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Smitten Ice Cream

432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
+1 415-863-1518
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was really delicious , best chocolate i have ever tasted. Blood orange cream is also really good.

Thank Tuna K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard about this kind of ice cream prep so that you get your ice cream made to order, I was eager to try Smitten ice cream, so after dinner in the area, we walked down Octavia to find this particular location. We were fortunate...More

Thank Dr_SJ
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best vanilla ice-creams I ever had in USA! Nice post-industrial style store and great way to present the product! Try it!

Thank Marco C
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Been a few times before and knew I had to go back on a recent (first in three years) trip to SF. As fresh and smooth as I remember. The perfect ice cream texture

Thank justcookny
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Brown sugar ice cream with Spicy caramel Sauce is SUPER delicious!!! I loved it!!! Location is good. You can walk around the street, nice building while enjoy eating your ice cream!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I had to try this because the lines were out the door, and I heard the ice cream is made using liquid nitrogen. Made right before your eyes! All true. Supposedly this makes for a creamier, smoother ice cream. It certainly was tasty. I got...More

Thank nityaji
Reviewed 15 November 2017

What a cool ice cream experience! A little shelter on the street serves ice cream made before your very eyes. An American "dhaba" experience, if you have eaten street food in India. Each scoop of ice cream is made custom for you using nitrogen at...More

Thank HereWeGo282
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

They ran out of cones. The small cup with 2 scoops is $5 and you can't have 2 different flavours, it has to be the same flavour in one cup. The chocolate is nice. The cookie dough is OK. Prefer the chocolate.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Queues out of the door, 4 flavours, made freshly in front of you with liquid nitrogen, half a dozen extras as toppings Great ice cream the way it's meant to be. I had the Vietnamese coffee which was a wonderfully smooth, mild coffee flavour If...More

Thank SiandDom
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This is some of the best ice cream you'll ever have and the flavours are creative and delicious. Also, there's a super cute guy who works here with the best eyebrows and a smile that might melt your ice cream, liquid nitrogen or not!

Thank cfnbennett
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
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Hi Meghan I'm really sorry but I can't help you. I agree with Mark I suggest you contact them through the website.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-863-1518
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Fun ice cream place that makes ice cream in front of your eyes by using liquid nitrogen.
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