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Zuni Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Hayes Valley
American, Contemporary, Fusion
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1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949 (Between Franklin & Gough)
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Zuni Cafe has some outdoor tables and so we decide by a nice september day to lunch here. Nice service, correct meal but nothing exceptional. The hamburger is tasty, the pickles not too...

Thank Monpetit
Santa Fe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to the Zuni café for about 20 years and never had its signature chicken. The chicken is roasted and smoked in a brick oven then served over large croutons with a salad on top of the chicken and dressing drizzled over it.The chicken releases juices to the bread beneath and dressed salad provides a cool Crisp... More 

Thank ChloeSantaFe
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The roast chicken was of course stellar but, 60$ for it, really? The restaurant has wonderful ambiance but, the prices on the menu hold you back from enjoying that. If the roast chicken included a couple of sides for the price - that would be wonderful and I would not hesitate in recommending this place to anyone. You pick a... More 

Thank myadvantage12
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal at Zuni. Service was excellent and had the amazing 'Zuni' pinot everyone raves about, definitely try it. The food was great, had the peppers for starter and then shared the ricotta gnocchi which was pretty good, and for main we shared the pork dish, which fell a bit flat in my opinion. thrity-something dollars for a... More 

Thank AntM_WorldExplorer
Columbus, Ohio
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24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For eleven years now we have been visiting Zuni Cafe for their amazing food and service. Tonight's visit however was simply one major issue after another. We had five diners and immediately explained that we needed a split check - two adults on one and three on another. We ordered wine (I adore the ZUNI Pinot) which was lovely. We... More 

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Davis, California
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have heard about their chicken but have not ordered it until last Sunday when I finally took my wife with me to have dinner. I usually eat here alone for lunch when I'm craving a hamburger. We got there at 5:00 and it does take an hour to prepare the chicken so order it when you sit down if... More 

Thank jimbelenis
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our dinner at Zuni Cafe. We went with another couple and everyone enjoyed their food. My only regret is that we didn't order the roast chicken. It takes an hour, and we weren't sure we wanted to wait, but when I saw others eating it I wished I had waited! Informal atmosphere, high quality food.

Thank wmnookin
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food are always on point. I've been here at least 10 times, they've never missed. I saw one of the negative reviewers saying that the menu is limited and only has like 8 things on it. Um, that's kind of the point. Best chicken, best caesar salad on the planet. Oysters are always top quality. Go in... More 

Thank andresmitchell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a late lunch at this restaurant. Both appetizers were great. Mine: warm figs with goat cheese. Spouse's: salad with vinaigrette. Excellent. Soup and burger for main course. Not crazy expensive.

Thank HoustonCouchPotatoes
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully light and airy dining room still surprisingly half full given the lateness of the hour. Eclectic mix of options on afternoon menu; hamburger, oysters and a slow cooked chicken. Solid service and good value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Contemporary, Fusion
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
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: 415-552-2522

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  • 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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