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Suppenkuche

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Hayes Valley
German, European, Central European
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525 Laguna St, Corner of Hayes and Laguna, San Francisco, CA 94102-5051
+1 415-252-9289
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Woodland, California
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Suppenkuche is an out of the way, hidden in plain sight German restaurant. The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly. Beer's great!

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Thank SHjellum
Davis
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great comfort food, good prices, good wait staff, had my grandkids with me and everybody treated them as grownups, could not have been more pleasant.

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Thank michael p
Redwood City, California
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

The place is awesome. The food is authentic and the drinks are awesome. I will go back any time. Make sure you make reservations the place is always busy

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Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The restaurant area is tight and jam packed with tables. While there is a communal aspect to the seating, seating a group of eight is difficult due to the layout of the restaurant. The restaurant is a bit on the noisy side which makes dinner conversations difficult. If you're already knowledgeable on German beer, this is the place for you.... More 

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Skillman, New Jersey
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182 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Good German food especially the potato pancakes. Meat of weinerschichle tough. As a family of 6 the ambiance was not what we expected. Communal seating and super noisy and congested. Mostly very young crowd. Not so great for more elderly like us.

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Vista, California
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

I found the food to be average, not extraordinarily well prepared, and far from (my experience of) authentic. A Schnitzel looked more like a slice of pork roast. The Spätzl tasted an awful lot like pasta. They do "family seating" apparently at random. We got stuck with two strangers at our table, even though there was plenty of room at... More 

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ottawa canada
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354 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I have been to Germany many times and was always amazed at the beer, the service and the food in the local places. SuppenKuche is very close to what you would see there. The place is very small, but like Germany, you share a large table with strangers. Part of the atmosphere and fun. The beer was excellent with lots... More 

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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant with community seating. But to me, it was all about the food. Simply put, it was the best Sauerbraten and spatzle dinner I have ever had.

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Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We were a foursome and tried unsuccessfully to get in on a Saturday (hint: either arrive early on Friday/Saturday or be prepared to wait 30-45 minutes). Instead, we returned at the same time the following night and were immediately shown to a communal table in a still busy restaurant. The draught German/Austrian/Belgian beer selection was excellent, as were the quantities... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love Suppenkuche. Whenever with visit San Francisco we have to have great German food. It is communal dining and is a bit noisy but we love it. Every dish we have had was delicious. The sausages, the pork dishes and the potatoe pancakes were wonderful. Portion sizes are good the also have a good selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Laguna St, Corner of Hayes and Laguna, San Francisco, CA 94102-5051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-9289

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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?

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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