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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
Reading all the reviews I was expecting great Greek food. The food was good but not great. It clearly did not warrant the price. The kolokithikeftedes were oily. The octopus seemed like it was boiled rather then grilled. The fish plate was good. If the price was appropriate for the quality of the food my review would have been more positive.
It was so delicious that I ate here three times on my trip, with different friends and family groups each time! My new favorite place in San Francisco! Great ambiance and nice staff. I definitely recommend it. The octopus was so tender, the best I ever ate.
A little pricey, but you don't mind as the food is so fresh and well prepared...not over sauced, we had the grilled octopus, lamb riblets, stewed giant beans and grilled sea bass... all delish...Jeff, our waiter was wonderful, personable, helpful, attentive without hovering... a keeper!
The service was extremely slow. I had to ask the waiter where our lunch was, and all we had were salads. The food was very good. The restaurant is loud and if you are two then most of the seats are right next to another twosome making it extremely difficult to hear if you have any issues with that. Food very good, noise very bad. Service questionable, but that may have been a fluke. They were certainly nice.
Always an enjoyable lunch. I have never been disappointed and this is my 6th time dining there. Kokkari is one of my favorite San Francisco restaurants. The food is tasty and the service is good. I was happy on my recent visit that the server looked at my reason for dining there that I selected when making my reservation. We celebrated an anniversary. That was a nice touch that took a little more effort than other restaurant servers have in the past. I will be back.
This place is excellent. Very nice and attentive service, and the food was really incredible: flavorful and fresh and nicely presented. We had a few appetizers, the lentil soup and tomato salad, and they were all fabulous. We shared the moussaka, which was the best we've had outside of Greece, heart and smoky and creamy. The prices are quite reasonable too. Go!
Wonderful Mediterranean cuisine. Excellent grilled and rotisserie lamb and fish dishes. Very complete menu. Would recommend it for special occasions or higher end dinners. Some tables are close together but the ambiance is positive and there is a high end tavern/bistro atmosphere. Very Nice!
I took my boyfriend to Kokkari last weekend for his birthday. Its his favorite restaurant. And my first time eating there. We had the Smoked Salmon, chickpea and pita appetizer, and the goat stew. The food was great! However, booking the reservation a month in advance, and explaining them 3x that it is for a special birthday occasion, they did nothing special, no Happy Birthday from the restaurant for my special guy at all. Just another dinner. The food was excellent, service was good except for the extreme lack of attention to details. Why does a restaurant even bother asking for special occasion details if they don't follow through with anything?!
I will think twice next time I need to book with them for a special occasion...
First it must be said that Kokkari is my favorite restaurant. Period. Love. It. I bring everyone there who is visiting. And I still will,for the menu, the service and general atmosphere. All top-notch. It was just this ONE time, I have to say I was SLIGHTLY disappointed. As we were finishing our drinks and wanted to ask our waiter for our check, we didnt see our waiter FOREVER (We think he was waiting for us to finish but a fruit fly had flown into my friend's wine halfway through so she wasnt able to finish it) and so we had to flag down a front desk person to bring us our check. We informed this person of the fruit fly in wine and he didnt say 'oh sorry for that' or anything he just said. 'Ill take it and bring you your check.' And he did. but the glass of wine was still on there. It was ok...but it wasnt acknowledged and then they forgot to bring us our to -go bags. we had gotten a cab and then as we were leaving WE, remembered and had to go back and ask. Anyway, usually Kokkari service is seamless, smooth and flawless and so this was disappointing. I will go back, of course, but hope its just better than it was this time. thank you.
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