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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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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
A wonderful experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
eschatology
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Marin County, CA
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Marin County, CA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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386 restaurant reviews
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Japanese-French fusion food was amazing and deserving of it's 1 Michelin star. Course after course of creative artful inventions. Service was good, though not great. The wine list was interesting (French heavy), however the sommelier looked rather bored - perhaps there were other patrons who bought more expensive wines he'd rather serve. Overall, the food made it a worthwhile... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

In this hallowed level of dining, there tends to a sense of sameness. Everything has a story, Who grew the carrots, in what organic garden. How well the cow was treated until its final hours. etc. As a result, the food is all very good, with restaurants failing when they try too hard to be different. As a result, we... More 

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Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Arrived at Keiko hoping for a grand meal. Sadly, not more than 5 minutes after being seated a food course was presented to us. We had not been afforded a moment to settle in without various staff approaching us. Already the vibe was odd as I felt the staff were totally stressed out. Notwithstanding food in front of us we... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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