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Kokkari Estiatorio

Certificate of Excellence
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806 (Front St.)
(415) 981-0983
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pricey but worth it. Make a reservation walk in is tough to get seated. Saganaki is awesome. There are two wine lists The reserve list is expensive but the regular one quite reasonable. I'll go back.

Thank Colin R
Little Rock, AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was packed for being Monday night. And turning the tables too. Was with a large group and the service was great. We have a smorgasbord of things to eat and nothing was bad. But you must try or have the lamb chops. The were awesome. Tasted like a nice steak. Cooked just right not overdone and juicy.

Thank terryg517
San Francisco, CA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent Greek food, do not hesitate to book a table at this restaurant, We had a really nice meal, everything was perfect and we would like to mention that our waiter, Tobias was super efficient and very friendly .

Thank Paul D
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visted the city many times, and also lived in SF for a few years, and this place is by far the best there is. The resturant is beautiful, service is amazing (Ask for Abel, he is amazing), and the food is to die for. DONT MISS!!!

1 Thank Michal K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated by the fireplace and bread station and the noise level from the other tables and bar was obscene. My wife and I were too overwhelmed by the noise to really enjoy ourselves. Very disappointed because we had planned on a romantic birthday dinner together for our first time in San Francisco. Food was very fresh (snapper and... More 

Thank Keith N
New Zealand
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lunch was incredible made all the more so by our waiter, Todd. We are finishing up a 6 month tour of the US where we have eaten out many, many times but Todd stands out as by far the best server we have had. Totally professionally, in tune with our desired pace and with excellent suggestions for the food... More 

Thank Jennifer R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner for four early October. They have a nice selection of entrées and (very) many special dishes that aren't on the menu, so the waiters take a long time explaining them. We had a couple of entrées, a special dish of lamb, mousaka and two chicken dishes for mains. The entrées (sausage, octopus) were very nice. The lamb (highly acclaimed... More 

Thank RestAndEat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a pleasant restaurant with friendly service. I thought it would be more expensive, but it proved to be a good cost benefit.

Thank Fabio M
Winchester, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kokkari was one of the top spots that all our friends recommended for us to try while in San Francisco. They were absolutely right! Being of Greek descent, we are very particular when it comes to Greek food. Kokkari did not disappoint! From the atmosphere, to the service to the actual food, we had a great evening! Tobias was our... More 

Thank Helen F
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical San Francisco type higher end restaurant. By that I mean that there will be people dressed from formal wear all the way to casual tee shirts. The ambiance was classy but very relaxed. The food is excellent and the service superb. I had the very juicy lamb chops that were cooked perfectly medium rare.

Thank Blouie888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $80
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806
    (Front St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 981-0983

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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