Eastern Mediterranean Feast

Made in California

Imagining California as an Island in the East of the Mediterranean


Located in San Francisco's wonderful Mission District. We serve Eastern Mediterranean food that stays true to its origin. Our menu, changing daily, is focused on the less known edibles of the region, traditionally prepared at home. Bringing forth the common cuisine of Turkey, Greece, the Levant and Iran, a commonality driven by regional proximity and a shared history. Our dishes are made with seasonal produce, and locally sourced, sustainably raised and caught meats and seafood.


Open daily for dinner 5:30 - 10pm

206 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

T: 415 814 2704



Book online with Resy or call (415) 814–2704. Our phone lines open at 1:30pm daily. We hold our communal table, bar seating and chef's counter for walk-ins. 

Reservations are required for parties of 5 or more. For parties of that size, we serve set menus exclusively, where they can be adjusted to cater to any dietary restrictions. For parties 7-9, we serve the Tawla Feast exclusively. Due to the limitations of our small restaurant, we are unable to accommodate exceptions. For parties larger than 9, please call us to inquire about the details.

Patio Seating (heated): as it gets warmer and the rain ceases, we open our patio seating to parties of 5-7. Use Resy or call us to check if our patio will be open and has availability. Since our Patio seating is in high demand, we respectfully limit patio dining to 2 hours per party.

Street parking and garage parking at 14th St and Valencia and  16th St and Hoffman are available nearby. For help parking, use Luxe to valet your car.

Please note that we apply a 20% service charge in lieu of a tip to all checks (learn more).

Enjoy Tawla at Home

On each of my visits, I opted for the Tawla Selection and let them steer the ship, and each time, the meals were different and damn exquisite (plus, it comes with as much of the house bread as you can eat, and this may be the finest dipping bread in the country). The sweet potato meze tasted like it came from a Southern grandmother who grew up in the Middle East, with a whipped labneh and brown butter that melts in your mouth. The samakeh harrah was an entire rockfish with a spicy walnut stuffing that I couldn’t stop shoveling into my mouth.
— Thrillist, The 12 Best New Restaurants in America, 2016
There’s something revelatory and humanizing about a restaurant like Tawla. Food helps to bridge cultures and build understanding, and we can certainly use more of that.
— San Francisco Chronicle, Tawla is the Mediterranean restaurant that S.F. needed.
Tawla has the nicest, friendliest, kindest servers I have encountered in ages. Beyond huggable. They build up such a sincere feeling of hospitality. It’s what we need more of right now. If you’re lucky, you’ll get an arm pat from the warm and lovely proprietress too. She wants you to feel like you’re in her home. You will feel graciously fed, and the menu will keep you coming back
— Tablehopper, Tawla: Review
But we’re here to proclaim that the Eastern Mediterranean comfort food coming out of the kitchen at Tawla is some of the best you’ll find in San Francisco.
— The Infatuation, Tawla: Review