Isa

★★★★★
  • 3324 Steiner St

    San Francisco, CA 94123

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  • 415-567-9588

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It was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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It was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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I am sad, I was not able to vote for Isa on Best of City Search! Isa is still the best for me, delicious food prepared from quality ingredients. I love the covered patio with heat lamps and twinkly lights. Any day is the party day at Isa!

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★★★★★

I am sad, I was not able to vote for Isa on Best of City Search! Isa is still the best for me, delicious food prepared from quality ingredients. I love the covered patio with heat lamps and twinkly lights. Any day is the party day at Isa!

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DELICIOUS! The Spaghetti with truffles was out of this world. We also had the Lobster broath which was fresh-tasting. The salmon carpaccio and Tuna Tartar were delicious as well. The goat cheese was some of the best I've had. Our service

3
★★★★★

DELICIOUS! The Spaghetti with truffles was out of this world. We also had the Lobster broath which was fresh-tasting. The salmon carpaccio and Tuna Tartar were delicious as well. The goat cheese was some of the best I've had. Our service

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Isa, as its name conveys delivers both promise (food is great!) and laughter (coy merged with romantic cozy) with a service and ambiance catered to ensuring a delectable and relaxing dining experience. \r
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I enjoyed my first experience

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★★★★★

Isa, as its name conveys delivers both promise (food is great!) and laughter (coy merged with romantic cozy) with a service and ambiance catered to ensuring a delectable and relaxing dining experience. \r
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I enjoyed my first experience

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Isa in Marina is the my favorite neighborhood restaurant. They serve five star food with five star service without exorbitant price as other restaurants. Try their perfectly seared scallops or potato wrapped sea bass that they call it

3
★★★★★

Isa in Marina is the my favorite neighborhood restaurant. They serve five star food with five star service without exorbitant price as other restaurants. Try their perfectly seared scallops or potato wrapped sea bass that they call it

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Love the setting of this restaurant! The outdoor feel and lighting make this place stand out. We ordered a bunch of plates and shared. Everything was tasty - crudo dishes, risotto, scallops and butterfish!

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★★★★☆

Love the setting of this restaurant! The outdoor feel and lighting make this place stand out. We ordered a bunch of plates and shared. Everything was tasty - crudo dishes, risotto, scallops and butterfish!

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I came on a date here and the food was so terrific! The waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly -- we didn't want to spend a lot on a wine but the waiter recommended a great bottle that wasn't too pricey. I'd love to come here again.

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★★★★★

I came on a date here and the food was so terrific! The waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly -- we didn't want to spend a lot on a wine but the waiter recommended a great bottle that wasn't too pricey. I'd love to come here again.

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Hi, my name is Emily and I am working with StreetSmart4kids to help spread the word about the Dine Out and Donate program happening now. On Citysearch, you can learn just about everything you need to know about a place, so I thought this

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Hi, my name is Emily and I am working with StreetSmart4kids to help spread the word about the Dine Out and Donate program happening now. On Citysearch, you can learn just about everything you need to know about a place, so I thought this

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I am highly recommend this restaurant. The food are excellent!!! I love the most are the crab salad and the foie Gras. The taste is perfect! The server is helpful and nice that know how we want. There is an outdoor dining which make me

3
★★★★★

I am highly recommend this restaurant. The food are excellent!!! I love the most are the crab salad and the foie Gras. The taste is perfect! The server is helpful and nice that know how we want. There is an outdoor dining which make me

Pros: food and service

Cons: parking

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We tried Isa on a recommendation from a friend and were both very happy with the experience and even happier that it is only a few blocks away from our apartment! We were seated right away in the back patio - a lovely setting that I

3
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We tried Isa on a recommendation from a friend and were both very happy with the experience and even happier that it is only a few blocks away from our apartment! We were seated right away in the back patio - a lovely setting that I

Pros: Yummy food, back patio

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Went to Isa with my boyfriend and we enjoyed every plate that we got. The Seabass, risotto, and asparagus were our favorites. I went there again with my 5 friends this last month and were seated in the patio. It was breathtaking and the

3
★★★★★

Went to Isa with my boyfriend and we enjoyed every plate that we got. The Seabass, risotto, and asparagus were our favorites. I went there again with my 5 friends this last month and were seated in the patio. It was breathtaking and the

