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600 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118-3915 (Balboa Street)
+1 415-668-9292
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

i went with my family to this restaurant as we have russian roots and as we hadn't seen each other for some time, thought it would be good to eat some homegrown food. The restaurant is on a corner street, about 20 mins from central San fran. the atmosphere was lacking, with no music playing, and the waiter not really... More 

Thank Nicholas M
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1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stopped here after a long day and it was just wonderful. The place is small, but the service is great and the food was just amazing. It was some of the best I have ever eaten. Katia is so friendly and she personally checks on her guests to make sure everything is good. If I am ever in San Francisco... More 

Thank Katie L
San Francisco
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Katia's is a perfect family owned restaurant. I almost feel like I am at Katia's home. The food is excellent, atmosphere is lovely (wouldn't change a thing), and the staff is welcoming and attentive. Amount other things that I love here is the sauerkraut- best ever.

Thank eliote
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Three of us visited this neighborhood Russian restaurant, two adults and one child. We shared at least a dozen dishes from the menu, and they were all fantastic. The borscht, the dumplings, stroganoff, and the crepe with cherry sauce were particular favorites. The service was helpful and friendly. We plan to return!

1 Thank Shawn J
Petaluma, California, USA
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72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Everything is always spot on! We live more than an hour away and it is worth the drive. I also enjoy when an owner/chef takes the time to visit in the dining room.

Thank SignorOrso
Level Contributor
212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Small neighbourhood restaurant with friendly service and delicious food. Herring appetizers, borscht soup, piroshki's; all well recommended.

Thank MrTrovador
san francisco
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We've been to Katia's often over many years, but have yet to write a review. Russian food is usually categorized as being hearty and good, but not especially flavorful. Katia is able to take seemingly simple food and bring it up so many notches that it just becomes incredibly delicious. The shashlik is heavenly, along with all the other entrees.... More 

Thank arises
Wichita, Kansas
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We were weary on our feet after walking around SF all day and in the mood for healthy interesting food. Katie's fit the bill. It is a small business with just a few staff and Katia herself who came and sat at our table and talked with us which made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere of the restaurant reminded... More 

Thank Anne G
Myrtle Beach, Sc
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211 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

American service with home cooked Russian Dishes. Best of both worlds.. Loved it. You must try if you like russian food.

1 Thank Ken2fortax
Huntington Beach, California
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Katya (the owner of Katya's) offers the best borscht and best cabbage rolls that I've ever tasted. Liked our pierogies and salads. Only a few tables so the service is attentive and with luck (we had it) Katya will drop by to chat with you.

Thank phil&dot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Russian, Eastern European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118-3915
    (Balboa Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-668-9292

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?