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Date
Fri, 4/20
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8:00 PM
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nopa - San Francisco

4.8
1958 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 6pm - 12am, Friday and Saturday 6pm - 1am (Bar opens at 5pm with light snacks available until 6pm); Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30pm (Bar open 11am-11pm)
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Phone number
(415) 864-8643
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Laurence Jossel
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Cross street
Hayes
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Parking details
Street parking with public parking for a fee available.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1958 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Horrible experience. The waiting time. The food. The service. Except for the bar, this is a never again case.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I'm still thinking about pappardelle with bolognese! The burger was also amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went for brunch. Food was all good, some was great. Really liked the Moroccan lamb dish, the smoked trout salad, and the custard French toast. French toast is super rich but worth every gut-busting bite. Mezcal Bloody Mary was delicious and smoky, but very spicy, so watch out! Good coffee, too. We sat on the second floor, which was quiet, but it looked loud down on the first floor with the brunch crowd. Prices were reasonable for a trendy spot in San Francisco.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, terrible service. The woman in the upper level totally forgot about us. Not sure I’d return.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great service - looking forward to coming again.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Nopa never disappoints. I could eat their custard french toast forever. We arrived about 15 min early. Not sure why we we had to wait until our exact reservation time to be seated, since the place was empty, but not a big deal. Felt a little rushed in the beginning as plates were taken away rather quickly, but outside of that ALWAYS excellent meals and nice dining experience overall.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Comme il est agréable de revenir dans un endroit que l’on aime très bons poissons frits en entrée, un pork chop très bien relevé et le cabillaud un délice. Pour finir un petit dessert la tarte au citron avec des agrumes, nous nous sommes régalés.
Un petit bemol l attente peut être longue un samedi soir.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Nopa is my favorite restaurant in the city! Their menu is always interesting, and their flavor combinations are amazing.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service was terrible, but food and drinks were good - we sat there for a full hour from when we finished eating and actually left - between our server asking if we wanted dessert, bringing the dessert menu, us declining dessert (because we figured it would never show up), finally giving us a chance to ask for our check, and paying, it took A-Full-Hour (and the hostess was the one that got our check).
The pacing of the meal was terrible, food came quick, drinks took forever (we could see the bar wasn’t too busy) - our second drinks didn’t show until we were basically done eating.

Food was good but not good enough to be worth the hassle.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were sooo impressed with everything we ordered. Great flavors, perfectly cooked. I was craving my meal I ate the next night as well. If I lived in San Francisco I would frequent nopa often.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We were a party of 6 and the Nopa team nailed it - made our celebration special and so fun... we could be loud and blend right in. Food came out timely and was delicious, we all left full after 4 courses of family style dining. Plan ahead and you too can throw the best birthday bash!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always enjoy the food and bevys at nopa! It took ~20 min to get our table which was surprising for an 11p reservation. Rather glad I thought ahead to make a rez, otherwise the wait would have been long!

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It started off pretty well. Waitress was not knowledgeable on beers even though they have an extensive beer menu. But the appetizers were good and came out quickly.

But then... appetizers cleared quickly. There was anticipation for the main course approaching soon— but no— the main course was served to 4 out of 6 of us after about 25 minutes from clearing the appetizers. The final 2 main courses (both burgers!) came out 7 min later.

The dinners were overall well-received but the burgers were bland and dry.

Our waitress and nobody else ever checked on how our food was. We ran out of water at the table. There were never any apologies about anything. It seems they are running on good reviews and not really trying.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Wonderful experience with incredible drinks, great service, and lovely food. We would have appreciated more than one vegetarian entree, but made do...

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Original and creative America food.
Waitress was fun and cool.
Table upstair had a great view on the kitchen
Flat bread (pizza ) was excellent

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Underwhelmed given how hard it is to get a reservation. The food was just ok.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter Sunday brunch--the reservationist for this was especially helpful!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a terrific Sunday brunch. Really interesting menu- all four meals were outstanding. I am still dreaming of my sausage and veggie hash with poached eggs.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food, ambiance, and service were all amazing. It is a beautiful space - a nice mix of comfortable and fun, with a little special treat mixed in. We had a late reservation, but arrived early. They were able to seat us early, and seamlessly transferred our drink order from the bar to the table. Our server was friendly and efficient and took great care of us. I highly recommend the smoked trout appetizer, but everything we ordered was excellent. It was our first time here, but not our last!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I highly recommend the pork chop.

The cocktails are hand crafted with care and the Manhattan is one of the best!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nopa is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. You get basically the equivalent of a Michelin place for a decent price, without all the extra fanciness and bouginess, it's just really good food.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

First time back in a while and it was worth it. I love this neighborhood spot.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Delicious food, great service and buzzy ambience

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food, but it took a little long to get. Kind of loud, but fun. SF classic, glad I checked this one off my list.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was ok, not sure what the hype is about. It seems to be a hang out place for young professionals who can afford it and want to seem hip. The food was fresh and ok, nothing very inventive. There is a vibe of - we are really cool and so you better have a reservation. Didn’t see anything to make this place a classic .

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was fantastic. I've now had the burger 3 times and I can definitively say it's the best I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love this place! Great food, and I love how the menu is always changing.

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Normally we love this restaurant, it’s gone down hill and our waiter was very unhelpful and rude. Food wasn’t as good as it used to be either.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Everything was delicious, it was hard to pick what to order but then it didn't really matter because it was all good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great loved all the food thank you

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overrated. Not worth the wait

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood culinary experience.
A must try!

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was great!
The wine list is way over priced! Come on...
The service was not good. Our server was very unengaged. We ordered two starters. One arrived the table
Which we ate and the second one went missing. I asked the server twice where it was and she just brushed it off.
By saying its coming. The server takes the order then pretty much disappears from what we witnessed. Four different
People brought wine and food throughout the evening and the server appeared here and there. No one person in charge of our table. We also ordered a second bottle of wine and that took forever. We drank a third of it and took it home as it came well after we got our mains.
Yes, Nopa is happening and yes the food is good but this past Friday the service was not good and the attitude from our server wasn’t rude just not caring.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

One of my favorite spots when I lived in SF. Was very excited to bring friends and family on our visit, but very disappointed. Our table wasn’t ready and since it was a 9pm reservation this was very frustrating. We were tired and hungry. It set the stage for the rest of the evening. The food was good and the burger as I remember. The bar was crowded, restaurant loud, and the tables were overbooked. Overall not the best ambiance and perhaps it’s bc I had built it up that it was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I always have a great time at NOPA. The food is always perfect, the service is always friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

As always, nopa delivered another excellent experience from beginning to end. I was there celebrating my work anniversary with my boss. Our pre-appetizer cocktails started us off in the right direction. We split an appetizer and 2 entrees for dinner. We were greeted with an in house wine pro to help with our bottle selection. She nailed my tasting profile to a tee. Love the environment at nopa and will continue to take my business there for years to come.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A dinner full of delicious surprises.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I went here for lunch. The ambiance is interesting. Tall ceilings and trees adorn the restaurant. I ordered the butter-basted eggs. The dijon sauce was exquisite. It definitely makes an otherwise ordinary dish come together as outstanding. My wife had the soft scrambled egg dish. It was good, but nothing special. The house-made bacon was delicious, albeit fatty; even for bacon standards. The spiced carrot cake we shared at the end of our meal was AMAZING. My wife would love to get the recipe! The brown butter pecan glaze is to die for.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic experience. Great staff, great food.

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