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About Tuba Restaurant

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!

1007 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Turkish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
22nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 826-8822

Website:
http://www.tubarestaurantsf.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Fridays and Saturdays between 5:30PM-10:30PM
for $20 available through the Vatler app: bit.ly/vatlerApp

Signup and get $10 off with promo code TUBA

Select Tuba Restaurant on the map and a valet will come to you.

Public Transit:
BART 24th Street Station is 4 blocks away.

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Tuba Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 428-5197

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Tuba Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (14)
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Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Organic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was wonderful except the eggplant dish I had was undercooked. The eggplant was hard in the middle. But the rest of the food service and ambiance was delightful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Turkish coffee is the bomb.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic appetizers. We have tried many, but they Tuba Sampler covers all the bases. Their lamb is out of this world! Their Turkish wines are limited, but I wouldn't know the difference to be able to judge.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was disappointing. Long wait time (>30 minutes) despite reservation. No attention paid to mitigate for the long delay-- eg. we were not offered water as we waited, or a glass of wine, or an appetizer on the house. In fact, when we were finally seated noone came to take our order or tell us the specials (I had to ask myself about the specials) and, during our meal, the waitress asked us to get up and push our tables to the side to seat another group next to us. Despite me expressing we were unhappy about the wait, the restaurant staff did nothing to make us feel better, except at the very end of the meal giving us a coupon for $20 off the next visit (I will not be returning there.) . While the food is quiet delicious, paying high prices and wasting time on such a sub-par experience does not make for a pleasant evening. I was so, so disappointed and do not recommend this place to other diners for a dine-in experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Have been dining at Tuba for quite a few years now and every time is a great experience. Great service, excellent Turkish food, and always leave very happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday and she loves to have dinner at Tuba! The service is always exceptional from the entire staff! The food is excellent as well! They made it very special bringing out a beautiful decorated plate with a cake for her! Thank you as always for the great experience!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was good. Really good actually, but maybe not quite living up to the hype. Or maybe my table ordered the wrong things... we all felt the food was a bit heavy, but maybe that is typically Turkish? I'd definitely go back to try a few other options. The service was rushed and we were given the check the same time our dessert arrived and our servers inquired twice more if we needed anything else... clearly hurrying us along as they had a wait for tables.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This is one of my GO TO restaurants. I live in SF and am always drawn to it. The classic simple salad is, by far, the best in SF. the rest of the menu is standard....but quite good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

As always, the service was great, the meze tasty and the lamb divine! We shared a lovely bottle of wine with our food, the servings of which were ample for sharing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went for our anniversary and loved it. Have been wanting to go for a long time and glad we finally did. The cold sampler plate is awesome!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The hummus and phiilo dough stuffed with feta cheese appetizers were very tasty. Also recommend the shrimp, beef and lamb kebob and the beef and lamb kebob wrapped in lavash bread. Because it was a BD celebration they serve this yummy chocolate dessert and sing happy birthday to you! Very cozy dining.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is so good and tasty. I was amazed how nice and friendly the staff is there. They really try to please you. Overall, it was a great experience..

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very loud and noisy restaurant. Good food though!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was AMAZING. We came on Christmas Eve. Had a reservation for 12 people. Not one sad face. Food was fresh, delicious, and no one felt like they overpaid for anything. It’s a true gem!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I chose this place without knowing much about it.
We needed a place with vegetarian options and it proved to be a real find! We loved the tasting plates, and the service was fantastic. I will definitely return and would have no qualms about recommending the place to friends.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Tuba gets even better with time. The staff is super-friendly and the traditio0nal menu is always yummy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very cozy place with caring staff and fantastic food. I just returned from Germany, and it has a touch of the German "Gemütlichkeit" that I always enjoy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Staff was genuinely cordial, helpful, attentive, KIND. The full meze sampler plate was outstanding. I would return for that one anytime! Skewered lamb with vegetables was lovely with dipping sauce. Desserts were all fun for my guests - chocolate pyramid and shredded filo with cheese, so very tasty. Pomegranate juice was refreshing. Mint tea with fresh lemon on a beautiful small saucer was charming. Food presentation was festive, a treat for my guests.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is always delicious, and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was amazing. We tried each of the two Turkish rosés and they were delicious. I had no idea that Turkey made good wines. The server was incredible. She was so friendly and engaging. She really made us feel welcome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding food with unpretentious service. The lamb shank on Fridays and saturdays is the best dish ever.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I celebrated my birthday at Tuba with a group of friends. Sharing mezzes and entrées was great, the waitress suggested the right amount of food, and everyone was happy at the end. However, the restaurant was packed with groups and very loud, so this place is not great to have a deep conversation.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Love this place. Most Best food and services in SF

