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Zuni Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hayes Valley
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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949 (Between Franklin & Gough)
+1 415-552-2522
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Their legendary roast chicken was as good as advertised, staff was friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant

Thank Stephen B
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1,494 reviews
928 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know this place famous and all, but it seems kind of dated now and not hip enough for me. Kind of generic french influenced cuisine.

Thank Alzor S
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124 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about this place before we arrived at SF and wanted to try it. We were having a drink at another bar and a local told us that we must try this place so we tried very hard to get a reservation and was finally able to get in before we left town. The food was solid. We did... More 

Thank SeattleEcc
San Rafael, United States
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful standby with consistently good food. The staff works seamlessly together, and they work the best they can to accommodate. We went on a day when their grill was inoperative, so we had to look to things we don't normally order. That turned out to be a good exercise in variation. The four of us finished our... More 

Thank James B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with friends who like this as their local Sunday afternoon spot. We were having dinner on a Thursday evening and I immediately took a liking to this place. Witty hostess seated us quickly near the ovens and we were brought menus and drinks in short order. Loved sitting close to the heat as it was a cool night. The... More 

Thank Maureen M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice spot and great cuisine. A shame that it takes an hour to get served a nice roasted chicken (a bit dry, no juices). It says 60min on the menu and this is no lie. More time for drinks i guess.

Thank Jowinjapan
Los Angeles, California
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I try to eat at Zuni when visiting San Francisco. Despite the change in ownership last year, Zuni is still a solid food choice when in San Francisco. The new owners have maintained many items that were there previously. Their famous "Chicken For Two" is still fantastic. The location, decor, menu, and service all contribute to a lovely dining experience.... More 

Thank Rourke S
Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Most often I order the Caesar salad. It is always fresh, crisp and not drowning in dressing. Nowhere in the world have I ever eaten such a fantastic Caesar salad. The salad is usually followed by a hamburger with Gorgonzola. The meat is perfect and the bun is tasty as is the relish. Zuni Cafe is one of my favorite... More 

Thank reise-tanta-di
New York City, New York
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69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We had an 8pm reservation and we were able to be seated right away. The service was pretty professional, although the waiter didn't know much about the wine. The menu is pretty small so it makes for very easy decisions! You really can't go wrong! Definitely order some oysters though! The desserts were super small, but after a big meal,... More 

Thank Kat H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Right on Market street. Ordered the burger, not on the menu and served from 10 pm til mid nite. Paired it with half-order of shoestring fries, and a drink ~ $41 total. I would not call this the best food ever but it is wholesome. Ambience is very nice and quaint~ Very friendly service.

Thank Nestor R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
    (Between Franklin & Gough)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2522

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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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