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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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

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
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really liked it but very expensive for what it is.

b
San Francisco
19 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.

C
Miami
9 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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Brunch was decent, certainly not the caliber I’m used to at NOPA for dinner.

M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Beautiful space
Great service

ZB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation but got there a little early and ended up sitting at the bar to wait for our table. The bar staff were so friendly and cool that we decided to just have dinner there.
The food was beyond amazing and we can’t wait to go back as soon as possible! We shared the Warm Goat Cheese and Blackberries app, I had the steak and vegetables while she had the pasta bolognese and we split the sourdough fritters for desert. 10/10 on all fronts.

CA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy and hip yet comfy joint with plenty of buzz. Loved the bar where you could eat or have a drink before table was ready. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would definitely recommend it. Great service too.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved this place!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and always great service!

O
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There were 4 of us and we've been numerous times before and the food is always great. The service very good. My only complaint was that the cocktail I ordered was very short...oddly so. For the prices, they shouldn't be stingy - error perhaps? Don't know. But we do like the restaurant and will go back. One other minor thing - the place is hopping noisy, which is fine -- but they were playing some kind of background music and the only thing you could hear was a loud thumping bass which wasn't great - detracted from the fun ambiance. Was probably a fleeting choice of music - but who needs music when it is so loud to begin with.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed brunch with family. Everything ordered was delicious. Highly recommend for brunch!

TD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

There was a curly blonde hair in my food from the curly blonde hair waiter. He was very nice but I just pushed it to the side as I didn’t want to embarrass him or myself on my date.:( sucked. You guys should consider pulling hair back.

BB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great kitchen and service, serving late. Consistently, reliably wonderful. We love it!

DE
New Mexico
60 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food but quite noisy. Probably won’t repeat.

h
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the custard french toast, a single to share, and it was perfect. I had the soft scrambled egg plate which had lovely flavors an my husband had the sausage that we both really enjoyed as well. The bloody Mary with mezcal had a nice kick to it!

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll be back!

M
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopa has been one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco for the past few years, and after this last visit it still continues to be. The service is always excellent, and the food never disappoints. It's also a great late night dinner option, which is what we did this time. I always order the pork chop because they know how to do it right!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Just visiting San Francisco.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice experience with very tasty salmon collar bone appetizer and pork chops for my entree.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome of course

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had brunch on a Saturday. Server had no personality. We were getting dropped on from AC unit. When we mention it to the server he looked at us as to say what do you want me to do. Final they moved us and we got a server with personality. She made our experience better. Food was good not great. Parking is a problem.

l
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

unfortunately we were sat next to a couple who appeared to be regulars where the woman had sooo much perfume on it negatively impacted our experience including altering the food flavors. Not fault of restaurant but the restaurant could’ve asked her to not eat there that night.