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Kokkari Estiatorio

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200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Front St.)
(415) 981-0983
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean meets chic

Combine San Francisco sophistication with authentic Mediterranean cuisine and you get this VERY popular watering hole in one of the oldest districts of the city called Kokkari. The restaurant is large and bustling with full bar and a diverse menu that is sure to please even the fussiest patron. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
ArleneH524
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San Francisco, California, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Combine San Francisco sophistication with authentic Mediterranean cuisine and you get this VERY popular watering hole in one of the oldest districts of the city called Kokkari. The restaurant is large and bustling with full bar and a diverse menu that is sure to please even the fussiest patron. The lamb is exquisite, the humus delectable and the crowd, distinctly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Among the best meal I have had in San Francisco. Rarely does a fine dining restaurant provide an atmosphere which is relaxed and informal - guess thats what San Francisco is all about. Had a table next to the large open fire grill with barbequed chicken. Great selection of appetizers. The whole grilled fish (Sea Bass or Sole) has subtle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The service is outstanding and the food is truly Mediterranean. The lamb dishes are to die for. Desserts also.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite restaurants. Very nice environment, excellent staff and top notch food. I like the fish when I am there, but they serve excellent roast chicken and everyone raves about the lamb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Kokkari is one of those restaurants that always manages to serve fabulous food in truly pleasing surroundings. This restaurant is probably not for the average tourist as it is a bit pricy. Whether it is a business dinner or a romantic moment, it would be my choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food and atmosphere at Kokkari are excellent. Difficult to get a table as they dont hold any for walk ins. Their missed opportunity in terms of greatness is a total lack of recognition for repeat customers. Their host staff is large and rotates frequently. Reservation staff can border on rudeness with some notable exceptions.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A broad menu with so many specialties. Most recently I had the Branzino, one of the finest ever. Service is great, very polite but never pretentious. This is a great restaurant, if you are nearby, you must go here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants in San Francisco. I still continue to recommend to visitors in town - should not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every time I have eaten here the meal has been excellent and service is great. The atmosphere is friendly although it is a bit noisy. The menu selection has something for all tastes including those who do not eat red meat. A great place for a special evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've lived in SF for over 12 years, and in that time Kokkari has retained its place as one of the very best restaurants in the city. This is one of the best Mediterranean restaurants you'll ever encounter, from the fresh, flown-in grilled fishes to spit-roasted lamb or pork dishes (they have their own wood-fired rotisserie. Do yourself a favor... More 

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Additional Information about Kokkari Estiatorio

Address: 200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: (415) 981-0983
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $25 to $80
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Front St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 981-0983

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $25 to $80
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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