I initially could not get excited about going out for Greek Food when there are so many options in San Francisco. I always enjoy Greek food at other places but it never dazzles me. I made the reservation at Kokkari based upon reviews but as the evening neared I was not looking forward to my reservation choice.
WOW was I wrong. Both the food and service were amazing. This was the best meal I have ever had in San Francisco and I have hit all of the top restaurants in the bay area.
Matt our waiter was great from the start, very personable, helping us narrow down our food selections (everything on the menu sounded excellent and the entrees being served near us looked even better). With his help we finally narrowed things down.
Appetizers: (All 5 Stars)
Karpouzi me Feta (Watermelon & Feta) - light and refreshing
Kolokithokeftethes (Zucchini Cakes suggested by our waiter) - amazing you must order this and make them pronounce it.
Kalamari (Grilled Calamari - stuffed with feta and fennel) - if you like Grilled Calamari this is a very unique dish
Spanakotriopita (filo Pies) light and buttery filled with feta and leeks etc
Entrees: (All 5 Stars)
Daily Rotisserie- The daily rotisserie for the evening was a goat stew. Having had goat a few times in my life I have always though it to be a rubbery overcooked meat. (like eating an old person). Matt told us it would be tender and juicy at Kokkari. We rolled the dice and ordered it. This was the top entrée of the evening. Succulent tender goat meat served in a flavorful red stew with orzo
Psari Psito Wood-oven roasted california sea bass
Moussaka (which was the best Moussaka I have ever had)
Arnisia Paidakia - lamb chops grilled with a lemon-oregano vinaigrette
2010 Andseron Valley Goldeneye Pinot Noir paired well with all the entrees (Suggested by our waiter)
Dessert: (All 5 Stars):
Brandy soaked berry cake special
Yiaourti Granita - Yogurt sorbet with berry granita & mint syrup
I never knew greek food could be so amazing. I almost canceled my Sunday night reservation to come back to Kokkari before leaving the city. The open kitchen, fresh baked breads, unique entrees and wonderful wait staff made this a 5 star experience. There is a reason they are number 1 in SFO right now.
Try it out you will not be disappointed.
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