Laurence Jossel

Laurence Jossel

San Francisco

About Laurence Jossel

Chef Laurence Jossel is the chef/co-owner of Nopa and Nopalito. After spending time at La Folie and The Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco under Gary Danko, he opened Kokkari, Chez Nous, and finally Chow, where he met his partners for Nopa and Nopalito. He is building neighborhood restaurants that’s making simple, hearty, accessible food with local ingredients and a focus on sustainability.

My Venues

  • Nopa
    560 Divisadero St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Nopalito
    306 Broderick St
    San Francisco, CA


  • Best Chef
    San Francisco magazine
  • Hot 20 Under 40
    7X7 magazine
  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Top 10 Restaurants
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Monkey bread 🙈 #brunch #nopasf
"Monkey bread 🙈 #nopa"
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These avocados are waiting to
"These avocados are waiting to be your avocado toast... #🥑 #nopasf"
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FRIDAY RIBEYE — here till
"FRIDAY RIBEYE — here till they’re gone 🙌 #glamorshot"
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Aquavit cured Salmon. Frisée,
"Aquavit cured Salmon. Frisée, capers and creme fraîche. #nopasf"
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Today we say goodbye to our
"Today we say goodbye to our pastry chef, @caitmcdizinno for capturing this moment with Bagel Flavored Rice Crispies 👀(yes, Salt & Pepper, Sesame, Everything, Baharat, Pistachio Strawberry) because there is no better way to say we love you than by making savory versions of sweet things ❤️ we’ll miss you immensely and wishing you all the good things in LA. #andsecretbeets"
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At My Venues