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Smitten Ice Cream

432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
+1 415-863-1518
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (178 reviews)
“sweet corn” (9 reviews)
“waffle cone” (7 reviews)
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12:00 - 22:30All hours
432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5186
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ice cream was among the best I've ever had (got the cookie dough). The wait when we got there was less than five minutes, and though the ice cream isn't cheap, it's definitely reasonable given the quality.

Thank Leo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting flavors, good smooth texture, but omg, it takes forever to make, and is quite pricey $5 for a single scoop kids cup, no toppings. I truly don't see the need to make ice cream on an on-demand basis. Scooping it from a cooler doesn't...More

Thank srbmpna
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We hopped by close to closing time, so they were out of most of the interesting sounding flavours. We still managed to snag the Dark Chocolate & Cookie Dough ice creams. It was fun just watching the ice cream being made fresh, and the end...More

Thank Divya1526
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This unique and innovative way of making ice cream creates a flavour and texture experience like no other. I will not bother eating any more ice cream until I travel to San Francisco again and then I will visit Smitten as often as possible!

Thank curlyfu
Reviewed 14 May 2017

1. theft that you can see them make your portion of ice cream is really rad 2. it tastes really delicious

Thank SIrLancelotBCN
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is officially the best ice cream I've ever tasted in any country on the planet! So creamy it's unbelievable! It's a hidden gem. Totally recommend - all flavours we tried were amazing!

Thank naudek
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The ice creams are delicious no doubt. But I do want to share an experience here. My son has eggs, and nuts allergy. And every time I go to cold stone or any other creamery they pay special attention to prepare his ice cream in...More

1  Thank priyanka-grover2010
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Simply divine ice cream, made right in front of you. I've eaten a lot of ice cream in my life but oh wow.

Thank S2000m0mma
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Getting ready to go to the airport at and thought ice cream would be a great way to celebrate our trip. Great smooth ice cream.

Thank Larrywilkens
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fun, hip place for ice cream. You can stand and watch them put the hydrogen into the ice cream mix and freeze it in no time. The TCHO chocolate was awesome! $5 for a small is a good-sized serving.

Thank Dantandkinemom
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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Meghan W
28 August 2015|
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Response from TravelmumNZ | Reviewed this property |
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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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