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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
Superb service from a professional waiter whose timing, recommendations and care warrant commendation. His wine recommendation was outstanding... Dinner fare was good, maybe very good, but not exceptional, not memorable as I had come to expect from prior experience at Kokkari. Lamb rib appetizer was fatty and over-salted, but more disappointing is they are a lower quality cut than before (thin cut from rack). Roasted chicken was seemingly on the spit a little longer than optimal...
Love this restaurant! Service is attentive from the manager, hostess, and well trained servers who know their menu and wine selections well. I have never had anything I did not like here. The lamb chops are the showstopper, but frankly every other entree is pretty darn close.
Delicious food and is always consistent. The only draw back is some tables are a little too close together and it makes it difficult to have a private conversation. Restaurant is also quite noisy which is hard to converse with clients while enjoying a nice meal.
"The" greek restaurant of San Francisco. Been there many times and I think it is OK but way overpriced for what it is (mediterranean, familial cuisine, not a Michelin star place). Good but not really refined nor sophisticated. Nice ambiance and service but food definitely kind of average, especially the entrees.
Kokkari is easily one of the best restaurants in San Francisco! The service is always well above average. The food is phenomenal. And the atomosphere is very classy but modern at the same time. Great for date night or special occasions! I would recommend the lamb chops or the lamb shank. Quite impossible to be disappointed
Food was great, as usual.
Service could have been a bit more attentive, it took multiple requests to different people to get more bread and water.
We were seated at a table in front of a rotisserie with a hot fire and it was uncomfortable for at least half our group even thought there was a banquette between us and the fire. Some of my guests got up and went elsewhere for a while to get relief from the heat. There needs to be more distance between that table and the fire or just eliminate it from the room.
I came here with a girlfriend for lunch. It was the first time I had been here. First impression is that this restaurant is very large but entirely welcoming and friendly. The food was the star. The spanakopita appetizer was the best I have had . . . even from my Greek family and friends. The lamb kabob was delicious and the star of that dish was the garbanzo bean salad (and I am surprised to be say this, but it was excellent). Wine pours were generous and the dense chocolate cake (gluten free) was sinful, caloric, and gone quickly. A bit pricey for everyday dining but perfect for a special occasion.
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