TripExpert Score based on reviews in 18 publications
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18 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Go early, order an elderflower gimlet or a sparkling, minty Old Cuban (both off-menu). Full review →

Don't miss the Mission School-style mural painted on the wall.


Pseudo blue-collar joint in warm warehouse/loft setting with ceiling fans, split-level seating, and ginormous windows.



Wildly popular Nopa draws the city's youthful bon vivants for its rustic-urban cooking and inventive cocktails.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

Still wildly popular several years later, the restaurant draws the city's youthful bon vivants for its rustic-urban cooking and inventive cocktails. Full review →



Wine lovers are happily satisfied here with the excellent list, and weekend brunch is one of the city's best. Full review →


Frommer's 33

A poster child for the current gestalt of the San Francisco restaurant scene Nopa combines seasonal “urban rustic” and “organic wood-fired” cuisine. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

While the name sounds exotic, Nopa is actually short for North of the Panhandle, a nod to the neighborhood in which this bustling restaurant is rooted. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

Here the Bay Area's signature organic fare gets the wood-fired treatment, where such dishes as Italian sausage flatbread with seasonal fava beans are soul-warming and delicious. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Airy, sexy room serves late. Full review →


On the Grid

The menus is always seasonal, with a couple steady options, and always delicious. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

One of the most heralded -and popular- restaurants in town, Nopa (so named for its North of Panhandle home in the Western Addition) is set in a cavernous, yet homey space.


San Francisco Chronicle 3.0

Much of the food comes from the grill, including a juicy grass-fed hamburger, or from the wood-burning oven that produces smoke-tinged calamari with cabbage, olives and aioli. Full review →


San Jose Mercury News

At a time when many chefs are making their names with culinary tricks straight out of a chemistry lab, Laurence Jossel is piling up accolades with a return to the basics. A wood-fired... Full review →

Thoughtfully considering our requirements and avoiding winespeak, he steered us to a 2004 Pecchenino Siri d'jermu dolcetto ($39).

The Infatuation 8.8

Nopa is our ultimate go-to restaurant in SF. Unfortunately, it’s everyone else’s too. Full review →


Time Out 69

One of the hottest restaurants in town, Nopa's attractions include the wood-fired oven and the late hours—unusual in a city where many kitchens pack up at 10pm. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Located near Alamo Square inside a simple building with a tile roof, Nopa is a favorite after-work hangout of Bay Area chefs. Full review →



Named for its location North of the Panhandle, this expansive, hip restaurant serves wood-fired rustic cuisine that epitomizes the best of San Francisco's current food scene Full review →



This "innovative" Alamo Square bi-level boîte "always impresses" with its "locally sourced", "wood-fired" Californian dishes and "delicious artisanal cocktails." Full review →

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