nopa - San Francisco

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2399 reviews
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nopa is a San Francisco gathering place north of the Panhandle, serving urban rustic food and specializing in organic wood-fired cuisine. We serve simple food created with seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except we waited 30 min between our appetizers and entrees

HF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the wood fired flavors of the hamburger and the pork chop! The noise level is quite high, so being tucked in an intimate corner was helpful.

R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location, very good food and excellent service!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Was not sure what the hype was about but this did not disappoint. We shared 5 appetizers and desert and every dish was delicious. Want to go back to try more and main dishes.

KE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

At the height of the brunch hours the upstairs got a little bit too loud for us to really hear what anybody - our waiter, or each others - said... "hard" surfaces (i.e. painted walls with not too many acoustic elements on the walls/roof to eat the sound) often are like this, but it can become weary after a while. Other ways a real good experience overall! Would recommend.

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing with the best avocado toast ever!

JA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nopa came highly recommended as a destination while visiting San Francisco and we had a really lovely brunch. Reservations are a must and the place was packed, but service was fast. Not the friendliest or most attentive service but they were very busy. The meal was nice overall--loved the tomato asiago lox bagel--and the brunch cocktails were a standout with fresh and inventive flavor combinations.

KB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations and a group of 7. Everyone raves about what they ordered and no one left disappointed. I’d say that goes in the win column.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best service I’ve received in SF

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Pork Chops. Duck is great too.

h
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

food and ambiance were really good. waitress on the second floor on sunday was quite passive aggressive and didnt give us the best experience.

m
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck was great and the bar was hopping

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Great food - French toast is some of the best I’ve ever had!

DH
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere!! The food was excellent, highly recommend chicken or peach& corn salad🙌

M
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, drink and service. Noise level very loud and difficult location.

AN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Superb service, delicious food prepared perfectly. Not necessarily ‘creative’ as in haute cuisine, but well executed classics.

AL
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super food in a super place!!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely atmosphere with an amazing lamb dish.

LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch with some friends. The service was great and the food was amazing. The french toast was definitely a highlight!!

SF
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boys for brunch on Saturday. Place was packed and people looked happy. My kids were excited to try their famous burger and french toast.
Service was excellent, my 11 y.o. felt like an adult, as he was asked for his preferences and was suggested a portion size by our waiter. Both of my boys loved their food and service, this was their first time in this restaurant, but I know for a fact that it is not their last, as I was asked to make a reservation for next week, even before we left :) With that said, if you haven't tried it yet, click that button, reserve a table, you wont regret it

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, incredible experience at NOPA! Food, ambiance, service and drinks were all excellent and most importantly the quality is always consistent every time i come.

R
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience.

JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The staff was extremely condescending and acted like they didn’t want us to be there. The service took forever and the reservation did not run on time. The food was good but everything else made it not worth it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Kept hearing how good the burgers are supposed to be. Not sure what all the hype is about. Ours were over cooked with french fries that were way too salty. Place is very noisy. Hard to have a conversation.

s
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were four of us, and we all had different dishes. I loved the rotisserie chicken, moist and flavorful, my wife thought the tagine was excellent, and our friends were delighted with the pork chops and the salmon. Too bad we didn't have room for the tempting desserts. Michelle, our waitress, was terrific, with a great sense of humor. When our friend didn't know which white wine she wanted, Michelle had several brought out for tasting. The only negative is the noise level, which makes it hard to converse.

GB
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the Chef's Counter and it was fun to watch all of the chefs in motion. Everything was orchestrated to perfection...we sat next to one of the owners who oversaw each plate that went out to customers. Lawrence was helpful, personable, fun to talk with...we were careful not to interrupt as food is NOT under heat lamps at all...it is prepped, cooked, inspected for perfection and delivered. If we lived in SF we would be there every week. The Peach Salad is scrumptious. Such a find.

G
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surreal experience. Service, food everything exceeded expectations!

OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dernier brunch à San Francisco

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still outstanding!!! Food, people, drinks super enjoyable!

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s just ok. Very fine service can’t make up for limited menu selections during brunch that just weren’t exciting and were average in taste. One person in our party had the granola and felt they had had better in many other places coupled with a small portion size. In general portion sizes are small but most importantly, flavor want there.

DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good but waiter was totally not interested in serving us. John was his name.

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the unique, creative menu. Also it was a really cool, bustling vibe. Our waitress was excellent, helpful and informative. I had the salmon which was excellent. My husband had the porkchop which we wanted to love, but seemed undercooked ( we know that pork can be cooked to lower temps but it wasn't our thing.) We were visiting San Fran for one night and glad we chose this restaurant to eat at!

CR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were all friendly and the food was absolutely delicious.

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered the pork chop and it was over cooked sadly. It’s a hefty priced meal to not be cooked to perfection. So it was dry. I also did not love the beans with it. Also both cocktails I ordered were not great and again for the price they should be made to perfection. So the meal and drinks were anti climatic. The one nice thing is an anonymous person bought be two birthday desserts which unexpected and sweet. It was very loud and packed. I honestly don’t know if I would come again after this experience for my bday dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nopas service is really exquisite. For our anniversary they gave us a large table (usually seats 4) and surprised us with a candle on the dessert! All the staff were gracious and the food quite good too.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in SF for food and drinks- Nopa never disappoints, and this last time was no exception! They even accommodated our last minute reservation change, which was not minor, and they did it with grace that we frankly didn’t deserve given our lofty request.

G
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food! Great ambience!

MW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is pricey but you get what you pay for- food is consistently great. It's a cool space. The wine is delicious. And for all those reasons, it's always packed so make sure to make a reservation way, way in advance.

A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Brunch wasn’t bad but it feels overrated and overpriced to me. The $18 scramble was really three eggs, three croutons, three pieces of zucchini and three dollops of goat cheese. Coffee and tea took at least 15mins, hot chocolate was completely forgotten, their English breakfast was a Darjeeling and came in a pot with no way to remove the leaves (bitter tea no thank you). Wouldn’t call this out anywhere else, but considering the price tag and hype, I was not impressed...and still hungry. Also suuuuuper loud, but I guess that’s anywhere in SF

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasure service and fresh food

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