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243 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127-1401
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 22:30
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Showing 42: English reviews
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perhaps a review is unwarranted but we could not get them to take us twice for dinner. We were appalled at the unfriendly woman who guarded her establishment like something from a Grimm fairy tale. We had heard the food was wonderful and also gluten free. I hope they succeed as, the room is lovely and the smells are great.... More 

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
San Francisco
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal, selection of various appetizers, Greek and octopus salads. My friends enjoyed lamb shanks and chops and salmon. I chose moussaka. It had a really excellent flavor with fresh nutmeg. I would only have wished the eggplant and potato to have been cut into smaller pieces. We also enjoyed a custard in filo dough dessert... More 

Thank Michael J
San Francisco, California
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335 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times as it has acceptable food and is more available than the two other Greek restaurants that I prefer. However, I will no longer come here. I reserved a table for four for last night and, when we arrived, the hostess told us that we would have to wait at least 20 minutes... More 

Thank misanthropicdreamer
New Jersey
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478 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went Saturday for dinner for 4. Small restaurant, small town atmosphere. Crowded but very short wait. Very good food - very tasty but a little salty for those concerned about salt content. Nice menu with lots of good choice. Calamari appetizer was very tasty, but somewhat small. Greek salad was very good and could be shared if you don't want... More 

Thank ams44
Lafayette, California
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441 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We were eight friends meeting on a Friday evening. It was crowded so a reservation is necessary. We were warmly greeted by the owner/hostess. One of the many delicious appetizer we ordered was the Saganaki, the fried cheese with lemon and oregano. I ordered the roasted sea bass for dinner. Although it was farm raised it was excellent. The rest... More 

Thank reise-tanta-di
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband I have been here 3 times and we order the same items because it's always so good here! Just remember that everyone is looking for parking at West Portal so give yourself time. Always friendly service. Things we love: Saganaki Asparagus Mushrooms Zucchini Fritters Greek salad Greek fries The spreads with bread

Thank oliviakimsf
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

With it's warm lighting, rich woods and golden hues, Orexi is welcoming from the get go. Vasili, whose family owns the restaurant, is a charming host, checking periodically on our choices, chatting in beautiful Greek, and setting the tone with some lovely Greek hospitality. I visited with my son on a Sunday night, sharing the saganaki, zucchini fritters, grilled calamari... More 

Thank Anastasia4_12
Tracy, California
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lovely little neighborhood restaurant. We had excellent service. Very nice selection of Greek wines and our waiter recommended some great pairings with our meal. My daughter had the frenched lamb chops which were grilled perfectly and I had the fresh halibut with wild mushrooms. My halibut was perfectly prepared. But the star of the evening was the desert. Custard in... More 

1 Thank CAfoodandwinelover
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

One evening, before we saw a movie, we stumbled across the quaint Orexi Restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was just as good! Kia and Rolondo were our servers. I'm a novice with Greek food and they took an active role helping us select our meal. I highly recommend this restaurant experience. The location was great, the servers... More 

1 Thank mobysf
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Just had a great birthday dinner at Orexi. The food, atmosphere and service were fantastic. Great job by our wait staff, Kia and Rolando! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!

1 Thank bkrodz

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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
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127-1401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-664

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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?