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Kuleto's

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Union Square
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221 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2205 (b/w Geary & O'Farrell)
+1 415-397-7720
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

it seems a very cool place, then there is one of the chief with long hair and a woolen hat , and the food was very basic and the potato horrible ( old potato and like re heated). I don't suggest it to anybody. also very expensive

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Thank Ma C
Oakley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived at 5:15 PM with reservation, Immediate seating in a quiet area next to fire place. Waiter was prompt, attentive, and engaging. Food was excellent with moderate portions. House Cab very good. Food was a bit pricey... but it is San Francisco and was worth it. Sadly, we heard Kuleto's is closing the end of December to "Go another direction".... More 

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Thank Brad T
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seven of us went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The waiter did some odd things, like perching all our drinks on the very edge of the table. Since we were chatting, I almost knocked someone's wine off the table. The pizzetta appetizer was quite good. It boded well. I had the Wagyu burger medium rare, very beefy taste, perfectly... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked by many times liking the interior design looking into it. 1st time inside: The hostess took effort to find a seating despite Friday evening and being booked, the starters and main courses pleased the taste beyond the expectation. Just the waiters were a bit stressed, and more capacity would have been of advantage. Worth to come back!

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Thank Al_K_GE
Yorba Linda, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here quite a bit and they never disappoint. I sit at the food bar and the chefs and waiters give fabulous service. The chef, Alfredo, let me try one of the dishes I inquired about. And Mike, the waiter, was very attentive and gave great service. They've updated the menu room for the better. Great restaurant in Union... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give zero stars.The place was almost empty but it took us 1/2 hour to get our drinks. The margarita was undrinkable and the beers were flat.The server was clueless when we asked questions about the menu. We decided that this situation was only going to get worse. We expressed our frustrations as we left, but the... More 

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Thank Iunejune
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the Linguine with Clams. Generous number of Manilla clams sprinkled with parsley in a very flavorful white wine sauce. The saltiness of the diced pancetta was a nice addition to the classic dish. Flavorful sauce was nice for dipping bread, too!

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Thank ReikoJames
Sonoma Country, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at Kuletos for years. While it is noisy and busy, it is somewhat old school and you can get a quiet table. We had quick efficient service, good food at a reasonable price for SF, one of the better Caesar salads in a while, and it is adjacent to Union Square. It did not disappoint and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous delicious Italian style bagel. Could not have been better. Topped with alright cappuccino (Lavazza). Had dinner too, which wasn't all that good. Breakfast fixed the experience.

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Thank jeronimoburgers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Server was very polite but service was a bit slow...drinks arrived after starter & ice bucket for wine never arrived. Wine was overpriced also. But seafood was fresh & tasty, seating & food service was efficient, only drinks were slow & overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $60
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2205
    (b/w Geary & O'Farrell)
  • Public Transportation: Bart @ Powell & Market
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-7720

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