About Kokkari Estiatorio
San Francisco, CA 94111
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: (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
Due to problems with Uber and bad weathe ...
Due to problems with Uber and bad weather we arrived almost 1/2 hour late. Was absolutely no problem. Shown to a very nice table immediately. Friendly and attentive staff. Overall one of our most enjoyable evenings out.
Not great experience. Kitchen errors res ...
Not great experience. Kitchen errors resulted in food not coming out st the same time (e.g., 5 minutes apart) waiter forgot one of the appetizers, lamb chops--my usual favorite--were a complete fail and nowhere near the flavor I have come to love at this restaurant. Noise was so loud that I couldn't hear the person sitting on the corner of the table next to me. Wait staff kept bumping into my chair. For the prices charged here, this restaurant used to be outstanding and thus he prices were overlooked. When the lamb chops from Costco taste better and at 1/8 the price, given the overall experience, I can no longer recommend this restaurant. Very sad the historical reputation of the restaurant has overshadowed a significant decline in the food, service, and overall experience. Suggest you consider alternatives when dining out for dinner.
Been wanting to try this place forever! ...
Been wanting to try this place forever! My husband and I don't stray far because we have little kids, but this place was worth it. Love the decor, lively, yet not too pretentious nor too "cool" of a scene. Great combo of locals and visitors alike. The only thing i regret is not saving room for dessert, which i was dying to try! But the appetisers and main dishes that we had were so good we couldn't hold back.
I love this place! I come to San Franci ...
I love this place! I come to San Francisco with a tad bit of frequency, and oddly this restaurant is somewhere that I always choose to come back to. The setting is darling, the service is fabulous, the food is always delicious… What's not to come back to? We shared the ribeye which was delightful and we had The Greek salad, we shared everything and it was a lot of food so it was plenty for both of us. I just live this place !
We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Kokkari t ...
We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Kokkari to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We each had a lamb dish and raved about how delicious it was. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine choices and helped us make excellent choices. We sat near a window in the front room near the entrance and open wood fired oven where meats are roasted on a spit, and it is much quieter than in the main dining room adjacent to the open kitchen. The many authentic Greek dishes give you plenty of options from which to choose. The appetizers, main dishes and desserts were equally delicious and perfectly prepared and served. Kokkari will remain on our list of special occasion restaurants.
Difficult to book a reservation, but it' ...
Difficult to book a reservation, but it's easy to see why. Everything about our special dinner was fantastic. The restaurant is gorgeous and cozy inside. The food is outstanding! We loved everything about our recent Kokkari experience.
I have been to Kokkari many times and it ...
I have been to Kokkari many times and it is always a treat. A recent business meal with a discriminating D.C. client was a home run because my client loved the ambiance, service, and delicious Mediterranean food as much as I do. Two days later I am still eating the tasty leftovers!
Authentic Greek food taken up a notch! E ...
Authentic Greek food taken up a notch! Everything was completely delicious. Melt-in-your-mouth lamb, plump and delicate octopus, saganaki brought sizzling on cast iron to the table. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Great setting. I felt under-dressed and will dress up next time I go here.
Kokkari was delicious! Service was great ...
Kokkari was delicious! Service was great! Our server was very attentive and very knowledgeable of all the dishes. All the dishes from the appetizers to our main course were all prepared perfect. Can't wait to go back! YUM!
This was our second time at kokkari, and ...
This was our second time at kokkari, and first for guests of ours,. We were disappointed! The food was subpar, although presentation lovely. Our lamb chops were lukewarm to Cold and undercooked and grisly. The seafood stew was a little gamey. And the pork chop special of the evening was cooked much more than we would have liked. Desert was good. For the price of the items we expected much better. Probably won't return.
One of my favorite restaurants! Always a ...
One of my favorite restaurants! Always amazing food. We had the lamb chomps and loved them so much we ordered then 3 times! The octopus was delicous the greek salads and the dips. Cannot go wrong with this place.
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