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Kokkari Estiatorio

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Neighbourhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806 (Front St.)
+1 415-981-0983
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sammamish, Washington
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just loved our lunch at Kokkari. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere matched. The grilled octopus was amazing as was the whole grilled sea bass. This is a new favorite.

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Thank Meber99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were meandering from our hotel to Union Square and then to the piers. We were looking for restaurants near us and saw Kokkari Estiatorio was opening within a few minutes. We sat at the bar because we didn't have reservations, but you can still get the full menu. Best. Choice. Ever. Everything was delicious. We recommend the spanakopita, gigantes,... More 

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Thank Cgpanama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on our first night in San Francisco on the recommendation of a friend, so glad we did. Great food served by attentive staff, a lovely evening not to be missed.

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Thank Richard S
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot has been written about Kokkari, so naturally I had high expectations when I made my reservation. The space is deceivingly large, with an interesting ambiance and decor. By virtue of its popularity, the service staff were fairly overrun, so while the service staff does a great job when you see them, you don't see them nearly frequently enough.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not that Greek food isn't great, it is just that I have not run into that many high end Greek restaurants in the US. This is one. One of our party had the smelts. Not something I'd jump at ordinarily, but here they were excellent. Really everything we ordered was great. The food, the rooms and the staff are all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite ambiance, great wine list. Excellent service and food done to perfection. Reservations definitely recommended.

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Thank HutchSsf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

perfect for date night to girls night out - perfect food and great ambiance - good selection of wine as well

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Thank Dhwipa P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Kokkari for years now and they have maintained a high enough level of service and quality food to bring clients and friends there. I would always recommend the lamb and the open kitchen let's the amazing aroma of food and a wood fire grill permeate the restaurant.

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Thank Bruce F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food were great! The grilled octopus was delicious, as well as the lamb chops and beer salad. The spare rib was delicious but the pappardelle was so-so.

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Thank Amalia H
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the grilled octopus. Also the Greek Salad is wonderful. The devour is not great but you go there for the food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806
    (Front St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-0983

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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