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Pera - San Francisco

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1457 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2801 (Connecticut)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

On our first trip to San Francisco in a long time, we are benefitting from the guidance of an old friend who's lived in the Portrero Hill area of the city for many years. We ate at one of his favorite local restaurants, Pera, owned and operated by a young, Turkish anthropologist who definitely knows his cuisine. A fresh serving... More 

Thank bbails
Sao Paulo, SP
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

After an unambitious walk around the neighborhood, we came across Pera. It was a great surprise to find such an authentic place. The prices are very affordable (for SF standards) and the meal quality was excellent. They really prime for the details. Highly recommended and will go again.

Thank oviajador
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178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

For me this is one place for a special occasion. Pricey. Delicious. The chocolate cake! Very authentic and yummy. Try the Iskender.

Thank Manalani
Centennial, Wyoming
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were about the only ones in the restaurant while the neighboring places were jammed, but we were very happy with the meal and the service. We had the appetizer sampler which was a nice showcase of the kitchens ability. The main courses were very tasty and fun for us to try a different cuisine than usual. Tried a very... More 

Thank BobMaddox1
Arusha, Tanzania
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had dinner at Pera recently. The food was pretty good but the service was poor. I had to go looking for some help after running out of patience. Not good.

Thank Wayne H
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Pera is located in Potrero Hill. There is outdoor seating available and parking is on the street. I had the grape leaves dolmas which were very fresh and tasty. The dipping trio was quite good and included veggie sticks and warm pita to dip. I also tried the Spanakopita and the Baklava which were both very good. Everything was fresh... More 

Thank Ginri
new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic pickled watermelon salad The blossoms were great Delicious meal and dessert The staff was smart and very helpful

Thank robertnewyork1
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

we had brunch with couple of friends. They have authentic Turkish breakfast. Everything they served was very fresh and great flavors. service was attentive and friendly. Its on neighborhood. you need to take taxi from downtown. it tooks about 10 minutes drive. It worth it!

Thank reshoresho
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had the moussaka, solid meal, $15 cork fee, so had a nice bottle of wine to go with it too. Two theirs in our party had exceptional meals too, can't remember what they ordered now though. I will definitely go back here next time I am back in town. Very relaxing, paced service, excellent food.

Thank CT-ref
Walnut Creek, California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a pleasant neighborhood place that we happened upon for brunch before a matinee at the Thick House Theater down the street. I enjoyed the prasopita--a delicious Turkish breakfast cake of baked vegetables and feta topped with a poached egg. Service wasn't great, but I'd go again for the food.

Thank BSA1944

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1457 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-796-3812

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?