Pros: Ambiance, and food

Cons: Service

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We went last nite (Tuesday) and it was still packed but we were able to be seated without a wait. We could have had a table but sat at the bar. Our server was pleasant and helpful.\r
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The food was awesome!! the Spicy Tuna Tartare, Baby

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We went last nite (Tuesday) and it was still packed but we were able to be seated without a wait. We could have had a table but sat at the bar. Our server was pleasant and helpful.\r
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The food was awesome!! the Spicy Tuna Tartare, Baby

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We went there because we had heard about it from friends, and it not only matched our expectations - it exceeded them, by a mile! The food was fantastic - the lobster broth with prawns was the best soup ever. The foie was great, and so was

3
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We went there because we had heard about it from friends, and it not only matched our expectations - it exceeded them, by a mile! The food was fantastic - the lobster broth with prawns was the best soup ever. The foie was great, and so was

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Very bad service

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We had made a reservation at Isa. What I did not know was to request the patio - there was obviously more space out there and hopefully NO mirror that flanked our table tucked away tight in front. We ended up waiting 15 minutes while 2

3
★★★★★

We had made a reservation at Isa. What I did not know was to request the patio - there was obviously more space out there and hopefully NO mirror that flanked our table tucked away tight in front. We ended up waiting 15 minutes while 2

Pros: patio

Cons: hostess, ambiance, tight space

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I went here Friday night, not expecting much. Party of three adults and a six-year-old. We were seated near the front of the restaurant. The dishes come out family style and we ordered asparagus soup (absolutely delicious and even my kid

3
★★★★★

I went here Friday night, not expecting much. Party of three adults and a six-year-old. We were seated near the front of the restaurant. The dishes come out family style and we ordered asparagus soup (absolutely delicious and even my kid

Pros: Great service, great food, great rhythm

Cons: Can get a little loud

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Wonderful food with a strong French influence, although there are some Italian and Asian style dishes as well. Isa features small plates that are meant to be shared, so you get to sample a number of flavors. They have a solid wine list and beautiful garden/outdoor seating.

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Wonderful food with a strong French influence, although there are some Italian and Asian style dishes as well. Isa features small plates that are meant to be shared, so you get to sample a number of flavors. They have a solid wine list and beautiful garden/outdoor seating.

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2 of us went there thinking this is the best small plates in san francisco, ya right.
frist thing his potato rapped sea bass that adish he got from daniel's in new york and when we got it it was so overr cooked the waiter saw it with out

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★★★★★

2 of us went there thinking this is the best small plates in san francisco, ya right.
frist thing his potato rapped sea bass that adish he got from daniel's in new york and when we got it it was so overr cooked the waiter saw it with out

Pros: decor , service

Cons: price , food, food

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Beautiful ambiance, good service, food.... a huge disappointment. The endive salad had day-old looking endives, browned on the edges and all over the leaves, making the entire salad look, well, old! Halibut - totally undercooked.

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Beautiful ambiance, good service, food.... a huge disappointment. The endive salad had day-old looking endives, browned on the edges and all over the leaves, making the entire salad look, well, old! Halibut - totally undercooked.

Pros: Ambiance, Nice Server, Inexpensive

Cons: Undercooked meats, Rushed service, Food overall

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Food was satisfactory, nothing spectacular for sure... back patio was nice...had to ask twice to get a heat lamp turned on. our server was decent...nice gal but rather clueless when it came to timing and finding out if we needed anything.

3
★★★★★

Food was satisfactory, nothing spectacular for sure... back patio was nice...had to ask twice to get a heat lamp turned on. our server was decent...nice gal but rather clueless when it came to timing and finding out if we needed anything.

Pros: tough one, value maybe?, 3 Pros? No-way!

