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American Restaurant

brunch • pork chop • burger • flatbread

560 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117, US
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  • Photo of Elliot Cohen
    3 years ago
    🚨stop everything you're doing and eat here now🚨
  • Photo of Julia Lane
    3 years ago
    @eater recommends Nopa. That's good enough for me. Going there Saturday night!
  • Photo of Citymaps San Francisco
    Sit at Chef Jossel's counter and watch him create wonders alongside the line cooks under his tutelage. Definitely order the pork chops, as they're the flagship dish here. Want to have a late dinner? Nopa is open until 1am! Enjoy.
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  • Photo of Thrillist SF
    4 years ago
    Nopa's morning re-constituter is a house-spiced tomato juice with pimenton and cayenne, with your choice of vodka, mescal, or Scotch(yScotchScotch), all usually topped with house-pickled radishes.
  • Photo of Thrillist SF
    4 years ago
    Head on over to the neighborhood we refuse to call NOPA to... go to Nopa... for some obviously-gonna-be-good brunch items like a custard French toast with maple butter and caramelized apples.
  • Photo of Margot Mazur
    4 years ago
    The North of Panhandle favorite started brunch service only a few months ago and already has the best morning fare in SF. By far. Why? Ask chef/owner Laurence Jossel who is always there (that's why).
  • Photo of Eater
    4 years ago
    Nopa continues to grow admirably under Chef Jossel. Honorable mention to its little Mexican sis, Nopalito.
  • Photo of Catosixtails
    5 months ago
    Lovely setting and interesting, limited menu. The restaurant has interesting cocktails that are both unique and classic in taste, and better than most of the special cocktails offered in San Francisco restaurants. We started with the avocado toast, which is enough for two people and simply out of this world. Perfect texture, taste, and presentation. Two of us had cod and one had braised rabbit - all of the dishes were innovative and good. A side of grilled broccoli with bread crumbs was more than worth ordering and the place was licked clean. We missed by not ordering the wood grilled hamburger - it looked fabulous at the next table and I later heard it is the best of the best. Service was outstanding, but when the prices are such as they are at NOPA and a 20% tip is both expected and was rightfully earned by our server, I was not happy to see an $8.00 "employee benefits" charge added to my bill by the restaurant management. (Especially since I don't know whether they are giving the wait staff healthcare benefits.....) But a good meal and a great experience. Reservations are hard to get, so do plan in advance!
  • Photo of Takoyaki47
    5 months ago
    While the pork chop is what I fantasised about when booking (It'd been about 7 years since I had it last), the other dishes we had really amazed me. The bean appetizer with hazelnuts was dynamic in color, texture and presentation. The hazelnuts are candied (or something like that) and make the whole dish pop. The standout shocker was the simple tagliatelle bolognese. Normally I wouldn't order such a home-style, old world standard at a nice restaurant. But I saw our neighboring table's dish and had to order it. Sublime. Absolutely perfect. Service was attentive, but not annoying; friendly, but and casual while still maintaining absolute professionalism Bravo!! Be warned: this place has some acoustic issues and is quite noisy.
  • Photo of JamesA1987
    5 months ago
    This is a special place with nice unique dishes and amazing service. We celebrated my adult daughter's birthday and could not have been happier with the spot. Everything was spot on. The drinks were special and each dish was fabulous. The French Toast is special.
  • Photo of Arwems
    5 months ago
    As someone has written before, this place is uneven: great wine, not so great cocktails, some wonderful dishes, some that just don't work. Amazing coconut dessert! Overall, we were a bit disappointed. Great service though!
  • Photo of MrsWaterhouse
    5 months ago
    If there's one casual restaurant to visit in San Francisco, this is it. Relaxed atmosphere, fabulous waitstaff and incredible food. It's meant to be shared so go with a few good friends so you can try as much as possible. We tried so many things little fish, gem lettuce and incredible rib eye stand out, and the vegetable dishes were all incredible. Also fun we're the drinks - it's a grown up cocktail list with quirky touches, beautifully served and really very good wine list. One of my favourite dining experiences this year.
  • Photo of DantehetGooi
    6 months ago
    Food was good, as one can expect for the prices charged. The ambiance is nice and the restaurant has a lively buzz. We liked the atmosphere but the service seems a bit unorganized and nobody is really in control. Room for improvement here. The toast for the avocado starter was burned but the chicken (main dish) was very good.
  • Photo of Christina B
    6 months ago
    Loved the interior of this space and also the food. Everything was excellent. A friend of mine has keeps a pied a terre in San Fran and highly recommended this place. So glad we went!
