Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Tuba

1007 Guerrero St. (22nd St.) Send to Phone
Tasty, affordable Turkish fare in charming Guerrero Street digs.
Your Opinion
Add your own review


 
Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
5.0 rating over 2 reviews
Dining room at Tuba, San Francisco, CA

Tuba Restaurant Review

: Meze platters are not the main draw at this endearing Turkish bistro. Yes, the ezme (fittingly, an anagram of meze) is tasty, a smooth, ruddy paste of peppers and walnuts, and sigara boregi, fried flutes of feta and spinach, arrive golden, runny on the inside, saltier than a cured sardine. Nonetheless, entrées entice most, with two dishes in particular warranting special attention: small beef-stuffed dumplings called manti, and the mixed grill, an imposing plate of skewered meats capable of feeding at least two hungry diners. The chicken and lamb shish kebabs are nicely cooked; the lamb blushes on the inside, and the chicken's charred exterior gives way to a tender middle. There's a small lamb chop, too, along with two variations on kebabs with ground lamb and sirloin: kofte, shot through with parsley and mint, and adana, slightly drier and more heavily spiced. The small restaurant's interior is dark, full of wood bathed in atmospheric red lighting---moody or a bit goofy, depending on one's perspective. Diners may bring their own wine and beer.

User Ratings & Reviews for Tuba
 
San Francisco Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in SF here!

Discover the best restaurants in San Francisco for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.