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Zuni Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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Hayes Valley
American, Contemporary, Fusion
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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949 (Between Franklin & Gough)
+1 415-552-2522
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Right on Market street. Ordered the burger, not on the menu and served from 10 pm til mid nite. Paired it with half-order of shoestring fries, and a drink ~ $41 total. I would not call this the best food ever but it is wholesome. Ambience is very nice and quaint~ Very friendly service.

Thank Nestor R
Santa Ynez, California
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Zuni was warm and nurturing place to watch the rain fall on Market Street. The burger and fries are fantastic. But I enjoyed a poached egg with lamb sausage. Truly Devine. The service was excellent and the atmosphere perfect. Sit upstairs if you can. Best birds eye view.

Thank Christa R
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was nice and clean, it has a great location, the service was good but the food was average. I ordered the sausage, not especially delicious and my boyfriend got the burger, it was ok, and EXPENSIVE for what we got. Would probably recommend visitors to try something else instead.

Thank Sofia F
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here with another couple and had high hopes for a delicious meal. While there were one or two appetizers that were great - most of the food fell flat. They are known for a rotisserie chicken - but we were very underwhelmed.

Thank stLTravelLover
Antigua and Barbuda
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going to this restaurant for years, and it Never disappoints. Make sure to reserve - always busy - for a reason - it is a great place to connect with friends and enjoy good food. Upstairs is a better way to spread out and enjoy conversation. They know how to do things right in SF

Thank Eliz102
Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zuni cafe has been around for about 18 years and when it first opened it created quite a stir in the fairly saturated fine dining market of San Francisco. Traditional and modern American cuisine using locally sourced good produce and simple techniques have been the hallmarks of this very fine cafe. Almost two decades later it still lives up to... More 

Thank Shahid Z
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had lunch here on a Sunday prior to a concert at Davies Symphony Hall. When we arrived we were shown to table upstairs. A large party was already seated and it was a bit loud but still a comfortable experience. Our waitress was friendly and immediately asked if anyone wanted the classic roasted chicken as it takes nearly an... More 

Thank Colleen D
Sydney, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Only had the chicken and a few cocktails. Suppose it's a bit pricey for a whole chicken but is well worth it. All you need for 2 people - we were both full. Spend the rest of your money on cocktails as they're amazing!

Thank Lukepera
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

So this place is known for the roasted chicken for two, however the other folks in my party did not want chicken so I went with the Marty Ranch hamburger on rosemary focaccia. The bread was particularly tasty and the burger was cooked well and not overdone. We also shared the shoestring potato fries. I’m not sure why these are... More 

Thank Torri K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We are on a gastronomic tour of California, and this is number two on our favourite list, just behind Lucques in LA. First of all, the oyster list is the best we have ever experienced, anywhere on the planet. We ended up having 16, in four batches of four, and they were all excellent. We opted for one starter, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Contemporary, Fusion
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
    (Between Franklin & Gough)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2522

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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