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Zuni Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Hayes Valley
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion
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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949 (Between Franklin & Gough)
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Top class

Lovely late and great coffee. Not a lot of space for a buggy but Staff are super helpful in getting you sat down,

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely late and great coffee. Not a lot of space for a buggy but Staff are super helpful in getting you sat down,

Thank Suzyandpete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh the truffle course I had... Mmmm. Just delicious! And very cozy and private setting even if it is bigger than it looks! Ask for a table on the upper floor. Loved the food, the setting and service!

Thank Starry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After weeks of traveling and eating in some great restaurants all you want to do is go home and have your wife's roast chicken. When we found this chicken with the amazing bread salad it was like home 10 000 miles from home Juicy, tender, crip, flavour full just amazing. Service is great and so is the wine list. So... More 

Thank 622hermanns
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It may take an hour (or so) but it's worth the wait! Have a ceasar salad and glass of wine while you wait….both delicious! The ambiance is so warm and welcoming, you won't mind sitting and chatting with your peeps! And when the chicken does come, look for the bread salad underneath….that's the secret. Delicious!

Thank BTHockeymom
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zuni offers so many delicious and original dishes. It's always packed. The staff is extremely attentive and friendly and the ambiance is always fun.

Thank chauvelise
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why? From its inception this has been my go to place in SF-many memorable meals taken st Zuni. Been to Zuni several times since Judy Rogers passed away and there are noticeable differences. Most important the signature roast chicken with bread stuffing dish has been served with the chicken undercooked each time.since Judy's passing. Judy used to roast the chicken... More 

Thank aresverde
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food ... 6 of us for lunch (with reservations) ... we had lamb, salads, pasta, soup ... all very good. Thank you.

Thank Howard P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

busy place with lots of hipsters. food came out fast and service was good. food on the other hand was average. simple presentation and boring flavors. only standout was the caesar salad croutons.

Thank Chefdaz
Palm Beach & New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding menu, service, wine list and ambiance. Was highly recommended from friends who frequent Zuni and now I understand the reason. Order the roasted chicken----it is an absolute must for dinner.

Thank Stephen M
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a salad, quail, and a great dessert (i think it was a persimmon cake). The food was good, but I found the selection somewhat limited. We had a cozy spot & good service. Somewhat out of the way, but it was easy to get a taxi going back to the hotel as well.

Thank v v

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
    (Between Franklin & Gough)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-552-2522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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