Tuba Restaurant

4.8
954 Reviews
$31 to $50
Turkish
Tuba is an authentic Turkish Restaurant in the heart of the Mission known for its delicious cuisine, warm ambiance, and friendly service. All of our food, including our special Turkish bread, is made from scratch with secrets and ingredients from our grandmothers and mothers. Our menu features the best of all Turkish cultures, cuisines and influences of the myriad peoples who settled in that wondrous part of the world. Diners love us for our extensive vegetarian options and warm hospitality!
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EllenF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful and fun and delicious time at Tuba. The food was wonderful and the service very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious! Wait staff was excellent! Dessert with filo, Turkish cheese was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!
My favorite Turkish restaurant by far!

MP
vipMadameP
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family owned restaurant
Neighborhood gem

Make a reservation!

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vipSamG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a place I can bring locals for a special occasion and though it's been around for quite a while, it's a new and enjoyable experience.

Every customer comes away feeling like a VIP.

Let the waiter/waitress make recommendations. It's worth it.

Easily one of my top five favorite restaurants in the entire city.

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EmeraldAgent
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here in June 2021 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Serving staff all masked, and diners space adequately apart. We shared the cold mezze platter (tuba meze tabagi) with fresh bread (comes with olive oil, feta and a flavored butter) which is a wonderful way to sample all the cold appetizers- perhaps too much for just two. We accompanied our meal with a bottle of sauvignon blanc from Turkey. My partner then had Sarma Beyti kebab, and I had the lamb kebab. Both were delicious. We were unfortunately too full for dessert. Highly recommended.

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vipprudence
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! We had the Cevizli Ezme appetizer, the Falafel Salatas, and the HünkarBeendi - the lamb on this was tender and perfectly cooked. The Yakut red blend was great. Good service too.

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RicH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

The YELP reviews were strong, but the experience was very disappointing. After a major struggle to find parking, we ended up being the only diners for the hour we were the (5-6pm). For a middle eastern restaurant the food was quite bland. Hard to understand the high ratings.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was just delicious!

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Moniars
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Turkish food, and even better Turkish hospitality!

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Voguewonder
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside out front in April 2021. Bulgar balls stuffed with meat were delicious. Service was excellent and the rest of the food was very good. Entrees were $23 and up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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StephK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dining there. The cold meze platter and kebab were really tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent, and the service was good. Tuba’s park let was nice and warm with their heat lamp, but the park let itself wasn’t very appealing in terms of ambiance.

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Allyson
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Fantastic food, wonderful service and a very reasonable bill. I highly recommend this spot!

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RaviR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Very lovely staff.
We loved their yogurt appetizer.. lamb dish was very yummy.
We will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the dishes were incredible. The lamb was soft and juicy. Nice parklet dining. Head Chef/owner liked to wander around and see how everyone was enjoying their meal. That’s always a good sign of quality and care.

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vipDineinla
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved our Valentine’s Day dinner at Tuba

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went there for valentines dinner. It was raining and the restaurant manager asked us to sit on wet seat. He was rude and unkind. We left the place immediately

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuba is great! Good food, great service.

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vipJennifer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! Given that they have to adhere to certain restrictions due to Covid our dinner was still enjoyable. Our waitress had an outdoor heater placed right next to our table which kept us warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time eating at Tuba at their parklet. Really cozy despite being along the street, amazing food, great service. Will definitely visit again!

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KristofferT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming, warm staff. Food was delicious and authentic. Amazing gem within the Mission / Noe Valley

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PaulM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outdoor dining on Guerrero is very noisy. Food quality uneven, some amazing and some so-so.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It had been several years since I ate at Tuba. The food is even better. The Adana kebab and branzino entrees were delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. The lighting was a bit dark for my taste, but that could be my age. Definitely will go back soon.

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vipMarkM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and is always suberb. The staff makes it an A+ experience.

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vipNope
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our group of 4 enjoyed our first visit to Tuba. The server accommodated me by closing the front door, since there was a draft and I would have had to wear my jacket through dinner otherwise. Someone opened it later, but I was grateful that they made the accommodation. We had the cold mixed meze plate which was great. We ordered one hot meza, the bulgur wheat, which was excellent. We had two entrees to share- both good, though the kofte was not as special as the other items. We had dessert but really did not need it. Ioved the baklava, but I was alone in that; my friend is Lebanese and he thought it was too mushy by far. I did not care for the mix of nuts and raisins- not great. Overall we liked the mezze best and will be back for more.

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Chel
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and wine was delish.

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vipbella
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing restaurant - the food was delicious - and the servers were so sweet. can't wait to go back!

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vipkld123
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Power went out but the chefs and wait staff were amazingly calm and professional. Food was great, unique and flavorful. Will return.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a cozy setting in the Mission district. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Delicious dishes and great services.

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Ami11
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This place has been my worst experience with any restaurants in San Francisco. I have a suggestion for Tuba’s manager: if your waitresses are this much unhappy with working on New Year’s day, how about you just close on that day?!

I was amazed by the rude and unprofessional treatment that we received at Tuba’s. First of all, when we walked in, I told the waitress that we have a reservation and though the restaurant was half empty, they sat us next to the door! This is San Francisco. We know how the weather is, especially in January! Also, No welcoming, no smiling, just frowning to our face like we shouldn’t even be there! I raised my hand a few times to get their attention and ask for another table because I could definitely see other tables are available in the back, but they totally ignored us.

I usually use OpenTable to make reservations for my special occasions because I know that business owners do value OpenTable customers. This time I had friends visiting San Francisco for the first time. The behavior of the staff was so unprofessional that for the rest of that night we only talked about the horrible feeling that we got by going to this place and how it ruined their experience in San Francisco.

We asked the waitresses a few questions about the menu. They were not sure and said they will ask the kitchen, but never came back to us. They never checked on us during the meal. They made a huge mess with the check while We asked several times if they split or not. The food was nothing exceptional! In one word, we couldn’t wait to leave this place!

To OpenTable customers: if you are looking for a good service this is not a place to go. Please do more research!

To the owner: I highly suggest that you hire new waitresses or waiters because the crew that you currently have are not professional and are a big hit to your business. Please have in mind, what brings people back to a place is not only the food, but also the feeling! I will never go back to Tuba’s.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and stellar service! I frequent Tuba and am always impressed with how welcoming the wait staff is and what great service they provide. The food is always top notch!

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Lynne
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Very good service.

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FrankC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. The staff was lovely and the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating at Tuba and I was blown away. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We asked for wine and dish recommendations and every item did not disappoint. The flavors were fantastic and even though I rolled out of there because I was so full, it was worth it!

FAQs

Tuba Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Tuba Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 954 OpenTable diners.

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.