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
Service was impeccable- food out of this ...
Service was impeccable- food out of this world. I had the Moussaka- it came out piping hot, was delicious and the perfect size serving. My husband had the daily fish. It also was cooked perfectly and was delicious. They offer a yummy dessert menu, which was just too much for us that night. We each did have a scoop of ice cream, which was just enough-
Great food and atmosphere at Kokkari. S ...
Great food and atmosphere at Kokkari. Service was spot on. My only complaint would be that the tables are so close together that you have no privacy. If I wanted a communal dining experience there are many other choices.
I love going to Kokkari to celebrate a s ...
I love going to Kokkari to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday. Food is delicious, very flavorful. The Greek spreads, Taramasalata and Tzatziki are always a good choice to start. For a main dish , my favorites are Chicken Souvlaki, and Lamb chops for a splurge. Service can be a little impersonal and slow. It is a very popular restaurant, always busy, but for how expensive it is, service should be better.
Kokkari is a perpetual favorite. I love ...
Kokkari is a perpetual favorite. I love this place every time I visit for any occasion. I took my best friend there for his birthday and it was exceptional as usual. Jason took amazing care of us and saw to our every need. He was unbelievably knowledgeable about the ingredients and preparations of each dish and happily answered any questions we had. The lamb shank I had was divine! Of course we had to cap off the meal with the renowned hot fudge sundae. I look forward to my next visit.
My favorite SF restaurant! Food was amaz ...
My favorite SF restaurant! Food was amazing and our server Katie was absolutely fantastic. She was knowledgeable about the wine selection and was extremely helpful and accommodating with all of our requests. I had a fantastic birthday! Thank you!
Absolutely fantastic. Wish I could have ...
Absolutely fantastic. Wish I could have had everything on the menu. The server was superb and able to answer all of our questions. She made some great choices for us. Wish I lived in San Francisco so I could go here all the time.
Received two gift cards to this restaura ...
Received two gift cards to this restaurant and will definitely go back on our dime. Amazing food, service and we were actually able to hear one another talk. The restaurant is large, and people were actually sitting very close to one another, yet you really could not hear them talk--it still felt private and we could talk at a normal tone of voice. Fantastic!
What ca I say about this beautiful and a ...
What ca I say about this beautiful and amazing restaurant?
This is one of my favorite place in sf.
The food it's absolute delicious anything you order its divine.
Thank you for the amazing experience and I can't wait to go back again.
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.
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