Permanently Closed - Tuba Express Mediterranean Kebab and Gyro

4.7
25 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Tuba Express Mediterranean Kebab and Gyro is new Turkish restaurant in the Nob Hill area, this is our second locations. We are part of Tuba Restaurant in the Mission area. Our signature entree Kuzu Pirzola lamb chops marinated for 3 days, flame broiled serve with rice and veggies is also gluten free. Tuba Express Mediterranean Kebab also serves gyro wraps, plates and salad. Dont forget to try our desserts such as Kunefe, Baklava and Sutlac which are made from scratch.
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.2
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4.5
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vipEmilyS
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tuba Express - the sister restaurant of Tuba in the Mission - is a small restaurant with the same authentic Turkish food. The young woman who served me both times recommended wonderful Turkish wine, and several items on the menu. Each recommendation was terrific. I have been there in groups and as a twosome --- it is absolutely refreshing to be able to talk/hear everyone at the table. The mezza platter, falafel filled with feta, and their signature dessert are my favs (I am a vegetarian so I can't speak to the carnivore portion of the menu).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good, authentic turkish experience!!!!

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vipMelissaW
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad we found this restaurant! It was our first time eating there and we will be going back! The food was spectacular! Very authentic and the portions were generous for the price. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I really love this place. The food is fantastic, and affordable given the generous portion size. Service is great and very friendly. Certainly not fancy, but has a nice vibe that can be casual or date friendly.

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vipSFJazz
Memphis/West TN
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Amazing food and service. Wonderful spot to visit with friends. I will definitely go back - trying lunch next.

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vipCongressman
Las Vegas
68 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Small place with nice staff and authentic food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Neighborhood gem

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alyssah
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The lamb kebab was absolutely amazing and the proportions were excellent (not too much just right).

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Giants
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super fun neighborhood spot. Food very tasting at reasonable price, Turkish beer was fun to try. Hostess very friendly an accommodating

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service excellent.

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LouiseV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuba Express is a great, little restaurant that has a lovely European flavor! Jenni is the hostess and was very attentive to my friend and me and so was the waiter...Very delicious food. I have had the salmon dish twice now and the last time I was there I had one of the lamb dishes. The wine selection is wonderful. I highly recommend this lovely gem on California Street! The portions are generous. I have tried the Turkish tea and had the chocolate pyramid dessert which was scrumptious!!!

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vipNaplesx2
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have said before, and will say again, “this will be a treasured jewel.” The food is fresher than fresh, you get a ton of it, the best lamb chops ever, yes foodies, better than the iconic Kokkari. Turk Salad is a presentation of beauty, I could go on and on. Go in and try a little of everything, as everything is terrific!

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vipNaplesx2
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuba Express will soon be a treasured neighborhood jewel. The food is so fresh, generous portions and the staff is warm and welcoming.

The cold mezze platter is great. The grilled lamb chops, FOUR to an order, with beautiful rice & salad all on one platter, for 24.00!! Any entree can be shared.

Cannot brag enough about Tuba, visited them 4 times in May and each time wonderful.

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vipDTSF
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Ambience: feels like you're in the Grand Bazaar.

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LindaM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly delighted with Tuba Express. The falafel and hummus were the best I’ve had in a long time and everything else we had was delicious, too. What I liked the best was how comfortable I felt at the restaurant. It’s family run and you can sense the care that everyone gives to the food and service. I also love that they’re open through the afternoon. Tuba Express is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.

JM
JeanM
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A true neighborhood gem. It was the perfect place for a Sunday dinner with out-of-town guests. We had an excellent dinner. The kebabs, lamb chops, and Tuba salad were all delicious. We also shared the special dessert with shredded filo and sweet cheese. It was unusual and we will return to baklava next time. The service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. We tried the Turkish mineral water--delightful! We will be back.

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Fred1
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an early dinner and were seated in the back. As we started out as the only diners, it was very quiet for a while. The food looked and tasted great. We had shrimp, lamb kebab, bean salad appetizer, cheese roll appetizer, an unusual baked cheese with syrup dessert, and wines. The service was friendly and attentive. Tuba is a good general-purpose restaurant offering interesting food are a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
510 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like this place as the price is right and the food is good.

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vipTedM
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a cozy place and was just perfect for our early evening dinner. The food, service and ambiance were all first rate. We had the mixed grill for two. Rarely have I had a mixed plate where EVERYitem was so tasty and wonderfully prepared. We will be going back again soon. That says it all doesn't it?

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vipFrancoise
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved, loved, loved the presentation and the taste. Authentic and delicious! Must save room for the baklava!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
510 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food at a good price in a very nice place. How sweet it is.

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SFSailLady
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great until the end. Our server never gave us the cream for our tea we asked for and it took forever to get our check. We did not get great seats for our theater as it was first come. I almost gave them only 4 stars but I would come here again

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viptjohnson
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service are fantastic. We loved our meal. Will be going back.

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StevenC
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. Before serving us a wine we got to taste it. They gave a special dessert to my niece who had never had Turkish food before. It was a fun and delicious evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful I love lamb Shish Kebab and combo appetizer plate , server really polite , music is cool , hard liquor I love list

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Permanently Closed - Tuba Express Mediterranean Kebab and Gyro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Permanently Closed - Tuba Express Mediterranean Kebab and Gyro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 563-4043.

Permanently Closed - Tuba Express Mediterranean Kebab and Gyro is rated 4.7 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.