Monday - Friday, 11:30am -2:30pm
Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, 5:30pm -11:00pm
Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Friday, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
What Insiders Are Saying
Come to Kokkari Estiatorio in the Financial District to feel like a big shot. Maybe even throw on a suit and tie. It's a Greek temple of lamb.
Our waitress was AWESOME! Really terrific. Top servers I have had in SF this year. Made the visit a real treat!
this great restaurant seems to have upped their game for lunch! though the regular menu has always featured fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented, the daily specials this season are superb. and how wonderful it is to be served a great meal by attentive, highly experienced waitstaff.
Delicious food and warm service. Very accommodating to special requests.
Kokkari is great!
It actually exceeded my expectations the decor, ambience and the food was super.
The service was excellent thanks to Julian and the team.
I had the octopus for appetizer which is one of their signature dishes and the lamb chops also a signature for my mains. Highly recommend both
I’m usually not a fan of Greek food, but this restaurant is the exception. Everything was wonderful. I would definitely dine here again. Great service.
Kokkari has been one of my favorite restaurants in the SF Area for over a decade. Their service and attention to details are second to none. Their food is ultimately making the crowd loves going back time and time again. Their roasted lamb was tender, flavorful and juicy, outstanding!
As always, Kokkari never disappoints! I love the old world rustic, but sophisticated warmth of this place. The food and service is always good. The drinks are well made, strong and they have a great wine list...I highly recommend trying it out if you've never been.
The setting is beautiful. I love all the decor and the ambiance.
I was here 7 years ago and loved it, but this week was very disappointing. The food was only ok, the portions are VERY small and the prices VERY high for the amount you get. I ordered lamb souvlaki medium rare and it was raw !
My husband ordered lamb chops which were very small and only two ! Hardly worth $32.00. We also had the zucchini cakes (you get two) which were good but the size of a silver dollar... glad we had a gift certificate that covered all except the tip...no need to go again.
Did I mention the parking is terrible ?
Our waiter was the absolute best. He recommended the most delicious dishes and wine. The zucchini cakes, fried eggplant, lamb skewers, fish, pork chop and dessert all had the best flavor. I can’t wait to go back again!
Used to be great. Service is slow. Food is overpriced. Overdressed, pretentious crowd for mediocre taverna food. Needs a reboot and a tasting menu.
Awesome place. Loved having the lamb entrees in various forms. The grilled Octopus and Zucchini cakes were delicious. Wine list is extensive if you buy a bottle. Limited selection if buying by the glass. I'd highly recommend this place.
Excellent food and service we will return
This is my first time in San Francisco, and the first restaurant to visit. Way to set the bar!!! The great service and wonderful uniquely creative cuisines made this such an amazing birthday.
Overall we had a wonderful experience! Seated right away for our 930 reservation in a second dining room that allows you to view the kitchen staff at work!
You would expect there to be a lot of noise coming from the line/workers but that wasn't the case at all!!! You can tell the Chef has total command of his staff - Very professional!
Food and ambiance were amazing - Decor was subtle and complimented the atmosphere of the building. We could hear the Greek music playing throughout the building but it wasn't so loud that it took over our conversation. Food was on point, start to finish - Nothing lacked flavor and presentation was fantastic.
Will definitely come back next time we're in SF!!!
Delicious food, varied menu, beautiful room and skilled and attentive service. Kokkari has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years. It is always a great experience.
As visitors in town, we enjoyed our experience at Kokkari! The was food was delicious and the ambiance was cozy. The grilled branzino is a must have and the filo dough stuffed with cream with a side of pistachio ice cream was absolutely divine. The only drawback was the 20 minute wait when we arrived to the restaurant despite the fact that we had a reservation.
Kokkari always delivers, great food, great service !!!!
One if the best dining experiences I have had in a while! Everything was wonderful!
Really good food. Their whole fish was exceptional. Lamb was delicious too. Also tried multiple appetizers, they do not disappoint.
Food and service were amazing
The food and service and ambience were all exceptional. The sommelier was so approachable and reasonable! Food was delicious and innovative without being pretentious. Loved the lively atmosphere, it could still enjoy conversation. Pasta dishes were over the top as was the porchetta!
A definite repeat restaurant.
This is the second time we visited Kokkari..
It was great both times. My wife have the baked chicken and I had the rotisserie pork.
Just a bit loud at lunchtime if they could suppress the volume that would be awesom
Incredible food as always and perfect service.
Beautiful delicious food, great service, highly recommend it, celebrated my 51st birthday here, we had a great time
A wonderful anniversary dinner!
This is one of my favorite restaurants in SF and always will be. I’ve been over a dozen times and somehow my experience just keeps getting better!
Sister visiting from London
Very nice atmosphere and really good food. Service was friendly and accommodating.
Amazing greek food with a particular ambience tone and a perfect service. You need to try the specialties and ask for recomendations.
Food was amazing and service was also excellent
We've been to Kokkari 3 times in about 4 years. This will probably be our last. It's simply not good enough or high enough quality for what they charge. Portions are skimpy, a lamb souvlaki does not even come with pita or rice, the chicken is all alone on the plate except for two potato wedges. Any neighborhood Greek restaurant in a place like NYC does better for a quarter of the price. Tables for two are mostly very cramped and too close to each other. The service is good but not outstanding and the ambiance is nice but with so many amazing restaurants in San Francisco there's not much reason to come back.
We love Greek food and kokkari is the best. Start with friedhalloumi cheese and follow with lamb a good red wine and you'll be happy.
Couldn’t have had better service. The food was simply amazing. This was my third time at this restaurant, but the first time I planned ahead and made a reservation. The other times we were seated at the bar, while the food was still excellent, the seating arrangement was not ideal.
As a Greek American, I can confidently say that this is the best Greek restaurant in America ... hands down.
Amazing ambiance and great food. We went for our 2nd Anniversary and my wife was very pleased with this place. Very romantic place, great food, and excellent customer service. If you want to make someone feel special then take her/him to this place.
I would highly recommend Kokkari for a special occasion lunch or dinner. The food was amazing and service lovely. We tried four different appetizers (the pan fried cheese, dolmathes, stuffed pita, and the octopus) and they were all divine. My spouse had the lamb for his main and he said it was phenomenal. I kept it light with soup after all the appetizer fun, which tasted very fresh and bright.
It was my spouse's birthday, which I noted on our OpenTable reservation, and they brought out a special dessert at the end of our meal, which was a wonderful touch.
My only one (small) issue: our seat wasn't exactly intimate. I understand that this is a very popular restaurant but I was much closer to a woman in the couple next to us than I was to my own spouse. Occasionally it was hard to hear. Still overall a great experience. Excited to go back for another occasion.
Great food, great service, amazing atmosphere! We'll be back!!
Overall it is a very good restaurant but can be extremely noisy and it would be good to reserve some of the more quiet tables. The shghanaki and lavraki is always great and we like the galaktoboureko dessert. Cannot ger better Greek food and the overall experience is a very good one.