We had the fish with mushrooms and the flavor was just ok. I was expecting some great flavor from spices and really lacked. We got both desserts, baklava and creme brûlée. The baklava was missing those yummy honey layers and looked like a square dumpling. It tasted nothing like baklava and can only equate the flavor to fruity pebbles. The creme brûlée had a similar flavor but not as strong. We were not impressed and we talked with the people next to us who also said there dishes were bland.
We saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child across the street and this was the perfect place for a nice dinner in between the two parts!
Excellent meal. The 2 guys who run the place weren't speedy but managed well, and we weren't in a hurry. We'll definitely be back!
Great Tunisian food and excellent service. Not a very extensive menu or wine selection, but what they have is very flavorful and well worth the visit. Will for sure come back soon. 👍👍
We came here in between Harry Potter shows, as did most people there. We really liked the food, very well prepared and tasty! If we're in the area again, we will be sure to keep it in mind.
This restaurant is perfect for between Harry Potter show parts 1 and 2! It's right across the street from the Curran Theater.
It's a small restaurant, seating about 20 persons, and you need to be patient because there's just 1 cook and 1 person for service. But it's absolutely worth waiting for! The lamb shank was perfectly done, cooked for 24 hours and falling off the bone. The turmeric spice was simply delicious. My husband had the eggplant dish which was also flavorful and tasty. And the portions were enormous, so come hungry! They have a very nice wine selection, too. We liked the cheese plate, although the portions were a bit dainty.
Super friendly cook and wait person, we sat at the bar facing the kitchen, and had a hilarious conversation with the cook. Clearly, they love their restaurant, take great pride in their recipes. Definitely a unique restaurant in San Francisco and one we'd happily visit again. Not too noisy but not too low energy either, just a nice balance and an enjoyable evening.
Food was unremarkable, portion size varied radically, hard to get server attention despite tiny restaurant. Not really memorable.
enjoyed the meal although the setting is a bit tight on the fanny! good service.
This tiny restaurant is located directly across from the Curran Theater. The menu is small but they put such care and dedication into their food. It is presented beautifully and tastes as exquisite as it is presented. The service is excellent
Good clean hearty food, the lamb was perfectly cooked
Great service and really enjoyed the short ribs.
This little restaurant is a unique and interesting experience. The menu is limited as the kitchen is tiny. I recommend sitting at the chef’s counter. The owner is the chef (working the kitchen solo) and is engaging and charming, sharing information about the food and culture.
My daughter had the fall-off-the-bone tender, rich but not greasy lamb shank, and I opted for the eggplant dish. Both were delicious. Pricing is fair and the limited menu works.
I look forward to dining there again upon my next trip to San Francisco.
Good food and service. Because it's small, you can speak with the chef, which makes the experience more pery.
Amazing food. Simple but tasty menu. Try the chicken. Really good
Loved this place. I booked a table here because it was directly across the street from the Geary and I had theater tickets. We were greeted warmly and throughout the meal received the perfect level of staff attention. We started with the deviled eggs. Wow! The spices and the shrimp put a great twist on the common deviled egg. I had the stuffed eggplant and my companion had lamb shank. Both very good. The restaurant is small which helped keep the noise level down its nice to be able to hear your dinner companion. I will definitely come back.
Wow! Unexpected little spot that offers a delectable array of choices. The food was delicious, with layers of flavor. Very elegant, simple, unpretentious, lovely place.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was friendly and are sure we had all we needed without being overbearing.
Dinner after work. The snapper was very good but could be spiced up a bit. There was no rice, potatoes nor cous cous to the fish. That would have been nice.
Dinner before the theater. Wonderful experience!
Fantastic food. The owner is extremely nice. We will definitely return.
Fantastic service. Charming host/owner. Delicious menu. And thank you for the low noise level. It's so nice to have a normal conversation over a meal. We'll definitely be back.
This was my first visit to La Marsa, and I will definitely return. The ambiance, value, and food were truly excellent. The restaurant is small and is staffed by only two, so the service was a bit slow, but we anticipated that possibility. If you are dining before attending the theater, I would recommend reserving for 6:00 p.m. or 6:15. p.m. to allow adequate time.
Everyone in our party seemed to enjoy everything they ordered, but the highlights were the deviled egg appetizers (one per person should be adequate), the lamb riblet appetizers with pesto and crostini (very rich), the stuffed eggplant, and the chicken.
Very small restaurant in the theater district of SF right across from the Curran Theatre. This is run by two brothers, who do a great job serving their patrons. The food is delicious and well portioned. Their menu is small, but what they do is fantastic. I highly recommend La marsa.
La Marsa was an absolute treasure of a find during the crazy Dreamforce week. We ended up dining there two nights in a row! At first, I was a bit sceptical of the small menu, but once the dishes started coming out from the kitchen it was evident that the menu was incredibly thought out and well-considered.
I can't recommend this place enough.
Really great lamb riblet appy and lamb snack entree. Thank you.
Love La Marsa. Second time there. Two person house with remarkable service and speed.
My husband and I had a fantastic evening here Saturday night. Food and service is outstanding. You must get the deviled eggs, and I really enjoyed my braised short rib.
Food always great & food friendly service
Paper menus soiled & need to be changed out more frequently
Sorry the food was not very good. I do have meat restrictions but my friends who got meat dishes said the lamb was ok. The fish was terrible. Sorry
The wine was great and we had a good time. The owner tries hard but they need a better chef.
Everyone at the table who ordered the rib entrée agreed it was too salty. Otherwise the food and the service were fine.
Staff was amazing. Shared about the food, friendly. Food was amazing. Seasoning and flavor was great.
Small restaurant ran entirely by two guys. Down-to-earth, so friendly and funny. Made a reservation for a team dinner and my team absolutely loved everything about it. The service, the food, the atmosphere. A++ definitely coming back here.
The appetizer of deviled eggs were excellent and my daughters Red Snapper with roasted mushrooms- fabulous. The two owners are so attentive and try so hard to have you enjoy their lovely cuisine. We've been before and will go back again.
Service was warm and friendly but the small place was full before theatre curtain time so the service was a little slower than usual. Food is excellent! Location across from ACT is perfect for theatre goers. Would definitely recommend. Try to get there by 6:00 pm before the 6:30 rush.
A perfect place to have a great meal before the theater which is across the street. Quality food and a not fussy environment. Just darn good!
A fantastic dinner! Food was a beautiful mix of comfort and elegance (we had the lamb shanks and braised short ribs - which was delicious!). The service was warm, engaged, thoughtful and perfectly attentive.
Small intimate restaurant in the theater district. Nice spices in some of the dishes ..... the highlight was the deviled egg appetizer! I will return!
I found La Marsa through OpenTable since it's near our hotel. It's a charming, rather small restaurant with excellent Tunisian music playing. We were a party of five and ordered nearly everything on the menu. And everything was fantastic: fresh, innovative, flavorful. A truly memorable meal.
We are two seniors out for a pre-theater dinner, we could not have been more pleased to find La marsa, a place we could have a conversation, enjoy delicious good and good service. We will be back.
The best! A fabulous memorable meal and experience!