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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Wonderful Greek Food!

We managed to get a lunch reservation for Kokkari at the last minute (it's booked weeks out for dinner). The menu is basically the same for lunch and dinner, so we didn't miss anything. I had the grilled octopus appetizer (perfectly cooked) and my husband had the moussaka (very good). We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Fitn65
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Pendleton, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Pendleton, Oregon
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We managed to get a lunch reservation for Kokkari at the last minute (it's booked weeks out for dinner). The menu is basically the same for lunch and dinner, so we didn't miss anything. I had the grilled octopus appetizer (perfectly cooked) and my husband had the moussaka (very good). We finished off with a delicious piece of Kadaife Ekmek... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent, authentic Greek restaurant. I love the fried smelt--may be an acquired taste but these are the best I've ever had. You can count on recommendations from your waiter from appetizers to entrees. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Great lively space in a nice neighborhood.

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Kokkari is my go-to restaurant for business meals downtown. Reliable service, great menu options for everyone, and interesting wine list. It's large and can be a bit on the noisy side, but you can usually find a quieter table if you ask. I don't find it to be a particularly romantic spot - it's too big and bustly, but I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service. Try Gypsy drink, wouldn't disappointed. Servers interact with you, which makes so much fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of my go-to-places for a small party of say 4-6 people. Just a beautiful space, great food, and great service. You never get the feeling that more people are a problem. Greek food with a slight twist, but I think really exceptionable. Fried smelts, the watermelon salad, the entree fish, are just some of my favorites. Oh... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Food is FABULOUS and service is FABULOUS! Atmosphere is quant and cozy. Our waiter really new the menu and how to help guide us to a perfect meal choice. I had to do a double take when they brought out a whole lamb that had been just taken off the rotisserie. It was a pleasure and delight to eat at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

from the moment we arrived, we were treated like family! each dish was better than the last one. matt was a great server, very knowledgeable and attentive. make this a stop on your trip!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding menu. Understated and impeccable service provided by staff who understands and appreciates food. Delightful ambience. Perfection.

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San Mateo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I first went to Kokkari about 15 years ago, and it always stood out as one of my most delicious dinners and is always a must-visit when I see my sister in S.F. We always order the grilled octopus and fried smelt--super rich but we always can't help ourselves. The octopus is always tender and swimming in flavorful olive oil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Kokkari is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. It's located next to a lovely little park on the northeast edge of the Financial District close to Jackson Square. The atmosphere is lively, yet very cozy. There are large fire pits and subtle lighting and well laid out tables. Parking in the area can be very challenging, but they have a... 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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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