Tags: Organic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service. Very good food. Nice ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been to Tuba many times. The food is consistently outstanding as is the service and presentation. The portions are large and healthy. I would like to try their unique desserts but I never have room!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Awesome food! Awesome place. Great service. Delious food and charming set up

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

It's The Best turkish restaurant ! Don't hesitate anymore!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful service with an attentive, friendly and knowledgeable waitress, delicious and authentic food, good wine, great location. Only problem was they were out of the chocolate dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Authentic Turkish cuisine, wonderfully attentive and friendly waitstaff, attractive and comfortable space.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The service is always amazing and the food is second to none!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I loved our evening. I messed up the reservation, but Tuba was able and happy to accommodate our larger-than-expected group of 4. I had the kofte, which were awesome. I loved these when I toured Turkey, but I think these surpassed any I have ever had.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I'm always on the lookout for places with creative veggie entrees, so my partner and I decided to check out Tuba, and we were both delighted. We started with the ezme, which was awesome - huge portion, beautifully spiced, served with a generous helping of delicious bread, olives and dips. I could eat it every day. I don't even remember what my vegetarian companion had (some eggplant-based dish, which he said was delicious), I was so busy with my own entree - the lamb shank special. HUGE portion of succulent, falling-off-the-bone tender lamb, served simply with rice and piles of pickled vegetables. It was spectacularly good. They also have an interesting wine list, with lots of reasonably priced by-the-glass options featuring both Cal wines and a number of unusual European varietal blends.

The menu is a bit pricey compared to other Middle Eastern restaurants of similar type, but the level of food and service is completely worth it. As good as the food was, in fact, I'd rate the level of service even higher - much better trained and more sophisticated than I was expecting in such a casual place. The servers all worked together well as a team, and provided quick and intuitive refills on bread, water and wine in a very busy room. Well done by everyone. Next time I'll try to save room for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Adana and sampler cold mese plate was so wonderful and tasty. The Turkish coffee was such a great way to top off the night. We were so glad to be seated outside in the evening because it was very hot inside the restaurant. Service was wonderful and We will be back to try other dishes!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We took our Mom's here during our visit to SF from Boston, MA. It came highly recommended by a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal!!!! Service was great and food was outstanding. Would highly recommend!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Yummy food, quite a bit more interesting than standard Mediterranean or Mid Eastern fare. Ambiance was comfoyand a little swanky, never kitschy. Service was top notch - what a wonderful crew!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This place had the best Mediterranean food I've had. The place is vegetarian friendly,
falafel with hummus, Dolmas and Moussaka were just amazing! Good selection of wine and beer, the food was served warm and very flavorful. The service was very good, they cleaned tables multiple times, filled water and changed plates. We had an amazing time and would strongly recommend this place!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was notably warm in the restaurant. When the rare sunny day in SF happens, they might want to invent in some ceiling fans for the noise and the circulation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

As a frequent visitor to Turkey, I can assure all that Tuba serves the best Turkish food I have ever eaten outside of Turkey. The seasoning, preparation and presentation are spot on. The service is pleasant and engaging. I have eaten there frequently without a false note and will continue to eat there frequently.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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