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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
This was the perfect greek/mediterranean meal. I loved everything about this meal. I wish I lived in San Francisco so I could go more often. It is going to be hard to have mediterranean again at another restaurant because I will always compare it to Kokkari.
Our last visit was in 2012. I have always wanted to return. So we took the opportunity on the day we were in town. Our friend, Valerie, was available because her school was closed to the wildfires. We decided to go the mezes route and ordered a lot of different things. The saganaki and the grilled octopus were both fantastic. The latter was tender and not rubbery. We also had three spreads: tzatsiki, favosalata, and taramosalata. The last was the best. All were served with fresh pita. We also tried the lamb souvlaki. It was wonderful. Our server, Todd, took excellent care of us. We had two different wines and Greek coffee. Even the desserts were delicious! This is one of the best places around!
Although not as good as our last visit, the service was great. Am hoping this was just an off day. We went for lunch so could not have the Goat Stew which I remember was amazing. Start off with the baked feta with pita instead of bread. I remembered receiving pita, but it is now a menu item that must be ordered (shame). The ambiance is beautiful with large wooden windows that open to let in the breeze. Will definitely give this restaurant another try.
Love Kokkari! only down fall is the restaurant is very warm, not sure if this is due to a lack of AC or the open fire ovens, will dress appropriately next time. But having said that food is outstanding, service incredible. Anna Rose, our server, went above and beyond. Her knowledge of the menu and all the ingredients were superb. Will definitely ask to sit in her section next time!
Nice atmosphere but overrated for food. I guess that expectations are always too high when a restaurant is so hard to get a reservation with, but it is too expensive for a quality of food that is good but nothing out of this world. The baklava was my ultimate test of authenticity and did not pass.
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.
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