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“Very Good Adult Restaurant”
Review of Zuni Cafe

Zuni Cafe
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Ranked #73 of 5,737 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Cafe, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Cross street: Between Franklin & Gough
Los Gatos, California
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very Good Adult Restaurant”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Zuni Cafe if probably our favorite restaurant in SF. The menu, food preparation and service are wonderful. The only negative is the host staff is less than up to the quality of the rest if Zuni.

The real wood burning oven gives off a very wonderful aroma. The minute we walked in the door my taste buds are immediately alerted that treat was in store for them.

The Ceasar salad, hamburger and chicken are standards and delicious. I have had them all several times. But I have been trying to venture out and taste some of the other offerings on the menu. The last time we had the pork chop and the duck and sausage dishes. All were excellent.

For those of you who enjoy oysters, Zuni has a great selection of fresh oysters.

There wine list is very good, with both domestic and French wines.

The price you pay at Zuni is reasonable for the quality of the food and drink.

The neighborhood may be a little discouraging to some people. But while there are some street people in the area, we have never had any problems, day or night.

Enjoy Zuni, it is a terrific restaurant for adults. I would not recommend it for kids.

  • Visited March 2013
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Weatherford, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great chicken”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had heard to order the roasted chicken when we got there. It was great, not quite heavenly as we had been told, but still great chicken. We had a very small table up the stairs, so we were in the way a little bit. Our waiter could have been more attentive, but it was a good meal in a city with so much good food. This is a very busy restaurant, not the place for a quiet dinner for two.

  • Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Local Organic Ingredients Cooked In Wood Fired Oven”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

My husband loves this place, so much so he bought me their cook book! The atmosphere is more 30s-50s San Francisco, and has a relaxed feel. Their food is on the simple side, but full of flavor as they use local organic ingredients and free range meats. We've never had a disappointing meal here, and we highly recommend it.

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Pensacola, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Got the feeling that it's run more for the owner than the patrons”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Got there at 5:50 with reservations for 6 PM. They wouldn't seat us till 6Pm even though tables were available. We gathered at the bar and had a few drinks. Tables are tight and jammed in everywhere. Grilled Ranch porkchop was good as was the mahi-mahi. Food's good but on the expensive side. Skip it if you want a bit of space and not being jammed together with other guests.

  • Visited March 2013
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San Francisco, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
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“Zuni's is the BOMB”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Zuni's cafe is something else, went here last month and my day just started off better believe it or not. Great vibe in the place! Try the Oysters, or any of the entrees with chicken are just mouth watering. The interior is rather simplistic, but goes very well with the environment. Went with the family, and we already are planning on the "next time" we all we go again.

  • Visited February 2013
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