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“Great Meat Dishes”
Review of Kokkari Estiatorio

Kokkari Estiatorio
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Ranked #2 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Front St.
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Meat Dishes”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

This food has GREAT food and smells divine when you walk in as they cook some of the meat over an open fire.

There are 2 sections of this restaurant i would try and request a table in the room with the bar/fire as it has better atmosphere.

The service is really good and waiters really knowledgeable on dishes, we got our waiter to choose all our food and he was spot on with all his selections. We also tried greek wine as when in rome do as the romans and it was really good.

Only downside, We booked a table in advance and were a little disappointed when we had to wait for our table. We went to the bar, however as it is a super busy restaurant had to 'float' with our drinks in between diners tables.

  • Visited November 2013
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    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank SmilieTravels
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent Greek!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Yummy yummy yum yum! Found Kokkari on Zagat as being not only the #1 Greek restaurant in San Francisco but also one of the top restaurants in the city, whatever the cuisine, and they are indeed very good! Very pretty interior, meets good food, bundled with good service... 5 stars!

Visited December 2013
2 Thank TheEmpireStrikesBack
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and vibe!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Food was great and the restaurant had a wonderful, vibrant energy. I waited a long time to get a seat at the bar where they served their full menu (there were no tables available). It was well worth the wait - I had great service and a wonderful meal! And bonus - an SF native sat next to me and we chatted - he told me about another great restaurant that I should try - one that is very different from Kokkari, so no real competition, but you'll have to check out my separate review of the restaurant to know which one it is - ha, ha!

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Sandra P
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic and Consistent!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Always a highlight of my visit to SFO. Excellent cuisine and service, great price and ambience. Fantastic.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank GOfliesglobal
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try a book a table at this restaurant between Xmas and New Year but found it to be fully booked which was disappointing. I left my name not expecting a cancellation but sure enough the next day they rang and confirmed a booking. We were very excited to go and were not disappointed. The place was decorated stylishly and has great ambience. From the moment we walked in, we were treated well and were seated quickly. The waiters were attentive and jovial and our orders taken promptly. The service was great as was the starters and main course. It was extemly busy and everyone was working flat out to keep things running smoothly. Although it wasn't a cheap place to eat, it was worth every penny and we loved our meal and the service was great.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank smileycamel
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