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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 - 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Best greek food ever

This is the only restaurant I will eat lamb at. Everything served here tastes great and is cooked to perfection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Farrah K
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is the only restaurant I will eat lamb at. Everything served here tastes great and is cooked to perfection.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Has a great dinner with a large group. Service was great. Food and wine outstanding. Food is Greek themed. Wine list included CA wines as well as French, Spanish, Italiian and Argentine and more.

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Centralia, Potomia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Kokkari may be the best example of a high quality and authentic Greek restaurant in the US. Not only is the room charming and comfortable and inviting, the service absolutely impeccable, and the price not "over the top" for such a wonderful dining experience, the food is incredible, spices "right on," preparation inspired, and taste -- virtually every dish --... More 

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Los Altos Hills, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were able to get in without much notice because we took a 5 pm dinner reservation. The only problem with that was we were in town trying out all the great tastes so lunch was not all that long ago. The portions are easily shared between 4 people and there were only two of us with no refrigerator where... More 

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a great restaurant it's good food, dishes that you can share and an atmosphere that really doesn't get much better. I have yet to be disappointed here I can't imagine anyone having a bad meal or not finding something they like on the menu. Reservations are hard to get so call well in advance.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Chose this based on reviews here for our big meal out in SF and very pleased we did. We had a selection of the starters as a meze. Everything was delicious but the garlic prawns in particular were so good that we ordered another portion as soon as we'd had one bite. Wonderful, friendly service and a very nice atmosphere.... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The most incredible fish and spit roasted lamb dishes. We ordered dishes to pass, the beets where fresh and so tasty. The Greek coffee and deserts is a perfect way to finish the meal. I always make reservations as soon as I learn I'm coming to San Francisco, hits hard to get a table, so plan early

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North Fork, California
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Food was fantastic. Service is a different story. We very much enjoyed our wonderful dinner but the waitress could have been more attentive. We loved the wine and dine and would for sure come back as long as its not the same waitress

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Boise, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Made reservations one week ahead and best time available was 9:30pm. Was concerned about the time and whether staff would be focused on shift end at 10pm rather than on service. Foolish judgment. The staff could not have been more patient and helpful. The restaurant was still full, with people waiting at the bar for their tables. The food was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have been to Kokkari about 6 times with a range of both small (2 people) and large groups. In every case I have had a wonderful, unique Greek meal with near-perfect service. I am probably most impressed by the consistency of both the food and service both in the restaurant and in the bar area. I've never had a... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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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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