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Keiko a Nob Hill

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1250 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA (Clay St.)
(415) 829-7141
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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
Jewel Box on Nob Hill

This is the finest meal of the year for me. Absolutely divine in every aspect. Small cozy room and everyone gets served at the same time. Superb wine pairing even though they have a great wine list. It was like traveling to Paris and finding a hidden gem-without the long flight! Service is flawless... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Russell K
Mill Valley, California
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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is the finest meal of the year for me. Absolutely divine in every aspect. Small cozy room and everyone gets served at the same time. Superb wine pairing even though they have a great wine list. It was like traveling to Paris and finding a hidden gem-without the long flight! Service is flawless and cordial.The flavors soared above other... More 

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I've been meaning to write this review for quite some time. In addition to Keiko we've eaten at two other Michelin starred restaurants in SF. I was somewhere between ambivalent and disappointed about those two, but Keiko really shines. The setting is that of a wonderful old SF restaurant with all the original elements intact. The tables are spacious and... More 

Thank OnwardNYC
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We were excited about dining here and got to experience some lovely food. The menu is set and is a 12 course degustation at $145 per person. Wine pairing is available at additional cost. The wine menu is extensive but the prices reflect the over all experience. We are not tight walleted when it comes to dining out but felt... More 

Thank Julian S
Orange, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great Staff, with great enthusiasm. I loved the vivid descriptions of the food and the wine pairings. Each course was inventive and delicious ... from the over-the-top Foie Gras with reduced espresso (paired with a beautiful vintage port), to the pairing of Maine Lobster with Hokaido Scallop. If you are a fan of Burgundies, the wine list is INCREDIBLE. We... More 

Thank CSUF80
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Dining at Keiko is a lovely experience from beginning to end. The service is perfect, the dining room intimate and the food is amazing. Our dinner was beautifully prepared, with fresh and interesting ingredients. The serving dishes are beautiful and it was fun to see what would be presented next. The wine pairing was also quite different but nice. I... More 

Thank bonvoyage415
San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I'm more into the hole in the walls and dives myself where they give hearty portions that go well with a microbrew BUT..... I have to say this place was amazing! I've eaten at some fine dining Michelin restaurants and while I've usually been satisfied with the wine and food, it was tempered with the check. Not so here! This... More 

Thank l2ider
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I took a recommendation and tried this rarified prix fixe degustation. A truly over the top meal ensued. I'll say that as solicitous as the staff was there were small mistakes made. While not worth detailing, at least on the service side, it costs one Michelin star... Nine or ten courses, each respectfully sized, lends the enthusiast a full belly... More 

Thank Qpower1
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Much is made about sourcing quality ingredients. Chef Keiko goes to the extreme and the experience reflects well of both the quality and composition of the ingredients. I describe the gastronomic compositions as French cuisine using Japanese ingredients. The resulting fusion is one where the subtle flavors of the ingredients are made more complex through the French preparation techniques. Kudos... More 

Thank scott w
san francisco
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Although we live a short walk away, I had never dined at Keiko before my birthday dinner this week. It is not a meal, it is a dining experience. I am not a fan of most Japanese food - I find it too salty, fishy and lacking in depth and complexity when compared to French or good Italian. My husband... More 

Thank musashiSanFrancisco
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

we are regular japanese food eaters. enjoyed the restaurant look and feel and experience. a bit too noisy. but good open kitchen set up. food is japanese with some original dishes i rarely found outside of japan. others were strange fusion mix. sashimi was good but not exceptional although at exceptional prices. staff and service a little arrogant and uninterested.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA
    (Clay St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 829-7141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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