Cons: Management, Service, Service

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This is my favorite restaurant! The ambiance on the back patio is perfect for a date or a special occasion. The menu offers a variety of small plate options which are so fun to share. The wine list gives plenty of good choices! I get

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This is my favorite restaurant! The ambiance on the back patio is perfect for a date or a special occasion. The menu offers a variety of small plate options which are so fun to share. The wine list gives plenty of good choices! I get

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Just a great place to hang out for any occassion...the heated patio is so beautiful, you feel so special just being in that environment. The food....what can i say.....just right! Must try the salmon and the seabass for sure

3
★★★★★

Just a great place to hang out for any occassion...the heated patio is so beautiful, you feel so special just being in that environment. The food....what can i say.....just right! Must try the salmon and the seabass for sure

Pros: Romantic, Good Price, Friendly waiters

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This was the worst dining experience I've ever had in my 6 years in San Francisco. The restaurant was not that crowded, although our server took about 20 minutes before acknowledging our small party. He never brought my wine, never

3
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This was the worst dining experience I've ever had in my 6 years in San Francisco. The restaurant was not that crowded, although our server took about 20 minutes before acknowledging our small party. He never brought my wine, never

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Went there with a date on a weekday before 7 pm for the 3 course price fixe menu. What a deal! Seated by the window, the food was amazing and the waiter/waitress/host were all very attentive. Yes, we were asked by various people at

3
★★★★★

Went there with a date on a weekday before 7 pm for the 3 course price fixe menu. What a deal! Seated by the window, the food was amazing and the waiter/waitress/host were all very attentive. Yes, we were asked by various people at

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

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This was the worst restuarant experience I have ever had in the city. I am shocked that it is still in business. I don't know why someone would ever return to such a horrible place. The service is HORRIBLE. The waiters are rude and

3
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This was the worst restuarant experience I have ever had in the city. I am shocked that it is still in business. I don't know why someone would ever return to such a horrible place. The service is HORRIBLE. The waiters are rude and

Cons: service, price

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The food, atmosphere and service were incredible. My friend and I happen to stumble upon ISA's and what a great find. I've been to a lot of nice restaurants in the city, and this by far was one of the best meals I've had in a long time.

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The food, atmosphere and service were incredible. My friend and I happen to stumble upon ISA's and what a great find. I've been to a lot of nice restaurants in the city, and this by far was one of the best meals I've had in a long time.

Pros: variety of choices, back patio

Cons: parking

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This place has absolutely fabulous food (french served in small plates 'tapas' style) but the service is very hit or miss. The place can also get obscenely crowded and loud. If you go I really recommend sitting outside on the patio (heated and beautiful with white christmas lights and inside a gorgeous white tent) - it's much nicer than the interior of the place and less loud. Again, food is absolutely fabulous - but the service can leave ALOT to be desired. Try to skip their busier nights like Sat and go on a slower weeknight instead.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Too loud inside and sometimes poor service

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This place has absolutely fabulous food (french served in small plates 'tapas' style) but the service is very hit or miss. The place can also get obscenely crowded and loud. If you go I really recommend sitting outside on the patio (heated and beautiful with white christmas lights and inside a gorgeous white tent) - it's much nicer than the interior of the place and less loud. Again, food is absolutely fabulous - but the service can leave ALOT to be desired. Try to skip their busier nights like Sat and go on a slower weeknight instead.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Too loud inside and sometimes poor service

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I was so displeased with this restaurant that I came right home to write this review. The food was appalling - greasy and heavily laden in sauces. The intended effect appeared to be continential European franco-tapas - even the waiters

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I was so displeased with this restaurant that I came right home to write this review. The food was appalling - greasy and heavily laden in sauces. The intended effect appeared to be continential European franco-tapas - even the waiters

Pros: Location for tourists

Cons: Food, Ambience, Service

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Have heard so much about Isa for the last year i had to go. Ordered six dishes, the first two took half a hour to make it to the table, no apology nothing, take in note they werent that busy. Tried th sea bass wrapped in potato and

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★★★★★

Have heard so much about Isa for the last year i had to go. Ordered six dishes, the first two took half a hour to make it to the table, no apology nothing, take in note they werent that busy. Tried th sea bass wrapped in potato and

Pros: dining room

Cons: , service

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I've been there 3 times on various nights, a large group of 12, 2 small group of 4-6. Not one complaint. Food has always been delicious as well as personable service. We were seated promptly and the food was delicious as ever. The food can

3
★★★★★

I've been there 3 times on various nights, a large group of 12, 2 small group of 4-6. Not one complaint. Food has always been delicious as well as personable service. We were seated promptly and the food was delicious as ever. The food can

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

Cons: , for more than 3 , people.

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This has got to me one of my most favorite restaurants in the city. The prices are affordable and the patio is so charming! I love that the owner chef (Luke) and his wife are always around and working.

