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525 Laguna Street, Corner of Hayes and Laguna, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)
415 252 9289
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Ranked #281 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: German, Central European
Hayes Valley
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Whether it was the food, the ambience or the fact they served Zwicklbier from Bayreuth near the family's hometown, this place was an amazing surprise to find. Everything was tasty from the venison tips and the sauerbraten to the potato pancakes! All in a very comfortable "stube-style" environment with amazing service (thanks Marie!)!!

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Be ready the eat the best and daily made sausage made in USA. It is outstanding, so tasty.The inspiration is coming from the owner, former Berlin resident. It is a perfect match with German beer. I loved the experience at Suppenkuche. The small plate is plenty enough, my friends went with the large plate and could not make it. It... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Have you ever been to Germany? Have you ever been in Oktoberfest? No matter what is your answer, Suppenkuche is the year-round Germany Oktoberfest in San Francisco! Real German food, real German beer, real German noise! The food is great, very decent and the price is correct. Be prepared to wait for your place and enjoy your food and beer!

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was some of the best German food I've ever had. Excellent warm bread started us off. A couple of tasty German beers didn't hurt, either. The waitstaff were super friendly and the food, well, we gorged ourselves on meatloaf, brats, and a variety of other heavy Germanic delights. One of the best was the potato pancakes: just the right... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This time we went on a week night, and were quite disappointed. I don't know if the cooks were different than on the weekends, but the meals were not up to their usual fare. The pork chop was not fully cooked, and the sides were so so. Used to be great, now not so much.

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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were in the area and dying for German food. The restaurant is small and you eat at family style tables with strangers. This actually made the experience very fun! The people at our table had already eaten so we were able to get recommendations. Jagerschnitzel was very good. You absolutely must complete the meal with the authentic apple strudel.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There are 2 rooms to this restaurant and each with a different personality. The main room is perhaps the original area. It is heavy, red and dark - not a soup kitchen style. The new addition is modern, shared long bleached rough wood tables, metal and common cafeteria style utensils in the middle. So, request the room that suits your... More 

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Los Altos, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is the best wienerschnitzel I have had in the US. Our recent trip to Europe rekindled my taste for German food. We went to Suppenküche following Oktoberfest by the Bay. The place was PACKED. It was noisy and raucous...great fun. The wienerschnitzel was very this and cooked perfectly with a crispy breaded coat. The potatoes were excellent as well.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent food, service, and great beer selection! Great find! Excellent German food. Had the venison sausages. They were really good!

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North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The potato pancakes are superb, although you have to ask for applesauce. I thought the chicken schnitzel was a tad overcooked, but the atmosphere and the beer selection make up for any slight deficiencies. It is great for kids, too.

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Additional Information about Suppenkuche

Address: 525 Laguna Street, Corner of Hayes and Laguna, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415 252 9289
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: German, Central European

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