About Kokkari Estiatorio
Kokkari (pronounced “Ko-Kar-ee”) is a small fishing village located on the islands of Samos in the Aegean Sea, whose name is derived from the small onions that were once produced in the nearby fields. Its fertile soil and Mediterranean climate translated into an abundance of fresh produce as well as treasured seafood and game. Legend tells that Kokkari is the site where Orion, a mighty hunter and a young man of gigantic stature and great beauty, fell in love with the daughter of the king of Chios. For the love of her, Orion forged the island for wild game and seafood to prepare elaborate banquets in celebration of their love. Today, we hope you will enjoy your own celebration as you dine at Kokkari Estiatorio on food “fit for the Gods” prepared with an Aegean palate and the style of innovative California fare.
Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm -11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking ($8) evenings from 5:00pm
Private Party Facilities:
The semi-private and private dining areas can accommodate groups from six to two hundred. The restaurant is also available for buy-outs.
Private Party Contact:
Caroline Shea: 4159810983
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kokkari Estiatorio Ratings and Reviews
Tobias was our server for the evening an ...
Tobias was our server for the evening and he was simply perfection. We visit each time we are in town and the ambience, cuisine, and service are consistently five star every time. One of our favorite restaurants in the world.
This is one of my favorite places to com ...
This is one of my favorite places to come to in the City!!! Food is amazing if you love Mediterranean! I would recommend the lamb riblets and grilled octopus to start and the fish of the day or Lamb chops as your main. But honestly I don't think you can go wrong with the menu.
Food and service were both excellent. We ...
Food and service were both excellent. We had the stuffed calamari, fried smelt, grilled fish and some sort of lamb & cheese lasagna (sorry, I forget the name). All were perfectly cooked, with amazing flavors.
The one small detail that could've been better was that I requested a message be written on my wife's dessert plate during reservation (it was our anniversary), which was confirmed by phone but forgotten when dessert came.
Aside from that small slip, the food was great and I'd still recommend it wholeheartedly.
The food was fabulous. Two of us had the ...
The food was fabulous. Two of us had the wood barbecued lamb and one of us had the grilled sea bream. Both dishes were outstanding. Calamari, gigante bean and artichoke appetizers were also great. Finally, the flourless chocolate cake, the rice pudding and the persimmons sorbet topped it off perfectly. Service was wonderful.
Kokkari Estiatorio is an upscale Greek-t ...
Kokkari Estiatorio is an upscale Greek-themed restaurant that, despite its large dining rooms, feels cozy and inviting. We were seated at a quiet booth that still enabled us to see the whole room, which was lively. The food, including the vegetarian options such as the zucchini cakes, and seafood such as the charred paella-like seafood rice were outstanding in terms of the ingredient quality, freshness, and care of preparation. We saw many lab shank orders which is their signature dish that looked incredible. There are also many creative and tempting dessert choices.
Service was outstanding-knowledgable, helpful, and appropriately responsive to the diners' wishes. If we lived here, we would come back often.
Excellent food, however, the food items ...
Excellent food, however, the food items came out very quickly, the first item even before bread and drinks. This all made us finish our dinner very quickly. I would have rather had a slower pace of service to savor the appetizers. The oven baked feta was not as warm as it had previously been served and contained less tomatoes. The rotisserie lamb, although good tasting, was served with a lot of fat trimmings.
Food was no what I expected for the pric ...
Food was no what I expected for the price. I had the smelts as an appetizer. They were overly breaded and a bit cold. This is a dish that has to be served right out of the frying pan. My main course was the skewered lamb-which I thought was a safe bet. The meat was not tender and it tasted like beef. This place is famous and expensive so I was expecting a memorable piece of meat.
Second time at Kokkari. The service is c ...
Second time at Kokkari. The service is consistently good and deserves its 5 stars. I found the food less exciting than my first experience. Squash as appetizer had a quite unappealing presentation (but was excellent); entree of grilled octopus was very tender but quantity questionable as the choice of salad to accompany it.
Very good espresso, which is rare enough to be mentioned.
Wonderful wine selection! Sadly we were ...
Wonderful wine selection! Sadly we were on a time crunch do to an event following dinner but they were able to accommodate and get us in and out in an hour. Even got our dessert wrapped up to go! Wonderful experience
Staff was accommodating to our last minu ...
Staff was accommodating to our last minute add on if two people. They were highly sensitive to our needs as a group and very accommodating as we closed down the restaurant. Food was amazing and we all can't wait to get back for our next meal there.
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