The only thing is, make sure you

3
★★★★★

This has got to me one of my most favorite restaurants in the city. The prices are affordable and the patio is so charming! I love that the owner chef (Luke) and his wife are always around and working.

The only thing is, make sure you

Pros: food, ambience

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I have NEVER encountered such bad service in the city - not only did we have to ask for water and bread, and for the heat lamp to be turned on, our waiter forgot half of our wine orders, and then snottily told our party of ten that we

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★★★★★

I have NEVER encountered such bad service in the city - not only did we have to ask for water and bread, and for the heat lamp to be turned on, our waiter forgot half of our wine orders, and then snottily told our party of ten that we

Pros: food

Cons: , HOST, SERVICE

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This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city! The food is just amazing. Every once awhile they update the menu and it always brings suprises! The size of the plates are good for small groups to share and price is reasonable.

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★★★★★

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city! The food is just amazing. Every once awhile they update the menu and it always brings suprises! The size of the plates are good for small groups to share and price is reasonable.

Pros: Food, Inexpensive , Service

Cons: Poor parking, Long wait

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Isa is the place to go to for delicious small plate cuisine that simply melts in your mouth. A must is to sit in the patio area. It has this romantic cozy feel to it. I give the food an A+++. The only down side is the service. Especially

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★★★★★

Isa is the place to go to for delicious small plate cuisine that simply melts in your mouth. A must is to sit in the patio area. It has this romantic cozy feel to it. I give the food an A+++. The only down side is the service. Especially

Pros: Food, Drinks

Cons: Service

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No matter how good the food is, the service is HORRIBLE. These people are the rudest and most inconsiderate I have dealt with. I made a reservation for my anniversary 3 weeks in advance, and two days before I called to confirm and got a

3
★★★★★

No matter how good the food is, the service is HORRIBLE. These people are the rudest and most inconsiderate I have dealt with. I made a reservation for my anniversary 3 weeks in advance, and two days before I called to confirm and got a

Cons: Service, Staff

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Went on a wednesday and the place was packed by 8pm. Go early and make reservations. The staff is very nice and made recommendations. Seabass with Potato and the Clams were very nice. The roast chicken is also very tasty. All the

3
★★★★★

Went on a wednesday and the place was packed by 8pm. Go early and make reservations. The staff is very nice and made recommendations. Seabass with Potato and the Clams were very nice. The roast chicken is also very tasty. All the

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Noisy, Parking

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My dinner at Isa this weekend was fantastic! Since we were there for a leisurely meal, we didn't mind that we had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time for a table- good restaurants are busy- it's a simple fact. But once seated in

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★★★★★

My dinner at Isa this weekend was fantastic! Since we were there for a leisurely meal, we didn't mind that we had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time for a table- good restaurants are busy- it's a simple fact. But once seated in

Pros: Food, Food, Food

Cons: Busy

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i went here for a birthday. we waited an hour past our reservations for a table. you would think that they would invest in a host, bartender or even a food runner to help service along, but none of these positions exist. There were so many

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i went here for a birthday. we waited an hour past our reservations for a table. you would think that they would invest in a host, bartender or even a food runner to help service along, but none of these positions exist. There were so many

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I've been to lots of the top, high-end restaurants but the best meal I've had this year was at Isa. Maybe it was the surprise of the discovery versus the expectation of excellence. But the food was magnificent. The patio is a joy.

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I've been to lots of the top, high-end restaurants but the best meal I've had this year was at Isa. Maybe it was the surprise of the discovery versus the expectation of excellence. But the food was magnificent. The patio is a joy.

Pros: Awesome food, Nice environ

Cons: Slow

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I was taken here by a friend, and wow! You'd never guess from the outside what a great little spot this is. FANTASTIC food, reasonably priced, great service and ambiance, especially the outdoor heated patio. I really enjoyed this place.

3
★★★★★

I was taken here by a friend, and wow! You'd never guess from the outside what a great little spot this is. FANTASTIC food, reasonably priced, great service and ambiance, especially the outdoor heated patio. I really enjoyed this place.

Pros: fantastic food, reasonable prices, great service

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There are two ways to enjoy owner-chef Luke Sung's French tapas menu at Isa: in the modern and boisterous front room that spills out onto a Marina district sidewalk, or on the romantic alternative---the roomy, bi-leveled back patio lined…

 

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