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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite restaurant in San Francisco

This is the fifth time I have dined at this restaurant and it is still a winner. the decor is beautiful and there is a great sense of warmth. The waiters are always very professional. The food is simply delicious. In a city noted for its fine dining, this restaurant more than holds its place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joan K
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the fifth time I have dined at this restaurant and it is still a winner. the decor is beautiful and there is a great sense of warmth. The waiters are always very professional. The food is simply delicious. In a city noted for its fine dining, this restaurant more than holds its place among the very best. To... More 

Thank Joan K
Hoboken, New Jersey
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently was in Greece and the food here was just as good if not better than what we had in Greece. Each dish we had was phenomenal (gotta try the zuchhini cakes). Also the atmosphere was great.

Thank Acurcuru8
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Up market twist on Greek cuisine in a mission style fitted-out restaurant. We were warmly welcomed into a very crowded Sunday evening service. Despite being busy, the service was excellent. We chose a range of mezethes (tapas share plates) followed by some larger dishes including the moussaka (yum!). Very generous portion sizes. The wine list was very extensive with staff... More 

Thank Whiskie8
Milan, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It might seem like a stuffy financial district dinner joint but grab your friends with a robust palate or those who just love lamb and some real Greek salad. The service was great. The wine was amazing. The waiters were all friendly, polite, knowledgeable & personable. One of the best meals I've had in San Francisco and look forward to... More 

Thank Jonathan P
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy place with great atmosphere. As you might of image lots of kebobs, lamb and grilled meats. Food was very good, egg lemon soup, one of my favorites. All very good, service was attentive and professional. If you like Greek food and you are in SF this is the place to go. It is expensive but its cheaper than... More 

Thank Bill A
Northbrook, Illinois
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234 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently ate dinner at Kokkari. The service was good and so was the food but the meal was very expensive. We started with the favosalata spread which was ok but nothing special. The octopus was very flavorful. The saganaki appetizer was small and overly salty. Wines by the glass were very pricey. The Kokkari salad was barely enough to... More 

Thank Shampeu
San Diego, California, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love greek food and Kokkari Estiatorio is one of the best restaurants I have ever gone. Everything is cooked in a very simple and delicious way. Super recommended!

Thank Gabriel S
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having booked a table a day in advance, we managed to visit Kokkari on a busy Monday evening (as I guess is every night, so booking is essential). The vibrant ambience was welcoming. The service was just excellent and the food too. Being a Greek myself, I did not expect to experience such a delight, as was caused by... More 

Thank Diana V
San Francisco
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166 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it still serves some of the finest Greek cuisine in The City, Kokkari is slipping. Kokkari still has a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, indicating it is one of the best moderately-priced restaurants in the Bay Area, but it seems to be resting on its laurels. Service was less than spot-on and the lamb for which it is known was... More 

Thank CJ G
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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189 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth to go, the place is big, but with small rooms, a lot of people even on weekdays, an excellent wine list, a trendy bar and the food was amazing, greek style with different sauces and good presentation. Service was very good

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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: Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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