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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
Excellent greek food in a great ambiance
and great service. The building is magnificent and this gives a very uplifting feeling
The saganaki and octapus appetizers were great
The lamb is always good and the spit roasted lamb that they have now ( for Easter) was delicious
Food is delicious across the board. They have the best olive oil that you could eat alone by the spoonful. Only drawbacks for me: got there early for a 5:30 rez, had a hard time getting to the bar due to a private reception party, leaving no other guests any room to approach and order a drink. Then, at 5:30, a dozen newly arriving guests were seated first and I had to ask to be seated; the hosts forgot about me I suppose. However the waiter was on point and the rest of the experience was terrific.
Terrible table, right next to the serving station. Didn't live up to expectations. Food was good not great. Kokkari potatoes were essentially steak fries... pita was excellent as was the baklava. Rotisserie lamb was good, but extremely fatty... for $40 you'd think they could carve out the fat.
There are better options in SF, overrated.
Long weekend in San Fransisco. Three restaurants in three nights. All 3 will come up in your searches of best restaurants. By far the best. Very good service, food and atmosphere. Only restaurant were a "manager" actually stopped to ask us about our dinner. Really good Malbec at tremendous price. Waiter brought the bottle so I could get information.
California cable car line is not a very far walk from the restaurant. A neat way to get there depending on where your staying.
Would recommend to anyone. Thanks for a very nice evening.
Went for a lunch meeting with two clients. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was pleasant and warm. The waiter was knowledgeable (though a little brusque to one of my clients at one point).
It's one of my favorite spots in the city, and I'll for sure come again.
Wow! Just Wow. This is my new favorite restaurant. Everything was just perfect. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Even tho the wine we chose was on the low end of their price range, it was delicious and our server, Jillian, decanted it for us to make it more enjoyable in a shorter time frame. Will definitely be back AND soon!
Since we moved to San Francisco, many of our friends and even strangers have referred to Kokarri as the best restaurant in town. The place sure has a following. We were not disappointed by the wonderful service and the overall ambiance. The lamb chops were exemplary and my wife's Branzino was delicious and very well-prepared. My only gripe was over the total value of the meal. $46.00 for a broiled fish entree, no matter how delicious, is a lot of money. So make sure you pay down your credit card balance before you make a res for that special occasion.
We recently dined here for my husband's 60th. The food, service and ambiance were perfect. The restaurant even gave us a beautiful dinner by the window. I am so pleased I managed to get in here - we were only in San Francisco for a few days (part of a holiday from Australia). The menu options were fabulous too - I don't eat meat but there were plenty of choices. Again - I highly recommend this establishment - for small intimate dinners such as our or larger groups - it's perfect.
Disappointing. The octopus starter was great, as were the zucchini cakes. However, the lamb shank with orzo was a big let down. Initially it came out luke warm so it was sent back. Second attempt was hot but the orzo was far too salty. I can handle a fair amount of salt in my food without complaining, but this was a bit silly. Such a shame as the lamb was cooked perfectly.
I would come here every time I'm in San Francisco--the front room is gorgeous, warm, inviting, smells savory, roaring fire, wood floors, wood ceilings, cozy tables, lively bar, sexy/romantic lighting with a beautiful amber glow, and the noise level does not hamper conversation or intimacy--which means this is a place that knows how to do it Right. And the food is as tasty as the presentation...everything is deliberate, distinct and delicious. I Can Not Say More. Just Go! (when are you opening in L.A.?)
Booked a reservation here for my boyfriend's birthday after seeing this restaurant at the top of several lists for restaurants to try in SF. We shared the octopus and classic Greek salad for apps and ordered the oven roasted sea bass and lamb chops for entrees and shared their dessert special of the day. Everything we ordered was delicious and I'm so glad I decided to take him here for this special occasion. Definitely the best Greek restaurant I've ever been to!
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