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Suppenkuche

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Hayes Valley
German, Central European
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525 Laguna Street, Corner of Hayes and Laguna, San Francisco, CA 94102
415 252 9289
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good as usual...

We have been here last year and now it was time to try it again. What can I say... We had to wait for about 45 minutes before we got the table for 2 which was not a big deal with all that good beer at the bar. The food was good like last year and this time I got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Micha H
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Lougheed
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was so excited finding out about this place after coming back from a month in Germany! It did not disappoint! They even carry my favorite beer - best beer in Munich according to the locals - and very hard to find here in the US - Augustinerbrau Munchen Edelstoff. Large portions, excellent food, huge beer menu. I had the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love German resturant and food. When we got there, it was very cold and asked them to close the windows to reduce wind draft. Surprisingly, there were no table cloth and whole dinning table and chair were cold and stiff with birch color. Frankly no warm atmosphere. Service was great no question about it. Apparently they make the bread... More 

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North Dakota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Avoid this place unless there is no wait for a table. The hostess can't manage the seating and makes for a VERY long wait. The food was greasy and not worth the wait. Best part of this place is the beer.

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San Francisco, California, United States
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We met some friends at Suppenkuche in San Fransisco. Great german sausages and snitzels and huge selection of german beers and wine. Huge portions and fast and friendly service. What a great find. We can wait to come back again!

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Northern California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

....but be prepared for a wait! We were visiting the city and wanted to meet up with the daughter and son-in-law for a fun night out. We searched for unique places within walking distance of our hotel in the Haight and all agreed that Suppenkuche seemed to fit the bill. We got there at 5:30 on a Saturday evening and... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We live in SF and this is our favorite german restaurant, and in general, one of our overall favorites. It is so busy on the weekends, we typically avoid it--went there mid week and did not wait--food was terrific. Tried the mussels for the first time and they were an unexpected treasure--perfectly cooked, sauce was light, and delicious--pretzel was bonus.... More 

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Lougheed
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have been here last year and now it was time to try it again. What can I say... We had to wait for about 45 minutes before we got the table for 2 which was not a big deal with all that good beer at the bar. The food was good like last year and this time I got... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went for Sunday brunch and it was a great German meal! It is small and hard to find but once inside it's fun and very cozy. We shared a table with other patrons and that was different but nice as we could see what they ate. I ordered the special berry pancakes. These are not you typical american pancakes... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went here in 2012 yeah its been awhile on this one. Its translation means "soup kitchen" in German. But I gotta say the service was great, food was realllly good but the strange thing was the entry through a curtain then it was a community eating area. Very different than an normal entry but the bar/counter is literally right behind... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 Laguna Street, Corner of Hayes and Laguna, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: 415 252 9289

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: German, Central European
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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