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Oyster Room - Ula Mediterranean Dining & Cocktails, San Francisco, CA

Ula Mediterranean Dining & Cocktails

4.2
4.2
187 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Ula means 'Gems of the Sea'. Ula is an escape to the European Mediterranean Riviera. Ula restaurant and bar lounge is maximalist art deco with fixtures that depict jellyfish, oysters, and grand maritime vessels. The menu is seafood-centric, with a variety of raw, roasted, and grilled fish and an array of pasta, meat, and gluten-free options to go with a classic European riviera cocktail menu. Just a hop from Union Square, the delightfully vintage dining room begs to be paired with a nostalgic trolley ride and a stroll through the heart of the city. Dining is available inside only (and you wouldn’t want it any other way). Ula is OpenTable's 'Diners’ Choice' and 'Most Romantic Restaurant in San Francisco'. We look forward to serving you. From the Mediterranean with Love. All welcome.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 999-4950

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Horton

  • Catering

    Memorable meetings and celebrations all have a superb home at Ula. If you’re looking to host a dinner or cocktail reception around real hospitality, Ula is the best restaurant for catering in San Francisco.

  • Private party facilities

    Memorable meetings and celebrations all have a superb home at Ula. If you’re looking to host a dinner or cocktail reception around real hospitality and whimsical flourishes (the glass jellyfish chandeliers, the underwater murals), then this seafood mecca is for you. Ula is the best restaurant for private dining and group events in San Francisco.

  • Private party contact

    Krishan Miglani: (415) 999-4950

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    On Post Street in between Mason Street and Powell Street.

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. VW

    VickiW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were excellent. Ula also has a variety of cocktails to enjoy. For our entrees, we had the lamb shank and the seafood stew. The desserts were delicious as well.

  2. s

    stchucktom

    St. Louis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great new restaurant in space formerly occupied by Farallon. Enjoyed delicious food and attentive service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our 10th anniversary, we had an awesome time in this artistic restaurant! Food was great, service was super!!! Ambiance was good. Our waiter (Bruce) was awesome and prompt on all the courses! We will definitely come back again soon! Music room was really nice and we will try that next time 🥰

  4. M

    Mahdeeyo

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Disappointing. I was expecting SF fine dining but only the prices resembled a big city dining experience. The hostess was rude. Our table was right under a speaker playing inappropriate loud dance music and combined with the loud pots and pans from the kitchen it was hard to hear each other’s conversation. The food was bland and even the bread was old. I would not know where to begin to offer advice on improving this restaurant.

  5. k

    krissa1

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was not good. It wasn’t a busy night. We need to ask for water refilling. The server only refilled one glass while the other glass of my husband need refilling too. Our server never acknowledged that we celebrated birthday. Which was fine. But he hardly come around to check if we need anything else.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bruce gave us great service. Food is delicious.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Service was very slow and not up to standards for a 400$ dinner for two.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were surprised how much we liked our experience at Ula. Atmosphere was fun and sophisticated, the food exceeded our expectations, and service was spot on. The prawn cocktail was spicy and fresh; the fried calamari was crunchy and crisp with a hint a jalapeño. The pork chop was tender and flavorful as were the sides of sautéed greens and polenta. The fettuccine Zingara was al-dente and perfectly dressed with the arrabbiata sauce. We will definitely return and hopefully stay for the live music. Wonderful experience!

  9. FM

    FoodieMe

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    I never appreciate when you get the bill and they already factor in a 20% tip and a fee for the healthcare of their staff. A tip percentage is based on quality performance…a restaurant should not be forcing a 20% tip when the service doesn’t match that level.

  10. F

    Fritz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Love the ambiance! Attended for birthday dinner. The service overall was good and the meal was excellent. I would love to experience the live jazz next time

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food but even better atmosphere!!! Will be returning!!

  12. B

    Blackburn

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    It is clear that they did not do anything to update the decor. The bar drinks were ok. The food was ok, not great and service was terrible. Slow to get food to us, the waiter did not warm up to us and generally our experience was just ok. For the price we paid, we expected more. We will not be going back.

