular2019
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was okay. Nothing to write home about. No real standouts. The mezzanine tables aren’t as good as first floor. The ambiance is lousy upstairs. Food was meh. If you need to meetup to eat and have trouble finding a place, it is fine. But it wouldn’t be my first choice.

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matB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food, good enough service. Overall awesome

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vipLarryS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely want to go again!

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jcjc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Hard to go wrong with anything on the menu, which changes seasonally. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch date on a birthday trip. Would definitely return.

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DexterL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Never disappointed. Our top five go-to restaurants for guaranteed great experience.

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Andy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Kinda disappointing service (everything took a long time but no one acklowdged it)

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Sophala
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopa is always fabulous, at 11:30pm or for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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RogerW
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.

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vipMassimo
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
145 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.

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

Our waitress was the rudest waitress I have ever had.

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vipKannanR
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!

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TanaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Sat upstairs and smoke from the kitchen would fill the area when they stirred the coals

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GriffinG
San Francisco
2 reviews
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!

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RebeccahK
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.

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vip2kgougher
San Francisco
50 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

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vipTree802
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!

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07HSouthernCali
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

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

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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dasmortes
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipZakH
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
38 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!

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MaryannM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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nopa - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 2558 OpenTable diners.

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