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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.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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: (415) 981-0983
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
Kokkari is an absolutely lovely spot with impeccable food and service. I enjoyed an octopus appetizer which was absolute perfection as well as a chicken souvlaki (slightly overcooked but delicious still) Lunch was topped off with a baklava ice cream that was bursting with bits of baklava.....a perfect end to a lovely lunch. I would have offered 5 stars but did NOT like the fact that a diner was in the restaurant with a dog under her table. Not a service dog, but a companion animal at a table of five ladies. I find this behavior repugnant in a fine dining establishment. I don't eat with my own dogs in the room and I absolutely don't want to pay for a beautiful experience and be forced to eat with a stranger's dog gazing at me. I highly recommend and adjustment to the pet policy.
The food and service is phenomenal! Took my fiance for her birthday and every plate was fantastic. We has the octopus, zucchini cakes, grilled sea bass and rotisserie lamb. Our waiter was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and provided great service. We want to go back as soon as possible.
My husband and I had a nice experience at Kokkari. We both had the chicken lemon soup, definitely tasted home made. I had the charred octopus appetizer as an entree, my husband had the lamb riblets appetizer as an entree, both were delicious! We shared dessert of baklava with vanilla iced cream plus a small pitcher of hot fudge to drizzle over it! Our waiter was very personable and helpful. Beautiful restaurant with nice ambiance. We'll definitely return.
My Dad and I were visiting San Francisco and were recommended this place by a friend. Both of us wanted to eat vegetarian food and Kokkari had several options. The service was quick and efficient, the food was very good. It seemed to be quite a power-hub, with lots of well-dressed people. They have two large rooms, the front one, with the bar, is quite energetic and busy, and inner one has more dinner tables and is slightly more quiet. Recommend early reservations!
had mixed starters. food was good Greek fare. I was probably expecting it to be more interesting from reviews and price. fairly stock standard offering. have had better. took an hour to be served food which seemed long for a late lunch sitting. ambience good. her comfortable service was unassuming which was appreciated.
Excellent service - made a reservation for my boyfriend's bday and they remembered to put a candle in our dessert without me mentioning it on the day. Truly knowledgeable about the food and wine menus. Felt intimate with a rustic charm. Food was great, as expected!
Not recommended if you can't eat dairy. I didn't try most of the dishes we ordered as there was cheese everywhere. I can't eat gluten, but the giant basket of complimentary bread was very inviting.
The noise level is very high, it was tiring to keep the conversation with my friends going. Average age of clientele is probably 40+.
Overall, it's a great restaurant. I wish their menu and/or staff would cater better for food allergies.
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