Tuba Restaurant

4.7
960 reviews
$31 to $50
Turkish
Tuba is an authentic Turkish Restaurant in the heart of the Mission known for its delicious cuisine, warm ambiance, and friendly service. All of our food, including our special Turkish bread, is made from scratch with secrets and ingredients from our grandmothers and mothers. Our menu features the best of all Turkish cultures, cuisines and influences of the myriad peoples who settled in that wondrous part of the world. Diners love us for our extensive vegetarian options and warm hospitality!
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4.6
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4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tasty food with great vibe

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food! Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We ate outside. Their patio is right on Guerrero street. It’s private and a part from tables but still noisy. Very yummy food. I wouldn’t go back and sit outside though.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cute and cozy, nice outdoor seating (heat lamps!), incredibly friendly and attentive service and FABULOUS food! An all-around great experience.

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sfindyguy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy food in a very friendly and warm atmosphere. One of the servers tried to rush us through our first course, so that is the only reason why I am not giving this restaurant 5-stars today. This is definitely a place to enjoy a night out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had considered Tuba a while back but found that there was a private event that night. I kept Tuba in mind. I went on a tour of Western Turkey several years back and am often looking for Turkish options to help relive the wonderful experience. Given the choice of in or outside dining We chose inside. The service is top notch. The hostess made a simple adjustment to the table setting that made it even more impressive. I ordered their dolma and my companion ordered other mezes. The accompanying salad greens, sundried tomato butter, cheeses and yogurt sauces were remarkable. I have grown up eating dolma and these were on point. The (young) lamb chops were grilled to perfection. My friend ordered Adana Kebab. The lavash and the garlic sauce were amazing. I had a glass of Malbec and my friend had icedTea. We followed with Turkish coffee, Baklava and Asura (Noah’s Pudding.) Magnificent!
I am already planning my next visit.

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KateW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I adore this place, have never had a bad dish. Wine is excellent as well. The staff are warm and attentive. Appreciate getting to eat outside in parklet. A little noisy on Guerrero, but out of their control.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tuba is hands down our favorite restaurant in SF and always will be!

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YumSkr
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent. Mezze was good. Mousaka too Americanized.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

First time at a Turkish restaurant. So many delicious plates, I wish I had been here sooner.

KW
KateW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, nice outdoor parklet, and scrumptious food. Perfect way to toast and send off our friends!

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vipWenjay
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pretty good food; fun service. Minimum of 50 characters is really stupid, Open Table.

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LisaT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

For whatever reason, there were only large parties eating when we visited. Only 2 servers were on staff so they were clearly busy and overworked. The noise level was a real problem as we tried to visit during dinner. The food was really good, however.

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EllenF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful and fun and delicious time at Tuba. The food was wonderful and the service very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious! Wait staff was excellent! Dessert with filo, Turkish cheese was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service!
My favorite Turkish restaurant by far!

MP
vipMadameP
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely family owned restaurant
Neighborhood gem

Make a reservation!

SG
vipSamG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a place I can bring locals for a special occasion and though it's been around for quite a while, it's a new and enjoyable experience.

Every customer comes away feeling like a VIP.

Let the waiter/waitress make recommendations. It's worth it.

Easily one of my top five favorite restaurants in the entire city.

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EmeraldAgent
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here in June 2021 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Serving staff all masked, and diners space adequately apart. We shared the cold mezze platter (tuba meze tabagi) with fresh bread (comes with olive oil, feta and a flavored butter) which is a wonderful way to sample all the cold appetizers- perhaps too much for just two. We accompanied our meal with a bottle of sauvignon blanc from Turkey. My partner then had Sarma Beyti kebab, and I had the lamb kebab. Both were delicious. We were unfortunately too full for dessert. Highly recommended.

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vipprudence
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious! We had the Cevizli Ezme appetizer, the Falafel Salatas, and the HünkarBeendi - the lamb on this was tender and perfectly cooked. The Yakut red blend was great. Good service too.

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RicH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

The YELP reviews were strong, but the experience was very disappointing. After a major struggle to find parking, we ended up being the only diners for the hour we were the (5-6pm). For a middle eastern restaurant the food was quite bland. Hard to understand the high ratings.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was just delicious!

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Moniars
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing authentic Turkish food, and even better Turkish hospitality!

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Voguewonder
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate outside out front in April 2021. Bulgar balls stuffed with meat were delicious. Service was excellent and the rest of the food was very good. Entrees were $23 and up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipStephK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed dining there. The cold meze platter and kebab were really tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was excellent, and the service was good. Tuba’s park let was nice and warm with their heat lamp, but the park let itself wasn’t very appealing in terms of ambiance.

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Allyson
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience! Fantastic food, wonderful service and a very reasonable bill. I highly recommend this spot!

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RaviR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Very lovely staff.
We loved their yogurt appetizer.. lamb dish was very yummy.
We will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of the dishes were incredible. The lamb was soft and juicy. Nice parklet dining. Head Chef/owner liked to wander around and see how everyone was enjoying their meal. That’s always a good sign of quality and care.

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vipDineinla
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

loved our Valentine’s Day dinner at Tuba

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We went there for valentines dinner. It was raining and the restaurant manager asked us to sit on wet seat. He was rude and unkind. We left the place immediately

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tuba is great! Good food, great service.

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vipJennifer
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service! Given that they have to adhere to certain restrictions due to Covid our dinner was still enjoyable. Our waitress had an outdoor heater placed right next to our table which kept us warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time eating at Tuba at their parklet. Really cozy despite being along the street, amazing food, great service. Will definitely visit again!

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KristofferT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very welcoming, warm staff. Food was delicious and authentic. Amazing gem within the Mission / Noe Valley

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PaulM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Outdoor dining on Guerrero is very noisy. Food quality uneven, some amazing and some so-so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It had been several years since I ate at Tuba. The food is even better. The Adana kebab and branzino entrees were delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. The lighting was a bit dark for my taste, but that could be my age. Definitely will go back soon.

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vipMarkM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fantastic and is always suberb. The staff makes it an A+ experience.

FAQs

Tuba Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Tuba Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 960 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.