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Suppenkuche

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$$$
Neighborhood:
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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
A Nice Novelty Experience....

....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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Julie G
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Northern California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • German first
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English first
Northern California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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