  13. e

    expectgoodfood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The food is over priced, 10$ for water service and 8$ for bread service? Gratuity included , I like to tip my own. I know it's post Covid but I also don't like getting ripped off, not impressed with the food

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    My wife and I will have this place, especially for the fantastic life music !! Food is all good but could be done perhaps with more care and more tastefully - The service though is absolutely fantastic, very caring very personal and forthcoming!

  15. RS

    RishiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was good. The servers were good. The restraint owner took care of us and entertained us. The ambience was cozy. Great location right next to Union Square.

  16. BB

    BBM65

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great host and attentive service staff. The food was very good, and the wine selection was very nice.

  17. MD

    MitchellD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific service with original and lovely decor and artistry. My wife and I both had the petrale sole and it was terrific in both flavors and presentation. Our son had pasta with prawns and loved the spiciness. Salad and dessert wonderful also. It was my wife's birthday and they started us of with a glass of champagne. Wine list was on the high side but lovely selections. We had a bottle of Cake Bread Chardonnay. Our serve, Ixchel, was knowledgeable and engaging.

  18. SS

    SaraS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had dinner here on April 23rd and we LOVED everything about this place! We were staying at the Westin on Union Square for our first wedding anniversary weekend, and we were delighted by our experience dining at Ula. We had the perfect, cozy table with a view of the whole restaurant, an absolutely outstanding server (Orlando - you are phenomenal, thank you for making our evening extra special), and superb food. The octopus carpaccio had my hubby and I speechless!!! So good! Highly recommend this lovely establishment filled with kind, professional, stellar staff and a menu of delicious food.

  19. a

    awwesome

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our first visit to Ula since it took over the former space occupied by Farallon; the new owner kept the original decor, and we're so glad they did as we have always loved the ocean-theme design. The food offering was diverse, interesting, and delicious. Octopus carpaccio is a rare item on any menu so we had to try it- and it doesn't disappoint! and the 12-hr braised lamb shank is one of the best we have had. This is high praise given the high standards of the bay area food scene. Service was fantastic: our waitstaff Bruce kept us entertained with stories and his great sense of humor. We will definitely be back!

  20. SK

    SaroshK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular! Slightly expensive, but worth every penny. Wd be improved by live music and dancing, but…not complaining!

  21. PH

    ParniyanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner and vibe! And servers are very gracious and hospitable

  22. B

    Barbara

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique and special dining spot in SF! The decor is magnificent - underwater themed light fixtures; beautiful flow of tables that creates an intimate feel at each. The food is thoughtful and superb! The service is sophisticated - every need is anticipated. Ula should be a MUST on everyone's restaurant list!

  23. c

    colinc

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This was our first time at Ula and we absolutely loved it. The space is sumptuous-beautifully designed and comforting, and very elegant. The cocktails were well-executed and the food was delicious-beautifully presented and unpretentious, but bursting with flavor. Wil definitely go back.

  24. M

    Maryanne

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal and outstanding service. We would definitely recommend Ula!

  25. JE

    JohnE

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic service and wonderful food from appetizers to salad to our main course. Highly recommend!

  26. k

    kjo9

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I brought a large party for business and couldn’t be more pleased with Ula. The food was absolutely fantastic - fresh, simply yet impeccably prepared, and well priced. Also benefited from a great cocktail list and excellent wine menu with a nice range of pricing across many varietals. We were seated in a perfect little alcove that provided ambiance - not some closed off room that felt sterile - and our server (Leon) was attentive and warm.

  27. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Service was disjointed. I stood at the podium for 5 minutes before the maitre d' appeared. The booth and table in which they originally seated us was cramped and noisy. We ordered a dozen oysters, to be followed by a beet salad. They delivered a half dozen oysters and the salad at the same time. It was some time before the other half dozen oysters appeared. Most notably, the petrale sole didn't look like petrale sole and was so overcooked that it was inedible. It's a shame, because the predecessor restaurant, Farallon, was so special.

