Outer Orbit

4.9
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian

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Great Beer
Fun
Please note: 18+ indoors Thursday-Saturday. Outer Orbit is a unique restaurant located in Mission-Bernal SF, across the street from neighborhood institutions Blue Plate and Emmy's Spaghetti Shack. Our specialty is Hapa-Hawaiian cuisine, representing a modern melting-pot of Asian cuisines. Signature dishes include our house-made Spam Musubi, guava wood-smoked Pig Melt, and Lilikoi Malasadas.  We currently offer luxurious heated/covered outdoor dining booths in addition to indoor dining. Within our welcoming retro/modern space lounge you'll find an island bar and a rotating selection of pinball machines. Our beverage program embraces a large variety of craft beers including our personal passion, sour beers! When it comes to pinball, check out our OpenTable "Experiences", the ultimate in Pinball luxury for two. Two pinball machines accompany a dining table, for your exclusive use.

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Experiences

  • Doctor Who & Ninja Turtles Pinball Pod

    $30.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Outer Orbit reintroduces pinball in the safest way possible- as part of your dining pod. Your designated seating comes with two adjacent pinball machines reserved for your use only. In this case, Midways' 1992 The Who and Stern's 2020 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The $60 price of reservation will be applied to your bill and serves as the required minimum. The games are $1 per play and there is a time limit for dining/pinball of 1.5 hours.
  • Jurassic Park and Tommy Pinball Pod

    $30.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Outer Orbit reintroduces pinball in the safest way possible- as part of your dining pod. Your designated seating comes with two adjacent pinball machines reserved for your use only. In this case, Stern's 2019 Jurassic Park Premium and DE's 1994 The Who's Tommy. The $60 price of reservation will be applied to your bill and serves as the required minimum. The games are $1 per play and there is a time limit for dining/pinball of 1.5 hours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 32 people are saying
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vipFromNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Hawaiian inspired food, wide selection of beers and lots of fun pinball machines. The ambiance was nice - clean and stylish. Definitely would go back with friends.

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DocPop
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've just recently rediscovered this space and are loving it now. We really like their outdoor seating since we are trying not to eat indoors during the pandemic. It's comfortable and has great service. They cary Ghost Town on tap, which is one of our favorite brewers. The food is great and we can't wait to try everything on the menu. My wife's favorite item is the musubi with housemade SPAM. I love their chicken curry katsu.

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viptunaslurpee
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, staff is very friendly. Outer Orbit is always a pleasure.

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Cass
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Great pinball, and fabulous staff! Yes

JP
JenniferP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun vibe, and great staff! The food was really good, felt like a hidden gem.

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viptunaslurpee
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Staff excellenter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was food. However, we purposely came on a Sunday with our teens as the opentable profile said “18+ indoors Thursday-Saturday” (as well as the sign on the restaurant window) but when we sat down they said no one under 18 on Sundays either.

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jeffr
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always can count on exceptional fries. Menu has an eclectic mix of Asian and Hawaiian flavors

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Pinhead
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly tasty food menu with an excellent beer selection. And a great selection of pinball machines put this place over the top.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, solid menu, great selection of beer and wine!

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atthew
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative food, amazing soundtrack and wonderful service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pinball bar ever.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a date night and had such a great time. Friendly staff, wonderful food and great beer selection. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite local spot!

JM
JamieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food, interesting takes on even classic fare like burgers and fries. An amazing selection of beer and lots of pinball action :)

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vipKhaton
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you love crunchy crispy fried food this is the place for you. I tried to stay away from fried food because it isn't always healthy and often is soggy. Not at Outer Orbit. The tater tots were amazing, best I have ever had. Mary's chicken fried is so much better than the boring tasteless breasts you usually get. Fun place. Great set up of private booths more in the parking spots than a parklet. Friendly, helpful staff. And pinball too. I would have liked more pineapple in my rocket salad. The pineapple was the perfect compliment. Beer flight was unique in a good way.

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ChristineW
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The private pinball pod experience was perfect for a date night! Tasty bar bites, delish drinks and great service! Everything felt very safe and it was awesome to have pinball all to ourselves! Can't wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was exemplary. The staff is great! Very welcoming. The food is so great for vegetarian option. The drinks got a lot of choice. We got pale ale & kombucha. It’s the best musubi vegetarian option. I ever had. Keep it up! More power to you

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vipTina
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, casual night out. Great food, drink & excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place to let loose and enjoy some
yummy beers. If you reserve a pinball pod, it’ll be like you’re in your own little arcade and makes for a cute date night.

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amyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So happy Outer Orbit has made it through the pandemic. There's no other place like this in SF and I can't wait until they can re-open fully, though the Experience is a great way to get your pinball fix.

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ScottW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time! Staff were friendly, helpful pace was clean and felt safe.

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MeghanF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a blast! The food was great and so reasonably priced. The pinball (if you chose to eat inside) was so fun and all the staff were so sweet and enthusiastic. Coming back soon with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first parklet! It was wonderfully spaced out and we felt very safe. Service was amazing. Definitely recommend

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vipCupcakecrazy
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a nice surprise! We really enjoyed our outing to Outer Orbit. Lots of spicy food so be warned! The chicken sandwich is delicious. Others had the dirty fried rice and loved it! The wings were super hot!! Good selection of beers. And delicious malasadas!!

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Jack
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in the neighborhood. Great menu, great beer, great value, and great pinball!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food!

KL
KrisL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done such a nice job with their outdoor booths. The food is delicious and the staff are super friendly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night. Dave took great care of us.

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Pinhead
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing parklet!! Great food and staff with a fun and unique point of view. This is one of those places that makes you want to live in the city rather than moving away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are amazing

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MarkM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining experience following Covid protocols. Great food and service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Outer Orbit using the Order Online button. Outer Orbit also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Outer Orbit also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 574-6166.

Outer Orbit is rated 4.9 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Outer Orbit does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://outerorbitsf.com/shop/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.