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Katia's

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600 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118-3915 (Balboa Street)
(415) 668-9292
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Three of us visited this neighborhood Russian restaurant, two adults and one child. We shared at least a dozen dishes from the menu, and they were all fantastic. The borscht, the dumplings, stroganoff, and the crepe with cherry sauce were particular favorites. The service was helpful and friendly. We plan to return!

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1 Thank Shawn J
Petaluma, California, USA
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64 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Everything is always spot on! We live more than an hour away and it is worth the drive. I also enjoy when an owner/chef takes the time to visit in the dining room.

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Thank SignorOrso
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Small neighbourhood restaurant with friendly service and delicious food. Herring appetizers, borscht soup, piroshki's; all well recommended.

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Thank MrTrovador
san francisco
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We've been to Katia's often over many years, but have yet to write a review. Russian food is usually categorized as being hearty and good, but not especially flavorful. Katia is able to take seemingly simple food and bring it up so many notches that it just becomes incredibly delicious. The shashlik is heavenly, along with all the other entrees.... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were weary on our feet after walking around SF all day and in the mood for healthy interesting food. Katie's fit the bill. It is a small business with just a few staff and Katia herself who came and sat at our table and talked with us which made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere of the restaurant reminded... More 

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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

American service with home cooked Russian Dishes. Best of both worlds.. Loved it. You must try if you like russian food.

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Huntington Beach, California
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Katya (the owner of Katya's) offers the best borscht and best cabbage rolls that I've ever tasted. Liked our pierogies and salads. Only a few tables so the service is attentive and with luck (we had it) Katya will drop by to chat with you.

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Thank phil&dot
Portland, Oregon
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Terrible food, and average service..................sloppy food preparation, poor presentation, everything overcooked. Would not recommend to anyone.

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Thank 101coastie
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This was my first experience with Russian food and is was very nice. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice. While our waiter did take my aunt's plate before she was finished, the service was attentive. I would recomend this to friends and family as a nice alternative to the huslte and bustle found in other parts of... More 

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Phoenix, AZ.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

In San Francisco there is a little cafe where I was able to sit and remember happier times in Russia. I know for many it is hard to imagine an American happy in Russia. Let me assure you this is true. Katia's restaurant envokes such memories. Located in an area called Little Russia along Geary Avenue this neighborhood eatery resides... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Russian, Eastern European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118-3915
    (Balboa Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: (415) 668-9292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?