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Kokkari Estiatorio

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Front St.)
(415) 981-0983
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 907
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  • 283
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Delicious!

I went here for dinner with a friend, and the food was amazing! We had the dolmati (stuffed grape leaves) with duck, zucchini cakes, and lamb meatballs for appetizers, and rib eye steak and lamb chops for dinner. Everything was perfectly seasoned and prepared. The wait staff was excellent and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
QueenzTravlr
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Spotswood, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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1,273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Spotswood, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I went here for dinner with a friend, and the food was amazing! We had the dolmati (stuffed grape leaves) with duck, zucchini cakes, and lamb meatballs for appetizers, and rib eye steak and lamb chops for dinner. Everything was perfectly seasoned and prepared. The wait staff was excellent and accommodating, and the decor is intimate and romantic. It would... More 

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Sydney
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130 reviews 130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was classy, the food was amazing and the service impeccable. Standout dish was the lamb chops, best I've ever had! It's pricey but worth it.

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Orange County CA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was so excited to finally get reservations for four at this eatery. Unfortunately the food did not not live up to expectations. There were 3 large chops on my plate and that of two others in our party. All 9 chops were huge...perhaps sheep chops? In addition the chops were very fatty...one of my chops was all fat. Our... More 

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san francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place has it all..great food, service, and ambiance! It is my go to for special events as well as date nights.

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From Contra Costa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went to Kokkari for dinner after finally being able to get reservation. I was impressed with the check in process. The restaurant opened at 5 pm and there was a rush of 5 pm reservations. The staff was obviously prepared for this as we were seated within 2-3 minutes and there was a constant march of diners the first 10... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love to eat and drink at Kokkari --- it's my neighborhood bar and restaurant - my home away from home. 100% spectacular in every regard: warm/inviting atmosphere, stellar service, amazing bartenders, extraordinary menu, and my favorite food in SF - and we have some absolutely glorious restaurants here. It is definitely pricey - so there's no cheap meal or... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had: Appetizers: Calamari - good Fried cheese - amazing (eat it with pita bread) Lamb ribs - delicious Grape leaves - good Salad Something with strawberries and whipped feta. Really good. Main course Roasted chicken - good. Maybe just a little dry but good flavor Grilled whole fish - delicious Goat stew - this was a special and it... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had not tried this restaurant over several visits to San Francisco but now chide myself for not going sooner. Similar to a "tapas" (small plate) place with a Greek flair. Had to go early on a Wednesday night to get a table (be sure to make a reservation). Food was all very good and service was just perfect. Cannot wait... More 

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

High end Greek food uses quality ingredients. Dependable business lunch spot, beautiful ambiance and fantastic service.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

So many great things to enjoy at this restaurant - foremost being the quality of service. Our host Tobias was really friendly, professional and attentive. I liked the layout, which meant my wife and I shared a table set away from other tables. We shared two starters and the special - spring lamb on the rotisserie. All round a great... More 

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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 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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