  28. LT

    LaurieT

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5

    Wow, this is a stunning restaurant and kudos to the chefs! We really enjoyed the ambience and every bite! The food was spot on from the appetizer to dessert. And sadly, everything was tainted by the super poor service. There was no host to greet us so the bartender asked us to sit. Eventually someone seated us. Our hopes were high. My husband ordered a coffee with Tia Maria ($17!!!) and while my wine showed up quickly, his didn’t appear until 3 requests later and after we finished our appetizer. It was literally a 4 oz coffee cup with the liqueur and a splash of coffee. Our server was all over the place… we tried to wave him down 4 times before he stopped. We’d been out of water for 30 minutes. And it went on like that the whole dining experience. The worst? The bill was presented with 20% gratuity already added for a party of 2! We really wanted to complain to someone but then came to the conclusion that no one really cared. It was our 30th anniversary highlighted in the reservation, yet not acknowledged in any way. The table next to us got a dessert with a candle burning but no silverware to eat it. And after all that, Open Table sent me an email asking if you aren’t going to show up for your reservation next time, please take the time yo cancel it. JEEZE!!!!! So sad.

  29. T

    Tita

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Food-price ratio did not match… expected better food.

  30. GM

    GMC28

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was incredible. Good food good atmosphere good drinks I totally recommend.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great place, could have been better. Just something missing

  32. VL

    VeeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The waiters were rushing us through our meal. I was catching up with a friend and we were enjoying each other's company but they seemed to want us to eat, pay, and get out of there. The restaurant wasn't full and there were plenty of tables available and no one was waiting. We ordered 2 appetizers and 3 entrees and 1 dessert but they kept rushing us with each dish to finish eating so they can clear plates.

  33. m

    mrsmac

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Wish the live music could be heard everywhere, much nicer than the canned pop music. Decor is awesome and food was good. Service was just ok. Our server set a completely flat glass of prosecco in front of me and when I pointed out the lack of bubbles he had a few excuses but promptly brought me a good Glass. Took a while to get the check. Really should make the live music able to be heard by all, more tips for the band.

  34. MY

    MeYou

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Overpriced, over-hyped, expensive for what you get. Food is average. Service extremely slow. They automatically added 20% gratuity, which is pathetic, seeing that I would’ve at most allowed 10%, given the poor service and long wait.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    The interior is absolutely gorgeous, unfortunately the menu doesn’t really flow, some dishes are quite overpriced and very mediocre (i.e. the prawn cocktail, house bread), others were tasty and decently priced (petrale sole). Service was definitely lacking, especially considering how few patrons were there. No friendly/social interaction from server, barely checked on us, never inquired about the special occasion. Disappointing overall.

  36. D

    Diana

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love the live music in the entrance. The seating space is a bit to tiny, but the seats are very comfortable. I had only Tuna poke and salad.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A wonderful dinner with my wife, enjoying San Francisco Dash the particular positive surprise was life music-really good footage band with a fabulous singer and saxophone

  38. CJ

    CyrilJ

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our dining experience with Ula’s - It was our first time, although we had dined at Farallon many times (the prior restaurant at this location. The octopus carpaccio was outstanding.

  39. DM

    DavidM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic cocktails,,, and a good selection of wine by the glass. I highly recommend the shrimp fettuccine. For dessert the bread pudding almost put me over the top! Beautiful decor. The have a music combo playing in the bar area some nights.

  40. VS

    VarvaraShawLove

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good, service was 100% I love this place, come here again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ula Mediterranean Dining & Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 999-4950.

Ula Mediterranean Dining & Cocktails is rated 4.2 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Ula Mediterranean Dining & Cocktails

450 Post St San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Post Street in between Mason Street and Powell Street.

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Horton

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 999-4950

  • Catering

    Memorable meetings and celebrations all have a superb home at Ula. If you’re looking to host a dinner or cocktail reception around real hospitality, Ula is the best restaurant for catering in San Francisco.

  • Private party facilities

    Memorable meetings and celebrations all have a superb home at Ula. If you’re looking to host a dinner or cocktail reception around real hospitality and whimsical flourishes (the glass jellyfish chandeliers, the underwater murals), then this seafood mecca is for you. Ula is the best restaurant for private dining and group events in San Francisco.

  • Private party contact

    Krishan Miglani: (415) 999-4950

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