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Coi

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Between Montgomery and Sansome)
(415) 393-9000
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent!!

Not from California so we wanted to try some California cuisine. Loved the interiors of this place which has a respect for mother nature, with wooden tables, a creative floral arrangement and hand crafted pottery. Loved the fresh oysters with well complimented garnishes. The black trumpet sunchoke... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Jessiefromsydney
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Bondi, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A delightful dinner, if you could call it that.. We had serving after serving of bold flavours and different textures that made our experience memorable. Geoduck paired with a verdicchio.. Chilled English pea soup with arrowhead slope from Sonoma.. To name a few. Each course was different and exciting.. I will definitely do this again.

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Bay Area
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Highly recommended. Local, seasonal, delicate, simple, delicious vision. Not big taste contrasts like Manresa. More simple and lovely rather than complex and emotional. But there were some heavy hitters like the mushroom dashi "land and sea" and duck breast with redwood. Every course was a winner. Plus the service was impeccable. As a lucky finale, Daniel Peterson was standing in... More 

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Bondi, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Not from California so we wanted to try some California cuisine. Loved the interiors of this place which has a respect for mother nature, with wooden tables, a creative floral arrangement and hand crafted pottery. Loved the fresh oysters with well complimented garnishes. The black trumpet sunchoke dumplings with braised lettuce really hit the spot. Save room for dessert. Loved... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The dishes at Coi are well though out resulting in sublime taste and presentation. Served in understated surroundings by a excellant staff. The variety of small bite dishes was varied but connected. Most of the food was prepared raw or very limited cooking with amazing accents of Myers jelly, finger limes, smoked oil, and bone marrow. Although I opted for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Coi has a stellar reputation. But on my visit, I couldn't understand why. I must say that the wait staff is amazing and the space is cozy and pleasant. But the food was very, VERY hit and miss. The California Bowl was adequate, but nothing special. But the blood orange sno-cone, which we were told was a palate cleanser was... More 

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Berlin, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The experience at coi is certainly a mixed bag. The design is beautiful and very cosy, one feels right at home when entering the restaurant, however the atmosphere doesn't make up for the at times inept service. Our waiter forgot requests more then once and was quite slow overall. The food, especially the some vegetarian parts of the menu were... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is gorgeous and the service wants to please although a little too something. When we made the reservation through Open Table, I didn't read the fine print and knew nothing about the restaurant. It is a prix fixe meal with a heavy tab. There were a few outstanding dishes and every one of them was beautiful. Just seemed... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had a 14 course pre-fixed dinner at Coi on Saturday, and it was easily one of the best meals that I've had since eating in France. The service was superb, ambiance nice and modern. Presentation and the quality of each dish was divine! It is no surprise that this restaurant holds 2 Michelin stars, is on the World's Top 50... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you are not a fan of modernist cuisine, and aren't up to paying Michelin 2-3 star prices--$500 per for food AND wine-- stay away. But I found the 8 prix fixe plates plus 5 added plates--palate cleansers and amuse bouche--to be sublime. For example, oysters with Meyer lemon jelly, radishes and horseradish could easily have been a mish-mosh flavor... More 

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Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
992 helpful votes 992 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I took my husband to Coi this past Friday night for a culinary weekend (followed with dinner Saturday night at Saison). Having eaten at so many top Michelin and world-ranked restaurants in the recent past, we both enjoyed our meal but still were left a bit underwhelmed with the menu offerings--and agree that it is therefore overpriced in that regard.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Between Montgomery and Sansome)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 393-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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