Laurence Jossel

Laurence Jossel

San Francisco

About Laurence Jossel

Laurence Jossel is 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 Chow, where he met his partners for Nopa and Nopalito. He builds neighborhood restaurants and serves simple, generous food with a focus on seasonal and sustainable ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors.


  • 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

At My Venues

$$$, Happy Hour, Reservations, Wine Bar, Modern, Full Bar, New American, Western Addition
"One of my favorite SF classics. Happy to be home and eating at Nopa. One of the best restaurants in town and open LATE! Great wine and cocktails as well."
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Mexican, Full Bar, Inner Sunset
"Ceviche at Nopalito is hands down one of my favorite dishes in SF. Even better when it's on a warm day. Try it with one of their micheladas!"