SOMA Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Soma Restaurant & Bar is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco. We offer authentic Mediterranean and Italian cuisine prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Some of our specialties include short ribs, mezze platter, seafood linguini and kebabs. We also have a great selection of comfort food like pasta pizza and burgers so it's the perfect gathering place for groups. We have wines from Napa and Sonoma as well as a full bar and 11 different beers on tap. SOMA Restaurant is conveniently located within walking distance of the Moscone Center, Union Square and Westfield Shopping Center.
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.5
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food was below average and pricey. Zero ambience.

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sally
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

great food, just noisy but fun atmosphere. I wanted to have a nice conversation but had to work at it due to the noise.

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PaulH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here before our show at golden Gate Theater. Great variety of good food, decent prices and excellent service. Will definitely be back!!!

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vipLinda
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Conveniently located near Moscone Center (1.5 blocks away) which is good. They seated us immediately and took our order. The waiter was great letting us know that there was a group of 20 and we should get our order before them. The food was promptly delivered but it wasn't very good. Little to no flavor and my wrap had 2 falafels and LOTS of filler with lettuce. The fries were cold and soggy. I was disappointed. I tired a slice of pizza my friend ordered and it was the same, slightly warm and no flavor. Would not entertain going back.

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vipSweetie
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Celebrated birthday with friend. We had eaten here before. Both ordered iced tea and mushroom pizza.

Good service, but kitchen a bit short-staffed so the pizza was considerably delayed.

It was tasty but so filling we couldn't have birthday dessert!

Will be back.

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LadyLexTheDomme
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The clams were not fresh, they were out of rice , the did not serve me the salad I asked for instead of the rice and the drink was too strong to drink I had to water it down. Maybe it was just an off night for them.

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vipEllen
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mediocre food & poor service

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion with 17 people

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vipwcubed
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a tasty pre-show dinner and drinks here. The food was fresh, delivered quickly, and the service was very excellent! Don't let the dark, bar vibe fool you...

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LizA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were able to accommodate our large party to deliver lunch in a timely and well mannered fashion. I appreciated how the service staff was able to handle multiple checks. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Despite having a reservation at 12:30 and being seated right away we had to wait an hour for food. And they tried to move us to another table before we were served to accommodate a larger group who came in. We refused to move. Pretty lousy experience, will not go back.

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vipROBERTB
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lamb dishes excellent. Service good and very reasonable price and good location for theater, parking

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vipMmmm
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Authentic food. Excellent service.

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vipGuilhermedico
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My dining companion and I ordered the Mediterranean appetizer tray to share. As our entree, we each ordered the beef short ribs. The food was delicious and the service was superb. SOMA Restaurant & Bar is a great place to consider dining before or after going to one of the nearby theatres or movie multiplexes.

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HeatherO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Extremely rude. Acted annoyed that I had a reservation for 10. Said they have to pay open table a fee per person in the reservation so kept telling me we had to order food. After we ordered but before we even finished they tried to get us to leave.

The food was subpar at best.

The actual server was great and I think a bit embarrassed about everything.

Not a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Arugula and beet salad with salmon was excellent

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vipSweetie
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Frequent Soma to lunch with friends. Enjoy pizza and tea regularly. Guests usually sample other menu items and always enjoy

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vipSweetie
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating delayed birthday

We both had mushroom pizzas and iced tea

Quite tasty but too filling to allow for dessert

In past birthday celebrations have had molten chocolate cake

Yum

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vipfitnessisme
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

With so many choices in SF, this would not be one of them. THe food was nothing special, the service was not good and overall a little embarassed I chose this to entertain my client.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Salmon excellent, spaghetti & meatballs average. Tiramisu was the best ever. Very light.
Not many customers, lunch on a Tuesday after a holiday. Overall good experience and good food. Would eat their again and recommend to friends.

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vipDaly
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great burgers. The chicken was ok.

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vipCarolL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at SOMA. We came after a performance at the Golden Gate Theater. They were so welcoming and the food was delicious and well priced. We will return!

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JonF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Watered down drinks. Calimari overcooked and rubbery. After our meal asked to leave our table so another group could have it even though we had a reservation. Will never go back or recommend.

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Felirene
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came to have a pre-concert dinner with a friend. Even though my friend was running late, they treated me wArmly and seated me right away. The food was familiar and fresh. The chicken kebabs were well-seasoned, tender and juicy! Which is often difficult with chicken breast meat. The tab cam to $33 per person and I was happy with the service! A return trip is coming with friends!!!

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StephenS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I have had many good experiences at SOMA. Friday night was not one of them. The TGIF crowd at the bar basically made conditions almost unbearable at the dining tables.

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vipSaraR
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza is just like Italy’s! Loved it! And best tiramisu I’ve ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I genuinely enjoyed the salmon for dinner. However, while other reviews stated the noise was moderate, my dinner companion and I had trouble hearing each other from across the table. The noise level might not prevent me from returning but it will definitely impact the type of outing.

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pide
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

fair and ok

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vipLeslieS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to the SOMA after a matinee at the Golden Gate theatre. I wasn’t too impressed with the ambiance as it was just a bunch of wood tables. They weren’t quite open when we arrived so it did take awhile to get drinks as the bar area was open. Once the restaurant was open, everything clicked. The service was great and the food was very good. It’s good to know a place close to theGolden Gate theatre

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vipBretO
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soma was just what we were looking for in good food and great service. We had the New York Strip and Braise short ribs. Cooked perfectly and tasted great, Our server Beyza was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend enjoying a dinner here

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vipShrinkgirl
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Restaurant forgot to check us in so had to send copy of receipt to prove didn’t *no show *. Place was empty because a little early for reservation. They almost forgot to give us napkins and silverware. Food was okay but skimpy on fries. Fries were crispy and hot though. Waitress was nice but took awhile to get even refill on water. So many great places to eat in city. Will not be back here.

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vipSweetie
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Met a friend to catch up for lunch, I ordered the mushroom pizza and she the beet salad and we
shared. Pizza was really good. Salad was pretty good too.

Service was leisurely and that was a plus since we had a lot to discuss.

Good location and neither crowded nor noisy.

Check it out.

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LindsayB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my fiance's birthday with a party of 18. The service was incredible and the food was delicious – highly recommend the wings and pizzas. The staff was so nice and it had a great vibe. So thankful I found this place!

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SamJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good place if you want a quick meal. Service was excellent and food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Was able to be seated as soon as I walked in.

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vipROBERTB
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Soup and lamb main course were outstanding and service excellent

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vipnohho
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was not very great over all and at the price point it was a bad experience.

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RfromCA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reservation honored with no wait, which was a nice start. At 5pm, service was attentive and brisk. Noise level rose steadily until by 6pm we couldn't hear each other across the table due to voices (there's also music playing). Would be impossible for people with hearing aids. Salmon and short ribs were quite good. We'd return.

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vippolarbear
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Long wait, mediocre food.
To be fair, it was during a major conference in SF and most places were packed

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vipROBERTB
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was outstanding. Reasonable price. Highly recommend

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SOMA Restaurant & Bar is rated 4 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

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