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Isa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Marina District
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3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707 (Chestnut)
+1 415-567-9588
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Isa for date night and were not disappointed. The appetizers (fresh crab salad and tuna tartar) were excellent, fresh, delicious, and large enough to share. Note that tune is on the spicy side. The main courses were likewise superb. Highly recommended.

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Glenview
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from out hotel and were able to get in on Saturday night around 7pm..just missed the happy hour but were glad to get in. If you want it a little quiet sit in the front section. the portions were perfect and tasted delicious..waiters were wonderful..Seabass and Iron steak to perfection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us visited Isa on a Saturday night during SF Restaurant week and had a wonderful time. We made our reservations over 2 weeks in advance and was able to get an 8:15p reservation which was a bit later than we'd like to have dinner but we opted for it as we wanted to try the... More 

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West Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I just attended a wedding rehearsal dinner here and we all had so much fun. The food was delicious and the special drink I tried (No. 7) was so tasty. The staff was very accommodating and the even flowed smoothly.

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Roswell, Georgia
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456 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Tremendous service and food. One of my new favorite San Francisco eateries. We did the 3 course prix fixe menu and would that again.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Isa for a decade. The food is always reliable, tasty band priced right. Those three don't usually go together, but ISA makes it happen. Some favorites are Honey grilled calamari Duck breast Risotto Truffle spaghetti Roast chicken Sunday - Thursday prix fixe for $35 Can't be beat Take uber as parking is almost impossible Don't pass... More 

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Thank rj111
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Isa is a great place with very good dish. We had the corn soup, risotto , steak and salads which were very good. Close to lombard street.

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Saint George, Maine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had the arugula salad and then the Sea Bass dish (with corn) and my husband had the corn soup followed by the flank steak. Every bite of everything was full of exquisite flavor. We were seated in the back enclosed patio which proved to be a lively fun place on a Friday evening. Really liked how the owner was... More 

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Marin County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have been here several times. Interesting, creative food that is designed to be one's meal or shared. Great professional wait staff. Casual atmosphere. Accessible location. There was a noisy group next to us but they eventually drank too much and left after which we had a level of noise in which we could talk. Highly recommended

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner. Two areas in the restaurant. Prix fixe and a la carte overlap with some appealing dishes. Oysters ordered and never arrived and didn't chase as the rest was enough. Yellowfin tuna tartare chopped and tasty in a stack with a dressing and herbs. Very fresh fish well prepared with an amazing dressing which had sesame oil,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
French, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707
    (Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-9588
Description
HOURS: Tuesday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm Wednesday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm Thursday - 5:30 - 9:30 pm Friday - 5:30 - 10:00pm Saturday - 5:00 - 10:00 pm Sunday - 5:00 - 9:00 pm Rising Star Chef Nominee by the James Beard Foundation, Founder Chef Luke Sung, at Isa has received many accolades from five consecutive years on the Chronicle's Top 100 Bay Area Restaurant List to the Top 40 in Zagat. This is a restaurant not to be missed in San Francisco.

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Staying in Marina District

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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