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Kokkari Estiatorio

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Front St.)
(415) 981-0983
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Today
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 1095
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  • 335
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Greek Cuisine As Good As It Gets!

Kokkari was highly recommended to us by local friends who reside in San Francisco. It is very hard to find a truly good Greek restaurant in the USA. Upon entering Kokkari and spotting the open hearth with a lamb on the spit got us in the right mood for an excellent meal. The fried Greek cheese was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dealmaker
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Atlanta
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kokkari was highly recommended to us by local friends who reside in San Francisco. It is very hard to find a truly good Greek restaurant in the USA. Upon entering Kokkari and spotting the open hearth with a lamb on the spit got us in the right mood for an excellent meal. The fried Greek cheese was excellent as well... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Warm, inviting restaurant. Was invited to a family gathering. Restaurant went out of their way to make it a special evening for the group. And, the food is terrific.

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1 Thank Mcklyn
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A San Francisco institution with consistent excellent food, drinks, and service. Big enough of a place to accommodate large crowd if you can plan ahead. I have eaten here for lunch and dinner. Yummy every time I am there.

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1 Thank mocheenpaw
Washington DC
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited recently with two foodies. The place is very popular and booking is essential. We were very impressed with the relaxed atmosphere of the place, the tasteful decor and sudued lighting. The service was friendly (though our waiter was a little forward in repeatedly addressing us as 'my friends'.) The food was good, though none of us thought it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very pleasant atmosphere. We walked in and saw a lamb on a spit in a large fireplace, so you know the souvla is fresh. The fish was delicious, the service impeccable. The menu can get pricey but moderate items were available.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have dined at Kokkari numerous times over many years and this is one of my favorites in SF. I can't remember a dining experience that has failed to meet my expectations.

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1 Thank Keith B
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great old world atmosphere, delicious food, professional friendly service. I recommend the table next to the large fire place!

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Okatie, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places in the city. Love the cozy fireplace which matches the warmth of the servers and staff. Get a reservation a month out for a weekend. Yum. Can't miss.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fried smelts were very tasty, small Greek salad was well prepared tomatoes ripened to perfection. Lamb skewers medium rare were a perfect addition. Ate at the bar. Well done!

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Dayton, Ohio
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The energy and warmth of this restaurant draw you in. It just has a special feel. The food is fresh and full of Greek flavor. We loved every bite from the appetizers to desserts. It's a popular place, reservations recommended.

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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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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