  • Photo of PadoukDesign
    6 months ago
    We went as a group of four to Nopa for brunch and had four different dishes. - Hamburger: nice, but not out of this world. Good pickled onions, aioli, and French fries. - Fennel sausage with corn bread, pesto, and egg: nice plump sausage, decent corn bread. - House smoked trout on a bagel: the bagel was rather tough. - Harissa braised lamb shoulder: not bad. We also had a pot of coffee, which was good. The service was excellent and very gracious.
  • Photo of Brandon P
    6 months ago
    We happened to get a last minute reservation. The pork chop is outstanding and they have a good wine list. The chicken was also really good, but not amazing. Service is above average to very good. It's a little expensive but portions for entrees are good. Worth going to if you can get a reservation, not worth waiting for a long time as a walk in.
  • Photo of reillyelmo
    7 months ago
    Nice restaurant with a good vibe. Packed the night we were there and got a nice cozy table for four. Appetizers were excellent as well as my bolognese and daughter's steak. Only disappointment was my wife's chicken dish but a nice evening none the less.
  • Photo of Jesse S
    7 months ago
    I seriously can say that the meals are yummy and the customer service is fantastic. Grass fed hamburger was delightful but braised pork shoulder was typical. I must say I enjoyed my visit here. I will probably return here.
  • Photo of Alan Z
    7 months ago
    We had an excellent dinner at Nopa. The menu changes daily and is stamped with the date. I had the pappardelle with the bolognese that had cooked for 8 hours. The sauce melted in my mouth. Everything was extraordinary, fresh, and interesting. A really fine dining experience!
  • Photo of Beth K
    7 months ago
    After researching, we thought it would be a great night out. Wrong. Terrible service, food terrible, and over priced. Do not waste your time or money
  • Photo of rondeh
    7 months ago
    Our daughter living in SF had a visit to Nopa on her list for some time and when we visited her it was a great opportunity to fulfill this wish. We weren't disappointed at all. The service was excellent and extremely helpful and the food tasted delicious. When we made the reservation and could only get a table at 9pm we were worried that the restaurant would empty out on us while we were enjoying our dinner (has happened to us on occasion). It became quickly clear that we had worried for nothing. The restaurant was full at 9pm (we even had to wait 3-4 minutes for our table to be set) and when we left at 11pm-ish there were still new customers coming in (and all were welcomed with the same friendliness). This created a great buzz that made this a special and memorable experience. Thanks to the whole Nopa Team we'll certainly go back during our next family visit to SF.
  • Photo of KarenChiasson
    7 months ago
    Group of 6 - great atmosphere and not too loud. Service prompt. Avocado toast was fantastic. Tangine was good but could have used more spice. Halibut very trendy with a creamy sauce. Good wine list. Desert donuts were heavenly. Definitely would go back.
  • Photo of Alzor S
    7 months ago
    I love they food there. So weird and expensive but always worth it. It's like the weirdest Mexican food I done ever eat.
  • Photo of Jordan A
    7 months ago
    I am always so amazed at how effortlessly flawless this restaurant is on any given night. The bar, the food, the wine, and the staff are all top notch! Come here for brunch, dinner, or just a quick bite at the bar, and you won't be disappointed!
  • Photo of mkma
    7 months ago
    I tried to book online a few weeks prior to leaving Australia, but failed to secure a table. Day before we left, I emailed with details of of our dates in SF, hoping for any cancellations. I received an email 2 days later with a reservation secured, thank you. We started with cocktails, and due to a last minute decision to attend a ball game, we had limited time to dine. Not an issue, we were asked to order after we have settled with our drinks and informed that our food will be first on the pass as soon as the kitchen is open. When the food arrived, we really regretted not having more time to sit and savour. We loved every mouthful of the offerings-the respect, dedication and care reflected in the food and the service. Hands down the Best in SF, without all the fuss of fine dining but delivering modern convivial dining. Thank you NOPA. Highlight of our Californian dining experience.
  • Photo of Shyamradia
    8 months ago
    Recently visited for Saturday brunch. We weren't able to get a reservation but arrived at 1115 and we were seated within 5 minutes. Food was lovely and portions were a good size, the scrambles eggs dish was particularly good. Definitely recommended for brunch.
  • Photo of Elizabeth M
    8 months ago
    We had a really good meal here. We were seated upstairs in the mezzanine with a view of the chefs working in the kitchen which was great. Food was delicious - we had the chicken and fish. Attentive but unobtrusive service. Will definitely return next time we're in San Francisco.

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