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Keiko a Nob Hill

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1250 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA (Clay St.)
(415) 829-7141
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Although we live a short walk away, I had never dined at Keiko before my birthday dinner this week. It is not a meal, it is a dining experience. I am not a fan of most Japanese food - I find it too salty, fishy and lacking in depth and complexity when compared to French or good Italian. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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san francisco
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Although we live a short walk away, I had never dined at Keiko before my birthday dinner this week. It is not a meal, it is a dining experience. I am not a fan of most Japanese food - I find it too salty, fishy and lacking in depth and complexity when compared to French or good Italian. My husband... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

we are regular japanese food eaters. enjoyed the restaurant look and feel and experience. a bit too noisy. but good open kitchen set up. food is japanese with some original dishes i rarely found outside of japan. others were strange fusion mix. sashimi was good but not exceptional although at exceptional prices. staff and service a little arrogant and uninterested.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Me and my partner came here whilst visiting San Francisco. It was by the far the best meal we had on our holiday there. We had the tasting menu with the matching wine flight. I loved the set up, I felt as though although there were other people in the room, we were the only people there. Our server was... More 

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Marin County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I tend to be skeptical of so called tasting menus, preferring to select three normal sized courses from an a la carte menu. That way I get to choose what I wish to eat rather than having someone else do the choosing for me. So my wife and I went to this restaurant with some trepidation. I am glad to... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Keiko a nob hill is one of the finest restaurants in San francisco. 12 course menu is special yet overwhelming. Most dishes were excellent. Excellent wine list. It is expensive but we loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My dinner here at Keiko a Nob Hill during my visit to San Francisco was without doubt, one of the best meals I had on that trip! The tasting menus are out of this world. The decor of the restaurant is very intimate and warm. The staff were friendly and efficient, the meals were sublime and the wines were perfectly... More 

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Sonoma, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife and I made reservations here without reading reviews in detail. Obviously many people loved it. Some did not. We did not. There were 12 courses. We did not enjoy any of them. Some we tasted and then pushed away. It is billed as a Japanese-French restaurant. We've eaten in sushi restaurants that we have enjoyed a great deal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Hiden in Nob hill, inside a private residence, the small dining room , not more than 8 tables, is a very private. the fusion of french Japanese food is perfectly done. This fusion stuff are oversone and can be more confusing. Not at Keiko. All guests must arrived at the same time and will served together. One menu only ,... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to Keiko a Nob Hill for our anniversary dinner this year, and it was honestly one of the best meals we have ever been to, including several Michelin three star restaurants. The restaurant is very intimate - there were only four tables in our room. The ingredients they used were top flight - weygu beef, special salmon, sea... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have nothing good to say about this place. We went for my birthday. Food was strange mix of flavors. Food can be different but the result must be appealing to the palate but this food was horrible. So many other nice romantic choices. Wine was served to us without our permission. No prices were given, if we asked, we... More 

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Additional Information about Keiko a Nob Hill

Address: 1250 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: (415) 829-7141
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA
    (Clay St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 829-7141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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