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Zuni Cafe

1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
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Ranked #148 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian, Café, Fusion
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Franklin & Gough
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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

From the roast chicken for two, to Ceasar's salad, fries and their hamburger, the food is always perfectly done with fabulous freshness and great flavors. We love the busy atmosphere and feeling very San Francsican whenever we eat here.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

1st thing --order the chicken. Wonderful brined moist roasted chicken stuffed with bread that picks up all the flavors. While they say this will feed two, it will really feed three. We didn't know, so the three of ordered two birds. My son got to leave with the leftovers -- lucky guy. The bill adds up when each chicken costs... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed a drink at the bar looking out the large glass windows! We sat in a corner booth and I enjoyed the signature Ceasar salad and duck entree! The salad was an ample portion richly dressed with a garlicky dressing! The duck was cooked well but wasn't memorable! They ran out of the dessert we wanted do we passed... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have enjoyed many dinners at Zuni Cafe and have always ordered the delicious chicken. We dined later in the evening and didn't want to commit to the hour wait for the chicken. We enjoyed a selection of oysters with their very good mignonette. We shared the caesar which I thought was flavorful and a good representation of a caesar.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I were there for an early dinner (6pm) to try the Roast Chicken for 2 and ceasar salad. It was not too difficult to get a seat though I must say the restaurant was fairly crowded then (and even so while waiting for the chicken- takes about an hour to prepare). The chicken was really good. Love... More

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San Francisco
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All time favorite restaurant in SF. We eat there 10 or more times a year, especially when we really need the roast chicken. Also the place the defined superb Caesar salad. We have eaten at most every table in the place and I prefer the bar area. Tons of fun and the drinks, food and service are outstanding.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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135 reviews 135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Dined @ Zuni twenty years ago several times during my trip and never forgot how great it was. Luckily, it is still open and it is still one of the best of SF. Dined couple times during our visit. The service, the food, the drinks are amazing. Love this restaurant. A must in SF.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife's doctor recommended Zuni to us and said the roast chicken was a "don't miss" dish. We were in San Francisco on our honeymoon, and this was planned as our first nice dinner. We were disappointed by the atmosphere of the place, which was extremely noisy with constant, loud conversation going on all around us. The service was just... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had not been to Zuni for years and it was great. Server Garrett was wonderful, salad and pizza great.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What sets Zuni apart is how fresh the food is and how carefully it is prepared. Our waiter deserves five stars for his attentiveness, knowledge of details, and wine recommendations. I see other reviewers' complaints and can understand - it's very busy so we adjust and go early. Best are tables just inside the door where you can look out... More

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